I’d like to add this post to our series to help us really focus in on when to get those airline tickets. I was watching a NBS Nightly News segment called The Price You Pay and they gave us some valuable information!
Top Stategies To Save Money:
Start looking at airfares 3 months before travel- Don’t procrastinate. The examples of flight costs going to the same place had gigantic differences when booked at different calendar time. No matter what you do, avoid buying tickets 7 days within departure. This is when business travelers will pass top dollar so you’ll never see deals.
Make a connection: While most people prefer to fly nonstop, you can sometimes save up to 50% by catching a connecting flight or have a layover. You are sacrificing time for possibly huge savings.
Book your flight a certain time of the week: There is a day of the week and time of day when buying airline tickets saves you the most money. Tuesdays at 3PM- this is right after airlines cut fares and competitors match prices on as many as 20,000 flights a day.
If you fly before breakfast, during lunch or dinner you can save even more because planes are less full.
The cheapest days to fly: Tuesday, Wednesdays and Saturday. These are days when there are fewer business travelers.
The most expensive times to fly are Sundays and during the holidays.