The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

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The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Postby flystly » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:42 am

Cost-conscious travelers have always been obsessed with paying less for plane tickets, 高雄到上海機票 but as airlines consolidate, raise prices and fees, and slash amenities, gaming the system in search of a good deal has become a standard step in the booking process. As it turns out, there’s not an easy answer to the industry’s million-dollar question, but we’ve combed through the latest data to bring you the information, tips, and tricks that’ll help you find those hidden-gem fares.
First, the not-so-great news: If you’re strictly interested in the best day to hit the “buy” button, there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Though standard wisdom indicates that midweek purchases tend to be cheaper—FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney doubled down on this advice in March 2017, telling Barron’s that to find a sale fare, “the best time is Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.,” thanks to airlines’ price-matching adjustments—the reality may not be so straightforward. The 2018 Air Travel Outlook Report from Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), which tracked Average Ticket Prices (ATPs) and examined billions of data points to identify travel patterns, determined that it’s cheapest to buy economy flights (both international and domestic) on Sunday and most expensive on Friday, but a competing report claims that the specific date of purchase may not actually have that much impact.

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