A recent 2017 study says there's a new optimal time to buy airline tickets...


Last Updated: 06-Dec-2017 01:11 PM
Travel Research Online

A recent 2017 study by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation says there's a new optimal time to buy airline tickets. Travelers often swap theories on the right and wrong times to book a flight.

We've heard it all: The lowest fares are on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. ET. No, Wednesday at 1 a.m. is the best time to buy! You need to book at least two months before you fly. No, you should look for a deal and fly at the last minute! Websites like Kayak suggest when you should buy, or if you should wait, it's like we're all trading stocks
but in the end there's no guarantee. And according to George Hobica of AirfareWatchdog, "There is no secret time. You need to look four times a day minimum every day of the week, as far in advance as you can."

But the latest study by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation says that 2017 "could be a banner year for travelers taking to the skies," with a new ideal time to book. Based on billions (yes, billions) of passenger flights from January 1, 2016, through October 24, 2016, the study concluded that the best day to buy airline tickets is Sunday, especially if you're booking more than 21 days in advance. Weekends are generally a good time to buy, but not Fridays, since there's an uptick then in business travel bookings. Do this and you "can save more than 30 percent to Europe and 17 percent on travel domestically," says the study.
So, if you are planning a flight...remember 21 days in advance and Sunday. It may save you some extra cash!

Article courtesy of : Travel Research Online