Want to know a few secrets for cheap flights? I’ve gathered tips from travel professionals to help you score the best fares for your next trip. You can also download and print a pretty reference page with this information….just go to the end of this post.
Secret #1: Pay Attention to the Day of the Week
Best Days to Book: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Best Day to Fly: Tuesday
Include a Saturday Night Stay (except China and Asia)
Secret #2: Know How Far Ahead to Book Your Flight
|Where?||Days Before Travel?||Savings!|
Source: Airline Reporting Corporation (Based on 26 million airfares)
Secret #3: Use the Best Websites for Bargain Airfare Searches
|Skyscanner.net||Global travel search site|
|Justfly.com||Recommended by Peter Greenberg|
|Priceline.com||No choice about airline or flight times|
|CheapTickets.com||Mix-and-match airlines for best deals|
|CheapAir.com||“Price Drop Payback” if fare goes down|
|Kayak.com||Best for airline comparisons|
Here’s all the information in a downloadable, printable PDF format. And don’t forget to talk to a human.
Have a great flight!
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Updated July 13, 2018