Crazy savings on travel: on what day it is strictly forbidden to buy airline tickets
Despite the fact that the summer kicks off the high season, even at this time you can save significantly on travel.
According to open-source research, there is a certain day of the week that can bring discounts when booking airline tickets, Finance Yahoo writes.
What day is worth booking airline tickets
According to an analysis of millions of flights and airfare data, booking a flight on Sunday can save up to 15% on the total cost of airfare. The data showed that booking on Sunday compared to Friday yielded 5% cheaper airfare on domestic flights and 15% savings on international flights.
And while waiting to book can give you some savings, it may be better to look up your itinerary on popular travel services and set up notifications to track prices for dates. This ensures that you'll be notified if the price goes up or down, and if it drops, you can book it quickly to lock in a low fare.
At the same time, airfare prices are much more volatile and can even change every hour. It's best to start your search early to find the best deals regardless of the day of the week.
When it is not recommended to buy airline tickets
The authors warn against buying tickets on Friday. Although you can find cheaper airfare by booking at the end of the weekend, buying tickets on Friday may cost you more. You may pay 5-15% more depending on the flight.
Friday is notorious for last-minute travel bookings for the upcoming weekend. And business travelers get their flights for next week, too. This increase in demand may be the reason for the increase in airfare.