October 23, 2014
Best time to buy plane tickets?
Although Tuesday used to be considered the best day to find airline fares, the latest research from The Wall Street Journal (10/23/14) indicates the weekend is the best time with Saturday slightly better than Sunday. As Scott McCartney reports: "Over a 19-month period ending in July, 130 million domestic and international round-trip tickets worth $94 billion showed the lowest average price, of $432, was on Sunday. At $439, Saturday’s average is also lower than Tuesday, which averages $497." Also, "the cheapest time to buy domestic trips was 57 days—about two months—before departure."