best time to buy a flight ticket online? rumored at midnight?
im looking to travel from tampa around/after christmas for about 15 days, the airlines is us airways, ive heard that if you wait til midnight on their headquarters time you may be able to find a deal on a flight.. is this true? when is the best time to buy? ive also heard 21 days..
Air Travel - 4 Answers
Random Answers, Critics, Comments, Opinions :
Try buying airline tickets a week or 2 prioi to your scheduled appointment and it should be midweek. Airline tickets are more expensive during weekends and on mondays and fridays.
i LOVE FLYING SO I WOULD SAY THAT YOU SHOULD BUY UR TICKET A MONTH & A COUPLE OF DAYS SO THAT U CAN RESERVE A GOOD SEAT AND U CAN GET IT CHEAPER ALSO RESERVE AT MIDNIGHT
You should buy airplane tickets on a Wednesday, 21 days (or a couple of days earlier) before your flight because airlines make major pricing changes (and run fare sales) every week, typically on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. About 21 days out from your flight, you'll see plenty of deals out there as airlines scramble to fill seats
Fares and availability are updated in real time, not at midnight. There is no advantage to that. There is also no way to accurately predict when you will get the best fare. Airlines changes fares dynamically based on supply and demand. If a flight is selling out, they may decrease the number of discount seats and/or raise fares. If there are too many seats unsold, they may increase the number of discount seats and/or reduce prices. You can never tell. One general rule does apply. Discount fares have advance purchase requirements (usually 14 or 21 days), so there is an advantage to buying before then. The bad news is that you may already be too late. Christmas is very popular for travel and discount fares to popular destinations often sell out months in advance.