By the afternoon, they’ve settled on the most competitive pricing, and that’s why Tuesday afternoons are the cheapest time to buy a plane ticket. Prices usually rise again by Friday, so purchasing between Tuesday and Thursday is your best bet. Still, demand ultimately determines airfares.
Around 20% of properties will be booked two months in advance, with this figure reaching 80% at ten days out. The research still found that at six days out, average occupancy levels remained at 84%, with researchers claiming “cost-conscious bookers still have 16% of all properties to choose from”.Dec 6, 2016
According to the CheapAir study, the cheapest days to fly are Tuesday and Wednesday, when you’ll save an average of $73 per ticket. Sunday is the most expensive. The Expedia/ARC study found that the cheapest day to travel domestically depends on the airport, but internationally, Thursday and Friday are best.Aug 1, 2019
Domestic airfare prices are expected to rise 4%-5% every month until summer 2021, said Adit Damodaran, an economist with Hopper, a travel search tool. “A lot of that is based on the vaccination rollout.” And this increased demand might combine with decreased supply.Apr 12, 2021