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Save Money by Flying on this Day

posted Feb 7, 2016, 10:58 AM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 10:24 AM ]

Only Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

This is a guarantee: The same route, same aircraft, same airline, same everything will cost you more if you depart on a Monday than if you depart on a Tuesday. Why? Because Monday is a peak travel day when most people, including business travelers, need to fly. Tuesday is far less busy. Wednesdays and Saturdays are equally inexpensive; Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays are equally pricey.

The basic rule is that if you fly on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, you will save money. That's why I always advise people to schedule their vacations from, say, Tuesday to Tuesday rather than Sunday to Sunday. It's supply and demand. Fly when other people aren't likely to fly and you're going to pay less.

Don't Fly in the Afternoon

In addition to avoiding flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, you should also cast a wary eye toward afternoon departures. This is the travel industry's version of rush hour. The skies are congested, delays are common, and fares are highest because it's when most people want to fly. To avoid high fares and delays, always look for the earliest possible departure.

source:  http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/seven-secrets-to-booking-ultralow-airfares.html?id=952