Showing posts from October, 2014

How to Get Air Fares When They’re at Their Lowest

Air fares for U.S. domestic flights sink to their lowest levels 57 days before departure, on average, according to a Wall Street Journal report of an Airline Reporting Corporation study that looked at sales through online and traditional travel agencies but not through airlines directly. That’s well before the average purchase date, which is just over 1 month before departure. Fares bought in the U.S. for international flights hit their lowest levels 171 days prior to the flight date. Looking for an airfare deal? Your odds improve if you buy on the weekend. A new deep dive into airline fares suggests Sunday is the best day to find low fares. This is a departure from the conventional wisdom of recent years, when Tuesday was considered the best bet . Airlines Reporting Corp., which processes tickets for travel agencies and handles about half of all tickets sold, tallied up ticket sales. Over a 19-month period ending in July, 130 million domestic and international round-trip tic