Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Buy Airline Tickets Six Weeks Ahead of Your Flight to Save
And that's what the lovable geeks at the Airlines Reporting Corp have done.They looked at airfare transactions, millions of them, from the last four years and found that those who booked tickets six weeks ahead of travel paid 6% less than the average fare on that route. Not surprisingly, those who waited until the day of the flight paid a whopping 40% more than the average fare on that route. In fact, if you look at the nifty chart they posted, you'll see that prices start to rise sharply about 7 days before the flight date, and go up each day one waits.
How does ARC have all this data? Its the company that handles transactions between the United States' travel agents and airlines.
Just thought you'd like to know!