Tips For Traveler to Get The Cheapest Airline Ticket
Getting the cheapest airline ticket is one of travelers dream. Some of travelers think the magical day to get the cheapest airline ticket is Tuesday, while others believe to book airline tickets on last minutes to get the lowest price. As reported by New York Times, Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation, which processes ticket transactions for airlines and travel agencies, announced in last December that weekends are the new best time to get the cheapest airline ticket. Well, is that true? Let’s see.
People have different strategies to get the cheapest airline ticket, such as book midweek, buy as soon as the tickets are available, make reservations on a Sunday or exactly 42 days before departure. However, the odds of success still depend on the specific itinerary and the season when the trip is taking place, among other factors. So how the exact way to get the cheapest airline ticket? CheapAir.com has the answer. Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com said :
“Generally, a trip price starts off high, slowly drops and then starts to climb a few weeks before the flight,”
CheapAir.com has analyzed 1.3 billion airfares over the last year. They tracked ticket prices from about 320 days before takeoff all the way up until the day before, calculating precisely which day each one hit its lowest point. As the result, 54 days before takeoff is the moment when domestic airline tickets are at their absolute lowest price. The research also found “Prime Booking Window”, which is the period of time airline ticket at the lowest price. “Prime Booking Window” are between 21 and 112 days before departure time.
However, travelers shouldn’t think the “Prime Booking Window” as rules, though. There are flights to Asia, for example, that are $500 cheaper when booked at the last minute as opposed to months in advance. Therefore, use the “Prime Booking Window” as just a suggestion to get the cheapest airline ticket. Happy bookings!