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what day of the week is best to reserve Airplane tickets?

Discussion in 'General' started by Mari, Apr 3, 2009.

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    I was checking tickets on wednesday and got quite a few of around 350usd round trip to Orlando.... since I was just checking, I didnt make a reservation...

    Today I decided to check again, just to make sure the dates I wanted were available... well.. they are.... for over 700usd !!!!! :thumbsdown: :nono:


    So I was wondering if it could be because today is friday and the rates go up during the weekend... and possibly if I check next week Ill get better fares, or... if they have gone up for good in TWO DAYS TIME :sorry:
     
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    Mari,
    Sign up for Airfarewatchdog.com...just start watching flights..if you see one you can afford...get it
     
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    thats a great tip Sarah!!!

    Thank you very much!!! :)
     
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    I heard midnight on Wednesday morning (you know in the middle of the night on Tuesday, but officially Wednesday). :D
     
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    buuu... it wont work for international flights :(

    it was a good tip though!
     
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    Are you looking directly at the airline website or through a booking agency?

    I find that the airline website is the cheapest. Sign up for the airlines free card points thingie and you'll get advance notice of sales. I don't know what days are best for booking. You have to keep checking till you see what you like and then grab it.
     
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    Im booking directly with the airline Johnie.. I have also found thats usualy the cheapest, unless you buy a whole packaged vacation with them...

    I will check again tuesday night... :) thanks!
     
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    US domestic airlines usually are midnight-ish Monday into Tuesday, based on the airlines home office local time. Typically Tuesday, possibily into Wednesday, if there are competing airlines with same/similar routes at an airport.

    Absolutely zero help for you, Mari, with international fares! :rolleyes:
     
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    tbh the only way to guarentee great seats is to upgrade to 1st class i know its expensive but lets be honest here guys its a holiday of a life time for most people anyway so why not go the whole hog :taunt:
     

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