Last week, we talked about how much the airline business has changed in the last several decades. Those changes are about more than just mergers and acquisitions – they affect the timing of ticket prices too.
It used to be that the earlier you bought a plane ticket the better – but not anymore. Buying too far in advance can mean missing out on discounted fares offered as the departure date approaches – but wait too long, and you might be stuck with sky-high fares (or a sold-out flight!)
Here are a few tips to help you save money on your next flight – for more, check out the infographic:
- Tuesday and Wednesday are great days to buy and to fly
- Plan to buy tickets 6-8 weeks before your departure date
- When it comes to holiday travel, all bets are off – book as early as possible!