Why is Tuesday the cheapest to book flights?

Denny Gobin asked, updated on March 14th, 2022; Topic: how to book cheap flights
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According to the internet, the best day of the week to buy flights is a Tuesday. Apparently, this is due to airlines announcing deals on Monday evenings. By Tuesday at noon, other airlines are trying to match those deals. So Tuesday afternoons are the best time to hunt for reduced airfare.

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In spite of everything, are airline prices going up or down?

The average cost of a domestic, round-trip flight in 2021 so far is $260, a decrease from the average cost in 2020 of $292. Comparatively, the average round-trip flight in 2019 cost about $355, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Still further, is it a good time to buy airline tickets? When deciding the best month to book flights across Canada, it's best to book your flight either in January, February or September. Ideally, try not to book a flight in July, where flight prices tend to increase by 33.2% compared to the lowest average price in January.

On the other hand, do flight prices go down in September?

September may be the cheapest season of the fall, according to the travel data company Hopper. Airfares are estimated to drop 10% into September with the average round-trip flight costing $260 for domestic travel.

How do I get the best airfare prices?

14 secrets to get the best airline ticket price possible

  • Book flights on the weekends.
  • Avoid flying on Sunday or Monday.
  • Extend short trips into the following weekend.
  • Buy tickets in advance, but not too far in advance.
  • Take advantage of online price comparisons.
  • Set up airfare alerts.
  • Check for "hidden city" ticketing.
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