Air Travel

Cheapest Day of the Week to Fly

November 24, 2017 Pritam Majumdar 0Comment

Even 20 years back, the life was not so fast as it is today, which can only be explained in the words of the bard, William Wordsworth; “We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night.” There is always a haste, rush, a weird timelessness & impatience in the world as if everything is just passing away. Even travelling today, has lost its beauty which was once found in a traveller. We hardly have time today! No wonder does Charles C. Mann say,“A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now.”

In an era when you cannot spend time travelling months on the ship or via car or even via railways, air travel seems to be the only hope of the hopeless. Now, with the “no time” has come along a large demand, desire, want & crave of money; as the world has not seen in prior eras. Hence, your travel “costs” are to be considered with great importance because money counts. Thankfully, several airline companies provide cheap airline tickets on specific days of the weak. While during the weekends, the tickets remain very costly since these are the peak days, there are other days of the week in which you can purchase cheap flight tickets.

We have to be thankful to a few websites which pile up data of the tickets, which consist of everything, from direct booking to already published fares. This makes it possible to examine fare models and get a fair idea of the best & worst days &/or times in order that you may fly any time throughout the year.

Question is, “Why on earth is the ‘cheapest days’ cheap?” To be precise, it’s all in the demand. While most people do not like flying on either a Tuesday or Wednesday or even Saturday (at times) so the airline companies find themselves in a fix, in having their planes full. Since the empty seats generate no revenue, the airlines bring them in by bringing down their prices.

When Should You Not Fly?

Although, travellers who fly often say & believe Tuesday to be the best time to purchase flight tickets. However, this turns out to be a wrong information. Recent data from Hopper which is an airfare predicting company indicates, in reality, the Tuesday-effect is active only, at exactly midnight. This means that you are able to save only 1.6% of the domestic U.S. flights. This has further been confirmed in accordance with a report from Bloomberg. Moreover, in case you can manage to buy/book your ticket at midnight sharp on Tuesday, you will be able to reap only 6% or closely $18 on an average as your savings. So then, a question arises if there is any particular time which might have replaced Tuesdays. However, having considered thousands of routes, domestic as well as international, Hopper analyzed that Thursday is the best day of the week when you can book tickets for cheap.

Domestic flight fares have gone down about $12 to $15 on an average, and international flights enabled a savings of $20 per ticket. Monday might just prove to be more inexpensive than the usual, in case of international flights with an average saving of $30 per ticket. Bloomberg has found that domestic air-crafts do not tend to lower the prices, but Wednesday is an alternate day for booking tickets with a few discounts in the case Thursday is not an option.

To conclude, please try avoiding the booking of tickets on Sundays, if you can. Moreover, if you are looking for good deals on flights faremachine.com, has a lot of good offers & and discounts for you to purchase flight tickets.

Pritam Majumdar

Pritam Majumdar

Content Writer at Fare Machine
I love to write, and am fond of travelling.
Pritam Majumdar

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