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Here is the best season to buy airfare in 2015 - Quartz
An up-to-date pdf file of the Expedia on-line trip finder and the Airline Reporting Corporation provides some clues. It has long been regarded as the best weekday to buy airline ticketing for all carriers, as carriers often announce Monday night bids, so by Tuesday other carriers will try to meet these by.
Expedia, with a lead time of at least three weeks, noted that Tuesday is still on Tuesday low margins gold and offers rates averaging $28 less expensive. It is a better policy to agree on a trip screen and review tariffs several days a week. The flexibility of departures and arrivals has a big influence on the price, according to the reports.
On long distance flights, departures on a Thursday and departures on a Monday instead of Friday and Saturday may lower fares by 20%. Passengers on short-haul flights can enjoy savings of up to 25% if they depart on a Saturday and return on a Tuesday, versus Sunday and Monday flights.
Prebooking is also a cost advantage. US national fares are the minimum 50 to 100 flights before take-off, and within this range the best date to make a reservation is 57 flights in advance. 5 to 100 flights are available in the USA. International flights should be booked 150 to 225 nights in advance and within this range the best date according to the review is 171 nights in advanced.
However, in fact the advance posting rules are not that easy. Avarage advance bookings do not take into consideration the difference in fare between route and time. Patrick Surry, senior analyst at Hopper, a research and consulting firm for consumers that offers data-driven research and consulting for consumers, tells Quartz that more common date and market segments, which tends to be more costly to buy earlier than less common ones, need to be pre-booked.
Figures from the early bookings at different sites reported seem to mirror these differences. More than three week in advanced bookings in New York and Atlanta is much cheaper than to Mexico or the Caribbean.