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When is the Best Time and Day of the Week to Book a Flight?

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If you are like most travelers, you have likely wondered about the best day of the week to book a flight. This is because saving money is at the top of everyone’s list, and traveling is no exception. The time and day of the week you book your airline flight could make a significant difference on your airfare. However, the best time to book an airline flight often depends on your circumstances and your traveling needs. Fortunately, you have multiple options when it comes to choosing the best time and day of the week to book a flight. 

1. Consider Wednesday night as the best day of the week to book a flight. This is when airline companies typically purge their database of any unbooked reservations. Thus, if you can go online shortly after midnight, you can often find cheap airline travel ticketsThe catch is that you need to determine the time zone of the airline’s home office, and log in shortly after midnight in that time zone to increase your chances of finding a deal.

2. Book your flight on Thursday night. If you are unable to make your flight reservation on Wednesday night and you’ll be traveling over the weekend, Thursday evening is your next option. This is when airlines typically post their weekend rates. 

3. Book your flight on Saturday morning. This third option could possibly give you the opportunity to find “blooper prices,” or airline errors, on air flights. Although “blooper prices” are not very common, when you do find them, the result is cheap airfare.

4. Book your flight in the morning whenever possible. If the top three options don’t work for you, mornings in general are practical times to check airfares and possibly book a flight. This is because airlines tend to set their prices based on demand and competition.    

There you have it, four options to consider when choosing the best time and day of the week to book a flight. As you can see, the best day and time really depends on when you will be traveling, your travel needs and when you access the Internet.  

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