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The Best Time to Buy Airplane Ticket: 3 P.M. Tuesday

submitted on January 31, 2011 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge"
Trying to look for the lowest airline deals. Wait till Tuesday


According to Wall Street Journal travel editor Scott McCartney, who writes the weekly The Middle Seat column, the answer depends on when you buy:

So a ticket can be $199 certain days and $499 other days even months ahead of a flight. "There’s a lot of method behind the madness, a lot of rationality behind the moves for airlines," said Ike Anand, Expedia’s director of airline strategy. "But for consumers, it does seem crazy."

Read more here > http://www.neatorama.com/2011/.....m-tuesday/

        

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  • 101144
    josetring
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    Posted by josetring on January 31, 2011
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    Good to know
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    Posted by equipurple on January 31, 2011
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    SPECTACULAR link, OA. 2 thumbs up. If I could vote twice I would. This is deal shopping research!
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    Posted by psplove on January 31, 2011
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    Bookmark it first. Thanks for the info!
  • 101303
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 31, 2011
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    How strange!
  • 101349
    josetring
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    Posted by josetring on February 1, 2011
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    Wonder if everyone knew about it, would it still be the cheapest time to buy?
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    • equipurple
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      Posted by equipurple on February 1, 2011
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      I would think that would change over time, joestring. As demand rose at 3:00pm Tuesdays, then prices should rise accordingly, if the airlines are as savvy as we assume they are.

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