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$aving on Air Travel

In today’s Sunday New York Times Travel section, there’s an article listing tips for saving on domestic and overseas air travel*.

1.  Plan travel for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  40 percent savings is possible compared to the most expensive air-travel days -- Monday, Friday and Sunday.

2.  Book your seat(s) about three months in advance, or five months in advance for holiday periods.

3.  About 3 p.m. Tuesday is the best time to find the most discounted seats.  That’s because Tuesday is the day when the airlines are prone to discount their fares.  Many discounted seats are distributed that day to Internet travel sites.

4.  Airlines typically charge the same fare to each passenger flying in a group.  In some cases, this means that a higher fare is charged to some flyers in the group than would be charged if booking individually.  Tip:  before buying, price the fare based on individuals in the group to see if booking each fare separately would produce savings for the group overall.

Source:  The Sunday New York Times.  *The Times Travel section researched flights operating within -- or originating in -- the United States.

cccmedia

Great tips CCCMedia..
Tried searching the article online..

Regarding tip # 3, does it mention any specific time zone?

Thx for sharing
Z


cccmedia :

3.  About 3 p.m. Tuesday is the best time to find the most discounted seats.  That’s because Tuesday is the day when the airlines are prone to discount their fares.  Many discounted seats are distributed that day to Internet travel sites.


cccmedia

Xeeschan :

Great tips CCCMedia..
Tried searching the article online..

Regarding tip # 3, does it mention any specific time zone?

Thx for sharing
Z


cccmedia :

3.  About 3 p.m. Tuesday is the best time to find the most discounted seats.  That’s because Tuesday is the day when the airlines are prone to discount their fares.  Many discounted seats are distributed that day to Internet travel sites.


cccmedia

Considering it's the NY Times, I'll bet on Eastern Standard Time in the US

romaniac :
Xeeschan :

Regarding tip # 3, does it mention any specific time zone?

cccmedia :

About 3 p.m. Tuesday is the best time to find the most discounted seats.  That’s because Tuesday is the day when the airlines are prone to discount their fares.  Many discounted seats are distributed that day to Internet travel sites.

Considering it's the NY Times, I'll bet on Eastern Standard Time in the US

I’d make that same assumption.  The article didn’t specify.

An airline based in, say, Istanbul may or may not discount its seats on Tuesday afternoon.

cccmedia in South America

Yups! Good tips nonetheless! : )

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