The Best Day To Book Yourself The Cheapest Flights

For travel enthusiasts out there who had a hard time booking tickets, this might be a good news for you.

Research suggests weekends are the best time to find the cheapest flights.

Airlines are now posting their best deals on weekends because they know that price-conscious consumers will grab them. At the weekend there are also no business travellers looking to get last minute fares which crowds the market.

There was no clear single day to find the cheapest deal for all fights. However, when flying to most areas of the world, the cheapest tickets were sold on a Saturday or Sunday.

They also advised that never ever booked a ticket on a Friday because it is the most expensive day of the week with flights on average 13 per cent dearer than if booked on a Sunday.

Customers have previously been advised also to book plane tickets on a Tuesday because they were most likely to find a bargain. Airline executives were said to come into work on a Monday, look at the weekend sales and try to offload the remaining seats on Tuesday.

How To Find The Cheapest Flights

Consumer experts gives tips on how to find the cheapest flights.

* Know who flies where
Most of your research is likely to be based around fares, but if you want a comprehensive overview of which airlines fly to and from the airports you are interested in try visiting

* Head to the source
Most price-comparison sites will click you through to an airline’s site in any case, so if you start there, you will at least be sure that you are getting live, up-to-date fares.

* Go compare
Price-comparison websites are, in theory, the easiest way to find the cheapest fares. As long as you bear in mind the limitations and check at least two or three as part of your research.

* Approach the agents
Sites take the booking themselves. You can put together packages including hotels and hire cars that are financially protected, for example. But they normally charge a booking fee for flight-only arrangements, and it isn't always clear how much extra you are paying.

* Fly off-peak
Midweek, outside the school holidays, at unsociable hours etc, and use filters on booking and price-comparison sites that allow you to search for cheaper fares on the days before and after your ideal date.

* Take hand luggage only
Book with an airline, that doesn't charge extra for hold luggage. Be sure to measure and weigh all luggage – cabin and hold – before you leave home and make sure it is under the limit for your airline. 

* Watch for hidden extras
Some sites try to tempt you into booking insurance and other extras. Be sure to be careful to remove from the online booking form any extras you do not want.

* Pay by debit card
It is usually cheaper – though you won't have the automatic financial protection against airline failure that you get if you book a fare of $100 or more with a credit card.

If you are thinking of booking your next overseas holiday today, think again.

(Source: BusinessInsider)

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