CalendarWhen to Buy Airfare
Some experts say Tuesday at 3 pm EST is the best time to buy airfare, but I don’t always agree. I start searching for fares as soon as I know the details of my trip. Generally, the cheapest time to buy airfare is four to six weeks before your departure date, and that’s because airlines have no real incentive to offer discounts before that.

How to find the best fares:

-Sign up to travel deals newsletters
Follow airlines and travel experts on Twitter
-Set fare alerts (tomorrow’s tip) so you don’t have to keep checking the web constantly…although I still like to manually search, and when I do, I of course use our booking tool so I can check multiple sites at once.



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3 Comments On "Travel Tip of the Day: When to Buy Airfare"
  1. Anonymous|

    How far in advance should one purchase international air fare?

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      It all depends on the destination. Always good to start searching as early as possible and look for sales

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