It's A Myth That Airfares Goes Up On Weekends

Some say that airfare goes up on the weekends, but FareCompare’s Rick Seany, says this is a flight of fancy:

“The airline’s “fares & pricing” group actually goes home on Fridays and usually comes back on Monday morning…I have been looking at the raw airfare data feeds for almost 4 years… and I can count on one hand the number of times anything of major consequence has happened on the weekend.”

The raw data feed transmits three times daily during week days, and only once on Saturday and Sunday, Rick says. He also goes on to describe when system-wide airfare drops do occur: Thursday nights, at 8pm.

Travel Myths – Prices Go Up on Weekends [Rick Seany]
(Photo: Kevin Saff)