Book On Tuesdays, Fly On Wednesdays

Looking to save money on airfare for that fun summer getaway? The best time to buy an airline ticket is Tuesday around 3pm, and the best time to fly is a Wednesday. Why?

The data loving number crunchers at FareCompare have ferreted out from the airfare tables that airlines often post their ticket sales on Monday evenings. The other airlines then try to come out with their own matching deals Tuesday morning. By Tuesday afternoon, all the best fares in the computers and waiting for you to snatch them.

Wednesday is the day least traveled, so its often the cheapest. Also, Wednesdays airlines charge the lowest “peak air travel surcharge.”

So buy on Tuesdays, travel on Wednesdays, and you’ll have more money left over for beach-side margaritas.

Summer Travel: Money Saving Tips [CBS MoneyWatch via Strollerderby]
Airline Ticket Surcharges for Peak Domestic Travel – Avoid the Most Expensive Days [FareCompare]