By purchasing a ticket on this particular day of the week, you will save 25% of the ticket price

A report produced by the travel agency Expedia provides several tips that will allow you to achieve valuable savings.

The summer holidays are fast approaching. For those who have not yet done so, the next few weeks will be an opportunity to finalize your holiday arrangements. As usual, one of the main challenges will be not blowing the budget. And especially not to spend a fortune on plane tickets.

A mission that is not when we know that, along with housing, the main expense item for people who go on vacation is transportation. Fortunately, through a report published in October 2022, online travel agency Expedia reveals valuable techniques that allow you to save money when booking flights. Note that Expedia relied on figures from ARC (Airlines Reporting Corporation) to produce this report.

At the very least, we can say that this report allows us to learn a few lessons. The first one is undoubtedly the most famous, but it never hurts to remember: To avoid a sharp increase in ticket prices, it is better to book them in advance. For domestic flights, prices usually increase 33 days before departure. It is therefore ideal to book 70 to 90 days (12 weeks) in advance to benefit from a 30% saving on average. For international flights, prices start to increase 50 days before departure. This is why it is advisable to book 70 to 78 days in advance to take advantage of an average of 10% savings.

The report provides a tip that may also prove useful, especially for those concerned about the risk of cancellation. According to Expedia, departures before 3pm have 60% fewer cancellations than departures later in the day. Another important lesson: leaving on Friday would be cheaper. The report states that departures on these days will save 10% compared to a domestic flight on Sunday and an international flight on Monday.

Finally, the report provides a final tip to help travelers save money. If you didn’t already know, the price of your ticket depends in part on the day you make your purchase. Thus, for domestic flights, passengers who buy tickets on Sunday save an average of 25% compared to those who do so on Saturday. For international flights, we are increasing to 10% compared to Friday. Now you know which day you should choose to get your tickets. And what day to avoid.

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