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When Is The Famous "Golden Online Fare Time"  
User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4707 times:

Hi All

When looking on the net for airfares and such you can always find some kind of link with a ebook written by ex airline employees who promise they can tell you airlines deepest and darkest secrets.

One of the things they maintain is that there is a "special Time" to book online when for whatever reason fares are their lowest....I was just wondering if this really existed and I guess there are some good people in the know here on anetters.....

Just something I find interesting to see if true....



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User currently offlineJER757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

I doubt there's any specific time which occurs regularly within any airline. The best bet is to book as early as possible, as in general fares go up in relation to how many seats are sold on any particular service. Many people reckon leaving it to the last minute will save you money (ie turning up at the airport on the day), but I've never seen that work in practice; airlines know that, on the whole, last minute bookings are a necessity and most will pay higher fares to get where they need to go.

Of course airlines have sales where prices will go down; but these are difficult to predict and aren't made public before they happen for obvious reasons.

I had a mate who booked QF SYD-LHR only days before SQ launched their sale which would have cost him just over half as much - he wasn't happy!

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User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1588 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

Are there any coupons to book flights on popular sites like expedia/orbitz etc? Any places where i can get one of those coupons?

User currently offlineFlanders From Belgium, joined Oct 2008, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4616 times:

Quoting Treeny (Thread starter):
When looking on the net for airfares and such you can always find some kind of link with a ebook written by ex airline employees

Yep and I would never pay money for it because it probably has nothing new to tell me. However, if someone has such an e-book and is willing to share it, drop me a line. I'm curious nevertheless!  Smile

User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

WN fares online generally come out on Tuesdays and that is when they are their cheapest.

My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
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