Philly phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13598 times:
It's not only the time of day, but the day of the week. Sunday nights, Monday mornings and Friday afternoons generally are packed with business travelers. If you are trying to avoid crowds and the day of the week doesn't matter, Saturdays (all day), Sunday mornings, Monday afternoons and Friday mornings generally can be good to avoid crowds. This year, however, most flights are packed and the airlines are making a bundle!
Two bits of advice:
1) Always opt for non-stop when its available. You don't have to worry about weathers or delays that may occur at the middle airport. Plus, the best one stop will take at least one hour longer than a non-stop.
2) If you need to make connections, never take the last flight of the day. [No problem for direct or non-stop.] If your connection is broken, you end up spending the night at the connecting airport waiting for the next connecting flight the next morning.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8770 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13598 times:
I know that at Boston (which is where I fly out of too) the morning and the evening are the busiest times. Ive traveled a lot during the morning and evening, and the airport is ALWAYS crowded, however at midday, the airport is empty, which (im guessing) means an emptier flight.