Purchase Airline Tickets On The Weekend For Best Deals, Say Texas A&M Researchers

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  1. sobore
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    While folk wisdom has its place, the "folks" may not be so wise when it comes to shopping for airline tickets, say researchers at Texas A University.

    "There's been this industry folk wisdom that says Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the best days to purchase airline tickets," says Steven Puller, associate professor of economics at Texas A&M, who specializes in industrial organization. "But we couldn't find any systematic analysis to back that up."
    Rather, he says, the weekend is the best time to book airline tickets because airlines are more likely to discount fares on Saturday and Sunday.

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    i've found this to be a crock of crap. i often find the cheapest tix on T and W
     
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