Since January of 2010, the airlines have become, in one way at least, surprisingly predictable.
In almost 3 out of every 4 weeks during this period, one or more airlines has launched a fare sale sometime late in the day Monday that was valid for bookings through Thursday of the same week. Since airlines almost always match each other’s sale fares, this has led to a bunch of Tuesdays filled with fare reductions, as one airline after another has filed its own sale fares.
Of course, some of these sales are a lot better than others and how good the deals are each week is still anybody’s guess. But, still, the pattern is unmistakable. For domestic travel at least, the best days of the week to buy tickets have lately been Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Wonder how long until the airlines start mixing it up again?