What is the best day of the week to buy plane tickets and spend less money?

Travelers are always on the lookout for the best deals on airfare, one of the biggest expenses of any trip. EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL/Archive

It is well known to people that airline tickets are not a fixed price product. And here we are not talking about the variation in rates that all goods in Argentina suffer due to inflation, but about constant fluctuations, to the point that, for example, a flight can change in price if you look for it one day or the next.

However, Infobae consulted some of the most important travel agencies in the country to find out when is the best time to buy plane tickets.

Following some recommendations from experts, it is possible to save on tickets.  (Shutterstock)
Following some recommendations from experts, it is possible to save on tickets. (Shutterstock)

Why are ticket prices going up or down?

“For all time Keep in mind that airfares vary widely -started Magali Alvarez Howlinmarketing manager of Volalá-, vary according to different parameters such as exchange rate, availability, fare class, demand, proximity to departure dateamong others”.

For its part, Paula Christi, managing director of Despegar in Argentina, said industry prices are dynamic for different reasons. “Depends on the availability of our suppliers, the occupancy rate, seasonality, the type of service, the anticipation of purchase, the average length of stay, all this plays a part in the final price of the plane tickets”.

Gustavo LaurentByblos airline product manager, focus on supply and demandIn addition to this, he pointed out that the return of receptive tourism means that there are fewer places availablealthough air connectivity will improve significantly for the country in August.

As, Eugenie Cutrone, Avantrip’s aerial product manager, said the reason for this was availability. “If the occupancy rate of a flight is very high, there will only be availability in the most expensive fares and businesses would not need to run promotions; on the contrary, the more there is availability, the more there will be offers”.

The return of receptive tourism can influence the prices of Argentines
The return of receptive tourism can influence the prices of Argentines

What is the best day of the week to buy tickets?

“This usually happens due to a demand issue that The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are days when you get better optionssaid Alvarez Howlin.

On the other hand, Cutrone did not define the days of the week but gave the example of commercial events such as Hot Sale, Cyber ​​​​​​Monday and Travel Sale, among others. “This type of action they usually start on Monday, and from 00 hours we see how the sessions go up on the web and the sales start as soon as the offers come out“, he underlined.

However, Cristi said that “there is no particular day that is better than others to buy flights” because industry values ​​are dynamic and depend on other factors that are not related to whether or not it is a specific day or time. Lorenzo expressed himself in the same way, which underlined the dynamism of the supply of tickets, “today there is room and tomorrow there is noneor it can happen the other way,” he commented.

Buying tickets in advance seems to be the best way to find good prices.
Buying tickets in advance seems to be the best way to find good prices.

So when is the best time to buy a plane ticket?

According to Nicholas Posse, Almundo’s airline product manager, the ideal purchase anticipation will depend on the chosen destination. “For trips to Europe and the United States I recommend between one and three months in advance; for the caribbean from one to four; for Brazilwhich has a very marked high season from December to March it will be necessary to subscribe several months in advance getting good prices; finally, for domestic flightsI recommend one 30 days notice”.

The greater the anticipation, the more offers will be found”, said Álvarez Howlin, who also recommended traveling by low seasons to get the cheapest pricesand who also advised to choose “flexible” prices and read the conditions of the ticket very carefully.

“Since Despegar has always we recommend that travelers make their reservations as soon as possible. Buy in advance It is a way to save money and also to avoid any problems that could possibly arise and impact your pocket.“, claimed Cristi, as did his colleague Lorenzo, who also assured that “the sooner the better due to aircraft availability”.

With all of this in mind, one can conclude that anticipation is the number one key to getting low prices when buying airline tickets. Digital sell events will also help, as it can be useful to buy on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, but anticipation emerged as the best tool in any case. When planning a trip, it will therefore be much better to set the dates and plan it in advance, so that you can enjoy the long-awaited trip without spending a fortune.

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