There are many ways to save money on flights.
But booking airfare on a certain day of the week isn’t one of them, according to data from Google Flights.
Booking mid-week — and especially Tuesdays around midnight — is often cited as the best time to purchase flights. But in the past five years, U.S. airfares purchased on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays have been only 1.9% cheaper on average than airfares purchased during the weekend, according to Google Flights.
“If your trip is just a couple of weeks away, don’t wait for Tuesday to roll around — book your flight now in case the price goes up,” wrote James Byers, Google Flights’ group product manager, on a blog post published yesterday.
Strategies that work
While the day of the week travelers book may not matter much, the day they fly does, according to Google Flights’ research, which examined five years