Best day of the week to purchase airline tickets

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Mar 2, 2019
I am currently about to purchase tickets for our June trip to Munich and would like to know if it is true that there are better days of the week to buy tickets, and if so, which day?

Neil Maley

Staff Member
Dec 27, 2014
New York
As a travel agent - don’t believe those stories. There are best days to travel that will save you money. Traveling on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday are less expensive. It doesn’t matter when you buy- as your travel dates get closer, the prices go up.
Likes: tarheelalum
Feb 21, 2018
Neil is correct...there is no magic formula. The most logical thing to do is research pricing by checking sites early on, to see what some of the average pricing is like. Then pick your 'point' - the price that you feel gives you the best value. When you see it, book it...and be happy that you bought at a price you could accept. Then, unless you've booked with an airline like Southwest that will provide a credit if the price drops, don't check pricing any more.