If you love to travel, then you’ll know that the art of buying cheap airline tickets is a bit of a mystery. It can be so difficult to try and lock down the cheapest possible flights, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.

However, the secret to purchasing the cheapest tickets has now been revealed.

According to Expedia, you can save up to $85 if you secure a domestic flight 57 days in advance.

When it comes to international prices, they say that you can save as much as $300 if you manage to book your flights 171 days beforehand.

The days you should never buy your tickets? Friday, Saturday or a Monday as they attract the highest prices.

In fact, the same report shows that buying your tickets on a Tuesday will save you around $28 less than the average price.

Thrillist reports that the average ticket could cost you $571 if purchased on a Friday, and $561 if bought on a Tuesday.


Move that buying date to 3 weeks earlier on a Tuesday and you’ll knock down that number to $515.

According to Expedia, a long-haul flight that leaves on a Friday and gets back on a Saturday is a whopping 20 per cent more expensive than one that leaves on Thusrday and gets back Monday.

The cheapest short-haul flights (less than 6 hours) will leave on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and return on one of those days as well.

Source: Elite Daily

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