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Best Time To Book

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  1. Anonymous

    Is there a “Best Time” during the week to book airline tickets? I have heard that Tuesday is best and if so is there a time frame that is better? Thank you.

  2. Anonymous

    Hi Hawkeye! Nope, there really isn’t. This is one of those legends that was maybe true when the Internet first started up, and fares were being loaded manually by “a guy” once a week or something.

    Nowadays they have dynamic pricing, a lot more control over their fare buckets, etc.

    The only benefit to Tuesday anymore, in most cases, is that if Airline A offers a sale on Monday, it might be Tuesday before Airline B matches. But that is just as likely to happen on any other day of the week, it seems.

  3. Yukon

    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER]
    Hi-along those same lines is there a particular time of day that is better for a west coaster to pick up awards? I’ve been looking every day for the last 7-8 days for CX or Singapore first class for one year out using my aa miles and I guess I get aced out every single day as I see nothing each time I try (first world problems, I know!)

  4. Gaurav

    [USER=1099]@Yukon[/USER] unfortunately not all airlines release award availability at the booking window. Sometimes you’ll need to keep monitoring the space.

  5. AKguy

    [QUOTE=”Yukon, post: 12753, member: 1099″][USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER]
    Hi-along those same lines is there a particular time of day that is better for a west coaster to pick up awards? I’ve been looking every day for the last 7-8 days for CX or Singapore first class for one year out using my aa miles and I guess I get aced out every single day as I see nothing each time I try (first world problems, I know!)[/QUOTE]

    Well, I don’t know about redeeming AA miles, but with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles, I had to call the award reservations phone number for Alaska Airlines to make an award reservation on Cathay. There was no way to do it on the AK Air website. Maybe it’s the same with American Airlines. You might have to call rather than do it online (just guessing).

  6. Gaurav

    [USER=1475]@AKguy[/USER], that is correct. You’d have to search CX space on a third party engine like BA and then call AA or AS to book since neither of them display availability on their respective websites.

  7. Yukon

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 12760, member: 79″][USER=1475]@AKguy[/USER], that is correct. You’d have to search CX space on third engine like BA and then call AA or AS to book since neither of them display availability on their respective websites.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks Gaurav for both answers. I have been searching on the British Airways for Cx and Singapore for …Singapore. All I ever see on Singapore is waitlist or super crazy high award costs. I guess I’ll step up my daily searches.

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