I’m asked this question a lot, definitely, one of our most frequently asked questions.
There’s no one answer and no crystal ball to how or when flight prices will change. They do directly affect your whole trip of course. What you really need to know is that prices for airline tickets often change and there’s a whole huge department within the airlines that control these prices. Here are a few of the things the airlines consider in making up their fares.
There are 5 different types of airline tickets, want to know more about them READ this.
Each of these different types of seats will price out differently depending upon how far in advance you’re making your reservation. Typically people who make their reservations well in advance will obtain the best pricing on the most desirable flights. Desirable I mean ones that make geography cents and don’t have 5 or 6 hours in the airport to change planes.
Types of fares:
Are they a private fare, available only through travel agencies or the public fare found on any website. Private or consolidator fares are only available through travel agencies who are licensed and vetted.
Are your travel dates in high demand? The old wives tale about buying tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday is not necessarily true. Typically flying in the middle the week Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are generally less demand, therefore they price out lower than if you fly Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Major Holidays are also high demand, this doesn’t only include major U.S. holidays, special holiday dates in Canada or the Caribbean can also create high demand. Desirable weather also creates a high demand; prices for Ireland are usually more expensive in the summertime than they are November to March.
Your local travel agent doesn’t control the fares, however, because we see the fares multiple times in a day will know if it’s too high or just right to make your trip as stress-free and affordable as possible.
Are you looking for the best-priced flights to go on your trip? Trick question- OF course, you are!