The big winner of the “best day” lottery is Thursday.
But don’t hold your breath for the kind of savings that will make you rich.
Hopper did the research and says the difference between the least and most expensive days is just $10.00 per domestic ticket. For international flights, it can be as much as $25 bucks.
Below is the breakdown from Hopper:
- For domestic and international trips, the cheapest day to depart is Wednesday and the worsts day is Sunday. You can save about $40 on domestic trips and $60 on international trips by leaving on the cheapest day as opposed to the most expensive day.
- The best day to return from a domestic trip is Tuesdays with savings of about $45.
- The best day to return from an international trip is Wednesday with savings of about $60.
- Friday is the most expensive return day for both domestic and international trips.
- Thursday is the cheapest day to buy domestic and international tickets. Saturday is the worst day to buy domestic tickets and Sunday is the worst day to buy International tickets. However savings are only about $10 between the best and worst shopping days for typical domestic routes, and $25 for international markets.
An earlier study discovered you need to book nearly two months early to get the deal.
The suggestion from business insider is to check fares from a month to three and a half months from when you plan to leave "to get a sense of the market."