Travel Tuesday

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schwabbin
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Any early deals out there? Feel free to post them here. tbh I didnt realize Travel Tuesday was a thing until I started looking for a deal on a family trip to Hawaii in the spring.
AgOutsideAustin
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Not sure about travel Tuesday but Southwest has a 30% off base fare for travel in January to early March. Rebooked a February flight and got some points back.
HollywoodBQ
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Something the 9/11 hijackers figured out and it still holds true.

Had this discussion with my daughter yesterday.

Dad? Which day and time of the week is the best to fly if you want to make sure you don't have any delays?
My answer - Tuesday morning, earliest flight ~ 6am.
Which began the discussion about 9/11 and why they chose the flights they chose.

I sure do miss those empty 767 rides on Thursday nights from SFO-DEN back in 2000-2001.

OP - You are correct that Tuesday is going to be your preferred outbound day of the week for lowering your group travel costs.

You've got to be flexible +/- 1-2 days on your return flights if you really want to optimize your costs.

And depending which airline you're on, time of day can make a big difference too.

Example: On Southwest Airlines, my return flight from Houston Hobby to LAX usually looks like this.
Cheapest flight - 6am or 9pm
Middle of the day flights, anywhere from a few dollars more to 2x - 3x more.
And the 6am or 9pm flights are usually nonstop so I prefer that as well.

So, just about every time I've gone to Houston this year on Southwest, or to Austin on American, I've taken a Sunday night, 9pm flight home because it was the least expensive and nonstop.

Depending on your trip, there are also some other games you can play with breaking up your trip into different segments.

For instance, I want to travel to Puerto Rico in a couple of weeks.
It looks like it's going to be less expensive for me to book LAX-MIA and MIA-SJU as two separate trips versus trying to book LAX-SJU by itself. I don't mind stopping in Miami and if it makes the flight cost cheaper, it's a nice bonus.

For your trip to Hawaii, you might check the fares from SFO or LAX or even DEN. You never know what you might find.

And of course if you're scouring all airlines, be sure to use that flightconnections.com site to see who flies to the airport you want to go to and where they fly to/from.
I Am A Critic
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HollywoodBQ said:

Something the 9/11 hijackers figured out and it still holds true.

Had this discussion with my daughter yesterday.

Dad? Which day and time of the week is the best to fly if you want to make sure you don't have any delays?
My answer - Tuesday morning, earliest flight ~ 6am.
Which began the discussion about 9/11 and why they chose the flights they chose.

I sure do miss those empty 767 rides on Thursday nights from SFO-DEN back in 2000-2001.

OP - You are correct that Tuesday is going to be your preferred outbound day of the week for lowering your group travel costs.

You've got to be flexible +/- 1-2 days on your return flights if you really want to optimize your costs.

And depending which airline you're on, time of day can make a big difference too.

Example: On Southwest Airlines, my return flight from Houston Hobby to LAX usually looks like this.
Cheapest flight - 6am or 9pm
Middle of the day flights, anywhere from a few dollars more to 2x - 3x more.
And the 6am or 9pm flights are usually nonstop so I prefer that as well.

So, just about every time I've gone to Houston this year on Southwest, or to Austin on American, I've taken a Sunday night, 9pm flight home because it was the least expensive and nonstop.

Depending on your trip, there are also some other games you can play with breaking up your trip into different segments.

For instance, I want to travel to Puerto Rico in a couple of weeks.
It looks like it's going to be less expensive for me to book LAX-MIA and MIA-SJU as two separate trips versus trying to book LAX-SJU by itself. I don't mind stopping in Miami and if it makes the flight cost cheaper, it's a nice bonus.

For your trip to Hawaii, you might check the fares from SFO or LAX or even DEN. You never know what you might find.

And of course if you're scouring all airlines, be sure to use that flightconnections.com site to see who flies to the airport you want to go to and where they fly to/from.

Never in the history of the internet has anyone spilled more useless drivel than you when talking about pretty much anything. The "Travel Tuesday" the OP is referring to is tomorrow along the same lines of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.
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AgOutsideAustin said:

Not sure about travel Tuesday but Southwest has a 30% off base fare for travel in January to early March. Rebooked a February flight and got some points back.
Major key in business travel is rebooking during these types of sales and reaping the credits for future personal travel.
breezecustomtravel
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Definitely some decent deals out there for airfare -- I've seen some really good pricing for Southwest, American and United the past few days.

Cruise pricing is really good right now -- if you're looking into a cruise in the next year or so it's a great time to put a deposit down.

Resorts seem to be about the same this time of year...some decent deals out there but with restrictions.

Happy travels everyone!
Lauren K '07
www.breezecustomtravel.com
@breezecustomtravel
HollywoodBQ
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I Am A Critic said:

HollywoodBQ said:

Something the 9/11 hijackers figured out and it still holds true.

Had this discussion with my daughter yesterday.

Dad? Which day and time of the week is the best to fly if you want to make sure you don't have any delays?
My answer - Tuesday morning, earliest flight ~ 6am.
Which began the discussion about 9/11 and why they chose the flights they chose.

I sure do miss those empty 767 rides on Thursday nights from SFO-DEN back in 2000-2001.

OP - You are correct that Tuesday is going to be your preferred outbound day of the week for lowering your group travel costs.

You've got to be flexible +/- 1-2 days on your return flights if you really want to optimize your costs.

And depending which airline you're on, time of day can make a big difference too.

Example: On Southwest Airlines, my return flight from Houston Hobby to LAX usually looks like this.
Cheapest flight - 6am or 9pm
Middle of the day flights, anywhere from a few dollars more to 2x - 3x more.
And the 6am or 9pm flights are usually nonstop so I prefer that as well.

So, just about every time I've gone to Houston this year on Southwest, or to Austin on American, I've taken a Sunday night, 9pm flight home because it was the least expensive and nonstop.

Depending on your trip, there are also some other games you can play with breaking up your trip into different segments.

For instance, I want to travel to Puerto Rico in a couple of weeks.
It looks like it's going to be less expensive for me to book LAX-MIA and MIA-SJU as two separate trips versus trying to book LAX-SJU by itself. I don't mind stopping in Miami and if it makes the flight cost cheaper, it's a nice bonus.

For your trip to Hawaii, you might check the fares from SFO or LAX or even DEN. You never know what you might find.

And of course if you're scouring all airlines, be sure to use that flightconnections.com site to see who flies to the airport you want to go to and where they fly to/from.

Never in the history of the internet has anyone spilled more useless drivel than you when talking about pretty much anything. The "Travel Tuesday" the OP is referring to is tomorrow along the same lines of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.

Thank You for schooling me on the bits of American commercialism I've missed out on by living overseas.
Never heard of "Travel Tuesday" before.

Maybe that one will make it around the world too. Australia has Black Friday now even though they're still subjects of the King.
Ag CPA
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Happy Travel Tuesday!
The Milkman
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And also with you!
NColoradoAG
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I dont know if it's Travel Tuesday or just dumb luck but I booked tickets on United from Denver to Tampa in February for $500 less than they'd been priced over the last couple months.
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