Report reveals cheapest days to book and
travel and how to avoid flight delays
New Price Tracking and Predictions feature
unlocks savings for Expedia members
SEATTLE, Oct. 19,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today,
Expedia® released its 2023 Air Travel Hacks Report,
providing the latest essential tips to save travelers time and
money on flights. Created in partnership with Airlines Reporting
Corporation (ARC) and leveraging insights from its global air
ticketing database, the annual report has become an authority for
eight years running on air travel trends, revealing data-backed
hacks for travelers, including:
- Best day of the week to book airfare and catch the lowest
- The sweet spot for booking airfare
- How to minimize the risk of being impacted by delays and
- Tools for finding the best fares
View the full 2023 Air Travel Hacks report on the Expedia blog,
including more ways to avoid flight delays, maximize loyalty and
rewards programs and save on every trip.
Top tips from the 2023 Air Travel Hacks report
- Book airfare on a Sunday to save up to 15%.1
Travelers who book on Sundays instead of Fridays tend to save, on
average, around 5% on domestic flights and 15% on international
- Book at least a month before domestic flights and six months
before international flights to save 10%.2 Travelers
that booked in these periods saved 10% on average compared to those
who waited until the last minute.
- Depart before 3 p.m. to reduce
chance of cancellations.3 Based on year-to-date
flight status data, flights that depart after 3 p.m. have a 50% higher chance, on average, of
being delayed than those that depart earlier in the day.
- Depart on a Wednesday to save up to 15%.4
Avoid departing Saturday – Monday, which are the priciest days, on
average, to start a trip.
- Plan using price alerts. Take the guess work out of
deciding when to book with the Price Tracking and Prediction
feature on the Expedia app, which uses exclusive data to pinpoint
the best time to book and notifies travelers when flight prices
"This report and Expedia's new Price Tracking and Predictions
feature on the app do more than save people money," said
Jon Gieselman, president of Expedia
Brands. "It's about the time savings and peace of mind that comes
with knowing you have machine learning informing your booking
decisions and a tool at your fingertips that does the work of price
tracking for you."
"While it has been a volatile recovery, our data indicates
travel is beginning to normalize with travelers taking advantage of
flying again," said Chuck Thackston,
managing director of data science and research at ARC. "Airlines
have improved their performance while both capacity and traveler
demand continue to increase. We're also starting to see business
travelers return to the skies following the surge of leisure travel
in the first half of 2022."
Expedia® is one of the
world's leading full-service travel brands, with a mission of
helping travelers get the most out of every trip they take by
providing everything they need all in one place, ensuring they are
getting the most out of every trip they take, and above all else,
feel supported every step of the way.
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allows us to understand our travelers better than anyone else,
delivering exactly what they need, when they need it. Our
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us to deliver the widest selection of product offerings across
accommodations, transportation, activities and experiences, that
help you get the most out of your journey.
Use our mobile app or visit expedia.com to plan your
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About Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
ARC accelerates the growth of global air travel by delivering
forward-looking travel data, flexible distribution services and
other innovative industry solutions. We are a leading travel
intelligence company that possesses the world's largest, most
comprehensive global airline ticket dataset, including more than 15
billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230
countries and territories. Our solutions and expertise strengthen
economies and enrich lives by connecting stakeholders across the
travel ecosystem. For more information, visit arccorp.com.
1 Best day of
the week to book recommendation is based on average round-trip
ticket prices for flights originating in the US for January
through August 2022, sourced from ARC's global airline sales
database. Percentages noted are
2 Ideal booking window
recommendation is based on average round-trip ticket prices for
flights originating in the US for January through August for 2022,
sourced from ARC's global airline sales database. Percentages noted
3 How to avoid
flight cancellations based on January through August 2022 flight status data for flights
originating in the US sourced from OAG's global flight data
platform. Percentages noted are
4 Best day of the week
to depart recommendation is based on average round-trip ticket
prices for flights originating in the US for January through August
for 2022, sourced from ARC's global airline sales database.
Percentages noted are averages.
*Price predictions are not a guarantee. Available to members
on select routes.
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