Mystery Solved: Do airfare prices go up with time?

A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to see whether the weekend really is a worse time to shop for airfare than a weekday. This ended up being TRUE. On Sunday, the prices hovered at $169. While on Tuesday and Wednesday, they lowered to $154. So does this mean that you should hold out for the best price?

I investiCATEd.

Originally, I chose October 6th because it was exactly one month ahead of the day I was searching. When I checked back on another Tuesday, two weeks later (September 22nd), the prices went up considerably. $32 dollars in two weeks! Early October dates sky rocketed to over 200 dollars for an HOUR long flight.

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Conclusion: In airfare prices, you snooze, you lose. IF you are traveling last minute, travel agencies may be able to get you a better price. Want me to check something out? Email me at cate.ciu@flightcentre.ca

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