Last updated: 11:00 PM ET, Fri August 19 2016

Tricks to Saving Money on Airfare

Airlines & Airports | Janeen Christoff | August 19, 2016

Tricks to Saving Money on Airfare

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Ever wonder when the best time to purchase a plane ticket is? We are coming up on the cheapest day of the year to buy, but if you are not ready or don’t have plans, how can you boost your savings? The New York Times asked Rick Seaney of for some tips. 

Pick your days wisely. 

If you’re traveling within the United States, flying on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday will get you the lowest airfare because there are fewer fliers on these days, Seaney said.

Don’t shop too far ahead. 

For domestic travel, buy your ticket three months before your departure date; for trans-Atlantic travel, buy five months beforehand. Any further in advance has no benefit, according to Seaney,

There is a golden hour. 

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Tuesdays at 3 p.m. are the best time to buy says Seaney. 

“This is when you get the maximum number of cheap seats,” he says. 

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