It is well known by the people that airline tickets are not a product that has a fixed price. And here we are not talking about the rate variation that all goods suffer in Argentina due to inflation, but about constant fluctuations, to the point that, for example, a flight can change its price if you look for it one day or the next day.
However, Infobae consulted some of the most important travel agencies in the country to reveal when is the best time to buy airline tickets.
Why do ticket prices go up or down?
“Forever Keep in mind that airfares are very changeable -started Magali Alvarez Howlinmarketing manager of Volalá-, vary according to different parameters such as the exchange rate, availability, fare class, demand, proximity to the departure dateamong others”.
For its part, paulacristigeneral manager of Despegar in Argentina, said that industry prices are dynamic for different reasons. “Depending on the availability of our suppliers, the occupancy factor, seasonality, the type of service, the anticipation of purchase, the average stay, all of this plays a role in the final rate of air tickets”.
Gustavo LawrenceByblos Air Product Manager, put the emphasis on supply and demandIn addition to this, he commented that the return of receptive tourism means that there are fewer seats availablealthough air connectivity will improve considerably for the country in August.
While, eugenia cutroneair product manager of Avantrip, said that it is explained by the availability. “If the occupancy of a flight is very high, there will only be availability in the most expensive fares and companies would not need to launch promotions; instead, the more availability there is, the more offers there will be”.
What is the best day of the week to buy tickets?
“It usually happens due to a demand issue that the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, are days where you get better optionsAlvarez Howlin said.
On the other hand, Cutrone did not define days of the week but gave the example of sales events such as Hot Sale, Cyber Monday and Travel Sale, among others. “This type of action they usually start on Mondays, and from 00 hours we see how the sessions go up on the web and sales begin as soon as the offers come out”, he highlighted.
However, Cristi said that “there is no one day in particular that is better than others to buy flights”, since the values of the industry are dynamic and depend on other factors that are not related to whether or not it is a specific day or moment. certain. Lorenzo expressed himself in the same way, who emphasized the dynamism of the offer of tickets, “today there is room and tomorrow there is notor it can happen the other way around,” he commented.
So when is the best time to buy a plane ticket?
According to Nicholas PosseAlmundo’s air product manager, the ideal purchase anticipation will depend on the chosen destination. “For trips to Europe and the United States I recommend between one and three months in advance; for the Caribbean from one to four; for Brazilwhich has a very marked high season from December to March it will be necessary to take out many months in advance to get good prices; lastly, for domestic flightsI recommend one 30 day notice”.
“The greater the anticipation, the more offers will be found”, said Álvarez Howlin, who also recommended traveling by low seasons to get the cheapest pricesand who also advised choosing “flexible” rates and read the conditions of the ticket very carefully.
“Since Despegar always we recommend that travelers make their reservations as far in advance as possible. Buy in advance It is a way to save money and also to avoid any issue that may eventually arise and impact your pocket”, asserted Cristi, as did his colleague Lorenzo, who also assured that “the sooner the better due to aircraft availability”.
With all this in mind, it can be concluded that anticipation is the number one key to getting cheap prices when buying air tickets. Digital sales events will also help, as it can be useful to buy on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, but anticipation appeared in all cases as the best tool. When planning a trip, then, it will be much better to define the dates and plan it in advance, so you can enjoy the long-awaited trip without spending a fortune.