Anonymous asked in TravelAir Travel · 6 months ago

Im looking for a domestic flight from thursday June 27 to return back to my humble abode sat June 29th and the tickets are expensive af?

is there something special about that weekend or are those expensive days of the week?


So like should I wait till the week of wanting to take the flight so the tickets could be cheaper?

10 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    Why do you think anyone needs to know you're 'returning back to your humble abode'? Do you think the lowliness of your 'abode' would affect the availability of tickets?

    My point is, we don't need to know ANYTHING about your home, but we DO need to know what airport you're flying from and what airport you're flying TO.

  • 6 months ago

    A complete lack of information required to answer.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Did you read any of the answers? Your 'update' is the complete opposite of what everyone wrote.

    No, waiting til the last minute isn't going to help you. Tickets tend to get more expensive within 21 days of the first flight. Prices aren't going to get any better; they are probably going to get worse.

    Since you didn't include the two cities you are planning on flying between, it's kind of hard for anyone to know exactly why the prices are high. The fact that you are flying on a weekend doesn't help nor does that fact that it is only a couple of weeks away. It could also be that you are trying to fly on a route that isn't popular and doesn't have much competition, which means the airlines can charge whatever they want (supply and demand).

  • 6 months ago

    Hum... there's only like 20,000 flights a day within the US. Maybe try rubbing a rabbits foot before you hit search?

    • A Hunch
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      More like 87,000 commercial flights a day.

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  • Neil
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    Departure less than two weeks away and/or the cheapest "buckets" are already sold out.

  • 6 months ago

    It's the weekend before the 4th of July holiday and a lot of people travel then. The cheaper seats are sold out

  • 6 months ago

    Without knowing where you're flying, without knowing if there is something special going on at that time in those places, I can only say that it's high season for travel in much of the northern hemisphere. And you're booking only two weeks ahead of flight time. The cheap seats went weeks or months ago. You're also booking around a weekend, when people go places for the weekend and business people are concluding their out of town work week and heading home.

  • MS
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    When you book within just a few weeks of travel, you'll find that tickets tend to be more expensive. Last minute deals are very rare these days. It also depends on your specific cities - it might be that travel between them is always expensive Finally, it is summer and travel tends to be more expensive in the summer overall.

  • 6 months ago

    Well, the departure date is close. In general, airlines assume you are less flexible when you buy tickets close to your departure date. Those who are less flexible are usually willing to pay more.

    I don't know if there is something going on that weekend or not. And that could be specific to the cities you are flying from and to. But, if you can find lower fare for an earlier departure date, there probably is.

    On the other hand, when departure dates get even closer, if the aircraft is not nearly full, the airlines will offer discounts to try to fill the seats. The airlines might not offer these directly, but use a broker instead. There are websites that can help you find these deals.

    Most people who fly for business (work, job) fly on weekdays, so they can have the weekends at home. These passengers generally have the companies they work for paying for their tickets. So, airfare tends to be higher for round trips that take place during the week.

    Tip: Try to get your return trip on Sunday. If you have a "Saturday night stay over" , the airlines will assume you are leisure traveler. You are more likely to be find a better price.

    It's also summer. More people travel for vacation during the summer, when school is out, and it's easier for families to get together. So, airfare tends to be higher in the summer.

    • Jogger2425
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      If you wait, you *might* find a lower price. But, it isn't likely. Chances are, prices will be even higher. You will find lower prices only if the airline thinks a flight is likely to depart with a bunch of seats available.

  • 6 months ago

    Last minute tickets are always expensive.

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