A few months ago, I learned that the best time to search for low cost airfare is on a Tuesday, specifically at 3pm EST. Of course, as is often the case, because I want to look for fares at 3pm EST every Tuesday, I always forget to look for fares at 3pm every Tuesday. Well, yesterday I remembered. And I searched.
I used Kayak, I checked out actual airline websites, I stalked travel discount sites on Twitter and Facebook and in my inbox. And do you know what? I found nothing.
The ‘cheapest’ trans-Atlantic fare for travel in July was over $1200. Anywhere Caribbean–over $400. California? Around $600. Seriously? We flew to London last summer for $695.
Oh–and remember that fare to Phoenix I found last week for $117? It is three times that now. Damn. I will not hesitate again. Ever.