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Expedia® released the findings of its latest Air Travel Hacks Report today. It had some interesting trends and tidbits including one stat that says 55% of Americans find air travel more stressful that going to the dentist or filing taxes.
In addition to highlighting how stressful people find flying, the report shared some insights around booking tips. These include:
- Domestic airfare should be booked 28 days before departure (travelers saved up to 24% when booking in this timeframe).
- International airfare should be booked around 60 days out (and no more than four months out).
- Sunday remains the cheapest day of the week to book flights, while Fridays are most expensive.
- Fly before 3:00 PM to minimize your chances of delays or cancellations.
Melanie Fish, Head of Expedia Group Brands Public Relations, said:
In terms of stress levels, booking your next flight shouldn’t be in the same ballpark as getting a cavity filled. The good news is many of the things that contribute to travel stress are getting better, and Expedia is constantly releasing new tools like Price Tracking and Price Drop Protection that make the whole booking and flying journey smoother.”
Anthony’s Take: I love to fly. Yes, boarding can be stressful and dealing with delays, cancellations, and bad customer service all aren’t great. But, getting on a plane, even after I’ve done it a few thousand times, is still exciting and something that I look forward to each flight.
(Infographic Image Credit: Expedia.)
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