Everyone has a method to find the best price on airfare and just like anything in travel, it's all about timing.
"It is Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Pretty simple, we did a three-year study on data and what it shows is that at least one airline files an air sale Monday evening and all the other airlines scramble to match Tuesday morning, and the maximum number of the cheapest seats hit the reservation systems at 3 p.m. Eastern time," said Rick Seaney, Farecompare.com.
Seaney also says airlines mark their lowest fares three months before your travel date.
"The price goes up dramatically about 14 days before departure, so you have a pretty big window in there."
The cheapest days to fly are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
"Even if you can have half your trip leaving on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, you can get half the benefit."
Saturday is a good day to travel, not a good day to look for deals. Seaney says a lot of the sales get pulled on Thursday evenings.