By: Revanche

Best times to search for fares

February 11, 2007

according to Travel+Leisure, Feb 2007:

Act at the right time. To increase your chance of getting a good price on your next flight, keep in mind that carriers must release new airfares to a central clearinghouse (called the Airline Tariff Publishing Company) at certain hours; on weekdays, the best times to look for new fares are just after 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and midnight. T+L tip: Tickets that were reserved but never paid for usually appear after midnight, so the selection is especially rich then. On weekends, fares are updated just once a day, around 5 p.m.

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By: Revanche

Citi PremierPass earns its keep for the year. Faint praise unintended.

I won’t be keeping my Citi PremierPass card open beyond the first (fee-free) 12 months, but in the meantime I realized that I could maximize the rewards from it by using it to pay for my trip. It’ll net about 15k points from miles which makes up for the fact that since I’m not flying one of my usual airlines, it’s doubtful that I’ll ever use the logged flight miles through the airlines’ mileage program.

It won’t be terribly useful for domestic flights because I have a number of miles with a few airlines, United and Southwest still maintaining first place, but it’ll do in lieu of adding to my miles pot. Until I start travelling internationally on a regular basis, this won’t be worth the $75 annual fee that kicks in after the first year.

Veddy rewarding indeed!

One Response to “Citi PremierPass earns its keep for the year. Faint praise unintended.”

  1. Lorra says:

    I like those bonuses from the airlines! But actually I don’t like to fly long distances. It makes me feel so tired. I would rather take a train.

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