It really depends on your situation.
Days to Avoid
The days to avoid are the days when there is the biggest demand for seats.
That’s when business travellers and leisure travellers are wanting the same flight
Typically Fridays are bad with people setting off for holidays at the same time as business people returning to their home base.
Sundays is similar with people returning from their holidays and weekly commuters returning to be ready to start on Monday morning.
When I worked full time I used to be be caught in this trap when travelling for leisure as I wanted to get the most use out of the limited leave available.
That meant including as much of the weekend in the holiday as possible.
Convenience was more important than cost!
Generally the cheapest days tend to be midweek, typically Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Thursday and Saturdays are normally not too bad.
Now I am retired I like to take advantage of the midweek lower fares.
When we book cruises, or tours we now look to go a couple of days earlier and stop on a couple of days afterwards.
Not only do take advantage of lower fares, but if a flight is delayed we don’t risk missing the start of the cruise.
In this case cost can equal convenience!
I often hear about people keep quiet about special occasions.
They could be missing out!
My wife and I usually go away on anniversaries and birthdays and aren’t shy about telling others about it.
Here are some of the free things that have resulted from letting people know:
- Bottles of champagne from flight attendants.
- Bottles of champagne in the room.
- Flowers in the room.
- Limo Hire.
- Best table in a great restaurant.
- Room upgrades.
Twenty five years ago suit carriers were the ‘go to bag’ for frequent flyers.
Now you rarely see them.
In the late 90’s I was living away from home for 2 years and used my suit carrier every week for the whole period.
These days I rarely wear a suit, or business shirts and some airlines are weighing carry on so it doesn’t come out so often.
It has not been completely forgotten as I would still use it 2-3 times a year, mainly for me and my wife on an overnight stay.
- Great for times when you need to travel with formal clothes.
- Quick and easy to pack.
- Great in the hotel room; just lay it on a counter or hang it in the wardrobe
- Much heavier than my Go To Carry On.
- Not as ‘Trendy’ as the wheeled bags
I would never get rid of my suit carrier even though it’s not my main bag. . . . its still useful for certain trips