This article is about two months old, but I saw it for the first time linked to on social media on Sunday.
There is a specific time to to book your airline tickets: Wednesday at 1 am, just one hour after Tuesday midnight.
Why does the esteemed Mr. Greenberg think this?
Turns out, most low airfares seem to appear between Sunday night and Monday night. And then, when people find those fares, they have 24 hours in which to purchase them. At midnight Tuesday, all the discount fares that weren’t purchased come flooding back into the airline’s computer systems. And that’s when you strike.
Oh, it gets better.
You can’t do this online…you need to have a conversation with a human being at the airline.
I’m not even going to go through the myriad errors in these statements. I’m going to leave it up to my readers to do it.
What errors can you identify in these two passages? How many errors can you spot? And can you concoct an equally (im-)plausible story for why it’s actually better to book tickets at 3:15am on Friday? A prize will go to the best answer.
Sadly I’ve written about Peter Greenberg and what he does – and does not – understand about travel before.