Passrider Q&A: What Are The Best Days To Travel?

by Passrider on May 20, 2012

This new section will answer your passrider questions via video. The first is below from Donna on our facebook.com Community:

Over on our facebook page at facebook.com/passrider, Donna asks:

“is there one day better than another to travel to/from without getting bumped? Or even a time? Thanks.”

 

Well Donna, here’s your answer.

O.K. Donna, so here goes.

 

Now the best time to travel of course as you know as a passrider is when other revenue travelers are not traveling or traveling in small numbers.

 

Usually, these are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Now that’s the middle of the week right? And we all work, so, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually not the time when we can get off, unless you like can swap shifts or something like that.

 

But Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the days that you’re looking for.

 

Now, of course, since that’s not possible for most people, you really want to look at the times that you travel. You want to travel the first flight of the day; that’s really the flight you want to get on. It’s kind of usually difficult to wait for the last flight of the day ‘cause most of the times that last flight is full.

 

Except that usually Saturday afternoons you can get on a last flight that’s not too bad. But the thing with Saturday afternoons you don’t have the very last flight of the day usually as the schedule is reduced on Saturdays as less people are flying.

 

But if you have to go on a weekend, well usually people leave on a Friday night and return on a Sunday. So on Sundays take that first flight. Also have your backup itineraries possible.

 

So you know, let’s say for example you are flying out of New York. Know that you can fly out of LaGuardia, JFK, you can also get out of Newark and push comes to shove, you may have to go out of Islip or up to White Plains. You may have to take the trains or something. Islip is kind of… the train station is not that close to the airport, but it just depends on what you want to do.

 
The Spirit of St. Louis in San Diego International Airport, San Diego CA (SAN)
So basically, Its Tuesdays and Wednesdays those are the days and early mornings the times.

 

Also, if you can get on a red eye flight, but sometimes, those red eyes are really, really full.

 

So Donna, I hope that answers your question, if you have any additional questions, or you can send us an e-mail.

 

Thank you all for watching and keep those questions coming

 

This is Kerwin for passrider.com, have a great trip

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