Conventional wisdom that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the best times to shop for U.S. airline tickets may be misguided, according to researchers at Texas A&M University. Weekends offer 5 per cent lower prices on average for similar tickets, they found.

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Some 4 per cent fewer revenue passengers will travel on U.S. airlines’ scheduled services during the 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday period from November 20 through December 1 than in the same peak period last year, according to the Air Tranpost Association of America.

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