Monday, August 23, 2010

Anything For Publicity

Now we know. For the absolute best ticket prices, book your airline flights 8 weeks in advance, in the afternoon.

A couple of Japanese economists have concluded (via this wonderful formula... A = gUG + min(k - g, (1 - g)(1 - r) ...or some such nonsense) that the best price-window for ticket purchases is exactly 8 weeks ahead. In the afternoon. These folks must not travel all that much. Let's hope that no public funding (even Japanese public funding) went into this "research."

Aside from the useless junk science, there are far too many variables for this to have any significant validity. Furthermore, wanna bet that some airlines will try raising their prices 8 weeks and 1 day before the departure date? Just because of this study?

Anybody who pays any attention to this crap really needs to get a life.