Well, you can find thousands of items, so booking in advance will help you get the cheapest flights. I totally agree. I would say anything I would do is write another article saying the same thing.
Instead, I wanted to write some quick notes for the curious on why this is the strategy used by airlines? Why do they take advantage of this?
There are a number of reasons for this. To understand this, we need to figure out what would happen if this strategy were not implemented. Of course, we humans love to do things at the last minute and many people will book a flight on the last day. Why book in advance? Imagine that you have to cancel for some reason! Of course, we’re not stupid, and we would do the last thing before we leave.
You’d tell me that some would book earlier for fear of running out of seats. It might be, but if we look at the planes today, you’ll notice that there are always a few places left except for the main holidays. It would be another article, but here’s why there are new discount tickets!
Why aren’t the airlines interested in making last-minute bookings? Well, they need to plan ahead for a variety of reasons. Knowing the occupancy of the aircraft in order to analyze the situation and change prices, they need to plan the food they will need for this flight, as well as the space needed for luggage. If they know that an airplane will be almost empty, they will make changes in time and choose a smaller plane for the trip.
At the same time, those who book at the last minute usually travel for business reasons. As stated in another article, business travelers are expected to pay more, it is the companies that pay the fares, and so the fares are planned according to their needs. What I mean is that a high fare won’t scare any company, but it can scare away a lot of tourists. Better to book tourists because they have reduced their budget, and then business travelers will have no problem offering high prices.
Short and easy. These are the first seats occupied by airlines to get better prices.