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10 Popular Travel Tips That Are No Longer True

Reader's Digest Logo By Adam Hodge of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: This myth may have been true back in the 60s, when flights were a much rarer thing than they are today. Back then, the demand for a flight would naturally increase as the date approached, there being few other options. These days, a plethora of alternatives for the most popular routes means that demand is leveled out. In fact, you’re more likely to get a last-minute deal from an airline trying to fill seats. According to recent studies, the best time to buy a ticket was between six and seven weeks out. Here are 20 more airplane myths you need to stop believing before you book you board your next flight.

'Book a plane ticket far in advance to save money.'

This myth may have been true back in the 60s, when flights were a much rarer thing than they are today. Back then, the demand for a flight would naturally increase as the date approached, there being few other options. These days, a plethora of alternatives for the most popular routes means that demand is leveled out. In fact, you’re more likely to get a last-minute deal from an airline trying to fill seats. According to recent studies, the best time to buy a ticket was between six and seven weeks out. Here are 20 more airplane myths you need to stop believing before you book you board your next flight.

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