There are a ton of theories out there about the best day to buy airline tickets.
What you probably heard is that Tuesday at 3 p.m. is the best day to score a deal on airfare. New research, however, shows that you're more likely to find cheap tickets on a Saturday or Sunday.
So, which is it? I've done the research to help you get the best deal on your next flight.
First, let me explain why so many folks think that Tuesday is the best day to buy cheap airline tickets.
That's because airlines often announce deals on Monday evenings. By Tuesday at noon, other airlines are scrambling to match those deals. So Tuesday afternoons are the best time to hunt for reduced airfare. That's the theory, anyway.