By Matt Brownell/MainStreet
It’s simple economics: If you want to get low prices, buy stuff when nobody else is. That includes air conditioners in the dead of winter, but it also extends to travel. While airfare can always be expected to spike during high-traffic periods like spring break and Christmas, there are much cheaper fares to be had if you avoid warm-weather months and popular vacation periods.
To find out the best weekends for cheap airfare, we spoke to George Hobica of AirfareWatchdog, which tracks airfares throughout the year. Based on historical data, he was able to identify the weekends of 2012 that can be expected to have the lowest airfare.