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Old Aug 3, 11, 5:42 pm
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ET12
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
You'd be surprised how many seats are sold the last 2 weeks of a flight. Speaking as someone who non revs, often times you'll see a half empty flight 2-3 weeks out and then realize that it's packed the day you want to hop on.
This is particularly true in business markets, where a large percentage of seats are sold between 0 and 14/21 days before the flight. However, on the leisure/vacation routes, it is more common to find a steady increase in load factor about three months out, moving toward the date of departure.
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