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Unlucky dates make for travel deals, study finds

October 30, 2009 |  4:25 pm
If you're looking to save money on a flight and you're not superstitious, consider flying on Friday the 13th or Sept. 11.

An analysis by Kayak.com, a travel search engine, found that a drop in airline demand on those days has led to prices that are 14% lower than the average flight. In other words, you can get lucky and save some money because people are terrified to fly on those unlucky dates.

The prices for flying on Halloween were also reduced, but only by an average of 5%, said Robert Birge, a spokesman for Kayak.com.

The next Friday the 13th is in the second week of November. If you book a flight on that date, you can always use the money you save to buy a lucky rabbit’s foot.

-- Hugo Martin

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