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Exercise and Flying

January 26th, 2013 at 06:51 pm

I have been working out in the gym in our apartment building for the last week. This is after a 20 year hiatus from weight lifting, and ten years after doing any organized sport activity.

I ache everywhere. If you remember the old Dick van Dyke episode where he went skiing and got hurt, you have an idea of where it hurts. (Season 2, episode 22 if you have netflix. Don't Trip Over That Mountain)

I hope that continuing the visits will alleviate some of the pain.

Just saw an article on Yahoo. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/when-is-the-optimal-time-to-bo...

It says that you should book 7 weeks in advance for domestic flights (49 days) and 10 to 11 weeks in advance for international flights (81 days). I've heard that 21 days is best for domestic flights in the past. I have to book flights all the time, but it is usually at the last minute, so there's not a lot I can do to lessen my fare. Of course, it's business travel, so it gets charged to the job, but it comes out of my office budget, so I'd still prefer cheaper fares.

4 Responses to “Exercise and Flying”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you getting back on the weight lifting! I really need to add that back into my routine as well - walking is fine for cardio, but need a little extra oomph!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    The pain will ease, and your body will thank you for building more muscles!

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I book tickets for my boss all the time. We usually book 2 weeks in advance. Hadn't heard the 21 day advance purchase.

  4. Wino Says:

    NGG, that's the timeframe that Clark Howard suggests for much of the domestic travel. In contrast to the linked article, he says that 21 days is the window for the lowest possible fare. I've never tested either theory.

    What you might want to do is next time you book a ticket, check the same flight twenty-one days out and 49 days out. See which fare is cheapest and let us know.

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