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The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Looking for an airfare deal? Your odds improve if you buy on the weekend.

 

A new deep dive into airline fares suggests Sunday is the best day to find low fares. This is a departure from the conventional wisdom of recent years, when Tuesday was considered the best bet.

 

Airlines Reporting Corp., which processes tickets for travel agencies and handles about half of all tickets sold, tallied up ticket sales. Over a 19-month period ending in July, 130 million domestic and international round-trip tickets worth $94 billion showed the lowest average price, of $432, was on Sunday. At $439, Saturday’s average is also lower than Tuesday, which averages $497.

 

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- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Looking for an airfare deal? Your odds improve if you buy on the weekend.

 

A new deep dive into airline fares suggests Sunday is the best day to find low fares. This is a departure from the conventional wisdom of recent years, when Tuesday was considered the best bet.

 

Airlines Reporting Corp., which processes tickets for travel agencies and handles about half of all tickets sold, tallied up ticket sales. Over a 19-month period ending in July, 130 million domestic and international round-trip tickets worth $94 billion showed the lowest average price, of $432, was on Sunday. At $439, Saturday’s average is also lower than Tuesday, which averages $497.

 

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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Boston’s Rockefeller Center? Ice rink may come to City Hall Plaza

Winter often transforms Boston City Hall Plaza into a deserted wasteland, forcing pedestrians to slip-slide cautiously over the ice-encrusted expanse of red brick. This year, however, the city may play to the plaza’s strength.

 

Officials are contemplating a large ice skating rink to invigorate the seven-acre plaza, which has long been this city’s most maligned public space. It could become Boston’s own Rockefeller Center, with couples skating arm-in-arm in the glow of lights from City Hall.

 

Think about hockey games, and hot cocoa vendors, and a Government Center Zamboni to keep the ice smooth.

 

“The vision is to bring City Hall Plaza something that people can use during the wintertime when it’s desolate,” said Ken Brissette, Boston’s director of tourism, sports, and entertainment. “We like the idea.”

 

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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Join a Selection From Over 150 Regional Artists as they Light Up Boston for Illuminus

I love a New England autumn as much as the next Bay Stater but one thing I'm sure most of us can agree on is that is simply sucks that with every day comes an even longer night. I'm not one who enjoys a veil of twilight that transitions from setting in after I've made my way home for an evening to already being present once I step out of the BostInno office. But in late October, I'll make an exception. Because you can't have a killer laser show without some darkness.

 

On October 25, Illuminus will be overtaking Boston's SoWa district, known primarily as the location of the sweeping South End farmer's market, and transforming it into an urban canvas on which vibrant light projections and installations will be displayed as civic art.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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Boston ranks second in pedestrian safety survey

Boston is famously home to the bean and the cod --- and maybe to bad drivers as well. When it comes to churlishness and bad attitude behind the wheel, Boston is reputedly second to none.

 

So it comes as a bit of a surprise perhaps that Boston was second in a new survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance that ranked major US cities by pedestrian safety.

 

The thoughtful observer might conclude that in a city awash with truculent and heedless drivers, pedestrians would be continually at risk. But when it comes to pedestrian safety, only Seattle eclipsed the Hub.

 

In drawing up its survey, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance said it arrived at its results by examining city statistics and measuring perceptions of residents and commuters.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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