What is the Saturday-night stay rule?

While searching Travel-Dealz for the best bargains you will have noticed that the Search&Book part of our articles often includes minimum stay requirements.

And sometimes these requirements are based on what we might call a Saturday-night stay or Sunday-rule. So what does that mean and what is it good for?

Airlines try to channel bookings and guest to evenly spread their passengers over all their flights. One instrument to do so are the fare rules. Passengers traveling for business won’t normally stay at one destination over a weekend. Therefore the carrier will set up the rule that you have to stay for at least the night from Saturday to Sunday, to take advantage of the cheap fare.

This way the airlines can ensure that business people will still purchase the higher-priced ticket. While the aircraft will be filled with tourists. And that’s where the Saturday-night stay rule origins from.