Everyday, airline carriers offer significant reductions in fares. North America alone has 20 of the largest passenger airlines with a combined total of 4,731 fleet flying to 2,213 destinations. Even with the large selection of flight deals, it can be hard to know if you are getting the best deal you can find. One way to increase the odds of securing the best travel deal on the market is by booking travel on the least expensive days, which is what we define as the best days to travel.
Although this is not an exact rule, it is a general rule of thumb throughout the industry, which can be supported by data.
Best Days To Fly
|Travel Cheap Days|
For Departing Flights
|Short Flights||Long Flights (Includes International Flights)|
|Tuesday||Cheap Day To Fly||Cheap Day To Fly|
|Wednesday||Cheap Day To Fly||Cheap Day To Fly|
|Thursday||OFTEN a Cheap Day To Fly||OFTEN a Cheap Day To Fly|
|Saturday||OFTEN a Cheap Day To Fly||OFTEN a Cheap Day to Fly|
You Should Also Know:
- 57 days BEFORE your day of travel = Lowest Average Price
- International flight bookings 171 days BEFORE you travel = is usually the lowest cost
- Last minute travel can lead to savings, BUT only to certain destinations.
- The best savings in a booking is when you book = Air +Hotel + Car as a Package
- Trips booked 3 weeks in advance = Tuesday is the best saving
Last year alone, there were several airlines that marked prices so low, that it caught people off guard. During 2015, Etihad Airways had a computer glitch were flights from DC to Dubai went for $250 roundtrip. This greatly benefited the airline because it create a buzz in the industry and it allowed travelers who may have never considered traveling to Dubai and opportunity to travel on the airline and see a bit of the Middle East. Delta had a route that went from DC to Johannesburg for $545 roundtrip. These were flights that provided high quality service for a steal of a price.
So get rid of the thought that it’s too expensive to travel and remember Black America’s $40 Billion Priority.
Data provided by CheapAir & Expedia –Preparing for Takeoff: Air Travel Trends 2015 Report