Cheap Flight Day

Cheap Flight Day


We’re almost there. The day peak-summer prices traditionally drop from seasonal highs to off-peak lows & keep dropping until Thanksgiving. It’s called Cheap Flight Day.

When: August 23. Generally the day fares drop on most routes. This day, or beyond, is a cheaper time to begin a journey.

Why: According to the airline calendar, August 23 marks the start of the fall travel season because a lot of kids are back in school & demand for leisure travel drops.

How much: We’ve seen fares drop anywhere from about 10-20%, depending on departure and destination cities.

Cheapest days: As a general rule, the cheapest days of the week to fly remain Tuesdays & Wednesdays.  The most expensive are often on Fridays & Saturdays.

Booking: The usual rules for airfare shopping apply; book at least 30 days before you plan to take off.