Cheapest Days of the Week to Fly
People often wonder if certain days of the week are cheaper to fly; the answer is yes. Keep these tips in mind when, and remember to always ask a Travel Team Agent to find you the lowest airfares year-round.
Cheapest days to fly, U.S. domestic: Usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Cheapest days to fly, international: Weekdays are usually cheaper than weekends
Tip: Make sure to ask a Travel Team Agent to compare flights. These rules are not true for every single flight or route, it is a general rule, When searching for airfare, always ask a Travel Team Agent to find you the lowest airfares year-round.
Why Are These Days Cheap
These days are usually cheaper because of demand; and since a lot of people don’t want to fly on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday, it can be harder for the airlines to fill seats on their planes. For airlines, empty seats do not bring in revenue, so they will try fill to fill up empty seats by lowering prices.
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More Expensive Days to Fly
Most expensive days to fly, U.S. domestic: Usually Fridays and Sundays
Most expensive days to fly, international: Usually weekend dates
Why is this? Supply and demand. Since airlines know most people prefer to fly on these dates, they know they can raise rates because people are willing to pay more for flights on these days.
Think about this: People who fly on Fridays are often vacation travelers who want to make the most of a weekend getaway or even a week long trip by starting out on a Friday, the earliest possible moment. Business travelers with early Monday meetings like flying Sundays so they be fresh for early Monday meetings, and they won’t have to worry about being late if there are Monday flight delays.
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