Cheapest Days To Fly – How To Find Them

Cheapest days to fly - so you want to learn which the cheapest days to fly are? For those who are new this, I’ll just clarify, yes, the price of your ticket has a lot to do with which day you fly..

People complain about how expensive traveling has become and how the airfare prices are always so outrageous – but to be honest I couldn’t disagree more…

cheapest days to fly I can however understand why it comes across that way for many people trying to book a cheap flight.

The truth is that the airfares have never been as cheap as they are these days, but they have also never been this expensive either…

Cheapest Days To Fly

Unfortunately many people only see the second truth, if only they knew where and more importantly WHEN you look – they would be able to find so many great deals on the cheapest days to fly.

One of these factors is simply WHEN you book your flights.

People are often tricked into buying expensive tickets, thinking that there are no other options – while cheap holiday deals sit right around the corner.

To get those cheap deal there is one main rule to follow: Flexibility.

The truth is that airfares to the same destination can vary hundreds of dollars in price, all depending on when you travel. It’s simply cheaper to fly on some days than others.

Unfortunately, the cheapest days to fly is when most people can’t do it. Lowering the prices is a way for the airlines to fill their seats on these days.

Holidays are especially expensive times for you to travel, as that’s the time when everyone wants to travel, but as soon as the holidays are over the prices drop again.

We all know that it’s far cheaper to travel on off seasons, but the prices also vary week by week and even day by day.

Cheapest Days To Fly

The cheapest days to fly are weekdays, preferably on odd times. According to studies, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days of the week to travel.

For domestic travels Wednesday is especially cheap.

More people tend to fly on a Friday and Sunday (weekend trips) thinking these are the Cheapest Days To Fly, which therefore tend not to be the cheapest days to fly.

Everyone wants to come home on a Sunday, and to get anything out of their trip at all they fly on a Friday.

Most people going away for weekend trips go from Thursday or Friday to Sunday. Both those days are also not the cheapest days to fly.

If you want a weekend trip somewhere, try to travel Saturday to Monday or Tuesday. This can save you a considerable amount of money.

The cheapest time to travel is usually the first flight in the morning, around 6 am, and also in the evening (except for on weekends).

Not only traveling on certain days of the week control the prices, but also which days you book your trip.

Tuesday is the best day to look for a great bargain online.

If you look for a cheap flight in the end of the week (Thursday to Sunday) they’re usually more expensive, so keep your head cool and wait until next Tuesday before buying any tickets.

So there you go, now you know which are the cheapest days to fly, happy travels!

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32 Responses to Cheapest Days To Fly – How To Find Them

  1. Travelinggreener October 24, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Great advice on flying and booking flights! It is amazing what a difference it can make booking and traveling on specific days.

    • Sofia October 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

      Yeah, it’s crazy – but once you know the secrets you can really use them to your advantage ;)

      • Sophie December 15, 2010 at 5:04 am #

        Yah I agree with you Sofia… and definitely it will bring a great great savings to travelers. I always find materials such as this very useful especially to those who just love to travel and explore the world. Traveling is very expensive and this is one way to cut down expenses.

  2. Ayngelina October 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    Nice tips I knew that flying on Tu/Th/Sa was the cheapest but not that I should look on Tuesday.

  3. Irene October 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    Great article. Would it be ok if I can share it with my clients, in our blog @ greenspot.travel?

    Thanks,

    Irene

    • Sofia October 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

      Hi Irene,
      Yes, of course you can share it!
      Glad you liked it.

  4. Michael Hodson October 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    this is SO helpful!

  5. Matt | YearAroundTheWorld October 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    I always try to fly on Tuesdays, but have never tried to actually search for flights on a Tuesday… nice.

  6. Sarah Wu October 25, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    These are really great tips. I always find Friday expensive… and cheap deals on Wed.

    • Sofia October 26, 2010 at 8:05 am #

      Yeah Friday prices are outrageous!

  7. Mike October 25, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Thanks for all the great tips.

    • Sofia October 26, 2010 at 8:06 am #

      You’re welcome Mike, I’m glad you found it helpful.

  8. Jack and Jill Travel The World October 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    I find that spending Christmas day mid-flight is the cheapest day ($200-$300 cheaper) to fly in that high season. Having a family where Xmas is not a big deal that I see once a year — they don’t care when as long as I visit them.

    Jill

    • Sofia October 26, 2010 at 8:09 am #

      I can imagine that they’re cheaper, not many people want to sit on a plane on christmas day (which is awesome for those who don’t mind!)Thanks for sharing your tip!

  9. Rebecca October 27, 2010 at 6:10 am #

    Guys, this is fantastic and very helpful – thanks!

  10. enrolled agent cpe November 2, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    I have to agree, I think airline tickets are more affordable these days. Just like here in Asia, the rising popularity of budget airlines has enabled people even the younger generation to travel and visit other countries. Very often they would offer a seat sale, all it takes is a lot of patience since the site’s traffic is pretty bad during those days, but with the savings it is definitely worth it.

  11. Zoila November 12, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    I love this article. The tips are so encouraging. People love to travel. Actually, if only there resources permit then they would be exploring all they want. For average income earner like me they are so thankful to the opportunities where in travel tickets are so affordable. That way they are given the chance to visit their dream places.

  12. Jaime November 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    I think another thing people don’t do is actually SEARCH for cheap tickets. When I am planning on buying a ticket I make sure I do my research and shop around for a few days sometimes weeks. They always fluctuate and you are so right about the dates of buying them. These are very good tips!!!

  13. Cheapest Hotels November 27, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    that’s a great thought, we have to be flexible on our travel bec the cheapest hotel or flight rates are during weekdays, not holiday or peek season, and early time of flight.

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