Cheapest time of day to fly
The Cheapest time of the day to fly is typically the first flight of the morning.
According to USA Today, The days of the week you fly matter, too, and it matters year-round. For U.S. domestic flights, the cheapest days to fly are usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For flights to Europe, weekdays tend to be cheaper than weekends. The cheapest flight is typically the first flight of the morning.
- Fly Friday/Sunday: $500
- Fly Saturday/Wednesday: $228
- Fly Thursday/Sunday: $312
- Fly Saturday/Saturday: $203
You may not always be able to save by flying the “cheapest dates” but you usually can. The first step for all airfare shoppers is to compare prices on your route on your preferred dates, then try different day-of-week combinations to see how much you can bring them down. Don’t pass up any savings; you can put those funds to much better use during your vacation.
How many days before a flight is the best price?
The average best time to buy is 47 days, or about 1.5 months in advance. Prime Booking Window is 14 – 160 days (2 weeks to about 5 months) from travel. Our summer airfare calendar can help make the shopping process simple and easy – showing you the cheapest and most expensive dates to fly.
US News and World Report says “Fly Out Early”
The cheapest flight is typically the first flight of the morning. “Yes, that means you have to get up at 4 a.m.,” says Rick Seaney, chief executive of FareCompare.com. The next-cheapest flight times are during or after lunch or at the dinner hour. “There’s a general rule of thumb, which is ‘fly hungry,'” Seaney says. That’s because flyers tend to not want to travel at inconvenient or uncomfortable times, he says.
Book your own flights
These days, there is so much information available on-line concerning flights, it pays to shop around, then book your own flight. There are a number of flight watch sites, that can alert you to special deals, as well.
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