Happy Cheap Flight Day (August 22, 2017)

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Cheap Flight Day is today, August 22nd.

What is “Cheap Flight Day”?

Why August 22nd?

August 22nd marks the start of the

Now is the time of year when summer is coming to an end and children are going back to school. Thus, this is simply due to a steep drop in demand for leisure travel. As fewer people travel, ticket prices fall.

Although August 22nd is the official day, it is better to think of it as a period of time. These

How much can you except to save?

According to Brian Ek, a travel analyst at Priceline:

“United and Southwest have already rolled out their fare sales, but expect more to follow suit, and expect published fares to drop as much as 10 percent to 20 percent.”

Through August 24th, Southwest Airlines is offering up flights as low as $40 each way

Other Tips

  • The cheapest days of the week to fly remain Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
    • The most expensive are often on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Book at least 30 days ahead of your trip
  • Shop around
  • Be flexible with dates
    • If you have some wiggle room in terms of when you travel, book according to the lowest fare
  • Websites to check out:
    • Google Flights
    • airfarewatchdog.com
    • kayak.com
    • Priceline’s “Name Your Own Price” tool

Check out my full money saving tips on Traveling (Hotels, Flights, Dining)

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