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Cheap Flight Day is today, August 22nd.
What is “Cheap Flight Day”?
It is the day that airlines typically drop fares on many, if not most, of their routes. You’ll see this price decrease for both international and domestic flights. It is a great time of the year to get a nice deal on plane tickets.
Why August 22nd?
August 22nd marks the start of the fall travel season according to the airline calendar.
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 reduced fares will continue to be available through early November (through Thanksgiving). After that, demand goes back up due to holiday traveling and those seeking warmer weather.
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.”