Want to know a few secrets for cheap flights? I’ve gathered tips from travel professionals to help you score the best fares for your next trip. You can also download and print a pretty reference page with this information….just go to the end of this post.
Secret #1: Pay Attention to the Day of the Week
Best Days to Book: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Best Day to Fly: Tuesday
Include a Saturday Night Stay (except China and Asia)
Secret #2: Know How Far Ahead to Book Your Flight
|Where?||Days Before Travel?||Savings!|
Source: Airline Reporting Corporation (Based on 26 million airfares)
Secret #3: Use the Best Websites for Bargain Airfare Searches
|Skyscanner.net||Global travel search site|
|Justfly.com||Recommended by Peter Greenberg|
|Priceline.com||No choice about airline or flight times|
|CheapTickets.com||Mix-and-match airlines for best deals|
|CheapAir.com||“Price Drop Payback” if fare goes down|
|Kayak.com||Best for airline comparisons|
Here’s all the information in a downloadable, printable PDF format. And don’t forget to talk to a human.
Have a great flight!
More budget travel information:
Frequent Flyer Programs: What You Should Know
Want the Best Travel Deals? Talk to a Human!
Why Off-Season Travel Is Best (Shhhhh…Don’t Tell!)
Updated July 13, 2018
I needed this! Am trying to find cheap flights for the family vacay! Thanks!
I’m glad you found some new ideas. Bargain flights are how I travel, too.
Fare sales are always the main consideration to me. When there is a great price, then I can create a vacation opportunity around it. I love window shopping on Secret Flying.
I agree! I continue to search and update. It’s a good idea to sign up for a few websites and alerts. If you find a great new site, please let us know!