Best and Worst Time to Fly
There are various factors that affect plane tickets. If you are flexible to choose when you want to fly, picking some days over others may be beneficial to your wallet.
Worst Time to Fly
Christmas and New Year Season – Those two weeks around Christmas and New Years should be avoided. Peak worst days at this time can be the long weekend or the weekend before holidays.
Spring Break – Though this season can vary based on where you are, in general early March to mid-May can be hectic to fly.
Summer – Summer is a bit tricky. It can be the low season for hot destinations and high season for cold destinations. Long weekends are the worst time to buy tickets. June, July, and August are in general peak time for summer destinations.
Thanksgiving – A couple of days before and after Thanksgiving are the worst time to fly. But the day of Thanksgiving itself offers great discounts if you can fly.
Worst Days to Fly
Fridays and Sundays are the most expensive days to fly.
Best Days to Fly
First Cheapest Days to Fly – Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Second Cheapest Days to Fly – Thursdays and Saturdays.
Best Time to Fly
Fly when most people don’t want to fly due to inconvenience. For example, very early in the morning, overnight flights (red-eyes), lunchtime, and dinnertime.
Sometimes no rules will work if you want to take certain flights that only operate once a week or only certain days of the week. Also, if you have several legs of a continuous trip and can’t match the full trip to one of the cheaper days, try to make at least half the leg of the trip fall on the cheaper time frame to save money.