The Best 2 Days Of The Week To Fly Right Now

by | Oct 7, 2022 | Travel

Air travel in summer 2022 was marked by increased cancellations, high prices, lost luggage, endless lines and general chaos. If you were scarred by your summer flying experiences, we don’t blame you. Fortunately, the situation is improving, but there are also ways to cut down on the likelihood that you’ll have a bad experience. A big one is being strategic about which day you fly. AdvertisementWe asked air travel experts to share which days they think are the best for passengers in terms of costs, crowds and cancellations. As it turns out, they had similar answers for all three.The best days to fly in terms of cost“Airfare prices can vary from one day to the next,” said Martin Jones, CEO and travel expert at Airport Parking Reservations. “However, airlines are relatively predictable when it comes to price fluctuations. As a standard rule, the cheapest days of the week to fly are those that are classed as ‘off-peak’ ― Tuesday and Wednesday.”Put simply, the greater the demand for a certain flight or travel day, the more likely it is you’ll see higher prices. As such, it’s best to avoid flying on busy travel days.“A lot of people take advantage of two consecutive weekends by leaving for vacation on a Friday and returning the following Saturday or Sunday,” said Phil Dengler, co-founder of The Vacationer. “Many business travelers fly out late Sunday night or early Monday morning and return on Friday. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are typically the cheapest days because fewer people are flying. We regularly see savings of 10% or more for flights departing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays compared to other days.”AdvertisementAnd regardless of the day of the week, pay attention to other types of peak travel times, like end-of-the-year holidays or school spring breaks. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, for example, is typically one of the busiest and most expensive travel days of the year. “While Tuesdays and Wednesdays are on average the cheapest days to fly, you should still make sure that is true for your itinerary,” Dengler noted. “Factors such as the time of the year and your destination and departure cities may influence prices. I recommend using Google Flights calendar view before booking your flight to ensure the cheapest days.”“We regularly see savings of 10% or more for flights departing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays compared to other days.”- Phil Dengler, co-founder of The VacationerAnd contrary to popular belief, he said, there’s no “best” day or time to actually book a flight. The day you fly has more bearing on cost than the day you buy your ticket.“There are great deals available every single day of the week,” Dengler said. “So you should not limit yourself to only checking airfare prices on a certain day,”AdvertisementThe best days to fly in terms of crowds“In addition to being cheaper, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are also the best days to fly because there are fewer people at the airport,” Dengler said. “That means shorter security lines, less traffic around the airport and th …

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