What Are the Best Days to Travel by Air?


Quick Answer

When it comes to cost, the best day of the week to fly is Wednesday, followed by Tuesday and Saturday. Flying on these days is also less crowded. Conversely, Fridays and Sundays are the most expensive and most crowded days to fly.

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Airlines offer lower fares on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays because people tend to not like flying on these days. Other factors that may contribute to lower priced tickets include the time of the flight and the season. Flights that leave before breakfast, during dinner time or late at night tend to be cheaper than midday flights. It is also cheaper to fly during low-season in the winter.

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