USA TODAY: The three cheapest days to fly

By | August 26, 2014


The three cheapest days to fly

I’ve been writing about airfare savings strategies for close to a decade now and am often asked, “what’s your favorite tip?” It’s hard to choose, but this one is right up there in the top three: The cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: This is a somewhat rigid rule, but while there is a little give, there are firm structural reasons why it works. Why these days are cheapest: Most of us don’t want to fly on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Saturdays, so airlines discount prices hoping the cheaper fares will get you to take that trip you were on the fence about, in order to fill up their (increasingly rare) empty middle seats.

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