2021 Cheap Summer Flights

Book Summer Travel with Confidence

June Calendar

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  • Jun 2 The least expensive day to travel this month is the first Wednesday in June.
  • Jun 16 The most expensive days to travel this month are all Sundays, while across the board Tuesday and Wednesdays offer the best airfares.
  • Jun 20 The first official day of summer.
  • Jun 25 The most expensive days to travel usually fall on a Sunday. This Friday is unusual - keep an eye on your wallet!

July Calendar

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  • Jul 4 Over the last couple of years, Independence Day (and the surrounding days) have been a relative good value. Not in 2021. Owing to the date falling on a Sunday, it looks like the 4th of July will be a very busy travel weekend and prices will be high! July 4th is the second most expensive day to travel this summer.
  • Jul 11 The second Sunday in July is the most expensive day to fly this summer!
  • Jul 21 Overall, July prices are favorable to the customer in 2021. Just avoid flying on Sunday, and choose a Tuesday or Wednesday to save your cash.
  • Jul 27 This Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly in July.

August Calendar

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  • Aug 1 August overall is the most economical month to travel for most families. Kids are out of school and the weather is perfect. Even the most expensive day to travel in August (the first Sunday) is slightly less expensive than any Sunday in July.
  • Aug 3 The least expensive two days of the month to fly are this Tuesday and Wednesday, the 4th.
  • Aug 23 Most of the best fares are coming in well under $300 right now with Tuesdays and Wednesdays offering some of the best deals of the month.

September Calendar

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  • Sep 4 There isn’t a single :”expensive” day to fly in September. Even Labor Day weekend is a relative bargain in 2021. Don’t wait to buy your airline tickets!
  • Sep 6 Labor Day weekend can often be quite expensive. Buy now and you can get a great deal, as airfares are trending lower than usual in most markets.
  • Sep 28 There are 19 days in September that can be considered a bargain. With most of the population slated for vaccination by then, it might be the perfect time to take the travel plunge!

What a year! Though summer is typically prime travel time for Americans, summer 2021 might be one for the history books. After the devastation of 2020, a lot of folks are looking to summer 2021 as the first time they will travel anywhere at all in well over a year. It’s both exciting and nerve-wracking. Where to go? When to buy? Are tickets going to be more expensive than normal? Less?

We’ve got you covered. Overall, summer 2021 is cheaper than usual. Keep in mind, as people start to book flights these low prices will not last. CheapAir put our data scientists to work to see what summer travel is going to look like - including the best and worst days to fly based on airfare trends. Our simple calendar highlights the least and most expensive days to fly so you can book your first trip back with confidence.


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Tips for Booking Cheap Summer Flights

  1. Book as early as you can! Prices will continue to rise as flights get more and more full.
  2. Be flexible with your travel days. Sometimes flying a day earlier or later can make a huge difference.
  3. Mix and match airlines to get the cheapest flights or best schedules.
  4. Check alternate airports. Sometimes, you'll find big savings that way.
  5. Be realistic. Prices for holiday weekends like Labor Day are going to be more expensive than other weekends during the summer months.
  6. When you find a good fare, be ready to buy. There are often only a handful of seats available at the best rates and they get snapped up quickly.
  7. Pay baggage fees in advance and factor them into your travel budget.
  8. Use Price Drop Payback: If your itinerary price drops after you've booked, you could receive up to a $100 credit back!