2017 Summer Cheap Flights

Best days to fly for Summer Vacation

June Calendar

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  • Jun 6 The least expensive day to travel this month. No surprise that early June (before summer is officially underway) offers good value for the money.
  • Jun 14 In general, flying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will save you money on summer airfare. Traveling on a Wednesday will save you an average of $60 more than travel on a Sunday.
  • Jun 20 The first official day of summer.

July Calendar

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  • Jul 4 Trending as the least expensive day to travel this month, with the 3rd and 5th following close behind in value for money.
  • Jul 9 The Sunday following the 4th has the dubious honor of being the most expensive travel day of the entire summer. If you’re flying for the holiday, save big by flying home on Saturday, the 8th or Monday, the 10th.
  • Jul 19 Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July offer much better savings overall than weekend travel.
  • Jul 30 Sundays in July (the most expensive month to travel all summer) should be avoided if you’re on a budget.

August Calendar

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  • Aug 6 The most expensive day to travel in August comes the first Sunday of the month.
  • Aug 22 The cheapest day this month to fly.
  • Aug 23 August offers excellent value for air travel. On average, flights in August are 7% cheaper than flights in July, when you can expect to pay peak summer prices.
  • Aug 26 The best deals in August are toward the end of the month, with low airfares appearing on a Saturday!

September Calendar

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  • Sep 4 Labor Day is typically a busy and expensive holiday weekend. Fares are not prohibitively expensive if you book early, so take advantage soon before they go up.
  • Sep 12 The least expensive day of the month for air travel, in the least expensive month for summer travel. Score a deal and travel now!
  • Sep 22 The last official day of summer.

Family vacation on your radar? July 4th BBQ extravaganza got you pumped? Maybe a rendezvous on a secluded beach with your sweetie is more your speed. Whatever the occasion, there are summer deals to be had if you know where to look for value. The best summer flight deals are in August and September, and you’ll save significantly if you travel mid-week rather than on the weekend. Average flight cost on a Tuesday is almost $65 dollars less on average than the typical cost of a Sunday flight. Our summer flights calendar is a handy tool to uncover the best dates to fly.


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Summer Travel News and Updates from Experts at CheapAir

5 Last Minute Labor Day Flight Deals

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Ah, Labor Day. The traditional last big hurrah of summer is upon us. Have you been lazy about booking your flights and procrastinated your Labor Day travel plans? Never fear. CheapAir.com is here. Read more »

4th of July Getaways for Every Budget

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This year the 4th of July lands on a Tuesday. While the date means you’re going to have to part with a couple of your vacation days to enjoy it to its fullest, it also means airfares are cheaper than typical. Score! Read more »

Summer Air Travel Hacks for a Stress-Free Vacation

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Summer 2017 is set to be a big record for air travel – more than 234 million travelers* are expected to fly in the months of June to August. That means that, on average, there will be about 2.5 million passengers passing through U.S. airports every day, with about 31 million travelers headed to international hotspots. Read more »

Top Events Around the U.S. in June

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Summer is just about here and there are so many epic events to attend in the nearly-summer days of early June and beyond. High tail it on over to one of these 5 hot tickets happening all around the good ole’ USA. Read more »

UPDATE: When to Buy Flights for Summer Travel 2017

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Summer is fast approaching and if you’ve held off buying your vacation airline tickets until now, it’s time to stop the procrastination and get down to business. Here’s all the info you need to know about booking your flights this summer and saving on airfare while you’re at it! Read more »

Camping the United States: Where to Go in Summer 2017

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Summer is just around the corner, so we thought it was high time to offer our picks for embracing the great outdoors in 2017! There’s more than 59 official national parks on offer (many of which book out months in advance), along with hundreds of national monuments, seashores and preserves. Read more »

Top 10 Beaches for Every Type of Traveler

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This summer, instead of treating every beach as an interchangeable patch of sand near a random large body of water (ok, still fun), what if you chose your beach vacation with an eye toward who you are and what sorts of activities you’re actually into? Fun times twenty! Read more »

10 Cheap Memorial Day Getaways

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Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your Memorial Day weekend. If you know where to look, a budget-friendly vacation can be yours with just a little effort. Read more »

Summer 2017: Cheapest Days to Fly

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If you’re like most Americans, you plan your big vacation for the summer months, when the weather most places is optimal! With that in mind, we’ve been crunching the numbers over here to hook you up with the absolutely best days to fly. Read more »

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!