2018 Summer Cheap Flights

Best days to fly for Summer Vacation

June Calendar

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  • Jun 5 The least expensive day to travel this month.
  • Jun 12 You’ll save an average of $95 by traveling on a Tuesday instead of a Sunday in June!
  • Jun 21 The first official day of summer.
  • Jun 26 If you can travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday this summer, the savings can be significant.

July Calendar

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  • Jul 4 Since the Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year, flights are uncharacteristically low. Take advantage of the mid-week flight prices!
  • Jul 8 Ouch! This Sunday is the most expensive air travel day in July.
  • Jul 22 Since July is the most popular month for air travel, it’s also the most expensive month to fly for the summer. Save by avoiding Sundays.
  • Jul 30 Flying on a Wednesday over a Sunday in July will save you a whopping $110 on average! That’s easily a night in a budget hotel.

August Calendar

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  • Aug 1 The cheapest day of the month to travel in August is – no surprises here – a Wednesday.
  • Aug 5 The most expensive day to travel in August.
  • Aug 17 Airfares are a good value in August over June and especially July.
  • Aug 25 The last weekend of the month is a bit of the exception to the “weekends are more expensive” rule. It’s an overall good value for flights in August!

September Calendar

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  • Sep 3 Book your Labor Day flights soon! This busy weekend doesn’t have many deals and the lowest fares will sell out first!
  • Sep 18 The least expensive day of the month for flying (sharing the honor with September 25.) Finish the summer with an inexpensive getaway!
  • Sep 22 The last official day of summer.

Summer 2018 is fast approaching and CheapAir.com has crunched the numbers once again to make sure you don’t overspend on your summer vacation flights! Overall, August and September will give you the most bang for the buck, but if you’re planning a June or July vacation, we’ve identified the best days to travel to keep as much money in your pocket as possible. Check out our handy calendar to uncover the least and most expensive days to fly.


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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!