Here Are the Exact Days to Book the Cheapest Flights in 2018

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A new year calls for new adventures—but your bank account might not always agree. Want to travel cheap? Forget about booking your flight on a Tuesday. It’s no longer the best day of the week to buy cheap plane tickets, for starters. And as it turns out, the mega-money saver isn’t the day you book, but the day you fly.

At least, that’s according to data crunchers at Kayak, who gathered over 1.5 billion searches on its site last year and calculated the median airfare for each day on the calendar. The result? A definitive list of the cheapest days to fly in 2018.

According to Kayak’s data, the cheapest month of the year to fly is January. That makes sense, as most people have used up their vacation days over the holidays and will be returning to the office. And if you’re thinking about going abroad this year, the absolute cheapest day to fly internationally will be March 19.

“The supply and demand is really what drives a lot of this,” David Solomito, vice president of North America marketing at Kayak, told Mic. “The times when people most want to travel, when things are most convenient, it’s more expensive.”

Granted, these predictions don’t guarantee that you’ll get the cheapest rate for every possible destination on your bucket list. But don’t let that turn you off from your dream vacation. Try these proven tricks for traveling on the cheap, no matter when you fly.

Without further ado, these are the cheapest days to travel in 2018. Not sure where to go for your next big trip? We recommend these epic destinations that will be surprisingly affordable this year.


Domestic: Jan. 31
International: Jan. 19


Domestic: Feb. 7
International: Feb. 3, 21


Domestic: March 7
International: March 19


Domestic: April 29
International: April 27


Domestic: May 2
International: May 4


Domestic: June 3
International: June 2


Domestic: July 4, 18
International: July 31


Domestic: Aug. 29
International: Aug. 21


Domestic: Sept. 26
International: Sept. 25


Domestic: Oct. 31
International: Oct. 29


Domestic: Nov. 30
International: Nov. 11


Domestic: Dec. 10
International: Dec. 2

[Source: Mic]

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