Data shows top cities where consumers can find the best deals starting on August 23rd
Beginning August 23rd, the date known as “National Cheap Flight Day,” airfare will begin to decrease due to the transition into off-peak travel season. Data and trends examined by flight-focused online travel agency, CheapOair, shows that average prices for popular travel destinations will decrease approximately 30% for international travel, and 14% for domestic travel, as we head into the off-peak season*.
Among the top international destinations, Spain is seeing the largest percentage decreases. Madrid yields potential savings of over $250, and Barcelona will see savings of over $200. Asia is also expected to see massive decreases in airfares, with cities like Manila, Philippines showing prices decreasing by well over 32%, with a potential savings of over $300. For domestic destinations, Los Angeles tops the list with fares being 27% cheaper than normal. Chicago and Seattle follow, with price decreases at 15% and 14%.
“As summer quickly comes to a close, so does the busiest time of the year for travel. Kids are back to school, the weather starts to cool down and people are gearing up for the holidays. As the demand for airfare decreases, so do the fares,” says Sanjay Hathiramani, Global SVP of Supplier Relations for CheapOair.
“Cheap Flight Day isn’t just one day of deals – it’s the start of the off peak season. Fares are going to continue to stay low until Thanksgiving. Especially for those looking for deals to international destinations, the time to book your tickets are during this window, beginning at the end of August,” added Hathiramani.
Travelers can sign up to receive daily travel deals to various destinations, including these destinations listed above, by making a CheapOair profile at CheapOair.com. For more information, please visit CheapOair.com, download the CheapOair app for iOS and Android or check out CheapOair’s Miles Away blog for travel tips and trends.
*The data referenced compared average fares booked through 8/31/2017 departing from all U.S. cities between 06/01/17–08/31/17 and 09/01/2017–11/31/17.
CheapOair is a flight-focused, hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (https://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 1 million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.