- Tuesday, November 28, is the best time to buy flights before the holidays.
- Flight prices are more than 40% off on so-called Travel Deal Tuesday.
- If you’re flexible about your travel destination, use travel app Hopper’s Flex Watch feature to find cheap flights.
Travellers rejoice: there’s a “Black Friday” for flight deals.
Depending on who you’re shopping for this year, cheap airfare could make a great experiential gift to give someone.
If you don’t have time to scour flight options online all day — or you’re not even sure where you want to go — Hopper will use its flight price reports to track and analyse airfare to various destinations to help you figure out “when to fly and buy” for the lowest cost.
It’s latest feature, called Flex Watch, will suggest locations that have the cheapest prices available right now. It’s perfect for the budget-conscious traveller, as well as the indecisive traveller who desperately needs to get away but doesn’t want to overpay.
And it’s easy to set up. All you have to know is where you are travelling from (your home airport, most likely) and when you want to go (this could be a span of a few months or specific dates). You can also choose which continent, country, or state you’re interested in visiting.
Then, browse through options immediately if you’re searching on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, since that’s when prices are expected to be at their lowest before the holidays. If you’re not seeing a trip you like, or you want to wait to buy for other reasons, set up a push notification to get an alert on any can’t-miss deals.
Hopper predicts round-trip flight prices for dozens of popular cities across the US will be between $US160 and $US270 if you buy on Travel Deal Tuesday.
Here are some popular international fare sales Hopper expects will be available (all prices are average round-trip for US origin cities):
- Cancun, Mexico: $US313
- San Jose, Costa Rica: $US358
- Bogota, Columbia: $US418
- Reykjavik, Iceland: $US502
- Dublin, Ireland: $US531
- Paris, France: $US566
- London, United Kingdom: $US594
- Bangkok, Thailand: $US607
- Delhi, India: $US669
- Madrid, Spain: $US678
- Tokyo, Japan: $US736
- Rome, Italy: $US741
Check out Hopper’s full list of predicted fare deals here.