Mark your calendar for Summer Travel Tuesday! According to Hipmunk’s historical data, the first Tuesday in June is the most popular flight booking day for summer travel.
- 90 percent more flight bookings occur on Summer Travel Tuesday when compared to the median number of daily summer travel bookings
- More than a third of routes (both domestic and international) boast booking prices 15 percent lower on Summer Travel Tuesday than its respective median booking price for summer travel as a whole.
Why is Summer Travel Tuesday so popular? Call it the “other” Southwest Effect:
“Traditionally, the first Tuesday in June is also the date that Southwest Airlines announces its fall sale routes and other carriers follow suit. This creates a halo effect in terms of reminding travelers that they need to book their summer flights,” says Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk’s travel trends expert.
Hipmunk found that 70 percent of all flight bookings made on Summer Travel Tuesday in 2018 had a departure date in June or July of the same year.
Soderlund adds, “It’s officially June, most schools are being let out, and people are really starting to focus their attention on tightening up their summer plans. And so the confluence of those aspects—along with some great travel deals—gives us Summer Travel Tuesday.”
Keep an eye out for flight deals to these popular destinations:
- Domestic Destinations:
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- Denver, CO
- Chicago, IL
Summer Travel Tuesday Tips
Here’s how to maximize those summer savings
- Set a Fare Alert. Hipmunk’s desktop and mobile apps allow you to set fare alert on flights you’re interested—and notify you when prices drop.
- Search Multiple Airports at Once. Live in a major metropolitan area (or flying into one)? Hipmunk lets you search multiple airlines at once by entering the metro code or just by simply inserting a comma between airport codes.
- Search via Price Graph. Select to see flight results on a price graph of the lowest fares for the next 90 days, that way you never miss a great deal.
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