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Scott’s Cheap Flights celebrates National Cheap Flight Day by showing travelers they can ...

August 23, 2021 GMT
Data shows that there is not a 'best day' to snag a cheap flight.
Data shows that there is not a 'best day' to snag a cheap flight.
Data shows that there is not a 'best day' to snag a cheap flight.

Portland, Oregon, Aug. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scott’s Cheap Flights, a service that tracks airfare prices and alerts its 2+ million members to exceptional airfare deals, is celebrating National Cheap Flight Day by educating travelers that the logic behind waiting until August 23rd to start seeing low airfare is just not accurate. 


National Cheap Flight Day was created in 2015 and was meant to designate the day when airfare supposedly drops from its summer high prices. However, that data is fundamentally flawed. Scott Keyes, co-founder and Chief Flight Expert of Scott’s Cheap Flights, says scoring affordable flight deals is a year-round opportunity for travelers and that they should not wait until August 23rd, the original reason behind celebrating National Cheap Flight Day, to start seeing savings. 



“Cheap flights can pop up anytime,” said Keyes. “They’re unpredictable. If you waited until August 23 to book, you might miss out on some amazing deals. One of the best deals we sent in 2018—Los Angeles to Bali in business class for $670 (normally $4,500)—was sent August 16. One of the best deals of 2020 ($63 to Chile) was sent in November and one of the best deals of 2021 ($202 to Japan) was sent in April. As the below graph shows, while the number of deals we find varies each month, in August 2020, we actually found a few less deals than in other months.”


Some of the roundtrip fares Scott’s Cheap Flights found over the past 12-months include:

  • November 12, 2020: Mistake Fare for $63 nonstop from Atlanta to Chile
  • December 2, 2020: Hawaii $109 nonstop from San Diego, San Francisco, and San José
  • April 23, 2021: Japan $202-$283 from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Newark, San Francisco, Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Myrtle Beach, and Raleigh 
  • May 25, 2021: Mistake Fare NYC to 8 UK cities for $1,050+ in business class 
  • June 10, 2021: All over Europe, $300s regular economy from Baltimore, Washington DC, San Francisco, NYC, Miami, LA, Chicago, and Charlotte

The key to finding cheap flights is to book well in advance (1 to 3 months for domestic flights, 2 to 8 months for international flights) and get alerted when low fares pop up so you can book them before they’re gone. In the cheap flights world, the better the fare, the shorter it tends to last.



“So while the bad news is that there’s no single cheapest day of the year to start booking flights, there’s also good news: right now, we’re living in the Golden Age of Cheap Flights,” said Keyes. “It’s never been cheaper to fly overseas as it is today.” So today we’re celebrating the fact that cheap flights happen all year round. 


Read more about The Truth About the Cheapest Day to Book Flights.


About Scott’s Cheap Flights

Since 2015, Scott’s Cheap Flights has helped members around the world make their travel dreams come true. We combine sophisticated software and human Flight Experts to discover flight deals and mistake fares up to 90% off and email them to our 2+ million members. Unlike fully automated fare alerts services, every deal alert we send to members has passed a rigorous quality evaluation by our team to ensure it’s worth members’ hard-earned money and limited travel time. 

Our members save an average of $200 on domestic economy flights, $550 on international economy flights, and $2,000 on international business and first class flights. Every month we receive over 1,000 testimonials from happy members who’ve scored a great deal on a flight thanks to our email.


Andrew Hickey Scott’s Cheap Flights