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Great Escapes (on the Cheap)

Time Travel

  • Airlines' sales usually start on Monday and end by Thursday.
  • The least expensive flights are on off-peak days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
  • The first flights on Saturday morning may be the cheapest.
  • The costliest takeoffs tend to be Sunday afternoon (when leisure travelers fly home) and Monday morning (when business travelers head back to the office).
  • If you are planning a long weekend away, consider flying out on Saturday and returning on Tuesday (highest fares are usually for Thursday through Sunday itineraries).