Cheapest Day To Fly This Summer
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Originally published on March 24th, 2017.

For travelers looking to book a cheap getaway this summer, the date you choose to leave could have a big impact on airfare.

According to data from, those looking to travel around the U.S. this summer should book with a departure date of Saturday, June 3 for the best shot at a cheaper ticket.

Travelers heading abroad can find the best deals on international travel if they leave on Wednesday, August 23.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the most expensive dates for travel this summer are June 25 for domestic travel and June 30 for international.

Travelers who are debating when to leave can rest assured that prices for domestic travel tend to stay about the same all summer; the biggest price difference can be found based on day of the week. But travelers heading abroad will see a significant drop in prices for international travel later in the summer.

Of course, it bears noting that these dates are just general trends and there is no guarantee that travelers cannot find better prices leaving on different days.

Those still waffling on deciding a date and destination for summer travel should keep an eye peeled towards Travel + Leisure’s travel deal updates.