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1. Posted by kleiny (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

What are the best days to fly from the U.S. to Europe in price? Is it better to book during the week or weekend? I am wondering if it is more expensive during the week with business people or during the weekend for tourists. Any help would be much appreciated as I am looking at air prices for the month of July.

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Im not sure one day is better than another but if you check out an airlines website they should show the prices on offer for a 7 day period and you can choose the cheapest. I know BA definately do this.

I was always under the impression that if you fly it works out cheaper for you as long as you stay over a Saturday night. Not sure if that is still the case.

Shop around is really the best advice l can give you.


3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

It is usually a little bit cheaper to fly midweek because the cheapest tourist class tickets tend to book up fastest Friday-Monday.

If you're travelling in July you're going to have the most luck with cheap flights in the first half of July, before the schools break up (and holidaying families nab all the cheap seats).

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

What is AFAIK more important than days is the route you fly.

A direct ticket from Denver to Paris is going to cost more than a flight that goes Denver-NYC-London-Paris. Other routes might benefit from a change in Atlanta or Miami.

Just make sure you fly on relatively popular routes and switch planes at least once.