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Fetch the Cheapest Time to Fly with Skyscanner

Here's how to find the cheapest time to fly. Use Skyscanner's whole month view to fetch cheap flights when your dates are flexible.

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When is the cheapest time to fly?

We analyzed the avg. daily ticket price of flights based on departure dates in 2017 to determine the cheapest time to fly. Our data shows the months of September-October are likely the cheapest months to fly for 2018. Why is this? We believe airlines want to entice travelers to take trips even before the crazy holiday season!

Above you will see daily flight prices based on departure date
Find Flight Deals in September Find Cheap Flights in October

How to find the cheapest time to fly with the Skyscanner App:

Search Whole Month in the App 
  1. Download the Skyscanner app.
  2. Tap the ‘Explore’ tab in the bottom-middle.
  3. Use ‘Everywhere’ Search
  4. Explore Weekend Getaway Options 
  5. Find the Best Deals by Month

1. Download the Skyscanner App

Whenever vacation-inspiration strikes while you’re on the go, you can quickly search for the cheapest flights right from your mobile device.

The Skyscanner app is available in both the iTunes Store for iOS devices and also in the Google Play Store for Android. 

2. Tap the ‘Explore’ tab in the bottom middle of the Skyscanner App

Navigate to the Explore section of the app by clicking on the middle icon at the bottom of the screen.

Click the image above to search everywhere in the Skyscanner App

3. Use Everywhere‘ Search

If you need inspiration – or if you want to find the cheapest flights from your home airport – the ‘Everywhere‘ search is your best bet. 

If you’re entirely flexible on destination and travel dates, you can use the ‘Explore Everywhere’ search feature on the app. Under ‘Date of Travel’ select ‘Anytime‘ in the top left corner of the calendar or tap ‘Select whole month‘ on the right.

If you have travel dates in mind, you can still search for specific dates with destination ‘Everywhere’.

Cheapest destinations from New York to ‘Everywhere’, ‘Anytime’

Here are some top deals to ‘Anywhere’ on Syscanner:

*Disclaimer:  Prices are subject to change and/or availability.

4. Explore Weekend Getaway Options

Once you’ve navigated to the ‘Explore’ section of the app, scroll down to the heading ‘Weekend Getaways’ where you’ll see a list of dates for upcoming weekends. Click on the weekend of your choice, enter your origin city, and search ‘Everywhere‘ to see the cheapest destinations for that weekend.

Click here to learn more about finding last minute flight deals.

5. Find the Best Deals by Month

After tapping ‘Explore’ in the bottom middle from the start screen of the Skyscanner App, scroll all the way down to ‘Best Deals by Month’. Here you can scroll over to your desired month to search for the cheapest destinations to visit at that time of the year.

6. Use Skyscanner’s Price Alert

If you can’t be flexible with your travel dates, the best way to nab the cheapest flight to your destination is by setting a Price Alert on your Skyscanner App so you can get notified when prices drop to your destination.

From the ‘Flights’ section of the app, click the bell on the lower left corner to create a price alert.

How to find the cheapest time to fly on Skyscanner Web:

Search ‘Everywhere on Skyscanner

Enter your origin, dates of travel, and enter ‘Everywhere’ as the destination to see the cheapest airports to fly to on your desired travel dates.

When is the Cheapest Month to Fly?

Search by ‘Whole Month’ on Skyscanner.com

1. Select your departure and destination city or airport. Click on departure date or return date and you are given the choice between ‘Specific Date’ or ‘Whole Month’.

2. After selecting ‘Whole month’ choose your preferred month for travel, and then click on the green “Search flights” button to find flights.

Click Here to find the Cheapest Flights from the US 

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Skyscanner App Reviews & Ratings:

Check out App reviews and ratings and see why Skyscanner is the number one trusted travel app to search for flights, hotels and car rentals.

Rated by Ashley Sewart on June 16, 2018

This app has made planning a vacation so much easier on me.

Rated by Graham Barr on June 24, 2018

Found better prices than momondo.

Rated by Google User on June 22, 2018

Really good app, the option of looking for flights from everywhere or to everywhere its the best, awesome!

Rated by Parveen Singh on June 25, 2018

I Always book my flights and hotels through skyscanner.