Disclaimer: We know that travel is especially difficult right now. But alongside the latest COVID-19 travel advice and updates, we want to continue to inspire you with new travel content so that when the world opens its doors again, you’ll be ready.
Travel Tuesday is now over for 2020. We hope that you managed to get a great flight deal, but if you didn’t – or you want to score another – you can sign up to receive the latest deal alerts from the US below.
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You can also read on for tips on how to find great deals with added safety on Skyscanner using our flexible flight tickets filter and airline cleanliness ratings.
Just remember, travel advice is changing all the time, so we recommend you always review current government for the latest COVID-19 information, prior to booking travel.
How to book Travel Tuesday flights
While individual airlines have sent out email blasts and updated their websites to reflect Travel Tuesday flights, Skyscanner is a great place to begin your search. This is the case both because of COVID-specific safety, airline ratings, and flexibility search features, as well as our famous Price Alerts.
Disclaimer: We’ve selected the deals you see here because they have lower-than-average prices for flights based on your route and travel dates. Fares are subject to availability.
History of Travel Tuesday
First mentions of Travel Tuesday actually came in the form of #TravelTuesday, a social media hashtag used both to caption inspirational quotes and images on Instagram, as well as tangible advice and information shared on Twitter.
While the oldest of the 800,000 (and counting!) Instagram posts with this tag go back several years, it appears that peak #TravelTuesday happened within the past year, or perhaps even more recently.
The Travel Tuesday that’s probably of more interest to you is a more recent phenomenon. Mainstream publications only began documenting the day, which occurs after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in 2017.
Obviously, 2020’s Travel Tuesday is different, due to the wide array of travel restrictions in place around the globe. Regardless of what happens, you should bookmark this page and check back often to see what Travel Tuesday travel inspiration we post.
Finding deals on the Skyscanner app
When searching flights on the Skyscanner app, on Travel Tuesday or any other day, make sure to toggle the “show flexible flights only” button to make sure you won’t be locked into your travel dates if the COVID-19 situation changes. Even the most amazing travel deals are worthless if you can’t end up using the tickets you buy!
Finding deals on the Skyscanner website
Using the Skyscanner website, meanwhile, you can use both features mentioned above, but it also allows you to avail another feature. Specifically, once your results appear, you can refer to the column just to the left of them and sort flights by the “COVID-19 Safety Rating” of the airline.
Additionally, whether in the app or website, Skyscanner Price Alerts allow you to begin searching flight deals now. We’ll email you when prices go down!
Discover where you can go – and get inspiration on where to travel next
Stay inspired all year using the below resources, which will keep your wanderlust alive, whether you’re ready and raring to book a trip today, or are taking a more cautious approach.
See where you can go now
The only thing worse than travel restrictions? Learning about them after you get to the airport! Explore Skyscanner’s interactive travel restrictions map to make sure your Travel Tuesday flight isn’t a journey without a destination!
Set alerts for your dream destinations
One of our favorite features of the Skyscanner travel restrictions map is the “Email Alerts.” Simply input your email address and the country or region you wish to visit, and we’ll email you whenever restrictions change (hopefully for the better!)
Get inspired about where to go next
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Plan safe and travel smart
As we mentioned above, both the Skyscanner app and website are now equipped with COVID-19 era search features. With a touch of a button or a tap on your screen, you can find flights that offer you the option to book with peace of mind: with flexible tickets and COVID-19 safety measures.
Why search flights only on Skyscanner?
When you use Skyscanner or our award-winning app to search flights, you’ll find the lowest prices, no matter the day. Start your flight search now—and make sure to click or tap the “Create a Price Alert” button so you can be notified when deals go live, no matter the month or day of the week.
FAQs about Travel Tuesday
Travel Tuesday is the colloquial name given to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (and, therefore, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday), during which many travel companies have offered unbeatable deals in recent years.
Travel authorities (especially in the online era) have long asserted that Tuesdays (or, alternatively, Wednesdays) are the best day to book a flight, but you can find great flight deals everyday, especially when you browse Skyscanner for flights.
Travel Tuesday is certainly “a thing,” although its not as ubiquitous as its cousins Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is partially by design, and signaled by the name: Deals on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving are generally confined only to travel companies.
The Tuesday after Cyber Monday is sometimes called “Travel Tuesday,” though this has been a relatively recent development. In the years before the internet (and sites like Skyscanner, which keep you up to date with all the best flight deals), this was just another Tuesday!