1. Fly on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Hannah said it’s somewhat of a myth that there are better days to book a cheap flight, but there are better days to fly. “It is typically true that the best days to leave are on a Tuesday or Wednesday.” She also told me that while there isn’t a specific month with cheaper deals, they do see prices go up during the summer months. So if you can avoid July and August, you’re more likely to find a good deal.
2. Consider a Range of Departure Dates
If you have to fly on the weekend, you’re more likely to get a good deal if you’re flexible about which weekend. “Dollar Flight Club searches specifically for deals that have a wide range of departure dates, so that travelers have options,” Hannah explained. DFC also has a Weekend Warrior Domestic Deals feature that specifically sends weekend deals from members’ home airports. “You don’t need flexibility with our Domestic Deals, because we fit them perfectly into your weekend plans,” she said.