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Old 09-11-2018, 09:02 AM   #1
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cheaper flying saturday or Sundays?

I have read that it is cheaper to fly on Saturday vs Sunday, but I thought I would ask the experts that do more research on flying than any group I know
We would be flying over the holidays - weekend before NYE, and I haven't seen any difference in pricing, so are all bets off during the holidays?
I am trying to build a case for DH to add one more day at Disney
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In my experience, it's been the other way around. Flights from home are always more expensive on Saturdays. I guess it depends where you're flying to/from.
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The cheapest flights we’ve found are either the first or last of the day, no matter the day.
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In my experience, it's been the other way around. Flights from home are always more expensive on Saturdays. I guess it depends where you're flying to/from.
Good to know. We are in Chicago area so we are lucky to be able to fly out of Milwaukee, OHare or Midway. I check all 3 and hope for Milwaukee. So an easy and stress free airport to fly out of!
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The cheapest flights we’ve found are either the first or last of the day, no matter the day.
That's good. We'd be more apt to take the first of the day - who can sleep the night before a Disney trip anyway
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For our recent trip to Disney, my Sunday, very first flight of the day to Orlando was cheaper than my mid-day Saturday, one of only three non stop flights home from Orlando. If you don't have problems with multiple stops, I've noticed those were cheaper too.
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For our recent trip to Disney, my Sunday, very first flight of the day to Orlando was cheaper than my mid-day Saturday, one of only three non stop flights home from Orlando. If you don't have problems with multiple stops, I've noticed those were cheaper too.
It's hard to get up that early, but I like those first flights of the day - airport is less busy and you get to Disney with the whole day ahead of you!
My DH gets stressed out just getting us all to the airport on time and he worries about issues with the flight. I could not introduce a connection in the plans, the poor guy would be a bundle of nerves.
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Traditionally it is cheaper to fly on Saturday than Sunday. However, I really do think that where you are flying from and flying to play a large part in this.

When we planned our Boston trip for last summer, we were going to fly home on a Friday. However the flight from Boston to Denver on a Friday were $200/person more. It was way cheaper to book an extra night and then fly on Saturday. When we went to Santa Rosa in July it was cheaper to fly home on Saturday than Sunday from San Fran. We did decide to just stay in San Fran a few extra days as we'd never been there.
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I noticed last October as I was checking flights to Disney, it was cheaper to fly during the week, especially through American Airlines. SWA was a tad more, but the times did not work for me.

I know you were asking for a Saturday or Sunday. Just my 2 cents.

And when I bought my round trip ticket through American Airlines I went to their direct website. Try that and see if you can get a lesser flight amount.

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Good to know. We are in Chicago area so we are lucky to be able to fly out of Milwaukee, OHare or Midway. I check all 3 and hope for Milwaukee. So an easy and stress free airport to fly out of!
I'm not sure if you've been up toward Milwaukee lately but the interstate is all under construction up there. Be sure that you allow extra driving time to get to that airport if you fly out from there.

Typically Saturdays (or Tuesday/Wednesdays) are less expensive but I agree the fact that it is the holidays likely throws all deals to be had out the window. Especially around here where they will likely fill those seats regardless.

Flight pricing used to be geared toward the business traveler who would travel for work, since the business typically paid for the flights, those travel days tended to be more expensive. Sundays and Mondays were the flying days to get to a business trip location and Thursdays and Fridays were typically the days business travelers would return home. Leaving Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturdays for deals.
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