The Cheapest Days to Fly Revealed

We all know it’s cheaper to fly on some days of the week as opposed to others so it’s good to see some full-blown research on the matter.

Following analysis of 1,174 flights in September on sale during August, the consumer watchdog Which? has revealed Tuesday is the cheapest day of the week to fly out of the UK, with Thursday the cheapest to return home.

The information was revealed following the analysis of the UK’s three biggest airlines, British Airways, easyJet and RyanAir for flights to Dublin, Barcelona and Alicante.

Facts it turned up include the easyJet flight from Gatwick to Alicante on a Friday is £28, 35%, more expensive than the Tuesday flight.

As far as returning to the UK is concerned, Sunday was found to be the most expensive day to return home with an easyJet flight from Alicante to Gatwick costing 45%, £56, more than on a Thursday.

The research also revealed the cheapest time of day to fly although this chops and changes according to the airline.

Anyone looking to leave the country with BA will find the best prices are on flights departing before 7.30am, whereas easyJet flights departing between 5.45am and 11am are the most expensive.

Of course this information takes no account of the time constraints people face and is completely impractical for anyone booking a weekend city break.

But if you’re planning a longer overseas holiday, then you could do a lot worse than paying attention to the above.