This is Why We Tell You to Shop for Airfare on Tuesday

Regular readers of FareCompare’s Advice Blog or fans of airfare analyst and FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney know the rule: Shop for airfare on Tuesdays. Today’s deals – including a sale featuring $19 flights – certainly help prove the point. [See the $19 deals and other sales below]

Shop for Airfare on Tuesday – Sale Day

Tuesday is often a great day to score a deal because so many airlines launch sales on that day. Once they appear, other airlines scramble to match prices because none of them want to wind up on the fifth page of search results for any shopper’s price query.

Sales are Getting Shorter

It used to be airlines sales would last for days but more and more are turning into 2-day events and the new Frontier sale is for today only. But no matter how long a sale lasts, the deals disappear quickly as there are always a limited number of seats on sale. If you like what you see, don’t in the following Tuesday sales, don’t delay.

Sales for Tuesday, April 7

Click the airline for sample fares, departure cities and great destinations.

  • Alaska: Deals from $49 one-way, includes Mexico
  • Frontier: Today Only – Deals from $19 one-way HURRY
  • JetBlue: Deals for April, May and June from $49 one-way
  • Southwest: Early or Late Summer Deals from $59 one-way
  • Virgin America: Deals from $49, includes Hawaii

Can’t find exactly what you want? Check with FareCompare, we have lots more cheap flights.


Updated: April 7, 2015