Airfare Deals – What a Difference a Day Makes to Your Wallet

Many of you will recall a recent post by airfare analyst (and FareCompare CEO) Rick Seaney on the cheapest dates to fly for summer, and we thought it would be fun to show you proof in the form of recent deals from KLM.

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Airfare Deals for August Departure Dates

See the following price chart on the KLM site from May 17. As Rick pointed out, this year Aug. 23 is the day prices drop on both domestic and international trips (most of them, anyway) and you can see this on New York to Rome flights.

KLM: NY-Rome Aug. 2016
KLM: NY-Rome Aug. 2016

We priced these fares out to get more specifics and here’s what we found.

  • Depart Aug. 22: About $1250 round-trip
  • Depart Aug. 23: About $1060 round-trip

A few days earlier (on May 13) we saw am even more dramatic difference in a KLM sale for flights from Washington, D.C. to Barcelona.

  • Depart Aug. 22: from $1337 round-trip
  • Depart Aug. 23: from $708 round-trip

Note: That sale price has since disappeared but fares can and do change with no notice, and only a few seats are set aside for the biggest bargains. Tip: Set airfare alerts. And shop carefully. You never know what a difference a day can make to your wallet.


Updated: May 24, 2016