PUBLISHED: 08:00, Wed, Jan 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:23, Wed, Jan 8, 2020
With summer in sight, many Britons are gearing up to make summer travel plans. While January sales are a good place to start making savings, travel experts have discovered your planned date of departure could be the key to budget-savvy bookings. In fact, changing your departure date could help cut costs by at least 10 percent.
Data from Skyscanner has revealed that while Sunday used to be the most expensive day to travel, Tuesday now takes the crown for the day of the week boasting the priciest tickets.
Meanwhile, it seems Friday is the departure date to go for if holidaymakers want to cut costs.
Skyscanner found that travellers who switched their travel date from a Tuesday to a Friday could save as much as 11 percent.
Unsurprisingly though, this means that Friday is also the busiest day for travel meaning passengers could be part of a crowd at the airport.
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The data also discovered that the day of booking can make all the difference.
Customers who booked their holiday on a Wednesday tended to get the best deals, while those who secured their plans on a Monday faced the highest costs.
“With the busiest month for flight bookings underway we wanted to crunch our latest data to uncover flight insights that could help travellers find the best deals in 2020,” said Skyscanner spokesperson Ruma Cummins.
“Once again there is evidence that suggests Friday is still the cheapest day of the week for travellers to fly out of the UK, which could explain while Fridays are also the busiest day for outbound travel from the UK.
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