1. Bankrate.com says first, avoid the Friday before each of the summer holidays. That’s July 4th and Labor Day. You’ll pay $100 or more for that day.
2. While we’re at it, avoid Thursdays too. That will cost you more money than if you depart on the least expensive day of the way, which is typically on Tuesday. Flying on a Tuesday will save you an average of 7 percent.
3. Historically, the most expensive day to fly during the entire summer is the Monday during the third week of July, which this year is July 15th.
Remember, if you have the flexibility, off-peak months like September are the best to travel. Fares drop and the weather is still warm.
If you can squeeze in a trip before June ends, hotels are typically still inexpensive this month because school hasn’t let out “universally” yet and occupancy tends to be lower this month.