Hipmunk, the app for cheap flights and travel planning, is run by super nerds. Who else would crunch the data from millions of flights, just to tell you the best times to go to all your favorite places? Travelers obsess over which day to book flights (hint, there isn’t one), but don’t spend enough time thinking about the logic of seasonality, and what months the best flight deals are actually offered. Thanks to Hipmunk, U.S. travelers now have a clear map not of “when to book” but “when to go” to find the best airfare deals. It’s much more helpful…
Looking for the best times to get away? January and September are your best bets. It’s no coincidence that these months immediately follow schools going back into session. With fewer people looking to travel, airlines drop prices for intra USA flights. According to millions of data points analyzed by Hipmunk, you’ll save an average of 31% by traveling in these months.
The Cheapest USA Destinations For January Travel
Travelers will find the very best savings in Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Denver, Palm Springs or Orlando, where airfare prices are at least 33% lower on average than the rest of the year. Flights to Orlando average $235 per person, which is a savings of 36% versus peak getaway dates. With the new Star Wars Hotel opening in Orlando before January 2020, it could be a brilliant move.
The Cheapest USA Destinations For September Travel
Grab the sunscreen. September is the perfect time to soak in those last few rays of summer. Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Savannah, Oakland and West Palm Beach offer savings up to 43% lower than peak prices in the month of September. Hawaii is gorgeous this time of year, and with kids back in school, hotels and resorts will be cheaper too. Hawaii Flights have gone as low as $177 round trip, so act fast if you see a deal! What’s not to like?
Sobbing with the news that the two months you can’t travel are the best times to travel? Hipmunk created a consolation prize, showing a grid of where to go in each month for the best savings. If you can only travel in February, just scroll down to find the places offering the best savings in February. Same goes for each month, so go nerd out and plan your next big trip…