Want to save on airline tickets for international flights? Easy. A 2018 Skyscanner report for air travel reveals Thursday as the best day to fly out from UAE, as well as the best day to book flights, the busiest day for outbound flights and the best value destinations.
Thursday the best day to fly out of UAE and Saturdays offer cheapest flight bookings
After analysing data from last year’s air travel statistics, Skyscanner says the best formula for cheap tickets is to book flights on a Saturday and fly out on a Thursday. It turns out that Thursday is the cheapest day to fly out of the country, while Friday is the most is the most expensive day. Whereas, flight bookings are cheapest on Saturdays, while Wednesdays offer the most expensive rates. What’s more, 1st April happens to the busiest day for outbound flights from the UAE.
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Combined airlines and airports a cheaper alternative
Holidaymakers can save by taking single flights from multiple airlines, rather than opting for a return flight from the same airline. An extra cross-checking on flights could do wonders. Also, the report recommends checking flights from nearby airports. For instance, a family of four flying to London in March could save over Dhs 3,000 by flying from Dubai instead of from Abu Dhabi airport.
Salalah and Las Vegas among best value destinations
When comparing airfare, Skyscanner ranks Salalah as the number one short-haul value destination for air travel, with a 40% discount. Whereas, Las Vegas ranks first for long-haul air travel, with a 21% reduced fare. Here’s the 2018 value destination rankings: