Ferocious moms and their counterparts are elbowing their way through a local Target in knee pads and bike helmets. There are no more food processors. Someone just lost a limb in the Nerf gun aisle. No one is safe. This is Black Friday.
Now, imagine a world where you forego the trip to Target. Instead, you’re at home, safe and knee pad-free, booking a plane ticket to Jamaica, where you will require neither a food processor, nor a Nerf gun. This is the beauty of Travel Deal Tuesday.
According to budget travel app, Hopper, November 27 — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — is when to expect a major annual dip in plane ticket prices. Most folks have already planned their winter travel before Turkey Day, so this is a bit of a dry spell for the airline market. For us, that’s a good thing: The brief window serves as its own Black Friday-meets-Cyber Monday for discounted flights. Last year, the popular app sent out 1.1 million price-cut notifications on Travel Deal Tuesday, where 20% of the domestic and international routes they typically vet for potential deals were offering sales. That’s a massive 43% more discounts than the app typically locates — and the numbers seem to look better with each passing November.
2018 is expected to offer the widest range of deals yet, and according to a Hopperpress release, the discounts will be big. As of right now, the app is highlighting tickets to Barcelona at 36% off, London for 41% off, Hong Kong for 32% off, and Turks & Caicos at 42% off. That’s no small price cut.