Best prices for popular routes in 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best day to fly over Labor Day weekend?

It depends on your route and schedule, but on average, the cheapest day to fly on the routes we compared is Saturday, September 4th. The next cheapest day is Thursday, September 2.

Where are the best places to travel for Labor Day weekend?

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, prompting millions of people to spend the long weekend traveling near beaches and cities.

We’ve rounded up the prices of flights to popular US destinations during Labor Day, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. However, the most popular destination we gathered was New York with joint routes from Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami to the Big Apple.

How can I find travel deals for the Labor Day weekend?

Find cheaper flights by comparing routes on different airlines, signing up for cheap flight subscriptions such as Scotts Cheap Flights, or searching online travel agencies for deals.

Additionally, OTAs like Priceline,, and Expedia have deals sections highlighting ways to save on hotels and flights through discounts and packages.

How to find cheaper flights in general?

Comparing airfare, finding special deals with airlines, and signing up for newsletters are great options for saving money on airline tickets. Signing up for subscription services such as Scott’s Cheap Flights can also help you find cheaper flights. Consult our guide to find cheaper flights.

Which airlines have a free cancellation policy?

During the pandemic, airlines changed the way you can change or cancel an existing flight. Generally, getting a refund on your original payment form is difficult for any airline.

Depending on the type of ticket you purchase initially, it is possible to change a flight or get flight credit for future travel. American, Delta, Southwest, Alaska, and United have no change fees for most tickets, and flight credit can be provided for most major fares or higher.

For example, the reduced fare on Alaska Airlines is not eligible for refunds or changes 24 hours after booking. Likewise, United’s basic economy fares are non-refundable after 24 hours of booking.

To learn more about airline cancellation policies, see this guide to canceling or changing your flight.