Spirit Airlines' Travel Tuesday specials: Some one way tickets drop below $30

For a few days, plane tickets will be a little cheaper for Floridians craving a real winter this holiday season and northerners in need of a warm Christmas (depending which airline you choose).

You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but have you ever heard of “Travel Tuesday?”

It’s exactly what it sounds like: Some flights, hotel prices and all-inclusive vacation packages for resorts and cruise ships get a price cut on the Tuesday following Cyber Monday.

Here’s which airlines are participating this year, what specials Florida-based airline Spirit Airlines is offering and which day of the week you’re most likely to find a cheap flight to or from The Sunshine State.

Which airlines do Travel Tuesday?

Seasoned travelers often say that the cheapest day to book a flight is Tuesday, which makes this post-Thanksgiving tradition the perfect addition to the five-day retail frenzy.

Of course, the price-point of a plane ticket is primarily based on demand. Flights at low-demand times, like late evening or very early morning, tend to be inherently cheaper. But almost all ticket prices usually drop slightly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and rise on Fridays and Sundays.

Here are a few of the airlines participating in Travel Tuesday 2023:

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Does Spirit Airlines do Black Friday specials?

Spirit Airlines – based in Miramar, Florida – is notorious for cheap flights, among other things. The Floridian airline runs specials from Black Friday through December 1, bringing its already-low prices close to rock-bottom.

Until December 1, Free Spirit account holders who buy or give 12,000 or more “Free Spirit Points” will save 40%.

You can fly from Orlando (MCO) to Nashville around New Year’s Eve for as low as $27 one way. If you want to leave the U.S. altogether to ring in the new year or celebrate Christmas, some of the lowest international flights Spirit offers from MCO are to San Jose, Costa Rica for as low as $82 one way.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Florida?

According to statistics from flight and hotel booking and deals app Hopper, you can save as much as $85 on your trip if you depart from Florida on a Tuesday and arrive or return on a Wednesday.

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Travel Tuesday 2023: Spirit Airlines specials on cheapest day to fly