Labor Day Weekend 2019: Last-Minute Travel Deals

Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching, and budget savvy travelers are gearing up to make the most of the long weekend ahead!

Hayley Berg - Aug. 19, 2019

Summary

Flight Tips

  • Good deal flight prices for Labor Day long weekend trips in the US are 6.9% less expensive than last year, currently averaging $271 for a round-trip ticket.

  • Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Denver top Hopper’s ranking of the most watched domestic destinations for Labor Day weekend.

  • International getaways will cost travelers a bit more, around $722 for a round-trip ticket, but prices are 12% less expensive compared to 2018.

  • Popular getaway destinations Montego Bay, Jamaica; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Paris, France made Hopper’s top 10 list of most watched international destinations this Labor Day.

  • If you haven’t booked flights yet, book as soon as possible. Two weeks before Labor Day weekend, expect prices to begin spiking $8 per day until the weekend begins. 

Hotel Tips

  • Destinations like New York City, Orlando, New Orleans, and Las Vegas top Hopper’s list of cities with the most demand for hotels over Labor Day weekend. Good deals are still available in many of these trending cities!

  • Check in on Friday of the long weekend in these top cities to save up to 48% on your stay compared to a Saturday check in.


Labor Day Weekend Airfare Summary

Average prices for both domestic and international getaways are currently trending lower compared to the same time last year. Last minute domestic deals are 9.4% cheaper this year than last, and 12% cheaper for international last minute deals.

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Figure 1: Labor Day weekend 2019 flight prices compared to 2018.

When to Buy

If you haven’t booked yet, book as soon as possible. In the 2-3 weeks before Labor Day Weekend, flight prices begin to rise steadily. Two weeks before the holiday, prices will begin spiking $8 per day until the weekend begins.

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Figure 2: When to buy Labor Day weekend 2019 flights compared to 2018.

When to Fly

Round-trip domestic flights will be cheapest departing on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, while international flight prices will be lowest on Thursday before the long weekend, and then rise. 

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Figure 3: When to fly for Labor Day weekend 2019 compared to 2018.

Want to get away? Looking for last minute flight deals?

It’s not too late to snag a deal on a domestic or international long weekend getaway!

Domestic Destinations

Round-trip flights to these trending destinations are below the Labor Day Weekend average ticket price for a domestic trip. Trending destinations have higher search demand than in 2018 and lower than average prices for a round trip ticket over the 3 day weekend.

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International Destinations

Grab your passport and get away! Round-trip flights to these trending destinations are below the Labor Day Weekend average ticket price for an international trip. Trending destinations have higher search demand than in 2018 and lower than average prices for a round trip ticket over the 3 day weekend.

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Vacation or Staycation? Americans Have Options In Top Trending Destinations.

Destinations like New York City, Orlando, New Orleans, and Las Vegas top Hopper’s list of cities with the most demand for hotels over Labor Day weekend. Good deals for hotels are still available in many of these trending cities! Check in on Friday of the long weekend in these top cities to save up to 48% on your stay compared to a Saturday check in.

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Methodology

Unless otherwise noted, flight prices represent weighted average prices for round trip tickets departing the Friday of Labor Day weekend. The data presented in this study comes from Hopper's real-time feed of 25 to 30 billion daily airfare price quotes and its historical archive of several trillion prices from over the past several years.

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