Travel Deal Tuesday 2020 Returns with Historically Low Prices & New Flexible Booking Options

December 1st will be the biggest day for travel deals in the post-Thanksgiving shopping period and the most flexible day to make future travel plans

Liana Corwin - Nov. 23, 2020

BOSTON, MA - November 23, 2020 - Dreaming of traveling again soon? With vaccine distribution looking promising next year, 71% of Americans say they’re hopeful to travel sometime next year. Today, travel booking app Hopper announced that Travel Deal Tuesday ( or "Travel Tuesday," is returning on December 1st for the fourth year in a row, with historically low discounts on spring/summer 2021 travel and new flexible booking options, making it the best day to plan future travel.

Travel Deal Tuesday is the best day in the post-Thanksgiving shopping period for consumers to find deals on travel, including flights, hotels and car rentals. Hopper collects 25 to 30 billion flight and hotel price quotes every day and has built a huge historical archive of trillions of prices from over the past several years. The company analyzed its historical pricing data and found that the Tuesday following Thanksgiving has consistently offered the most significant volume of deals that week. 

On Travel Deal Tuesday 2019, Hopper saw more flights discounted than on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined -- including nearly 30% more deals than Cyber Monday and 40% more than Black Friday.

Last year, Hopper sent nearly 3 million buy notifications on Travel Deal Tuesday, detecting an average of 34 deals per second on this travel holiday - that’s 30% more than the average day!

This year, travelers will see even bigger discounts on Travel Deal Tuesday, with prices expected to be 34% lower compared to last year. If you're hopeful about traveling sometime next year, Travel Deal Tuesday is a great opportunity to take advantage of historically low prices before they begin normalizing in 2021. 

With uncertainty around future travel plans, flexibility will be key this Travel Deal Tuesday. That’s why Hopper is discounting its top booking tools on Dec. 1 to give travelers peace of mind, and to make it the most flexible day to plan a future trip.

Book with Flexibility on Travel Deal Tuesday:

  • 20% off Refundable & Flexible Tickets -  For bookings made on Dec. 1, Hopper’s Refundable Booking Plan (flights & hotels) and Flexible Dates Plan (flights only) will be offered for 20% off. This means you can cancel a flight or hotel booking for any reason, or change a flight booking for a reduced price. If you cancel your plans, you’ll get 90% back in travel credit or 80% cash back. If you decide to change your flight, you’ll be able to modify the date, time, and even airline for any reason up to 24 hours prior to departure directly in the app with just a few taps.

  • Freeze a Price for 25% less - See a price you like on Travel Deal Tuesday, but not ready to book? Price Freeze is a more flexible way to book flights and hotels. Hopper will “freeze” the price right where it’s at so that you don’t miss out on a great deal, even if you need more time to plan. 

  • Travel Protection included for free - Ensure your trip is hassle-free. For every flight booking made on Dec. 1st, Hopper’s Missed Connection Rebooking and Flight Delay Protection will be included for free. If you miss a connection, you can book a new flight 100% free with just a few taps in the app. If your flight is delayed for more than 1 hour, you can either receive $200 compensation or book a new flight with any airline for free directly in the Hopper app. 

How to participate & score the best deals:

  • Take advantage of special discounted prices - Save more than 40% off flights, up to 40% off hotels, and up to 30% off select Avis and Budget car rentals on the Hopper app. To sweeten the deal, travelers can earn Carrot Cash back on every flight purchase made on Dec. 1 in the Hopper app. 

  • Check participating airlines for promotions - Airlines such as Hawaiian Airlines, Emirates, Air Canada and Icelandair have already confirmed they’ll be participating in Travel Deal Tuesday this year. More providers and routes will be announced leading up to the date.

  • Get up to $500 towards a future trip to Hawaii, Mexico or The Carribean - Download the Hopper app and search the destination of your choice & dates you want to fly. Hopper will automatically “watch” the trip for you to track prices. On Dec. 1, check your Hopper Wallet to see how much Carrot Cash you’ve been gifted and apply it toward a future trip of your dreams.

  • Never miss a deal with Hopper’s Auto-Buy feature - If you know where you want to travel next, use Hopper’s Auto-Buy feature for free in advance of Dec. 1 to lock in the best price. With Auto-Buy, you name the price you want to pay for any flight and Hopper will automatically book it for you if we see your price or lower.


"In recent years, Travel Deal Tuesday has become one of the best days to book travel. While this year has looked different in many ways, Americans are still excited about the promise of a good deal," said Liana Corwin, Consumer Travel Expert at Hopper. "Our data shows that on Travel Deal Tuesday last year, Hopper detected an average of 34 deals per second on this travel holiday, that's 30% more than the average day. This year, Americans can expect even bigger savings, as prices are expected to be 34% lower compared to last year. If you’re thinking about future travel, December 1 will be a great day to take advantage of low rates and unprecedented flexibility, as travel providers are expected to offer discounts on spring/summer 2021 travel and flexible booking options.”

To join in on the exciting deals and learn more about the savings this year, visit Hopper will be announcing further details on featured travel partners, destinations and savings as it gets closer to Travel Deal Tuesday 2020.


About Hopper

Hopper is the smart way to plan and book travel on your phone. Combining trillions of data points and powerful machine learning, the app saves users time, money, and anxiety in their quest to book the perfect trip. Hopper makes it possible to save money and travel more, predicting future prices for flights and accommodations with 95% recommendation accuracy, offering personalized tips, and notifying users about price drops and exclusive deals. Visit for more information and to download the free app.

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Brianna Schneider

Director of Communications at Hopper

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