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Friday the 13th, a bargain to pay less for your plane ticket

Flying on a Friday the 13th can save you money. This is what emerges from a study carried out by Kayak and relayed by BFM TV. The reason for this trend? Beliefs and superstitions around this famous day. Many travelers fear that this date brings bad luck, Friday the 13th is “one of the days when flight prices are the most affordable this year”, reveals the search engine specializing in travel.

And the savings can be great for the brave who don’t fear this date. Thus, according to the comparator, “Flights on Friday, May 13 are around 108 euros cheaper (33% less), compared to the average price of all other Friday flights this year”. The average ticket price in 2022 would be 380 euros and it would increase to around 255 euros for this Friday the 13th.

To arrive at this observation, Kayak sifted through the flight searches of the last 67 days on its search engine, for trips between January 1 and December 31, 2022. The specialist then established an average price for flights whose departure was 05/13/22 and compared it to the average price of all other Fridays of the year. So, if you have to travel this Friday, hurry to book your flight, because there will only be one Friday the 13th in 2022.

As reminded The evening, according to several studies, there would not be more air incidents on a Friday the 13th. In nearly a century, only two accidents would have occurred on this symbolic date for some. Something to reassure the paraskevid├ękatriaphobes.


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