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Dates for Summer's Cheapest Airfares

As you plan your summer travels, here's a day to circle on your calendar: June 6.

That's when airfares should be at their lowest during the period from June through September, according to an analysis of thousands of flights, conducted by  

The company's CEO, Jeff Klee, told Condé Nast Traveler that flights throughout the summer are expected to be less expensive than last year. Said Klee: "The data clearly shows the best value for summer travel can be found the first half of June"—never more so than on the 6th.

The most expensive month to travel, by contrast, will be July; the 9th day of that month will have the summer's highest airfares.

CheapAir found that the least expensive days to fly in August and September are the 22nd and the 12th, respectively. Book during the middle of the week—Tuesday and Wednesday—and you'll save an average of $62. Avoid Sundays if at all possible; that's when fares are at their highest.