Black Friday feels different this year. When and how we as individuals feel comfortable to travel again will be different for each of us. If you are looking to travel in the future, Skyscanner is here to help you to not only find some amazing Black Friday travel deals, but also book safer and smarter travel.
Make sure to always check Skyscanner’s Where’s Open? interactive map, to be up to date with the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions. We also have smart, handy tools like airline rating and price alerts that will make it easier to book and reschedule with confidence.
So, go ahead and snag those Black Friday flights before someone else does.
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How to find Black Friday flight deals
To find the best Black Friday flight deals and plan your trip the smart way, check out these tips below on how to make the most out of the Skyscanner app and website’s functions.
Finding Black Friday travel deals on the Skyscanner App
The first thing you need to do to get the best Black Friday flights and cheapest offers, is download our app (free for iOS and Android). Hit the ‘Explore Everywhere’ button, to find the cheapest flights to anywhere in the whole wide world. Or select ‘Best deals by month’ to sort through the absolute best prices for your month of choice, when those Black Friday flight deals become available.
Let’s say that you chose Greece as your destination, for example. You can click on the ‘Greece’ tab to get a list of all the best Black Friday flight for Greece, arranged from lower to higher price. Remember to always consult our ‘Where’s Open?’ live map, to ensure the destination you’ve chosen is currently open for travel.
But that’s not all you can do. You can narrow your search to only show airlines with flexible tickets, filter for specific airlines or opt for greener choices. And of course you can also check the airline rating and get price alerts once fares change. All these tools are designed to help you book with peace of mind.
Finding Black Friday flight deals on the Skyscanner website
Of course, you can always search for Black Friday travel deals on your desktop. Go to the Skyscanner website and enter your nearest airport. To make sure you don’t miss out on any deals, and consider a destination you’ve never thought of, set the destination to ‘Everywhere’. This will allow our system to filter the best budget-friendly destinations and find any Black Friday deals currently available. Not sure when to book travel for? Select ‘cheapest month’ to get the best deals currently available.
Do you have a preferred airline, perhaps with some air miles clocking up? You can edit the results to show only that airline’s flights. Choose ‘Filter’, then ‘Airlines’ and deselect every airline except your preferred one. Then click ‘Apply’.
Sometimes it pays to bide your time on Black Friday, as more Black Friday flight deals pop up as the day (and whole weekend) goes on. Take advantage of Skyscanner’s Price Alert function. By clicking ‘Get Price Alerts’ on the top left, you’ll get an email whenever fares for that destination rise or fall. And you can do that for as many destinations you like, year round.
Don’t forget that you can also check an airlline’s COVID-19 safety ratings on the website, just as easily as on our free app.
Black Friday airline deals 2020
Black Friday is when many of the top airlines offer their best flight deals for travel, meaning you can plan your next round-the-world adventure or beach break without blowing up your budget. Below, we’ve listed some of the airlines that are known to offer great Black Friday flight deals:
- British Airways Flight Deals: British Airways often lower their flight prices during Black Friday weekend.
- easyJet Flight Deals: Keep your eyes open, you could bag a flight to a hot European destination for a bargain.
- Jet2 Flight Deals: Jet2 is expected to offer some great Black Friday deals to selected European destinations, so stay on top of their Black Friday sale.
- Virgin Atlantic Flight Deals: Whether to bustling cities or sandy shores, the Virgin Atlantic Black Friday sale is expected to have some great deals.
Discover where you can go – and get inspiration on where to travel next
As you know by now, Black Friday is a great time to score some wallet-friendly deals and plan your adventure. But at Skyscanner, our mission is to help you do that year-round. Here’s how.
Discover where you can go now
Due to COVID-19, it’s become difficult to plan a trip. The pandemic situation changes very fast and government regulations change along with it. Thankfully, staying on top of the situation is easy with Skyscanner’s interactive Where’s Open? map.
Go to the Skyscanner app, click on the map and type in whichever destination you’re interested in. You’ll notice that a red, green or yellow dot appear next to it. If it’s green, that’s good news: the destination is open to UK travel. Now you can safely search for Black Friday flight deals in that destination.
Be notified the moment your favourite destinations open again for travel
Sometimes you may notice a red dot next to your chosen destination. This indicates that the destination is not currently open to UK travellers. But that could change at any time.
To make sure you will be notified the second your destination becomes available again, click on the ‘Get travel updates’ button. We will monitor the situation and send you an email once the situation changes.
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Safe plans, smart travel
When travelling feels ambiguous, being able to book your trip with peace of mind becomes invaluable. That’s why we created all these tools we talked about in this article, like price alerts for flights and airline ratings. We take away the stress and ambiguity. All that’s left for you to worry about is wanderlust.
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Black Friday flight deals FAQ
Black Friday is the Friday that follows Thanksgiving in America. It’s a great time to shop as many brands are doing big, pre-Christmas sales. This year, Black Friday falls on 27 November.
Yes. Black Friday is usually the best day of the year to buy flights, wherever you’re jetting off to, as many airlines are offering Black Friday flight deals.
We expect Emirates to offer some great Black Friday deals this year! To be the first to know when the airline lowers its prices, make sure to check out this space where we will be covering all Emirates Black Friday deals as soon as they become available.
Yes. We expect that most companies participating in Black Friday holiday deals will start promoting their deals from midnight onwards, and well into the weekend. Skyscanner will strive to add them to our site as soon as they’re available – so keep checking on 27 November.