Friday the 13th is the cheapest day to fly

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Friday the 13th is the cheapest day to fly

Superstitious? You're not the only one - and that's why Friday 13th is the cheapest day to fly.

Data from travel search engine Kayak reveals that the 13th is the most purse-friendly day to fly in June, with domestic flights coming in at £52 below average.

Traditionally related as a day for accidents and slip-ups, there's only one Friday 13th this year, and non-superstitious travellers are reaping the benefits.

According to the Daily Telegraph, it's not just us Brits that are put off - domestic return flights in France dropped by £53 on Friday 13th and in Austria by £24. Over in Sweden, the average price of a domestic flight fell by £89.

Kayak Managing Director Annie Wilson told the Daily Mail: "It is fascinating to see just how much the concern caused by Friday 13th is affecting consumer travel behaviour.

"For flight prices to be noticeably lower than the monthly average implies that people really are taking the connotations of the date into consideration when booking.

"The savvier option is to put aside superstition and snap up a bargain flight while others are battening down the hatches and waiting for the day to pass."

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