Having mixed feelings about Black Friday this year? That’s completely understandable. It may be an ideal time to score some great Black Friday flight deals, but when you’ll feel comfortable travelling again is up to you. And when you are, Skyscanner is here to help you — not only to find amazing travel deals, but also to book your travels the smart and safe way.
First things first: government guidelines change all the time. So along with making sure you always check the official government information on the latest restrictions and requirements, you should also bookmark Skyscanner’s Where’s Open? interactive map. Our map will keep you up to date with the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Then, make sure to take advantage of our smart, useful tools that will make it easier to book (and reschedule) with peace of mind: a filter for flexible flight tickets, airline safety ratings and the ability to get price alerts for flights. Ready? Set? Go!
How to find Black Friday flight deals
Finding great Black Friday flight deals is easy to do — both on the Skyscanner website and on our free app. Check out these tips below.
Finding Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals on the Skyscanner App
To make sure you don’t miss out when those Black Friday flight deals become available, download our free app (available for iOS and Android). Clicking on the ‘Explore Everywhere’ button, you’ll find the cheapest flights to anywhere, from your destination. (You’ll see, for example, that places like Poland, Latvia and France appear as the cheapest options to fly to from Ireland.) You can also click on ‘Best deals by month’ to find the most budget-friendly options for your month of choice.
Let’s say, for instance, that you chose France as your destination. Hit the ‘France’ tab to get a list of great Black Friday flight deals for France, sorted out based on price. But remember to double-check with our ‘Where’s Open?’ live map first, to ensure your destination is currently open to travellers from Ireland.
Once you’re certain your chosen destination is open for travel, you can start narrowing your search. For instance, you can filter your search to show only airlines that offer flexible tickets or search for specific airlines. Found a flight you like but are not quite ready to book yet? You can get price alerts, so that you get a notification on your phone once fares change. Booking a trip with peace of mind has never been easier!
Finding Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight deals on the Skyscanner website
If you prefer searching for Black Friday flight deals on your desktop, Skyscanner’s got you covered. Visit our website and type in your nearest airport (or just choose the whole country, to see more options). To make sure you don’t miss out on any great Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, you can set your destination to ‘Everywhere’. This will help us sort through the cheapest destinations in the whole wide world and find you great deals that are currently available. You can also pick a specific departure date or a month, or choose ‘cheapest month’ to get Black Friday flight deals regardless of when.
Just like in our app, you can filter the results so that you can see only a certain airline’s flights. Click ‘Filter’, then ‘Airlines’ and deselect every airline except your preferred one(s).
Found some interesting Black Friday flight deals? Sometimes it’s smarter to wait until the last minute (i.e. around Cyber Monday) to nab them. To make sure you stay in the loop and don’t miss anything, click ‘Get Price Alerts’ on the top left. Skyscanner will send you an email whenever fares change for that destination. Note: you can do that for as many destinations you like, not just on Black Friday but year round.
Another important feature to use? Skyscanner’s airline safety ratings. Just like on our free app, you can filter your search on our website to show only airlines with high COVID-19 safety ratings.
Discover where you can go – and get inspiration on where to travel next
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great opportunities to score some cheap tickets and fantastic travel deals. But what about the rest of the year? At Skyscanner, we want to help you be informed and excited about travel year round. Here’s how we’re making that happen.
Discover where’s open to travel right now
COVID-19 has made planning a trip quite tricky. Government guidelines can change at the blink of an eye, so it’s very important to stay on top of the situation. How? By consulting our interactive Where’s Open? map.
Go to the map on our free app, or on our website, and type the name of the destination you’re thinking of travelling to. Right away, you’ll see a red, green or yellow dot appearing next to it. Is your destination green? That’s great: it means that travellers from Ireland can visit that place without any hiccups — or a need to quarantine upon arrival.
Be in the know when your favourite destinations open again for travel
What if there is a red or yellow dot (like Norway, in the example above) next to your chosen destination? Unfortunately this means that the destination is not currently open to travel from Ireland.
But because things change so fast, we can keep you informed. Hit the ‘Get travel updates’ bar and Skyscanner will send you an email once your destination becomes available for travel from Ireland once again.
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Plan safe, travel smart
During the ambiguous times we currently live in, being able to book and reschedule your trip with confidence is the most important thing. That’s why we wanted to let you know about all these smart tools we’ve created, like airline ratings and price alerts. We believe that by taking away the stress and ambiguity, you can once again focus on the fun of travelling.
Didn’t find any Black Friday flight deals you liked?
That’s okay! You can find some great deals all year round at Skyscanner.
Black Friday flight deals FAQ
Yes! We expect to see many airlines offering Black Friday flight deals this year. We will add them to our website once they’re available (usually from midnight on Black Friday and onwards) so keep checking our web and app from 27 November.
Ryanair offered some great Black Friday deals last year, so we expect them to have some great deals this year as well! To be the first to know when the airline lowers its prices, go to the Skyscanner website and filter your airline preferences for Ryanair, then click “Get Price Alerts”.
We understand it’s hard to keep track of everything — so we’re doing it for you! Make sure to subscribe to the Skyscanner newsletter, where we’ll be announcing whenever a deal goes live. Also, by subscribing to our newsletter you’ll get tips, news and travel deals all year long.