Happy hour flights is a popular travel industry term used to describe a small window of opportunity where airlines offer discounted flights. Usually a regular event held daily or weekly, these happy hour flights are generally offered at the same time each day or week. Offering significant savings on selected destinations and routes, price savvy travellers can enjoy huge benefits by logging on to each air carrier's website during their designated 'happy hour' to view which specials are available to see if any of them suit their travel plans.
Strangely enough, many of the designated 'happy hour' sale times are often available for two hours. However happy hour flights and sale fares are only visible and available at these times. Travellers wanting to take advantage of these cheaper fares must book and pay for these selected flights during the designated 'happy hour'. Travellers who are unable to log on and view or book these sale fares in time will miss out on the offers of the day and will have to return to the website at another 'happy hour' in order to view and book these happy hour flights.
Not all routes and destinations are available on these happy hour sales so it is not a fail safe way to grab a cheap flight. However, if travellers are flexible with their destinations or dates of travel, these happy hour flights can be a great way to save money. There are a number of carriers who now offer happy hour flights and the best way to stay informed on who is offering happy hour flights and when they will be available is to shop around on the internet, visit the websites of a range of different carriers and sign up to receive special offers, newsletters and email updates and alerts.