Although the days of last minute super cheap holidays seems to have long gone, there are still ways to bag yourself a real bargain. Here are just a few tips to make sure you get your summer break at the best possible price and have a great holiday without breaking the bank.
Flexibility on both your destination and duration can save you a small fortune and if you have to during the summer look for the air fares as the back end of the school holidays as these will be a lot cheaper that at the beginning or in the middle. There can also be a huge difference between the prices of midweek and weekend flights as many workers prefer to fly at weekends to minimise the holidays they are taking, so try to fly midweek and on a very early or very late flight to save even more money.
10 day holidays are a great alternative for those who want more than a week but cannot afford a fortnight. As at least one of these flights will be midweek you are making the aforementioned saving and some travel sites offer great deals on 9 or 11 nights to in order to fill empty seats in planes and beds in hotel rooms.
Flight supplements from local airports used to be the bane of the holidaymaker now, however, it is a lot cheaper to fly from your local airport than to travel to another by bus or train or to drive there and pay parking charges. Check the small print of your accommodation to see if there are any extras included such as free passes to theme parks or water parks as having these will also save you money.
Try and take one case per couple than one each, everyone takes things away they don’t wear, and with Jet2 offering a generous 22kg luggage allowance, you can easily fit in those bikinis, shorts and flip flops without taking two half empty cases and having to pay for both.