Vueling, the sister airline of British Airways and Iberia, has launched a €4.99 Winter sale on selected routes.
Full details are on the Vueling website here.
In theory these fares run until 22nd September but you would be crazy to wait that long as I doubt they will hang about.
You must travel between 2nd November to 25th March. Not all dates are available but Vueling has a handy calendar so you can easily which days are included.
Seats are definitely available at these prices. Here is a return flight from Manchester to Alicante in January I priced up last night:
Only the €10 ‘booking fee’ kicks up the cost, but at €9.99 each way after the fee you aren’t breaking the bank.
You won’t earn Avios on these tickets (more expensive Vueling flights do earn Avios in Iberia Plus) and neither will you get lounge access if you have British Airways status. It is difficult to complain at these prices though!
If your ticket shows as earning Vueling points, you may want to open an account and claim those. There are rumours of Vueling switching across to Avios soon and your Puntos would presumably convert.
Here is the full list of routes which touch the UK.
Birmingham – Malaga
Birmingham – Tenerife
Birmingham – Alicante
Edinburgh – Alicante
Edinburgh – Rome
Edinburgh – Paris
London Gatwick – Paris
London Gatwick – Oviedo
London Gatwick – Santiago
London Luton – Zurich
London Luton – Amsterdam
Manchester – Alicante
Manchester – Rome
Manchester – Tenerife
Newcastle – Barcelona
If you cannot find flights both ways at €4.99, there is another option. Promotional code FLYNDERUK knocks off €20 from the price of return flights. The code definitely works but I’m not sure what the criteria are. (EDIT: posted in the comments below)
You can find full details on the Vueling website here.
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