easyJet, keen to get some cash in the door, is running a deal for flights over the Winter 2020 season.
It’s a simple deal:
EVERY flight, between 25th October 2020 and 28th February 2021, is £29.99 or less.
This deal ends on Tuesday 31st March.
The only ‘catch’ is that not all routes are currently on sale. You cannot book yet for flights to Germany, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel and Jordan, so you won’t be flying there for £29.99.
There are some very good deals here if you know where to look, especially around key ski weekends next year.
Book today and – if seats are still available – you’re paying £60 return.
OK, it’s easyJet, so you’re looking at another chunk of cash for seat reservations and checked baggage. Even with all that, I reckon you can book a family of four – with bags and decent seats – for under £500. If you were happy to sit at the back of the plane it would be as low as £375 including luggage for four people.
This is excellent pricing for ski holidays. As you are usually forced to travel Saturday to Saturday to fit around hotel changeover dates, you rarely have much flexibility as to when you fly.
There is, of course, a little bit of credit risk with easyJet at the moment. In reality, I think the chance of easyJet going bankrupt is low. In the worst possible scenario – that the airline collapsed by the Summer – you’d still have eight months to book alternative flights and your credit card company would refund you.
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Full details are on the easyJet website here.