ALL easyJet flights for Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 are £29.99 or less

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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.

ALL easyJet flights for Winter 2020 at £29.99 or less

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.

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Comments

  1. Matthew says:

    Sadly, lots of flights are not available during half term. But I do think that’s because they are sold out. They were released early and cheap as chips before being snapped up.

    • Matthew says:

      Having said that…as soon as I search for a family of four, loads of destinations in half term are unavailable. 🤔

      • Twipes man says:

        The sale has been on since the 18th of March. Most of the half term dates are all gone… This site has been a bit slow to report this one

        • Seemed a bit of a low priority to be honest. I admit it would have been better running it when we actually wrote the article, which was a week ago.

        • Ian Wallace says:

          Managed to get our ski flights for (Scottish) half term. Family of 4 (+ 2 hold bags) out of Newcastle for £250! Flights from Edinburgh went like hot cakes and were sold out by the evening of the 18th.

          This will turn out to be either a complete bargain or money down the drain. Let’s hope Easyjet are still operating come February 2021!

          Tried to get the flights by changing an existing booking – but their system wanted £600 to change the outbound leg – so ended up just making a new booking.

  2. Great deals here. Although the use of the word ‘ALL’ in block capitals is misleading, because as you say, a number of destinations are not on sale yet. You should amend this…

  3. Nick_C says:

    If Easyjet go bust, you can say goodbye to your money. No S75 protection on transactions under £100.

    • But if what matters is the *transaction* being >£100, then someone booking a return for a couple would be over that threshold?

      • I’m afraid not.

        You get return flights for you and a partner @ £30 per flight. Spend is £120 but you are buying 4 items. No S75 cover here even though total spend is more than £100.
        Chargeback won’t likely work either if you booking flights for skiing.
        For £30 each way it’s surely worth the the risk.
        Book the seats and luggage later maybe.
        Flying regularly to Geneva on EasyJet, I’ve absolutely no idea why sitting at the front of the plane helps (other than exit seats with legroom).

        • Some reasons why sitting at the front of the plane helps:
          * Legroom is slightly more in the seats in front of the overwing exit than the ones behind.
          * Sometimes sitting near the back means getting off via stairs (which can mean getting wet) whereas sitting near the front normally means airbridge. Gatwick is normally like this.
          * Generally the front of the plane get off first, even when there are stairs at both doors.

          I fly EDI-LGW and back weekly with easyJet, and typically sit in row 2-4 for the above reasons.

        • Charlieface says:

          I think the FOS has decided differently in the past. A return ticket is clearly one item, you wouldn’t fly only the return for example, Equally if one member of the party can’t fly, no-one will, so all tickets are one item.

          • Nick_C says:

            A return ticket is one item. But do EasyJet sell return tickets?

            Even if they do, AIUI, each return ticket would need to be more than £100 for S75 to apply.

          • They are not return tickets.
            EasyJet and Ryanair sell 2 single tickets. Miss your outbound? No problem taking the ‘return’ leg.

          • Charlieface says:

            Again I think the FOS ruled if it’s one purchase bought as a single transaction then S75 covers it, the same applies if you bought for example an item plus accessories.
            I think for EC261 it’s a bit more grey.

          • The FOS ruling was that where true single pricing applied, each way had to be over £100, but where it didn’t, the return could be.

            So for example
            BA at Heathrow charges more for two singles than a return, so the total counts as a transaction (and they autocancel your return if you don’t take the outbound)
            Ryanair prices as two singles, so each way counts separately
            EasyJet prices as singles so also counts separately. Note they USED to have a booking fee which de facto made it a return (as the fee was fixed so effectively penalised single tickets). However they have since removed this (partly so as to get out of this pricing anomaly)

  4. Been on sale for a while, widely reported elsewhere and so most of the best dates are gone.

  5. Sandgrounder says:

    Here’s a question. Imagine this. Someone has a return flight booked for Easter at £200. Coronavirus kicks in. Easyjet drop the change fee, and start the sale at the same time. They browse new dates and manage to swap to Christmas for £0 extra. The cash price was £59.98, but they didn’t bother to look, and it’s usually expensive at Christmas. To swap for free looked like a bargain. The virus comes surging back in winter, we are locked down again, all flights cancelled, how much compensation are they now entitled to if they choose to take cash?

    • Michael says:

      I changed some flights booked for last week to dates in September. There was no charge as one of the original flights was cancelled. New receipt lists original payment amount despite new flights being on sale for more than was paid for the old ones.

    • Lady London says:

      If you transfer your booking to another flight because they notified you your originally booked flight was cancelled then their practice is to transfer the original value of your cancelled flight to the new one. So even if you could by the new one for 30, after you move your 120 value flight into it then the value against the new flight on your booking will be 120. If your original flight was 50 then if it costs 75 to book the one you transfer to then you will get the flight but the value on it will be 50.

  6. As others have said..sadly holiday dates are sold out. I was incredibly quick off the mark and half term had already done.. wish easyJet would release the rest of the flights!

    • They didn’t sell every seat for these flights obviously- and only a few per flight for the obvious Saturday of half term.
      They will be on sale again later but at the usual £200 each way.

  7. Paul W says:

    Some locations are still available in half term. Just gotta look a bit harder!

  8. Have seen various things about how to force a refund with BA here, but is there any advice for how to claw back money paid to Easyjet? All I’ve heard from them via email is an offer to rebook up to Feb 2021 without a change fee. What if the flights (end of April) do not operate due to border closures (Czech Republic)?

    • Michael C says:

      Jon, I sent a screenshot of the cancelled flight + “you are entitled to a refund” to:
      [email protected]

      No word back (3 days), but as I’ve done my part, will wait a bit longer, then claim back on credit card.

      • Lady London says:

        IME even in peacetime Easyjet hasn’t been meeting their own stated time of a maximum 28 days for a response on their contact form. One query I sent last year disappeared without trace. No response ever. The other one got its first response after over 2 months. I replied promptly pointing out I had already supplied the requested information on the original request to replace a defective item bought on board. Then, they replied after another 6 weeks. So this was nearly 4 months to get this far. I reconfirmed details and uploaded the item receipt again. As Easyjets new reply now said they couldn’t read it. After another few weeks easyJet came back again wanting proof of postage of the defective item back to them which by then, nearly 5 months after I’d first requested a refund, I’d lost. I’d only used the Easyjet-we-reply-in-28-days contact form after being upset I couldn’t simply return or swop the defective item on board and then had already spent time phoning them. Then they said I had to submit a request for a refund via their contact form

        When I found out through this that when you buy easyJet onboard it’s actually Gate Gourmet who sold it to you, I understood.

        So personally if you’re looking for a refund due to an easyJet flight cancellation I suggest you go straight to your card company if your records are clear enough to show your payment against that cancelled flight.

  9. Very sorry to say, but does anyone realistically think that flights will be operating, in September, or even at Christmas/New Year, especially when a new, fully tested vaccine is not expected to be available for between 18 months and two years? Just saying…

    • Given that, even at 100,000 applications per day (which is clearly impossibly anyway) it would take a further 2 years to vaccinate the UK population, there needs to be another plan. You can’t keep the UK population locked up for 3+ years, which realistically is what it would take. You need a Plan B.

      • Bagoly says:

        If I am interpreting https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2019/10/04/flu-vaccination-the-main-things-to-know-about-the-2019-programme/ correctly, the flu jab was given last year in the UK to roughly 60% * 25M in I guess 90 days => 170k per day.

        In these times, if there were such a solution, I think both government and public would pull out all the stops, so we would be looking at the operation running 24/7.
        There are 300,000 nurses and nearly 290,000 doctors in the UK.
        Add in recent retirees but allow for other obligations to the sick – let’s assume 200,000 each doing 50 a day – that’s 10 million a day.
        That would suggest one week – for that short timescale it would be worth diverting some care from the sick to reduce the number in the next weeks.
        Distributing the vaccine will involve solving bottlenecks, but depending on what the manufacturing process is, the idea of a month is not unrealistic.

        • +1000

          Beggars belief that anyone could think 100k a day is a reasonable estimate.
          In addition a significant portion of the population will have antibodies anyway as a result of prior infection. Even if this only gives short term (let’s guess a year), it cuts down massively the number requiring immediate vaccination & and forms an integral part of herd immunity in the short term.

      • Rob, do you mean it’s impossible to vaccinate 100k per day ?
        I
        If so this is clearly utter rubbish.

        The winter flu vaccine takes 60 seconds. A GP would very rarely do it themselves. A practice nurse would.
        It’s a low skill, easily trained task.
        There are 7500 GP practices in the UK. Two nurses per practice can do well in excess of 50 each day day.

        This is before we used hospitals, walk in centres, nurses sent to schools or universities blood donation centres, GP’s themselves and even vets.
        I

        This nonsense similar to your “more risk driving to the shops”.

        Stick to your area of expertise please and save us the spurious ‘facts’.

        • ChrisBCN says:

          And add in the 14,000 pharmacies in the UK, with most able to give any potential new vaccine (like the winter flu). All it would take would be 10 vaccines a day (which you could do in 30 minutes…) And you are easily over the 100k a day. Then you have GP’s, nurses, hospital staff, vets, military, retired staff… It’s laughable to think you couldnt vaccinate a million people a day, let alone 100k! In fact the biggest restrictor would be having enough doses to give out.

          It’s a shame so many points-knowledgable on this site are killing their reputations by constantly talking about something they don’t understand or know about!

        • Nick_C says:

          I always get my flu jab done at a pharmacy – Sainsbury’s, Tesco, whoever is cheapest.

        • I understand from a family member who is a Practice Nurse that she will give 250+ Flu injections in a session
          Each one takes less than 1 minute and is conducted on a production line basis

          • Don’t know the figure for GPs but Pharmacists get £9.50 per flu jab.

            If you incentivise people you can be damm sure they will get it done.
            The problem is the time it takes to design, test and get a vaccine approved. Getting people jabbed is the easy bit.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Do you think the whole world is going to stop travel for 2/3 years?

      • Just a few months ago, if anyone had suggested the entire UK would be locked down for what looks like at least 3 months, with almost all shops and bars closed, they would have been laughed at. This isn’t the same world any longer.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Prior to the Chinese and Italian outbreaks or after?

          Before ofcourse not as it wasn’t on anyone’s radar.

          China it was a real risk but still unlikely. As soon as it hit Italy I think everyone knew it was inevitable. 3 months or less will depend on the next two weeks.

          • The govt are talking today about the lockdown period lasting as long as it takes, which isn’t surprising, but there is nothing to indicate that it will be lifted anytime soon, rather the opposite. No-one knows for sure, but until a vaccine is in place, or until the majority of the population has caught it, the chances or travel returning to anything like normality are out the window.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            I agree no one including the government has any idea

          • The worlds specialists in infectious diseases certainly have a much more informed view than anyone else, and they say it’s highly unlikely to be over before next year at least.

          • Lady London says:

            @Jake catching it may not give immunity or only partial.

          • The opinion among infectious disease specialists seems to be that most people will develop an immunity, with a protection of at least a few years, unless the virus mutates.

      • Yes – borders closed, airports closed, airlines bust!

    • ChrisBCN says:

      If anyone tells you what will happen in September or beyond, they are making it up. The truth is, nobody knows what happens beyond the next two months.

      There are simply so many variables and possible outcomes beyond that point.

    • Bagoly says:

      Looking from the other end (and accepting that some of these numbers are not yet known)
      If in the UK there will be 12 hospitals each with 4,000 beds like Excel, plus 12,000 from existing facilities that’s 60,000 beds.
      60M population * 90% exposed * 5% needing ICU * average occupancy 2 weeks = 6M ICU bed weeks.
      6M / 60,000 = 100 weeks.

      So if flattening is going to work….

      • TGLoyalty says:

        The real unknown is how many people have had it and suffered no or mild symptoms. We may already have 10-20% of the population with at least some short term immunity, which would put the 5% in ICU rate far lower.

        Until there’s a reliable antibodies test it’s hard to find that answer (it wouldn’t take the 3m tests to get a large enough sample to be able to model the whole country)

        • Lady London says:

          Germany found this. Their overall rate is close to 1%. They are including in their testing not just those who already present with symptoms or their direct contacts. This gives me hope as other countries figures currently look very skewed due to them only testing people with an excellent chance of being infected and no others.

          • Nick_C says:

            I think we should test the whole cabinet, purely for the data. See how many people have caught the virus and how many actually have symptoms. Our infection rate is meaningless because testing has been sporadic. The only trustworthy statistic is mortality per capita.

      • Intensive care is not simply beds and kit like ventilators. It’s care. In normal circumstances that means 1 nurse per patient. Who knows what the mortality will be like if those who go into ICU, but it doesn’t look great so far and that’s with full care in hospitals with all the associated back up. Instead we will have at best 1 nurse for 6 patients and a cobbled together ventilator that will work but not to the same standard as a proper one.
        I wouldn’t be getting my hopes up if I ended up in one.

        Sadly I suspect that these field hospitals will be palliative care places with large morgues attached, and may help keep some of the Covid patients out of normal hospitals (a slim hope).

      • Adrian says:

        Bagoly, you missed a step out, 90% exposed, but only 20% infected and then 5% of that 20% needing hospitalisation, this changes the maths considerably.

        • Lady London says:

          @Adrian that calculates down very close to the figures the Germans are reporting.

  10. Who can fly anywhere without travel insurance? Insurers won’t cover coronavirus – I don’t see how any of us can afford to fly any further than within the United Kingdom?

  11. I find it incredible that people are actually taking Easyjet up on this. Fast forward to autumn/winter. “My flight with Easyjet has been cancelled and they won’t give me my money back, just a travel voucher…” I guess it gives HfP more articles to write about and an opportunity for more java hacks 😂

    • It’s £60 per return.

      No great loss if EasyJet went under and if things aren’t back to some normalcy by Feb 2021 then we will have bigger things to worry about.

      • It’s not £60 once you factor in all of the other “add-on” costs. And if it’s a family of four it’s a minimum of £240. If I am to believe the news that’s quite a lot of money to many people. In addition they will need to book accommodation. I get we need some normality but now is not the time. I think we are in lockdown til at least June. Then let’s start looking at the possibility of having a holiday abroad.

        • Book all the extras later.
          No one NEEDS to book seats in a 2 hour flight.
          If you are worried about risking £240 for a family of 4 going skiing, then it really isn’t the holiday for you.
          A ski pass for 6 days is about £240.
          Skiing means the risk of no snow, too much snow, closed lifts due to winds, accidents , and high prices at every turn.

          • Lady London says:

            “Skiing means the risk of no snow, too much snow, accidents…and high prices at every turn”. Sounds awfully like trains in the UK !

      • Exactly, that’s barely an evening out, not exactly comparable to those spending thousands to get to the far East or the US in First.

        In fact I made almost that much from some refunds thanks to the exchange rate 😄

      • The opinion among the experts seems to be that the virus will last to at least next spring. Probably with its peak around the end of the year. So given they are as much in the know as anyone, it’s not looking good.

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