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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.

ALL easyJet flights for Winter 2020 at £29.99 or less

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.


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Comments (92)

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  • David says:

    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?

  • JRC says:

    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 😂

    • Ken says:

      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.

      • JRC says:

        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.

        • Ken says:

          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 !

      • MattB says:

        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 😄

      • Jake says:

        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.

  • Moily says:

    Note, this is not all flights but all destinations. Some flights are above £30 for destinations where flights are also under £30.

  • Speedbird676 says:

    Still waiting on a refund from EasyJet for a flight cancelled on 18-Mar. I’ll be giving them a wide berth until they sort themselves out.

  • Rob says:

    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.

      • Ken says:

        +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.

    • Ken says:

      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.

      • Phil says:

        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

        • Ken says:

          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.

  • Aston100 says:

    Easyjets poor attitude towards refunds when THEY cancel your flight (i.e. not offering you one) should lose them any business in the future.

    • JC says:

      Standard process for a cancellation is to be rebooked on a different flight (which can be desirable since it would save you money vs rebooking yourself) or to be given a travel voucher. Option for refund is still there but you just have to call up.

      I’m not at all absolving easyJet of all the blame here, as they shouldn’t be making getting a refund so hard. But people complaining they can’t get any form of refund just because they can’t be bothered to call up is just wrong (not necessarily saying that is you but others on here + Twitter have complained)

      • Jamie says:

        I assume from your comment that you haven’t tried calling. If you stay on the line on hold you will be there for a LONG time and still probably not get through. Until this week there was an option on the website for a refund which they advised people to use then removed causing extra annoyance.

        For me, I’m trying to find out if the flight is cancelled, I assume it is, but the email and website doesn’t say that although they have said I can move the flight for free. If they are seen to remove the online option for a refund on a cancelled flight and their phone lines are overwhelmed it doesn’t feel like they are playing fair. So yes, I am complaining on twitter along with many others but still trying to get through until I turn it over to my credit card company to refund.

        Every other airline I’ve had to cancel a flight with has been easy to deal with.

        • JC says:

          Yes I have tried. I didn’t get through so I knocked it on the head and took the voucher instead as I will use that at some point soon (admittedly I didn’t bother waiting on the phone for very long). As I clearly mentioned, easyJet haven’t done things perfectly – they should be making it easier. But people saying it’s ‘impossible’ to get a refund are just wrong – that’s what my comment was in reference to.

      • Aston100 says:

        Can’t get through on the phone ; Web chat has been closed for days ; on social media their standard reply is to use the phone or Web chat, so you just go round in a circle.
        It is pathetic.

    • Amit says:

      I have a flight booked to Barcelona in April. Is it best to change ( no change fee) or wait till the flight is cancelled. No travel planned till at least October this year. Thanks!

    • Lady London says:

      easyJet attitude to their own cancellations has been excellent historically. They may take a while to refund but I would trust them probably slightly more than British Airways.

      Their attitude to sneaking in hidden charges , high fees and secret.pricing if you are forced to call them to change a regular flight though, stinks.

      The danger I see with easyJet on the recovery is that potentially their ancillary fees (concealed or published) are going to go up massively and they are already far out of proportion.

      • Aston100 says:

        Have you tried contacting them for a refund in the last ten days? I suspect not, given your positive commentary.

        • Lady London says:

          Yes I have and I was offered immediate refunds for 3 cancelled flights when I got through. I told them I wanted a refund for the return leg on same booking as well.

          Previously they would provide this but this time they started weaselling and inventing reasons not to refund the return on the only one that had a return on the same booking. Normally my outwArd and return are on different bookings so usually I lose out when they cancel flughts. However this time I did have a return on the same booking.

          I am currently considering whether I write to them demanding a refund of the entirety of all remaing flights on any booking they’ve cancelled a flight on. EU261 gives me that technically I think. However across 3 bookings that would mean about 15 flights to be refunded which theoretically are still running so that’s a bit unfair.

          I will probably content myself with emailing them for refunds on any cancelled flight Even though they have been sneakily surcharging anyone that’s had to call up to get a flight change for months now – they are sneakily applying a completely separate pricing for phone-in changes that adds a surcharge of at least £20-22 which they claim is part of a “fare difference” and not a sneakily added surcharge.

    • Kevin 9876 says:

      Pretty much everyone is behaving like this though so there’s no one left to not boycott.

      Qatar seem to have had better feedback but they’re not exactly a realistic option for a European trip

  • Paul says:

    Barely a week has gone by since all and sundry on here were outraged that they were asking for a bailout and threats to boycott left, right and centre…..,

  • TGLoyalty says:

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

    • Jake says:

      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.

        • Jake says:

          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

        • Jake says:

          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.

        • Jake says:

          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.

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