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Old Jul 14th 2013, 12:11 am
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Maybe it's because I'm used to travelling off-season, but I've just been looking at flights to Spain at the end of the month, and the amounts quoted are way high. Even EasyJet appear to be quoting £240+ for a one way flight to Madrid.
Any tips?
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http://www.skyscanner.net/flights/lo...july-2013.html

From £118 on 30/7/2013
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Old Jul 14th 2013, 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
Thanks Fred - although I'd already looked there for a few days earlier, and one-way flights were in the 240 zone as I stated.. Unfortunately I have to be there prior to 30 July...
Edreams seem to have some half decent return deals for around £280 so that may be my option.
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Maybe it's because I'm used to travelling off-season, but I've just been looking at flights to Spain at the end of the month, and the amounts quoted are way high. Even EasyJet appear to be quoting £240+ for a one way flight to Madrid.
Any tips?
Try the train.


Sorry Stevie, only joking.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
Try the train.


Sorry Stevie, only joking.
really
is someone using your account when your back is turned
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Maybe it's because I'm used to travelling off-season, but I've just been looking at flights to Spain at the end of the month, and the amounts quoted are way high. Even EasyJet appear to be quoting £240+ for a one way flight to Madrid.
Any tips?
It's high season and their allocations of cheap seats have been booked. Otherwise they'd be still offering the cheap seats.

Tip: you could spin this into another reason why Spain's economy is booming.
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Maybe it's because I'm used to travelling off-season, but I've just been looking at flights to Spain at the end of the month, and the amounts quoted are way high. Even EasyJet appear to be quoting £240+ for a one way flight to Madrid.
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BA have a sale on that finishes tomorrow,
City to Madrid £185 one way
Tuesday 30th

any use ??
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Originally Posted by Domino
BA have a sale on that finishes tomorrow,
City to Madrid £185 one way
Tuesday 30th

any use ??
Ryanair is between £110 and £130 one way at the end of the month for Madrid
They are almost always the cheapest whenever we compare for our flights to the CB North
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Ryanair is between £110 and £130 one way at the end of the month for Madrid
They are almost always the cheapest whenever we compare for our flights to the CB North
I'm seeing flights to madrid for £340 with Ryainair
What I can't understand is why the return flights (from Madrid to London) are a lot cheaper, with all the operators.. Surely the demand would even out each week...??
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different days attract different hidden "surcharges"
also depends on how many seats they have to fill, the price rises as the number of seats available falls

simples

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Originally Posted by Domino
different days attract different hidden "surcharges"
also depends on how many seats they have to fill, the price rises as the number of seats available falls

simples

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Yes, but surely the number of seats available would be very similar.... I really can't see a huge surge in people travelling to Madrid yet not coming back....
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Yes, but surely the number of seats available would be very similar.... I really can't see a huge surge in people travelling to Madrid yet not coming back....
dare I suggest AVE ??


know what you mean, when the BH was out here on her own I occasionally made one way to Spain and then one way back to GB (sri banned from saying the other version) and it was usually cheaper before currency changes to return than to come out

go with the flow, you can't argue with them

but remember to clear your cookies after trawling and asking or they will remember you and what they offered you last time.
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Maybe it's because I'm used to travelling off-season, but I've just been looking at flights to Spain at the end of the month, and the amounts quoted are way high. Even EasyJet appear to be quoting £240+ for a one way flight to Madrid.
Any tips?
Here is a thought, fly London to Palma then Palma to Madrid. Sometimes this can be cheaper!
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Originally Posted by jonboy
Here is a thought, fly London to Palma then Palma to Madrid. Sometimes this can be cheaper!
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Yes, I saw there were a couple of cheaper alternatives flying via Barcelona and even Zurich! In the end though I got a direct flight with BA from Heathrow which suits me better than some of the other airports.
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Some university a year or so ago calculated that the optimum time for booking budget airlines was a week either side of two months.
(not much use in the short term, Stevie, I grant you)
It seems to sort of work out.

P.S. I just hope Mr O'Leary did not read it.
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