How does a winter getaway sound? But be prepared for this catch…
Airlines and travel websites are having holiday sales, left, right and centre! Many only have flights to certain destinations reduced at rates from £3.99 (or maybe even lower) so you might have to leave the Maldives till next time!
I booked mine via the Ryanair website, but you know how there’s always a catch? Would an airline fly you wherever for a few pounds? I don’t think so! Unless you only take one of those miniature bags, but I can’t imagine you’d even be able to fit your tickets in them!
Ryanair have a scheme where they can fly you out from £3.99 BUT, you’d only be able to take a very small hand luggage. They literally have a template ruler like you’re at a post office, your ‘luggage’ (if it even deserves to be called that) would have to fit through those measurements or else you’d be charged extra.
So Milan. Altogether, for you to be able to have one decent sized luggage and hand luggage (I think, but still if I remember, it can’t be huge), per person, it cost about £100 for two people. I know there’s a big jump in prices! I think Milan was more expensive than £3.99, from £14.99 if I remember correctly (you can tell my memory is like a sieve) so it would’ve been about £30 for two, if you barely want any luggage!
I just checked via Expedia, how much it would’ve been flying with any airline for the same dates, and it stated, £100+. Just with hand luggage. So phew that made my bank account feel a bit better looking at that!
So is it worth it? I think looking at the grand scheme of things, there are discounts to be had, and you are getting somewhat of a good deal. But the crucial thing you must do before you book, is read the fine print. You don’t want to find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere having to pay a substantial amount extra for baggage.
Milan has been booked for moi, but where do you think you’d want to go? I’m extremely intrigued to hear all your winter getaway destinations you’re either going to or would like to go to. It might even give me inspiration as to where to go next! Or even if you could spend Christmas elsewhere (I imagine that’s the minority) where would it be?