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Cheap flight Tuesdays

woman going_on_holiday_03_09_12For most of us, rushing to the airport on a Friday after work or at the crack of dawn on Saturday at the very latest is standard as we want to squeeze the most out of our precious leave. But a recent Which? report has shown that if we want to squeeze the most out of that bank balance, sacrificing a few days on the beach could mean more money to spend on fancy dinners and cocktails after touchdown. Tuesday is now the cheapest day to rack up the airmiles with the UK’s three biggest airlines.

Richard Lloyd, Which? executive director, said: ‘With household budgets squeezed, holidaymakers will want to make sure they are getting a good deal on their flights.

‘We found that people can save a significant sum of money if they shop around and can be flexible, changing the day or time they choose to travel.’

A flight with budget airline easyJet from Gatwick to the sunny shores of Alicante on a Tuesday was about 35% – or £28 – cheaper than a flight booked on a Friday, the consumer group found. 

Flying at different times of day can also lower the cost; BA’s cheapest outbound flights were before 7.30am, so if you are prepared to give up some shut eye your purse will surely thank you. Totally worth it – and after all, the morning of a holiday is like Christmas Day – who hates getting up early when there are presents that need opening?

The return day with the heftiest fee was Sunday, so be sure to avoid. Not only will you save yourself money but you’ll be spared the double whammy of post-holiday blues on a Monday. Result!

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