Full price tickets -
Not for the general traveler. Too expensive unless your
employer is paying.
APEX tickets - Bought
3 weeks in advance and often as part of a fly drive holiday when you
may depart from a different airport. Seasonal variations can be
Charter flights -
Offer cheap tickets but always the danger of being stranded if the
firm goes bust. Ideal for young people who love a bargain and
can put up with any inconvenience. for more information visit
the Airtours website.
Last minute deals -
Companies often want to fill seats just before take-off which are
unsold. Depending on the time of year there are many good
deals readily available and would suit single people who are
flexible at both end of a journey. For a last minute deal
click on www.lastminute.com, www.bargainholidays.com and
Economy airlines - It
is often possible to get cheap flights with Atlantic carriers lesser
known in the UK like Air India or Air Kuwait using agents like
Bridge the World.
Consolidators - These
specialist agents often advertise in the national newspapers and
handle the airline companies spare seats and are available at
certain times of the year to specific destinations. Discounts
can often be up to 50%. Check out Flightbookers.
Courier Flights -
Still the cheapest way to fly but increasingly hard to get a ticket
due to newspapers advertising the courier services. To find
out about flights contact the BA Travel shop.
Package tours - There
are many package tours available offering very varied
holidays. There are sightseeing tours but also active camping
tours and trail walking adventures. For information on all
these tours check out the following sites.