Disadvantaged Vacations: Families Pay RECEIVERS MORE FOR ESCAPE TO EUROPE AS SCHOOLS DISSOLUTE
- Airlines increase fares for half-holidays, Daily Mail price analysis shows
- This comes as experts have warned of exactly half escapes this May
- Which? Travel writer Rory Boland called the price situation “depressing”
Airlines are accumulating more misery in families experiencing hardships, increasing half-time holiday fares up to nine times the usual price.
Experts warn that the May school break could be one of the most expensive semester getaways in years.
An analysis by the Daily Mail of holiday prices the week before and during the semester found that a Ryanair flight to Nice on May 23 cost 99 12.99 – up to, 125.99 the following Monday.
British Airways (BA) was charging 65 65 this week for a May 23 flight from London to Barcelona. But the cheapest offer a week later was 16 416 – more than six times more expensive.
For a flight to Lisbon on the same dates, the prices were 1 141 and 19 419 respectively.
EasyJet charged 48 48.99 for a flight to Rome on May 23, but those departing a week later must pay 11 118.99.
Daily Mail analysis of holiday prices the week before and during the semester found that a Ryanair flight to Nice on May 23 cost 99 12.99 – up to, 125.99 the following Monday (stock photo used) )
In another blow to holidaymakers, a study by iCarhireinsurance.com found that the average cost of weekly car rental in Europe was 4 344 in the first half of May, compared with £ 199 in the same period in 2019.
Consumer Champion Who? He said that there are still good deals and that flight prices to some destinations are cheaper than before the pandemic.
However, he warned that travelers who do not shop will face impressive prices.
Airlines are trying to recover some of the billions lost when the Covid-19 saw flights stalled.
Experts warn that the May school break could be one of the most expensive half-escapes in years (stock photo used)
Which? Travel writer Rory Boland said: “It is frustrating to look back at high flight prices in the first half of the year, as this makes the holidays inaccessible to families whose budgets are already strained by the rising cost of living.
If you are flexible about your destination, families may be able to get over the hike by waiting until the last minute to make a reservation.
Meanwhile, Heathrow’s boss, John Holland-Kay, has called for faster recruitment history checks to be avoided to avoid airport chaos this summer.
An easyJet spokesman said the airline’s pricing was “demand-driven”, but added that many seats on summer flights were still available for less than £ 50.
A BA spokesman said prices “could fluctuate due to high demand”.