Get on the case and cut out expensive airport extras on your family holiday – plus win £15k in our raffle

WE all love a quick break with a bargain flight… but those little extras soon add up.

We spend a reported £52 per person at the airport alone. And Ryanair’s new baggage policy starts today, meaning you pay £6 to £8 simply to take your normal hand luggage on board with the budget carrier.

Our experts share money-saving tips so you don’t get stung at the airport
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However, there are ways to slash your spend. I consulted our experts for their advice.

LISA MINOT, Sun Travel Editor, says: “Order your currency online then pick it up at the airport.

“You will get the better rates afforded to online customers but still have the convenience of picking up your foreign currency at the airport.

“The average family loses around £45 in foreign currency fees by exchanging at the airport, so use sites like to prevent this.” SAVE up to £45.

Keep costs down on your next family holiday with our tips
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KAREN EDWARDS of says: “We love a pre-flight splurge but avoid the usual make-up and perfume purchases. Often the only real deals are with alcohol and tobacco. Don’t bother with cosmetics.”

EMMA GRIMSTER of says: “Driving to the airport? Book parking ahead for significant savings. Parking at Gatwick’s North Terminal short-stay car park on November 3 for eight days will cost you £155.

“Book a meet-and-greet service ahead via TravelSupermarket from just £55.”

SAVE up to £100.

We share tips from cheap meals and parking help to save cash
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TARA EVANS, Digital Consumer Editor at, says: “If you are travelling during school holidays, kids eat free at selected restaurants at airports including Heathrow when an accompanying adult orders a meal.

“Feed them up so you don’t have to fork out for food on the plane.”

SAVE up to £10 on a plane meal.

TOM BOURLET of says: “Take a reusable cup through customs, then head to Pret for 49p off your coffee.

“You can also fill it with water from a drinking fountain instead of buying bottled water at around £1 a time.”

SAVE up to £1.49.

  • Prices are correct at time of going to press.
  • Deals and offers are subject to availability.

My Sun Savers fiver

THOMAS MOUG of Cupar, Fife, says: “I’m saving up my Savers fivers so I have a bit more spending money for my holiday next year.”

  • Send your Savers fiver stories to ­ and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours.
  • Please include your name and town.

Deal of the day

Towie Red & Black Leopard Print Cowl Maxi was £36.99, now £21.99

Grab a bargain in the Quiz Clothing sale.

This Towie Red & Black Leopard Print Cowl Maxi was £36.99, now £21.99.

SAVE: £15

Cheap treat

Pizza Express
Treat yourself to some free dough balls at Pizza Express

Get free dough balls with a vegan dip when you buy a vegan main at Pizza Express today only.

SAVE: up to £4.40

Reader's saving tip

CHARLOTTE BONSER from Farnborough, Hants, says: “Fill a spray bottle with one part fabric softener and four parts water for a homemade Febreze without the extra cost.”

  • Send your money-saving suggestions to and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours.
  • Please include your name and town.

Top swap

Tesco’s own-label fajita kit
Tesco’s own-label fajita kit costs just £1.85
Old El Paso kit
Old El Paso kit could set you back by £3.19

Have a home Mexican night with Tesco’s own-label fajita kit, instead of the branded Old El Paso kit.

SAVE: £1.34

Shop & save

Super Facialist Vitamin C Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash
Super Facialist Vitamin C Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash is just £7 at Sainsbury’s

Scrub up with Super Facialist Vitamin C Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash at Sainsbury’s.

Just £7 until November 20. Was £9.99.

SAVE: £2.99

Hot right now

Get Iceland vegan “No Bull” burgers today only for just £1 for World Vegan Day. Was £2.

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