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.
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 travelex.co.uk to prevent this.” SAVE up to £45.
KAREN EDWARDS of travelbutterfly.com 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 travelsupermarket.co.uk 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.
TARA EVANS, Digital Consumer Editor at thesun.co.uk, 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 spaghettitraveller.com 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 sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours.
- Please include your name and town.
Deal of the day
Grab a bargain in the Quiz Clothing sale.
This Towie Red & Black Leopard Print Cowl Maxi was £36.99, now £21.99.
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 sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours.
- Please include your name and town.
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