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    • Amba_Gambla
    • By Amba_Gambla 19th Mar 17, 6:36 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:36 PM
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    Search for any destination 19th Mar 17 at 6:36 PM
    Evening
    Does anyone know of any good sites that can find holiday deals for any destination please? I know I want to go away over Easter weekend, but don't know/care where - just somewhere fun and within budget

    Cheers
    Only fools run rapids, say the Indians, but I know this:
    as long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes and a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run"

    Sigurd Olson
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 19th Mar 17, 6:53 PM
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    Have a look at onthebeach icelolly and iloveholidays, but don't book with these websites. If you find something book direct with the airline and direct with the hotel. Also have a look at Jet2 holidays.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 19th Mar 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:16 PM
    Skyscanner from UK to Everywhere can sometimes throw up the occasional gem.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 19th Mar 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:22 PM
    Last Minute.com is worth a look.
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 20th Mar 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 9:38 AM
    Teletext do it https://www.teletextholidays.co.uk/
    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
    • richardw
    • By richardw 20th Mar 17, 10:24 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:24 AM
    Originally posted by Sicard
    Don't book through teletext, too many bad reviews and complaints.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 20th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
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    BA holidays finder tool is good.

    https://www.britishairways.com/travel/holiday-finder/public/en_gb
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 20th Mar 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:55 PM
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    For Londoners.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 20th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
    For Londoners.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    I'm not from London. Why is it just for Londoners?
    • Shelldean
    • By Shelldean 20th Mar 17, 7:30 PM
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    Either thomas cook or Thomson allow any destinations to be searched..might be both even
    • Amba_Gambla
    • By Amba_Gambla 20th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    Originally posted by Sicard
    Thanks, but it seems that even the "live" prices on their website are only a guide - you need to ring them, and then they tell you the 'real' price!
    Only fools run rapids, say the Indians, but I know this:
    as long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes and a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run"

    Sigurd Olson
    • karcher
    • By karcher 20th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    Thanks, but it seems that even the "live" prices on their website are only a guide - you need to ring them, and then they tell you the 'real' price!
    Originally posted by Amba_Gambla
    I've had a few very good last minute holiday deals from last minute as I mentioned above. No I do not work for them but as I said, worth a look, especially just a couple of weeks before you want to go and when you aren't fussy about your destination.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 20th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
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    I'm not from London. Why is it just for Londoners?
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Because British Airways fly 99% of their operation through Heathrow and Gatwick.
    • balletshoes
    • By balletshoes 20th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    holidayhypermarket is good to start you off too.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 21st Mar 17, 10:10 AM
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    Because British Airways fly 99% of their operation through Heathrow and Gatwick.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    So that means it is just for Londoners?

    The OP didn't give any info about where they are prepared to travel from, I guess you had your crystal ball out.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 21st Mar 17, 11:08 AM
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    BA holidays do offer possibilities from airports close to yorkshire including Leeds Bradford LBA and Manchester MAN.
    For the Easter weekend on direct non stop flights Barcelona is possible on Vueling operated flights with BA codeshares.
    A lot of options will be via Heathrow.
    In the summer BA cityflyer will be operating leisure flights from MAN and there should be more BA holidays options.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 22nd Mar 17, 8:03 AM
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    So that means it is just for Londoners?

    The OP didn't give any info about where they are prepared to travel from, I guess you had your crystal ball out.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Well put it this way.

    If I can fly out of my local airport for £40 return on other airlines I'm not going to be fagging it down to LHR or LGW to get on a BA flight that costs more one way where the only perk is having the right to buy overpriced M&S Percy Pigs.

    And as any idiot can see, my comment was in reply to yours suggesting a BA link that lists three London airports in its advanced search and no regional airports. So stating "for Londoners" seems reasonable, and if the OP is from somewhere vaguely South East he or she might even see benefit in your link.

    That said, most BA Holiday prices I've looked at this year, and there have been a few, have been significantly more expensive than I've been able to get using other airlines, hotel booking sites and car hire firms. The occasional gems I've unearthed in previous years simply don't exist.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 22nd Mar 17, 3:08 PM
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    Well put it this way.

    If I can fly out of my local airport for £40 return on other airlines I'm not going to be fagging it down to LHR or LGW to get on a BA flight that costs more one way where the only perk is having the right to buy overpriced M&S Percy Pigs.

    And as any idiot can see, my comment was in reply to yours suggesting a BA link that lists three London airports in its advanced search and no regional airports. So stating "for Londoners" seems reasonable, and if the OP is from somewhere vaguely South East he or she might even see benefit in your link.

    That said, most BA Holiday prices I've looked at this year, and there have been a few, have been significantly more expensive than I've been able to get using other airlines, hotel booking sites and car hire firms. The occasional gems I've unearthed in previous years simply don't exist.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    As I said, the OP didn't specify any UK departure point.

    I use BA holiday finder as it comes up with some absolute gems. It costs nothing to use it you know. Likewise if the OP doesn't want to use it then so be it.

    Still, your post might have been some help, to someone. Perhaps.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 22nd Mar 17, 4:16 PM
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    ...The occasional gems I've unearthed in previous years simply don't exist.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Depends how hard you look, I found one recently and had a great weekend.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 22nd Mar 17, 5:22 PM
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    Depends how hard you look, I found one recently and had a great weekend.
    Originally posted by richardw
    That's good to know. I'll still make the effort to check then!
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