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    • z1a
    • By z1a 4th Sep 17, 9:54 PM
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    English school holidays V Scottish.
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    English school holidays V Scottish. 4th Sep 17 at 9:54 PM
    As soon as we returned from this years holiday, 1st 2 weeks in August, we decided to book next years. Decided on last 2 weeks in August, virtually identical hols., flights within an hour of each other, leaving from Manchester £2432, from Glasgow £2068.
    Well worth a 3hr drive against a 40 min. drive.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 5th Sep 17, 8:18 AM
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    As the hip kids say, cool story bro!

    PS Watch out for nuts.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 5th Sep 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 6:09 PM
    As the hip kids say, cool story bro!

    PS Watch out for nuts.
    Originally posted by agrinnall

    No worries there, I'll have my own supply of finely ground ones!
    • Schoolworker
    • By Schoolworker 5th Sep 17, 6:44 PM
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    It's cheaper from Glasgow because our Scottish schools are usually back mid august. Same as it's cheaper for us begin July when the English kids are still at school. Scottish schools finishes usually 28tj June.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 5th Sep 17, 7:09 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 7:09 PM
    It's cheaper from Glasgow because our Scottish schools are usually back mid august. Same as it's cheaper for us begin July when the English kids are still at school. Scottish schools finishes usually 28tj June.
    Originally posted by Schoolworker
    Yes, I know, that's why I looked at Glasgow prices.
    • Shelldean
    • By Shelldean 5th Sep 17, 8:29 PM
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    How much of a savings it once you've paid for fuel?
    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 5th Sep 17, 8:31 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 8:31 PM
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    Yes it is supply and demand but you are lucky, even so to find it is cheaper from GW, it is usually significantly more making it economic to travel sometimes from Glasgow (or other Scottish airports) to fly from Manchester, but a pain to do so!

    I can never understand why it is so much more expensive for often just an extra 15 to 20 minutes of flight to many a holiday destination.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 5th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
    How much of a savings it once you've paid for fuel?
    Originally posted by Shelldean
    Still about £300, 380 mile return trip, as opposed to 90 mile return trip to Manchester, so about an extra 50 quid in petrol.
    Plus I always stay in hotel night before travel to give us a relaxing start to holidays.
    • dondo
    • By dondo 7th Sep 17, 9:52 AM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 9:52 AM
    Many years ago when I was a kid we as a family did this in reverse flying in July when the Scottish schools had broken up but not the English.

    We were fortunate to have friends in Newcastle so would drive down there and leave our car with them and they'd kindly run us to/from the airport.
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