Six airline sales that will save you money right now
Travel tips & advice
Published 22/04/2016 | 11:01
Airline sales are like the proverbial 46A. You wait an age, and then several come along at once. Here's our round-up.
1) Save 20pc with CityJet
CityJet has several new routes this year, including Nantes, La Rochelle and Menorca from Cork. A summer sale runs to April 24 - to get a 20pc discount on fares (May 1-August 31), use the promo code 'Summer' when booking. See cityjet.com.
2) €100 off Aer Lingus transatlantic
A trip to the USA is always sweet. When you save €100 it's even sweeter. Right now, Aer Lingus has €100 off return fares between Dublin and Shannon and New York and Boston, for flights between June 7 and August 31. Book by midnight, April 25. See aerlingus.com.
3) Iceland from €69
WOW air has made low lead-in fares its USP, and it's true that those lead-ins aren't always easy to find. Now operating four weekly flights between Dublin and Reykjavik, however, one-way fares starting from just €69 are surprisingly common on its website. The flight is around 2.5 hours. Worth a browse? See wowair.ie.
4) Ryanair from €9.99
Ryanair has several offers on the go at the moment, including 15pc off Copenhagen fares and €30 off Business Plus. The best value fares are between Ireland and the UK, however - with one-way prices to Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow and other airports available from just €9.99 in April and May. See ryanair.com.
5) Flybe to Cardiff on the cheap
Cardiff from €9? It could be yours if you jump on Flybe's summer blockbuster sale, running to midnight on April 26. We checked Dublin-Cardiff fares for June, and they started from €9.12. Return fares were available from €34.88. Flybe also flies from Cork to Cardiff, Knock to Manchester and Edinburgh, and Dublin to Southampton, among other routes. Travel dates are May 23 to October 31. See flybe.com.
6) KLM Worldwide seat sale
Trailfinders is excellent for tracking long-haul seat sales, and right now it has KLM fares from Dublin to South Africa from €515 and Dubai from €419 (a one-stop connection, but still almost €100 cheaper than Emirates' direct). See trailfinders.ie .
NB: All prices subject to availability and change.