According To Telegraph Travel, Do This And It Could Save You Up To £1,117 On Your Next Holiday Flight
When you want to plan your next holiday, often the biggest expense is the flights, especially if they’re direct. According to research by Telegraph Travel, booking indirect is the way to go, to take advantage of huge savings. The only problem is, you might face long layovers in airports and inconvenience with regard to extra travel time.
However, it might just be worth it, to potentially save up to £1,117 per person. The study included up to 80 different return flights, with 40 direct routes and their cheapest corresponding indirect routes.
10 of the most popular holiday destinations were considered, including New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Rome, Cape Town, Vancouver, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai. Flight prices were compared for a one week holiday departing from Heathrow airport on select dates in January, April, August and October, via Skyscanner.net.
While long-haul flights offer the greatest savings, indirect short-haul flights to Rome and Barcelona were actually found to cost more than direct ones, for the most part. If you’d love to discover Rio de Janeiro, indirect flights offer the biggest savings, however stopovers include both Lisbon and Porto (which might be just the excuse you need to take a quick break in either city).
Huge savings can be found with flights to Cape Town, of up to £604, with stopovers including Dubai, Singapore and Beijing.
By flying indirect to the bright lights of New York, you could potentially save up to £354.
A longer trip to Los Angeles means you could save your travel budget for visiting the attractions of Hollywood, Venice Beach and Santa Monica, by about £354.
Dubai is rated as one of the top up-and-coming tourists destinations and if you plan an indirect trip, you might just save £275.
For shopping, dining, culture and nightlife in Singapore, your longer flight means a saving, on average, of £229.50.
If you’re thinking of booking an indirect flight to save money, it’s important to evaluate the cost against extra expenses you might incur. These include overnight hotels, food and transport in stopover cities.
If the figures add up, chances are you’ll certainly save big, by flying indirect.