The thought of jumping on a plane for a week’s break in the sun at short notice used to be unimaginable for the majority of people just a few decades ago, but now, with the absolute explosion in cheap flights and budget airlines offering them, it’s a realistic possibility for millions of people. All you need to do is decide what kind of break you want and where you want to go. A couple of internet searches later and you’ll have the different flight options and prices. Of course, something to bear in mind is where you’re flying from.
Although you might ideally want Glasgow to Alicante flights for a weekend break, if you can’t find any, consider travelling from another regional airport that is in your area. Most people only tend to know what flights go to where from their most convenient local airport; by spreading the net a little further when searching for flights you might find a whole new range of destinations to choose from.
It’s so easy to organize that there’s no need to book weeks in advance, which gives you great flexibility on choosing where you’ll go according to the weather forecast. For example, if you look at a ten day forecast and see that Spain is in for a cold spell, you may change your mind and delay your trip until the weather is better. Of course, Spanish weather is usually more predictable than more northern parts Europe, but you get the idea!
Although most cheap flight breaks that people talk about tend to be to cities, there are plenty of destinations that include coastal and mountainous areas, so you can use cheap flights to get to a sporting holiday or a summer seaside vacation as well. And then you can book your accommodation in a similar way, using websites that supply great deals on hotel rooms. Budget airlines have made easier for people to plan their own individualized holidays rather than being restricted to package holiday choices.
The ease with which we can choose to travel to so many places around the world would have been a revelation to our grandparents’ generation. We should make the most of these cheap flights and see the world while we can!