In a recent investigation into search trends Skyscanner saw a large amount of flight searches for the weeks immediately before and after school holidays resulting in some impressive flight bargains.
Online PR News – 05-February-2010 – – Skyscanner have recently spotted that flight searches at either side of the school holiday period are up and that there are bargains to be had for those travelling without children during these times.
School holidays are a notoriously expensive time to travel. In the world of supply and demand, airlines and accommodation suppliers push up their prices during the holidays, forcing parents to cough up, or stay home. But for those not tied to the national curriculum, there are great holiday deals and cheap flights to be found either side of the vacation period according to flight search engine Skyscanner.
Skyscanner Travel Editor Sam Baldwin commented on the recent findings: “Due to the extra demand during school holidays, flight and holiday prices always increase. However, these findings are good news for those travelling without children as they can make serious savings by choosing their time of travel carefully and taking school holiday periods out of the equation.”
The locations where the biggest savings are to be had were mainly found to be medium to long haul destinations. For example there were possible savings of up to £500 found on flights to Orlando outside of the holiday period. Another saving that stood out on a destination outside of Europe was over £150 on flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.
Sam added:”It was interesting to see the mixture of mid to long haul destinations that users were searching. Since the beginning of the recession destinations outside of Europe have become increasingly popular and it seems that this is not going to change despite the announcement last week that the recession is officially over.”
For those not wanting to travel so far afield there were also several European destinations that could be reached for cheaper fares on either side of the holidays. Savings of up to £200 can be found on flights to Geneva when comparing pre and post holiday fares to prices during the school holiday periods. The Mediterranean islands of Malta and Cyprus as well as several of the Canary Islands were also found to be great options for the childless traveller seeking a flight bargain.
Savings data based on return flights including all mandatory taxes, on Saturday to Saturday, or Sunday to Sunday departure/return. Price information correct at the time of writing but is subject to change.
Skyscanner is a leading travel search site based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Skyscanner provides instant online comparison on flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well as car hire, hotel and holiday price comparison.
With Skyscanner, users can browse without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, and Skyscanner is available in 20 different languages including French, German and Spanish