Deal of the week: British Airways, Virgin and easyJet launch sales on holidays and flights for 2019

Published by Stephen Little on 21 December 2018.
Last updated on 21 December 2018

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If you are looking to get away somewhere cheaply in the new year, a range of airlines are now offering discounted flights in the January sales.

What is the deal exactly?

Several airlines have launched January sales with some great deals on offer.

easyJet is offering savings of up to 20% off 400,000 flights and 400,000 holidays across Europe.

The sale is only available for travel dates between 30 January and 3 July 2019.

Top deals from easyjet

  • Three nights at the four-star Crowne Plaza Berlin City centre on a room only basis including departing from Gatwick on 10 February is £179 per person – saving £34.
  • Five nights at the four-star Asterias Village Hotel in Piskopiano, Crete on half board basis including flights from London Gatwick on 22 June is £179 per person – saving £46.
  • Seven nights at the five-star Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s, Malta on bed and breakfast basis including flights from London Southend on 10 February is £269 per person – saving £66.

The offer ends Thursday 10 January.

Virgin Atlantic has some great discounts on flights to destinations such as the US, Caribbean, India, China and Africa.

Flight only economy deals

  • London Heathrow to New York from £279pp return
  • London Heathrow to Miami from £279pp return
  • London Gatwick to Barbados  from £432pp return
  • London Heathrow  to Hong Kong from £485pp return

Flight and hotel deals

  • Three nights in New York plus return flights from London Heathrow from £349pp return
  • Three nights in Las Vegas plus return flights from London Heathrow from £449pp return
  • Seven nights in Barbados plus return flights from London Gatwick from £499pp return

The sale runs until 31 January for travel across selected dates in 2019.

British Airways has over 100 destinations on offer, including new routes to Charleston, Pittsburgh, Durban and Osaka as well as popular destinations including Las Vegas and Cancun.

Two-night city breaks start from just £99, European beach holidays from £179 per person and Caribbean holidays from £499.

Package deals

  • New York - Three nights at the 2.5-star Marrakech Hotel from £379 per person, travelling 8 January to 28 February.
  • Seychelles - Seven nights at the 3.5-star Coral Strand Hotel from £899 per person, travelling 3 June to 7 July.
  • Prague - Two nights at the four-star Duo from £119 per person, travelling 9 March to 13 March.
  • Las Vegas - Five nights at the three-star The D Las Vegas from £399 per person, travelling November 10 to 30 November.
  • Mauritius - Seven nights at the three-star Tropical Attitude from £799 per person, travelling 1 June to 30 June.

Return flight only offers

  • Florida from £299 return
  • Muscat from £335 return
  • Chicago from £295 return
  • Sydney from £609 return
  • Bangkok from £439 return
  • Osaka from £649
  • Shanghai from £410 return

 The sale ends on 31 January.

Why should I care?

Lots of people are looking to get away at this time of year and airlines are fighting for you business. If you are planning to go away now may be a good time to book as there are some great bargains out there.

What’s the catch?

Many of the cheapest tickets are not available at peak times, such as school holidays.

Availability is also limited, so you may want to get in quick in order to avoid missing out on a bargain.

What other options do I have?

Just because and airline has deals available does not necessarily mean they are the cheapest on the market, so make sure you use tools such as Google Flights, Skyscanner or Kayak to check the cheapest flights.

Where can I find out more?

You can find out more on the easyJet and the easyJet Holidays websites.

If one of the Virgin deals takes your fancy, you can find out more here.

Customers can book online at the British Airways website.

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