From Birmingham: Bargain Budget August School Holidays 9 nights in Grand Canaria based on 2A &2C £144.41pp (£577.64) @ Alpha rooms
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From Birmingham: Bargain Budget August School Holidays 9 nights in Grand Canaria based on 2A &2C £144.41pp (£577.64) @ Alpha rooms

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Found 7th Nov 2016
Lots and lots of people always say there are never school holiday bargains, well here's to prove that you can get away as a family on a budget, 9 nights flights, accommodation and transfers in Grand Canaria for under £150pp!

Flights are with Iberia. This price only includes hand luggage but there is no weight limit as long as you stick to the size measurements 56*45*25. Flights also have a short stop in Madrid but it's a quick plane change, no more of an inconvenience than Ryanair or Easyjet and Iberia are more comfortable.

Hotel wise, this is a budget deal so I've gone for the Bungalows Vista Oasis. Basic but walking distance to shops and there is a nearby waterpark, ideal for the kids. Transfers need to be booked via hoppa.com

Breakdown

Book flights with Budget air £352.18

Book hotel via Alpharooms £202.45

Book shuttle via Hoppa.com use code VB21 £23.01

TOTAL £577.64/£144.41pp

26 Comments

Original Poster

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those flights are dreadful I would pay the extra to fly direct

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princesslm

those flights are dreadful I would pay the extra to fly direct



I agree that the majority of people would prefer to fly direct. I'm just throwing this out there as a budget option as some families may not be able to afford the extra price difference, which in August could be hundreds of pounds for direct flights for a family of 4.

princesslm

those flights are dreadful I would pay the extra to fly direct



​Have you looked to see what the 'extra' is?

Great deal OP....huge saving for a slight inconvenience.

utigers

​Have you looked to see what the 'extra' is?



​probably about a grand more but a four hour flight is more than enough when travelling with small children. I would rather book a package deal and pay in installments throughout the year

Heat for effort although my idea of a nightmare with 2 toddlers lol

Still building up the courage to go outside the UK with 2 kids and the eldest is 10 now!

Thank you for posting Op. Super hot deal for families

Original Poster

Headingley_Lad

Thank you for posting Op. Super hot deal for families



Enjoy it, hope you have a great time!

Cracking Deal, Anyone used Budget air for booking ?

Original Poster

sutty

Cracking Deal, Anyone used Budget air for booking ?



Yep, multiple times. Go through TopCashback for extra back too. Once you have your flight confirmation you should be able to enter the booking reference onto the Iberia website and find the flight. You can book direct with Iberia for a little more.

Would you have to retrieve your bags at Madrid and then check in again it is it straight through? Also odd that the child flights prices are higher than for adults (taxes showing as higher when in fact they should be £13pp less) but overall it's a great deal. Accommodation should be OK too.

The price advertised is only Hand Luggage included so you would carry them with you. So tempted with the deal !

Edited by: "sutty" 7th Nov 2016

futura

Would you have to retrieve your bags at Madrid and then check in again it … Would you have to retrieve your bags at Madrid and then check in again it is it straight through? Also odd that the child flights prices are higher than for adults (taxes showing as higher when in fact they should be £13pp less) but overall it's a great deal. Accommodation should be OK too.



Hand luggage only (says so in the OP)

Original Poster

horsepills

Hand luggage only (says so in the OP)



No, luggage will be straight to your destination as it's one ticket, not booked individually. You can pay for additional luggage costs when you check in online or once you have your flights enter the booking code over on Iberia Express and you should be able to add/pay for baggage in advance.

Baggage info here

Or just take hand luggage. No weight restrictions as long as you don't exceed the size.
Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 7th Nov 2016

£25 extra for baggage

princesslm

​probably about a grand more but a four hour flight is more than enough w … ​probably about a grand more but a four hour flight is more than enough when travelling with small children. I would rather book a package deal and pay in installments throughout the year



Then crack on with it, you obviously have more money than sense, hence your stupid post...

Really good deal!

Just back from Hong Kong that was 11 hour flight from Manchester , that was bad enough , but 7 hours just to get to Spain is a joke

thecolonel

Then crack on with it, you obviously have more money than sense, hence … Then crack on with it, you obviously have more money than sense, hence your stupid post...



​I wouldn't say I have more money than sense as if I didn't have the money to fly direct I wouldn't fly at all, I would holiday with my children in the UK because almost doubling the flight time is ridiculous in my opinion. as far as stupid posts go yours is definitely up there with the best of them! so thanks I will crack on whilst you keep being pathetic

princesslm

​I wouldn't say I have more money than sense as if I didn't have the m … ​I wouldn't say I have more money than sense as if I didn't have the money to fly direct I wouldn't fly at all, I would holiday with my children in the UK because almost doubling the flight time is ridiculous in my opinion. as far as stupid posts go yours is definitely up there with the best of them! so thanks I will crack on whilst you keep being pathetic



So basically what you are saying is you would cut your nose off to spite your face ?

thecolonel

So basically what you are saying is you would cut your nose off to spite … So basically what you are saying is you would cut your nose off to spite your face ?



​what I'm saying is how I spend my money is none of your business so leave it at that and move on with your day

princesslm

​what I'm saying is how I spend my money is none of your business so l … ​what I'm saying is how I spend my money is none of your business so leave it at that and move on with your day




So you're one of THOSE people are you....

'Flights also have a short stop in Madrid but it's a quick plane change, no more of an inconvenience than Ryanair or Easyjet and Iberia are more comfortable.'

what planet are you from? lol no tar

Original Poster

Each to their own, two people have messaged me who have booked this so I guess it's weighing up inconvenience versus cost. For some people they prefer to pay extra to fly direct others would rather use the money they saved towards another holiday. I'm just showing budget school holiday deals do exist with some compromises.
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