Last Minute cheaper than the cheapest on Icelolly - DIY 8 nights All Inclusive in Lanzarote - £336
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Last Minute cheaper than the cheapest on Icelolly - DIY 8 nights All Inclusive in Lanzarote - £336

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Found 7th Jun 2013
This a very tailored deal suited for people living in and around London/Essex. Let me give you a comparative deal first. As we know, Icelolly is one of the cheapest holiday deals search engines out there. Search Icelolly for All Inclusive deals for 2 people departing London Stansted/Gatwick/Luton on Fri 21st June (+/-1day). Cheapest comes out to be £348pp. This price does not include any baggage or transfers. On an average, add about £50-60 per bag for the return flight. Assuming 2 people can share one checked in bag (they do hold their hand luggage allowance), it averages to about £375pp - a total of £750 for two people AI from some dodgy travel agency that if you look will have bad to worse reviews of leaving people stranded during their holidays.

Now if you do a DIY holiday like this one (based on 2 adults taking 1 checked-in bag between them), not only will you be paying less, you will also be booking from decent companies (I DO consider ryanair decent because if you stay within their set rules, you will never face any problems).

Outbound:
Fri 21st June: London Stansted to Baden Baden (08:35 - 11:00) with Ryanair. Cost: 82.98GBP
Fri 21st June: Baden Baden to Lanzarote (13:50 - 17:10)with Ryanair. Cost 120.98EUR ~ 105GBP

AI Hotel:
21th June to 29th June - 8 nights at Hotel Blue Sea Los Fiscos (3* on tripadvisor), Puerto Del Carmen booked via hotels4u.com: 316.85GBP

Inbound:
Sat 29 June: Lanzarote to Frankfurt Hahn (18:20 - 23:40) with Ryanair. Cost: 120.98EUR ~ 105GBP
Sun 30th June: Frankfurt Hahn to London Stansted (06:30 - 06:55) with Ryanair. Cost: 70.98EUR ~ 62GBP

Total Cost of the 8 Nights All Inclusive Holiday: 671.83GBP, i.e. £336pp.

And don't forget the 8.08% cashback from hotels4u via TCB - driving the cost down to £323pp.

Oh, before you ask, I've booked something similar for me and missus - we are taking eurostar to brussels and flying from there to lanzarote, returning via frankfurt.

24 Comments

Original Poster

Add return transfers from resorthoppa or transfers4u for about 14 quid (+TCB) and you're all sorted!

Now that's what I call dedication and an excellent end result too. Can only vote hot.
Edited by: "cibarious" 7th Jun 2013

What a deal, 1,5 days + a night in germany wasted + ryanair haha
Edited by: "pablomalin" 7th Jun 2013

6hrs in Frankfurt airport? I'd rather pay extra for one flight thanks - the flights 4hrs direct from uk! Your deal sees you spend longer in Germany lol!

Quick search On the beach

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Original Poster

pablomalin

Quick search On the beach



Why don't you do a search for 8 nights flying from London on 21st June and post your results. That would be comparable. The deals in the pic you've posted are hugely different from mine.

You meant 8 nights of which 1 will be spent on germain soil wtf, go direct flight for the same price bro.

gulz

Why don't you do a search for 8 nights flying from London on 21st June … Why don't you do a search for 8 nights flying from London on 21st June and post your results. That would be comparable. The deals in the pic you've posted are hugely different from mine.

Original Poster

speedski

6hrs in Frankfurt airport? I'd rather pay extra for one flight thanks - … 6hrs in Frankfurt airport? I'd rather pay extra for one flight thanks - the flights 4hrs direct from uk! Your deal sees you spend longer in Germany lol!



You must be minted man... you've got no reason to be on HUKD. Direct return flights London to Lanzarote are over 350GBP pp for the dates selected.

Well, actually I would love for you to buy them and come over so I can meet you and we can discuss how must our holiday costs were and would love to see you bury your head in shame! But ofcousre you wont be coming... because you're minted and will go to some 5* resort in the carrabian, won't you!

Edited by: "gulz" 7th Jun 2013

Original Poster

pablomalin

You meant 8 nights of which 1 will be spent on germain soil wtf, go … You meant 8 nights of which 1 will be spent on germain soil wtf, go direct flight for the same price bro.


Seriously... spend over 350 quid per person on return flights? That's more than the cost of my whole holiday man.
Edited by: "gulz" 7th Jun 2013

You are missing the point gulz.

Original Poster

pablomalin

You are missing the point gulz.


Okay dude, when people fly long haul, does everyone fly direct - no, most of them dont. that's because flights with a halt often are far more cheaper than direct. Same logic applies here. The savings compared to a long haul is less, but factor in return flights for 2 people and you'll know whan i mean. same holiday flying from london to lanzarote direct would cost about £530pp - that almost 200quid more for the sake of a few hours spend at the ariport in germany... thank you very much, i'll take it. I'd prefer to save that money, or spent it at the resort.

Ok Agreed, I travel indirect quite often, but this is HOLIDAY. IF I was you and my dates would be fixed so no chance to go at different dates I would rather choose different destination than go indirect. This site is about being flexible to find cheap holidays, late deals etc. and if you strictly have to go 21st of June to Lanzarote through Germany this is your choice then. And good deal is not always about being the cheapest!
Edited by: "pablomalin" 7th Jun 2013

TURKEY? first choice transfers and luggage inc.

London Gatwick
Dalaman (3hr 50mins)
Mon 24 Jun 2013
Departs: 07:15
Arrives: 13:05
Airline: Thomson Airways
Coming back
Dalaman
London Gatwick
Mon 01 Jul 2013
Departs: 14:40
Arrives: 17:00
Airline: Thomson Airways


Kervansaray Marmaris First Choice accommodation rating 3 Plus
in Marmaris, Turkey - Dalaman

All Inclusive
1 week
2 Adults

£720.00
Includes:

£528.00 online discount
and all taxes and charges

Accommodation options
1 × Double room
Flight options
15kg baggage allowance per person
In-flight meals not included
Transport options
Return airport transfers

Original Poster

I was given the requirements of 9-11 nights in the canaries leaving london between 20th-22nd June by the missus. I booked via brussels so I did get my 9 nights.

This site is indeed about being flexibe to get cheap deals... why do you think the 100 quid SC deals leaving in less than a week's time go over 500 degrees... most of those people who vote it hot ain't gonna fly on those days. They just vote it hot because its a good cheap deal giving best value for money compared to simiar deals out there. Same on this one... its a good cheap deal giving best value for money compared to similar deals out there!

Original Poster

are you seriously comparing turkey to the canaries? find me a few good volcanic national parks in dalaman please?

nice

gulz

You must be minted man... you've got no reason to be on HUKD. Direct … You must be minted man... you've got no reason to be on HUKD. Direct return flights London to Lanzarote are over 350GBP pp for the dates selected.Well, actually I would love for you to buy them and come over so I can meet you and we can discuss how must our holiday costs were and would love to see you bury your head in shame! But ofcousre you wont be coming... because you're minted and will go to some 5* resort in the carrabian, won't you!

my what a pleasant chap, reminds me why I rarely comment anymore.

Must dash, chauffeur is waiting to take me to my private jet....

Boo hoo someone disagreed with a deal that sees me spend a night in an airport..that's not a holiday and the comparison to long haul is laughable, the clue is in the word long...anything sub 6 hrs isn't long haul...

This is a cheap deal, that I do not disagree, but comparing the one flight last minute departure to a holiday in lanzarote and a German airport...sorry...not a 'deal' anymore...
Edited by: "speedski" 7th Jun 2013

Original Poster

speedski

my what a pleasant chap, reminds me why I rarely comment anymore


You should stick to that mate...

The fact that 'deal' as it stands is 28 degrees HOT and not cold should just tell you that there are 28 more people who think its a good deal compared to the bunch who don't think its a deal at all.

if you knew what you were talking about it would help. It isn't one degree per vote.

So your 28 people is a little thin on the ground.

Congratulations.

P.s. there's more to the uk than London...
Edited by: "speedski" 7th Jun 2013

Banned

Does DIY mean not protected by insurance?

COLD deal

Down to 6 hot now Mr Minimum wage.

gulz

You should stick to that mate...The fact that 'deal' as it stands is 28 … You should stick to that mate...The fact that 'deal' as it stands is 28 degrees HOT and not cold should just tell you that there are 28 more people who think its a good deal compared to the bunch who don't think its a deal at all.

canvey island here we come!!

AAhhh hold on.. so 8 nights in that hotel, not 8 nights from the time of leaving your house in the UK.. A bit of a hassle but if you are not lazy and do like to hunt for your deals I empathise.. I do the same for my travels to Europe hehe! Cheap for that time of year! heat added
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