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Up to 50% off flights this weekend
Up to 50% off flights this weekend

Up to 50% off flights this weekend

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Theres no denying it, the UK summer has been a wash out. Thats why, this bank holiday, Virgin Atlantic have teamed up with The Daily Mail to give you amazing sale fares across a huge number of our destinations. So, after such a dismal holiday season you can still have something to look forward to.

From the classic New York shopping spree to the safari experiences of Johannesburg and Nairobi. Soak up the sun in Barbados or absorb the culture of Cuba. Whatever it is you have in mind, why not take advantage of our special offers below.

The jewel in the crown has to be our brand new route of Mauritius (starts 28 October) - luxuriously indulgent, perfect for honeymooners and you can get a 22% saving.

But these are just the tip of the iceburg - see all our destinations and all our special offer fares below.

All sale fares must be booked by 10pm on Thursday 30 August 2007. Don't hang around!

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Just looked, not particularly cheap. You can get prices equivalent or less if you shop around the airlines.

I randomly chose dates from London - New York (Thurs 20/27 Sept) and cheapest was £258.70 Without having looked elsewhere, I imagine that isn't particularly special - although I'd prefer Virgin over many airlines to be fair. I'll reserve jusgement on this deal till I see if others make some full comparisons...

I've been waiting for this daily mail promotion...

All the other carriers follow suit and you will find them all price matching.

The £219 price is for November flights, not Sept - Oct.

The £258 flight you have found is pretty good value, but a good tip is to use a company like cheaptickets.com. There is nothing stopping you purchasing flights from here where on the same dates you mentioned it comes in at $482 = £239

[SIZE=2]Virgin are not a cheap airline, they pit against BA customers. The more you pay does not mean a better seat or flight, it's still 9 hours or so to NYC. With nearly 200 flights a day (from the UK) to NYC there are some sub £200 tickets to be had including taxes, you just have to know which airline are doing the best seats at your time of travelling.[/SIZE]

If you want cheap, go with flyzoom.com You can get over for sub £200 atm.

I've just booked with Virgin through [url]www.cheaptickets.com[/url] - the Virgin UK price for VS45/VS46 on the day I want to fly is £273, the US price for the same ticket through [url]www.cheaptickets.com[/url] is £251.

Crazy1

[SIZE=2], it's still 9 hours or so to NYC. .[/SIZE]



Rarely over 8 hours - even when flight time is quoted as over 8 hours - it rarely is so.Some airlines intentionally add time onto the schedule so that if they are delayed a bit (particularly at busy airports when queuing time on tarmacs can be erratic ) they still arrive on time and hence their punctuality figures are not too impacted.

Thank you - looking for Cape Town flights and £419 for the dates I looked at inc taxes etc. Seems good to me. £50 cheaper than the [url]www.cheaptickets.com[/url] mentioed above, and in British pounds so won't get ripped off by the credit card company with rubbish exchange rates and charges for foriegn transactions.

hdixon85

Thank you - looking for Cape Town flights and £419 for the dates I looked … Thank you - looking for Cape Town flights and £419 for the dates I looked at inc taxes etc. Seems good to me. £50 cheaper than the [url]www.cheaptickets.com[/url] mentioed above, and in British pounds so won't get ripped off by the credit card company with rubbish exchange rates and charges for foriegn transactions.



I should have made myself clear, cheaptickets is good for transatlantic flights, in my experience it's never been cheaper for CPT or most other destinations that don't involve the US. It's well worth a check.

Even with a 2% foreign transaction fee for the CC, it works out cheaper, and FYI you always get the 'real' exchange rate of the day, and it's currently $2.01 = £1, hardly 'rubbish.'

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courtster

Even with a 2% foreign transaction fee for the CC, it works out cheaper, … Even with a 2% foreign transaction fee for the CC, it works out cheaper, and FYI you always get the 'real' exchange rate of the day, and it's currently $2.01 = £1, hardly 'rubbish.'



You can avoid the 2% charge if you use a Nationwide credit card. I think you get the same with the Post Office Mastercard.
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