How To Save ~90% On Round-Trip Travel Out Of The U.K. By Booking With Thomson

Thomson is a low cost airline with awesome deals, but they only allow booking round-trip flights originating in the U.K.

We recently booked 2 round-trip tickets from Edinburgh, Scotland to Sanford, Florida for£219 per person with Thomson.  Somehow, we were bumped up to first class.

This was not a mistake fare, but a deal that Thomson Airways has regularly and works well for consumers with a more flexible schedule looking for longer duration and last minute (within 3 months) holidays.

Thomson’s low cost fare is cheaper than many of the taxes and fees I would have paid anyway if I had used miles and points, so it was a no-brainer for me to book this flight.

Why I avoid search aggregators and head straight to Thomson for travel out of the U.K.:

I was looking for a flight from Belfast, Ireland to Menorca, Spain.  Check out the sweet deal Thomson has:

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So it is only £29 round-trip for a direct flight.

Now look at the lowest price google flights displays as it’s lowest price fare for the same exact dates:

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Their lowest price is £277, and it’s not even a direct flight!

So booking with Thomson automatically gives you~ 90% off if you know to stop by their site first for all of your travel originating from the U.K.

How do I find great deals with Thomson?

Thomson typically hosts flights on specific days of the week.  For example, if you want to fly from Belfast to Menorca/Minorca, you can only leave and return on a Wednesday during the months of May through September, so there are absolutely limitations.

But if you have a flexible schedule, you can cash in on some really stellar deals.  To start, go to  Under the “Flight” tab, click on ” Flight deals.”

Then click that you can fly out within 3 months from any U.K. airport to any destination.

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The search result will yield something like this:

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Hopefully something suits your holiday schedule, and you can book your dream trip for ~90% off more publicized prices.


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