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:
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:
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 http://www.thomson.co.uk. 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.
The search result will yield something like this:
Hopefully something suits your holiday schedule, and you can book your dream trip for ~90% off more publicized prices.