Independent travellers have the edge when it comes to cheap flight deals

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Flexible, independent travellers are nabbing the best deals on flights whilst those tied to work and family miss out, according to a recent customer survey by

The online poll revealed that nearly four in 10 holidaymakers (38 per cent) have their day of departure dictated by their package or flight time. Almost a third (29 per cent) have to fit in with work and family commitments, which often means flying during the expensive weekend period.

Nearly a third (28 per cent) of travellers are able to take advantage of the best deals. A recent Which? Travel report found these to be midweek, early morning or late evening flights, most commonly on a Tuesday.

Sixty per cent of customers polled said that they have no preference as to the day they start their holiday, whereas a fifth (20 per cent) prefer the weekend. A savvy 13 per cent think midweek flights are the best to avoid the crowds, as well as price hikes.

Anthony Clarke Cowell, Associate Merchandising Director at, said: “Flexibility is the key to getting the best deals. It’s always going to pay if you can avoid peak travel times. Not great news for those in nine to five 5 jobs or with school-aged children, but there are still savings to be made on travel add-ons if you book in advance, even if it’s on the way to the airport.”


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