BRITISH holiday-goers have been left buzzing after discovering cut-price last-minute flights to Santorini for lower than the price of a McDonald’s meal.
Louise Donaldson found the unbelievable provide on Wednesday after checking last-minute offers on journey firm TUI’s web site.
The 53-year-old couldn’t imagine her eyes when she seen that return flights to the Greek hotspot from Manchester Airport yesterday have been up for grabs at a staggering worth of simply £5.42 per individual.
This implies the three,500 mile-round journey works out at lower than the value of a Double Large Mac from McDonald’s, which might set punters again £5.89.
The deal, which noticed the flight go away Manchester Airport yesterday morning at 7am, supplied sun-seekers an entire week within the Mediterranean paradise, with return flights due subsequent Thursday at 2pm.
The provide even included a 15kg baggage allowance with a further 20kg bag being an optionally available additional for £18 – greater than thrice the price of the flights themselves.
Louise from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire took to social media on Wednesday to share a screenshot of the provide.
She additionally included a screenshot of a resort in Santorini known as the Caldera View Resort which had seemingly been considered by over 12,000 folks in only one hour, presumably as a result of low-cost provide.
Louis wrote in a caption: “‘If anybody is ready to fly at very brief discover from Manchester at 7am tomorrow morning then you’ll be able to have every week in Santorini for £5.42pp every. Thank me now!’
The publish has since been appreciated by greater than 450 folks and has acquired dozens of feedback, nevertheless it appears the deal was too good to be true for a lot of.
One consumer wrote: “I’m actually on annual go away with no vacation plans, severely contemplating this.”
One other stated: “That is legit should you can fly from Manchester tomorrow…and folks say final minute offers are a factor of the previous!”
A 3rd posted a screenshot of the resort in query, exhibiting that it prices £798 per individual for seven nights, saying: “I used to be raring to go as properly.”
One other commented a screenshot of the TUI net web page with a technical fault error message when attempting to e book, writing: “Technical fault.”
A fifth consumer posted an image of at the moment’s date with the value being listed as £582 as a substitute, including: “They’ve sussed it.”
Talking at the moment enterprise growth supervisor Louise stated: “I had simply gone onto to TUI’s web site and clicked on their final minute offers and it got here up.
“I didn’t attempt to e book it at first because it was to fly yesterday morning and I used to be at work however a good friend of mine tried to e book it and on the finish of the method it stated they’d a technical error and it wouldn’t finalise.
“We didn’t know if that was as a result of so many individuals have been attempting to e book it directly or not. I’ve checked the positioning once more this morning and it’s not there.
“I advised everybody sat round me within the workplace at work, all of them then went on their PCs to see if it got here up on theirs which it did.
“I used to be then joking and pretending to cough saying ‘Oh I don’t really feel too properly, I won’t make it into work tomorrow’ and we have been all laughing.
“Then we have been saying what should be flawed with the resort, would it not be one thing like a bush tucker trial however I checked TripAdvisor and the critiques for it have been nice!”
Talking at the moment a Tui spokesperson stated: “Sadly, a technical error meant our web site was incorrectly exhibiting a vacation bundle to Santorini for £5. The vacation in query was already bought out and not bookable.
“We do provide nice worth offers however this was sadly a technical blip. We admire our clients being understanding as our IT groups work to resolve the difficulty.”