As 1000’s more use low-cost airlines to Spain – these top tips may help.

Recently released figures show that Spain has seen an increase in the number of people visiting the country using low cost budget airlines.

Considering figures released by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism recorded from January 2018 till January 2019 there is a trend towards people using airlines companies such as Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2 when visiting Spain.

Just looking at this past January, the number of passengers arriving in Spain using low-cost airlines was 2.7 million a 7.4% increase on the same month in 2018.

Top tips for using low cost airlines

With more people flying budget airlines, ticket prices may increase. For UK customers using Ryanair, try purchasing your return flight in euros. First, select a one-way ticket on the Ryanair website. Then, in a new tab, type Ryanair’s web address, but replace ‘.com/en’ part for the UK Ryanair site with that of the country you want to fly from. For example, Spain is ‘.com/es’ Now search for your UK return flight here. You may find out that you can save money this way.

Don’t simply book a return flight at the same time with the same airline just because your flight out was cheap. Do a price runner in google as sometimes the return flight home is less expensive with another airline.

Avoid being charged extra for flight bookings over the phone and always book flights online. Although only 5% of all bookings are made over the phone or at the airport where surcharges also apply, surprisingly hundreds of thousands of passengers did book over the phone, earning Ryanair millions in these additional fees.

Use the airline’s online chat facility for customer service and avoid any possible delays and high call charges when contacting the airline’s call centre by telephone.

Search all airlines for cheap flights and don’t limit yourself to the obvious companies. More airlines to search for low prices include easyJet, Thomas Cook, Iberia, Jet2 and Flybe. Others that offer promotions from time to time include British Airways, Vueling, Norwegian Air, Aer Lingus TUI, and Air Europa.

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