By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times travel writer
8 October 2014: Easyjet has today released its flights for summer 2015. Go to the Easyjet website now and you can now book all of the airline’s flights up to 6 September 2015.
Booking early on airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair ensures you get the best possible deals, as tranches of tickets are sold in price bands. The cheapest flights sell first, finally leaving the most expensive. Getting the lowest fares means knowing when the flight schedules will be released and getting on the website as early as possible.
Airlines such as British Airways allow passengers to book exactly a year in advance, which makes things easy for those who can plan ahead. But no-frills airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet release their summer fares and winter fares in blocks, usually twice a year.
Easyjet, for examples, releases its summer flights for the following year in October of the current year. However, it doesn’t confirm in advance what date the flights will be on sale. It is keen that you will sign up to its email mailing list – known as eOffers – to find out. In this way, it can sell you lots more add-ons such as insurance, car hire and hotels.
You can now book EasyJet flights up to 6 September 2015, and you can get great deals on holidays by following this link to the Easyjet Holidays website.
When you register with the Easyjet website you will see at the bottom of the page an op-out marketing paragraph. This is a bit confusing.
It says: “From time to time we may contact you with details of special offers and promotions about products and services of interest to you and your family, or to ask you to help us improve our service through customer research.”
You might be tempted to untick that box, but if you do you won’t receive details of when flights are released. So unfortunately you have to leave it unticked, and look forward to getting lots of other irrelevant email.