Asked by: Helen Cook
3rd January 2013
Hi, I am looking for early morning flights from London airports to Lanzarote, having trouble finding them for Saturday 27 July.
Steve p on Jan 03, 2013
As I remember not easy to fine Saturday flights from the UK on Saturdays to Lanzarote, most early flights go on Thursdays with Thomas Cook, Thompson and Monarch, Easy jet do a late afternoon flight, I Know easy jet do a late afternoon flight on a Saturday.
You may find nearer the time there may be some Saturday flights.
other than that you could do what some friends did a few years ago when we were out there as they could not fly on the Thursday is go to Madrid and Change there. it cost a little more and took about 1 hour longer
Hope you can find A flight
may on Jan 13, 2013
Hi Helen, we are flying to Lanzarote in early Feb from Edinburgh with Saturday flight with Ryanair but leaving about 1PM.
dave love on Jan 13, 2013
May. sorry not sure what your reply is intended to mean. Helen is asking about early morning flights from london in July. what is edinburgh and february got to do with this question??????
may on Jan 14, 2013
Sorry my fault didnt spot the London flights request, only trying to help!
dave love on Jan 03, 2013
Helen, hi there are 2 flights to lanzarote on a saturday in july.
1/ easy jet from gatwick leaving at 07.40 hrs price approx £400 per person plus extras
2/ ryan air from stanstead leaving at 08.10 hrs price approx £400 per person plus extras
do not think there are anymore as steve says most flights gop out on a thursday
Tracy R on Jan 04, 2013
Hi Helen, if you go on the sky scanners web site that will search all availability for you.
David myers on Jan 04, 2013
I know your just giving the lady good information Dave but £400 per person no wonder the resorts are quiet.
School holidays as usual we get ripped of
Steve p on Jan 04, 2013
£400 seems lot of money for just the flight
dave love on Jan 04, 2013
David, Steve i know it is a lot of money but these airlines know that people will pay this sort of money just to get to Lanzarote during the school holidays and especially for a saturday flight. i would not pay this, but would try and adjust my holiday dates to suit the price. most of the accomodation now days will accept bookings for any day of the week unlike a few years ago when you could only get flights on a thursday and all of the accomodation followed this day. as i said in a previous thread of mine, we have booked with norwegian air for 17nights in october total cost for 2 was £274. Helen if you think the price of the flights are too high then the only thing you can do is try and book for midweek, but not sure what prices would be then as it is school holiday time. these prices will only go up even more unlike the old times when the prices used to drop when it good nearer the time to go
best of luck
just checked prices of flights for a thursday and fridays and even the minimum cost for those are £350 each plus extras.!!!!!!
Dave we are looking at going in October too and will look at booking with Norwegian Air.
Prices seem to move up and own all the time and within a very short space of time, a few years a go both my self and wife looked at the Monarch web site within 5 mins of each other and I got a price £40 each cheaper, but its a gamble in many ways you book today and tomorrow it go’es down or even up.
Steve, Norwegian air are only starting to fly there from september 2013, if i was you i would book up quickly, when we booked a few weeks ago there were allready quite a few seats allready pre booked, the prices we paid were including 20kilos of hold baggage and pre booked seats each way.
I knew they are only starting to fly there from September I will get dates from her so as we can book ASAP
Kevin Burton on Jan 04, 2013
School holidays prices are outrageous. BA are starting flights to lanzarote from Gatwick on Thursdays and sundays . Outbound around 1.30 pm. On 28th July for 2weeks is approx. £365 per person but includes free meal, drinks, pre allocated seat and 23 kilos of luggage.Hope this may be of use.
David myers on Jan 05, 2013
Kevin your so right but its not only the flights that are outrageous so are the hotels and S.C deals in school holidays which are over priced, and it must have an effect because the resorts are so quiet in school holidays
larry connell on Jan 05, 2013
there are other ways of flying to Lanzarote, try pricing up flights to Madrid, then on to Lanzarote, can work out cheaper but makes the journey longer.
Just tried Manchester, Easy jet to Madrid £67 return, Madrid to Lanzarote with Spanair, return flight £100.Total travel time 6hours 40 minutes.
Larry that another option but did you check those flights in school holidays when its the most expensive time to fly ?
to book with easy jet and spanair you have to shop “NOW” to get the better deals, you can still get bargains in term times but you need to look at flights across the internet, from Madrid and the UK.
All the major player’s in the UK do flights to Madrid so it’s easy to pick a bargain, Spanair have scheduled flights and charter flights to arricefe, in the summer months extra flights are laid on.
try it out, as i have said if you don’t mind the journey time you can save a bit of money.
J.Philippe on Jan 06, 2013
Spanair shut down at least 18 months ago!
Vueling fly to Arrecife from a point/points in Spain as they took over a number of defunct Spanair routes.
larry connell on Jan 07, 2013
You are correct Julian, it is Iberia that fly between Lanzarote and Madrid, i was misinformed, I stand corrected, i will do my own searches in future.
dave love on Jan 07, 2013
Larry, i think the madrid route would be out of the question (for me anyway) the cost still works out at £350 per person and the flights do not connect very well at all. there is a flight from madrid at 09.30 so you would have to arrive there from the uk by 08.00. the first flight to arrive there from the uk is 10.15. the next flight from madrid is 21.00 so you would have to wait around for 11 hours. or you can get a flight the day before from the uk to arriver madrid at 22.15 to catch the 09.30 hrs but still waiting around for 11 hours. i would sooner pay the small difference in the air fare and get a direct flight
very true Dave,
It’s a shame that this beautiful island is being put off limits by the money grabbing airlines who think of nothing but to line their pockets.
People come here because of the climate and the friendly atmosphere, when they go home the cherish their memories of how lovely their holiday was and want to come back again, the tour operators just look at it as a way of making money.
David myers on Jan 07, 2013
Your nearly right there Larry the tour operators do look at ways of making money then they look again just to make sure they rob us
david charles hind on Jan 11, 2013
Whats all this ???,complaints about tour operators making money,they have to make a profit to pay their employees.I”m sure the employers of these whingers make profits to pay them enough money to even think of going to the canaries,or are those complaining living on social security in the UK Blaaah to you lot !!!
David myers on Jan 14, 2013
DC Hind do your wages and tour operators employees wages double in school holidays because flights can thats the point
david charles hind on Jan 14, 2013
david,are flights cheaper outside of school holidays,or booked in advance,its all to do with supply and demand.Its good business to make more profit when people want to travel in busy periods
Just wondering which airline you work for DC Hind, are flights cheaper outside school holidays are you having a laugh.
Seems you have never tried to booked in school holidays
Helen Cook on Jan 14, 2013
Thanks all for taking an interest and for your advice.
patricia on Jan 14, 2013
I have had to pay £335 for a return flight for a week at easter for my daughter to holiday with family friends for a week in c.t. We used to enjoy family holidays there at easter but finding it too expensive at moment.
Patricia could not agree more its all overpriced when it comes to schools hols and its having a big effect on numbers visiting, unless your Mr Hinds ( he must get lots of social security )
Tom Iles on Jan 15, 2013
Have to agree with DCHind. Firms are in business to cover their costs and make a profit. This is worked out across the year. If they reduced the cost of holiday flights then the rest of the flights would have to go up and how would people like that. I’ve always thought that for the distance travelled flights to Lanzarote were quite reasonable. I used to fly from Heathrow to Edinburgh quite a lot and the flights were £120 standby, I could fly to Lanzarote for that.
dave love on Jan 15, 2013
what people do not realise, unlike the uk where children travel for half the adult fare on public transport, airlines charge you full adult price for children over 2 years old, they even charge you for a child under 2 years of age to sit on your lap. if they spread the cost of the charge over the year i am sure that travellers would not notice the extra £50 in cost, unlike families who do see the increase of over £150 per person for flights during school holidays. it was not so bad some years ago when you could take children outside of the school holidays without a problem, but you get a criminal record for doing this now. when i used to go abroad in the school holidays our holiday could cost upto £1000 more as i have 4 children with extra costs of flights and hotels etc. dont have to worry about the children now as they are old enough to do there own thing, but i do feel sorry for families these days that want to go away on holiday.
David myers on Jan 15, 2013
Dave i could live with an extra £50 but that still doesnt explain why an adult can be asked to pay an extra £200 pound because its school hols i dont feel that increase can be justified but i know and everyone else knows that will never change
David, i meant that pay an extra £50 over the course of the year so the price is the same dont matter when you travel. and also as you state about justifying the increase for adults during the school holidays, this £200 increase also relates to the charge for the children as well, adults / children pay the same fare
david charles hind on Jan 15, 2013
If the cost of flights was the same any time of the year,what would happen,1st, difficulty in getting a business flight,full hotels in school holidays etc,the island needs travellers all year round.
sorry david myers,I am a pensioner but not on social security,and i hav”nt got a large public services pension,I love lanzarote,book all my own travel,hotel(pay cash)and try to visit all the bars and restaurants when i need food or drink,will be back end of may,can”t wait for a bit of warmth ;0)
David c h. i am also a pensioner now but surely the resorts need more holidaymakers in the school holidays. that is exactly mine and David M point. famlies cannot afford to go there as the price has just escalated out of all proportion now. Even outside of the school holidays now the resorts are all very quiet. surely the more people on holiday in the resorts all of the time, then the more money people are making, airliners, hotels, bars. restaurants etc. you even quoted in your answer above that it is good business to make more profit. i dont think you understand how hard it is for families now adays to save up for a family holday
You have hit the nail on the head there Dave L
Just an idea mr love,write to mr cameron suggesting paying an extra £50 per year to be able to commute by train in peak hours,i wonder what the answer to be regards dave
mr d.c.hind i think we are now going away from the original question that was asked by Helen. everybody has there own views and i am sure if you asked everybody on here they would go for an avereaged priced air fare. this blog is getting like the blog i was watching regarding all inclusive against self catering, it must be time to stop now
david charles hind on Jan 16, 2013
sorry helen,hope you get your holiday sorted in lanzarote and the weather is good,point taken dave,i”ll shut up ;0)
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