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BA + Virgin sales £15 Opodo code

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A host of airlines have worldwide flight sales, with Belfast to New York returns from £282, plus London to Los Angeles £425 and Cancun £548 all-in.

Even better, we've blagged a code to get £15 off £250+ flights at flight broker Opodo. This covers most flights, including sales, cutting NYC returns to £267.


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When and where?

There's currently a host of worldwide flight sales on. The biggies include Virgin*, British Airways*, American Airlines, Emirates and Air New Zealand. Travel dates vary by airline - for full lists of routes and dates, look at the specific sale pages.

Here are some of the top deals we've found (all taking into account the Opodo £15 off code), though of course prices may vary for your dates:

  • Belfast - New York £267 rtn (United/Lufthansa). For travel 8 Jan 2013 - 10 Feb 2013. Book by 22 Jan 2013.

  • London - Los Angeles £425 rtn (Air New Zealand). For travel 9 Jan - 28 Feb 2013. Book by 23 Jan 2013.

  • London - New York £364 rtn (Lufthansa). For travel 8 Jan 2013 - 24 Mar 2013. Book by 22 Jan 2013.

How to book

The trick's to use the sale pages for inspiration on bargain dates and destinations, but not to search for flights.

  1. Step 1. Find the cheapest standard pricehostess

    Once you know when and where, don't bother looking at the sales direct, as results are included in the cheap flight screenscrapers Kayak* and TravelSupermarket*.

    These prices are very competitive for direct flights, but can sometimes, though not always, be undercut.

  2. Step 2. Check the Opodo price

    Once you've found a flight, go to Opodo* and search for it again. Pop the flight in your basket, as then it'll include the booking fee it sometimes adds (it says clearly if there is one). Provided the total isn't £15 more than the cheapest elsewhere, you can save.

    Get the £15 discount:

    Enter MSEOP15 in the promo code box to take £15 off flights over £250. The code's due to expire on Wed 16 Jan, but you can travel any time. See full terms & conditions.

    WARNING! De-select insurance

    Opodo pre-ticks an insurance box, automatically adding travel insurance to your basket. Click 'I don't need any insurance' to get rid of it – you can get far cheaper travel insurance elsewhere (see the Cheap Travel Insurance guide).

    Finally, read Opodo's terms and conditions when you book, as they could differ from the airline's. It charges a £25 admin fee if you change flights, but many airline sale fares are non-changeable anyway.

Booking for more than one person?

The discount is per booking, not per person. To save on two or more flights, you need to book each flight separately - and that's allowed even if you live together (it's one discount per person, not per household).

Yet this is a gamble. Cheap flights' limited nature means there's a chance that between booking flights one and two, the cost could jump. Ideally, you and a friend should press ‘submit' in sync on two different laptops.

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More travel MoneySaving

This is a one-off promo. For a step-by-step guide to permanently getting the cheapest flights anywhere, see the Cheap Flights guide.

If you want to go to a destination served by budget airlines, you could well be better off with the FlightChecker, our tool that show you when to go to get the ultra-cheap flights.

To slash the cost of hotel stays once you arrive, read Cheap Hotels and Hotel Sales.

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