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Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

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Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

Currently exploring where we might go on holiday in August and Skiathos is one of the places we are considering.

Any thoughts on who might offer cheap flights?

And would it make financial sense to book independently - there will just be 2 of us.

Ideal airports would be Manchester, Blackpool, Liverpool or Leeds-Bradford.

Thanks

Sharon

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1. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

Hi,

The simple answer is no there are no cheap Direct flights. You can get cheaper flights to maybe Athens or Thessaloniki or Volos, but it means extra costs, travel time and aggro to get to Skiathos. Details are in older posts.

Booking independently is reasonable value, but it does not compete with cheap tour operator deals. The main advantages are choice of accommodation, aircon being included in the price, and avoiding the all Brits together bit.

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2. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

You will only get flights from Manchester. Here are most of the flights - tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g189499-i809-k72…

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3. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

The only way to get cheap flights anywhere these days is to use a no frills airline and book your seats as soon as they release their flight details. The longer you leave it the more the price goes up.

Edited: 01 April 2014, 13:58
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4. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

The very short answer is "No". Many visitors to Skiathos prefer it that way.

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5. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

I don't know of many visitors who prefer to pay over the odds for flights Phil?

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6. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

We've paid about 420 each for flights at the end of August and just over 200 for a weeks accommodation B&B. We're lucky that we can afford to pay a little bit extra to do our own thing but to get any sort of flight deal you have to book very early or be prepared to wait until the last minute.

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7. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

@phillancs Do you work for Thomas Cook :)

@LancasterKebabman Must agree with you, loads of forum topics about prices, that's a first ...

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8. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

SkiathosLover1,

The answer to your question is "No". I pay the full price.

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9. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

Thanks for the responses - didn't realise it would end up being such a contentious question.....

At least I now know to look for flights from Manchester.

Will probably see what is available nearer my planned holiday time.

Thanks again

Sharon

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10. Re: Is there such a thing as a cheap flight provider to Skiathos

I'm another one who would not prefer to pay these prices but would have to say Sharon, although the flights can be expensive, the fact that so many pay them and return year after year should tell you something.

Good Luck.

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