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Buy Cheap Flights for the School Holiday

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Book Cheap School Holiday Flights

The school holidays for the year are over, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning your next family trip away! The kids are back at school - now is the time to look at booking flights for next summer and create unforgettable memories with the little ones. Flight prices can increase dramatically the closer it gets to the departure date, so get in early and get your flights booked. No matter which school break you're looking to book flights for, Alternative Airlines can help. We offer lots of ways to help you find and book cheaper flights including flight discounts and promo codes as well as many payment plan options to help you spread the cost of your school holiday flights over time.

Use this guide to discover all the ways you can search and book cheap school holiday flights for 2024.

How to Book Cheap School Holiday Flights

Follow our top tips below to discover how you can save on your flights for the school holidays next year.

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Book School Holiday Flights Now and Pay Later

Okay, so our payment plan options might not make the total price of your flights ‘cheaper’...but they can make booking your airfare much more affordable, by spreading the cost over time. Instead of paying the full amount today, you can break up the cost into more manageable weekly or monthly payments. What's more, many of our shorter-term payment plan options are interest-free — you only pay the cost of your flights (that you see at checkout), without any extra costs or hidden fees.

Whether you're booking flights for two or for your whole family, spread the cost over time. Our payment plan options include Afterpay, Affirm, Klarna and Zip among many others. Book flights with any of the 600 airlines that we ticket, to any destination that you want, and select one of our payment plan options at checkout.

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Apply a Discount Code for School Holiday Flights

Searching for deals and discounts for your school holiday flights? Head over to our discounts and promo codes page to discover all our latest deals. These codes can be applied no matter which airline or route you book — whether that's to the Maldives with British Airways or Majorca with Ryanair.

We have codes readily available for you to use from PayPal and Affirm, among others. Some of these codes let you save money on up to 5 passengers, while others let you save a bigger chunk of money on one ticket. We recommend regularly checking our deals and discounts page as we are constantly updating it with new promo codes that can help you save money on your flights for the school holidays!

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Use Our ‘Cheapest Flights’ Search Filter

While searching for flights at Alternative Airlines, you can use our filters to help you refine your search to suit your preferences. One of the filters we offer is 'Sort By Cheapest' - this will sort all of the flights in the search results and bring the cheapest airfares to the top, making your search for cheap school holiday flights even easier.

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Are school holiday flights more expensive?

You may find that the price of flights increases during public holidays and school holidays, due to an increase in demand. Airline pricing works on a supply and demand-basis. Many parents are forbidden from taking their children out of school during term time or will be heavily fined if they do so - this will vary depending on the school and local council. So during school breaks, spring break or during summer break, for example, there is a significant increase in families looking to travel abroad. This can result in airlines boosting the prices of their flights.

To avoid breaking the bank, you can buy your school holiday flights now and pay later with Alternative Airlines. We offer many flexible ways to pay for your flights - some of the payment plans we offer include Clearpay, PayPal Credit and more. Check out our page on Buy Now Pay Later payment methods for more information.

Is it expensive to fly abroad during the school holiday?

During peak periods, the price of flying abroad can increase. This is especially true during the spring and summer break. In the UK, for example, most students will take a break from school during the summer, some time between July and September. Thanks to the warmer weather and promise of sun, sea, and sand, there can be an increased demand to fly to popular holiday destinations such as Spain, France, Greece and Portugal.

However, there are a lot of factors that can determine the cost of flights. This includes the airline you're flying with, you ticket fare, and how early or late you book your flights. If you book your flights abroad early for your school holiday break, you may find that the flights are a lot more affordable.

Where to go during the October break?

Want to escape the cold and head somewhere bright and warm? Book a family getaway and fly to the Caribbean. It might mean flying a little further afield to be able to chill on the beach, but when you book your flights through Alternative Airlines you can spread the cost over time.

Where can I book cheap spring break flights?

Spring is the perfect time to fly abroad. Head to Europe, where temperatures are warming up and there is an abundance of spring flowers. Here at Alternative Airlines, we have lots of ways to help you find cheaper flights. You can also spread the cost with one of our payment plan options. Use this guide to help you find the perfect flights for you.

When is the next school holiday?

To find out the dates for your child's next school holiday, you'll need to check the UK government's official website. Enter any postcode of your choice and you will be directed to the local council's website that manages that postcode. You can then find a list of all school holiday dates to help you work out when you book flights for the school holidays.