VS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3325 times:
I am planning to go to Ibiza this coming summer, and I was wondering if someone could give me some travel tips for cheaper flights and accomodations there. If you know any travel deals / packages from the US would be great, if not - from Europe would work too.
Dmerinop From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 160 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
If you get as far as Dublin, you can try Budget Travel´s packages to Ibiza, they´re quite cheap and they use charter planes at course but if you get FUTURA you wont notice the difference from a normal airline.
So anyway, if you get as far as Dublin, give me a shout and I´ll help you...
Worldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3208 times:
Depends when you are planning to go.
Ibiza pretty much shuts down end October through to Mid April.
If you are going May / June, then get yourself as far as the UK or Eire, and pop into a travel agent and get a last - minute deal. Have a look on the web before you go.
Package deals were very cheap last summer. (Good year for consumers, crap for my company!) Deals for 2 weeks with accom were going for between 100 and 150 per person, including accom. and a flight from London.
Don't bother with a package from the US. can't see how it could be cheaper.
So much competition in the UK and Eire for packages to Ibiza, in fact to all of the Balearics. For example, if I remember right, Britannia were doing approx 135 flights per week to Majorca. That's a lot of seats to sell and there will be flights most days of the week, so I would not worry about leaving late. As long as you are a bit flexible, you will be fine.
If you want to stay longer, have a look and compare the flight only prices. The holiday companies need to sell the seats on the plane so much, that the accom+flight package prices can be similar to the flight only. If you want to stay for more than 2 weeks, we had loads of people booking a package to "start off" and then finding a cheap apartment to base themselves in whilst they party all summer long.
You will love Ibiza. Great sunsets, great beaches, great nightlife.
VS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3193 times:
Worldoftui, thank you so much!
I am planning on mid to end of June but unfortunately I can only spare one week. The prices that you mention are really quite a bargain, I wish the dollar was stronger as those transatlantic flights do not come cheap either but I definitely want to go to Ibiza. I have been listening to the CafeDelMar CDs for years now...
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2617 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
If you get to Manchester.
air2000 have 3 weekly MAN-IBZ flights which are charter flights that can be booked online. Prices in June are approx £30 one-way exclding tax. Since it is ticketless travel, booking from the USA won't be an issue.
BmiEMA19 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3079 times:
Surely there is some sort of connection between Madrid and Ibiza between US / JKK or IB. Im pretty sure that Iberia fly to Chicago and there definetley will be a connection through to Ibiza, and there must be some code share from the US flight from PHL with Spanair!!
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1306 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2953 times:
I agree with everyone else. Get to the Uk and then just book a cheap package holiday or charter flight. A good site to give you guidlines for charter flight prices is http://www.flightline.co.uk. (not a flashy site I know, but it gives good prices etc...)
Another option is if you can get to the midlands ThomsonFly (owned by the same people as Britannia Airways) are starting up a new low-cost airline out of Coventry (CVT). (about 15 miles from Birmingham BHX). For a week at the end of June they are currently showing prices about £45 (yes... just £45!!!!). Would also be a great experience as Coventry airport currently has no passenger terminal and at the moment they're throwing together temporary pax facilities for ThomsonFly's start in April!!! Could be interesting!!! http://www.thomsonfly.com