A Private British Airways Plane to Greece — Reader Success Story

Aug 8, 2019

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Last week, we asked to hear your travel success and mistake stories to both celebrate and help our TPG UK community. We received a great success story from Kai, who received an amazing, almost private jet experience by booking a seasonal BA flight at the very start of the season:

My success story came when travelling from London to Rhodes. We flew out on the first EasyJet flight of the season (so it was pretty empty) and flew back with a return BA flight. As BA had just flown out their first flight of the season (and most people travel as part of a package) we had the return flight to Gatwick to ourself! Literally myself, my partner and eight crew members!

We’ve used this trick again to travel to Greece, and it worked (but not as well as having a whole plane to ourself).

For seasonal flights, airlines pick a certain period for which they will operate the flights (i.e. those that operate to summer beach destinations over summer only, or winter ski destinations in the colder season only). While demand in the middle of the season is likely to be very high (hence the reason for the flight), at the very start and very end of the season, prices may be much lower and you may find yourself with a very empty plane like Kai did.

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