Martin Lewis, 46, shared the news that easyJet is releasing new flights today. The Money Saving Expert told ITV’s Good Morning Britain today that speedy holidaymakers who “pounce” could be getting the “very cheapest deal”. easyJet releases tickets on several occasions throughout the year. This recent batch is for travel between October 2019 and March 2020. Lewis advises Britons to checks the easyJet website throughout the day as prices can change rapidly.
Martin Lewis told GMB: “EasyJet operates a fluid pricing model where prices move based on demand for any particular flight.
“So when they’re usually launched they’re priced cheaply and can quickly change depending on how many are being booked. So if you can pounce when they’re launched, you’re often getting the very cheapest deal.
“It releases tickets several times a year… today (Thursday) tickets go on sale via the easyjet website for travel from 27 October 2019 to 28 March 2020 – so Christmas and February half term next year.
“There is no exact release time – different seats are put on sale at different points throughout the day, so keep checking – and prices can and do change rapidly. So it’s a question of repeated trial and error to see if it looks good.
“Yet easyjet have said that all the seats will be released at usually around 6am – so assuming that’s a goer – go quick.”
Lewis noted that the last time tickets were released one of his fans managed to save well over a thousand pounds on easyJet flights.
“I can’t guarantee that today will have the cheapest tickets, as if there’s no demand prices might drop later,” he said.
“But when I told you about the tickets release last time I received great feedback – like Ellis who tweeted at 9:50 am: ‘Booked EasyJet flights this AM for Cyprus, 7 of us at Easter – I paid £815. Same flights now a whopping £2226! A ‘saving’ of over £1400! Cheers for the heads up!’”
In other news, easyJet has assuaged passenger’s fears by confirming they will continue to operate no matter what happens with Brexit.
Neil Slaven, easyJet’s UK Country Director, said: “Our customers can also rest assured that easyJet flights will continue to operate as normal whatever the outcome of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.”
Last week Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explained that if the UK leaves the EU there will be a surge in the number of people renewing their passport.
This means there could well be delays at the passport office for those updating their travel document.
On ITV’s The Martin Lewis Money Show, one member of the ITV audience was unsure about waiting to renew their children’s passport until after the Brexit date.
Lewis advised that it would be best to renew UK passports as soon as possible in the case of delays.
To help Britons, the UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport.
The new regulations apply to passports issued by the UK, Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.