easyJet Holidays takes off - will you be booking up?
There's a new package holiday company in town, with a name you know already. Although they've offered add-ons to their flights in the past, easyJet have now launched their new website for fully integrated package holidays. They're out to take on other package holiday operators with their low-cost flights as the backbone to their service, with options available on all their UK routes.
So will easyJet's advantage actually save you any money? We had a quick check and compared the service to (Don't Just Book It) Thomas Cook (It). First we searched for a seven night holiday in Majorca for two adults and two children, flying on 2nd July. Both sites returned a three star hotel as their recommended best seller:
We then had a look at the cheapest options available from each:
We then changed our departure airport to Stansted, then to Edinburgh. In all six examples, easyJet undercut Thomas Cook for similarly rated accommodation. To be fair, we weren't searching for a specific hotel, but neither are the majority of customers. How integrated the whole experience will be is another matter - no doubt we'll hear from avid Bitterwallet readers if something's awry.