Black Friday flight deals 2021: the best offers you can book right now

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If you're looking for cheap flights then the Black Friday flight deals are a great way to get a bargain on travel tickets.

Black Friday on November 26 could provide the perfect opportunity to book some cheap tickets for a holiday next year. Just make sure you buy travel insurance at the same time to cover you against unexpected trip changes or cancellations that may result from changing Covid travel restrictions. 

You should also check the travel restrictions and entry requirements for the country you're planning on travelling to before you book your flights. 

Is Black Friday a good time to book flights?

In short - yes! This Black Friday there are discounted tickets to all kinds of destinations.

Virgin Atlantic, Easyjet and First Choice holidays are all offering incredible savings on flights and package holidays - from far-flung destinations to short European city breaks - there's a holiday for every budget.

A lot of the offers allow for travel up until September 2022, giving you plenty of time to plan your trip.

According to Skyscanner, Black Friday flight deals are usually around 11-12% less than usual flight prices, but there are some bargains to be had were you can get tickets for as much as 20-30 % off.

In the past, airlines have saved some special offers exclusively for Black Friday, like the chance to select a seat on your chosen flight or add an additional piece of luggage for free. 

Who had the best Black Friday flight deals last year?

Virgin Atlantic's Black Friday sale is now on with flights from £239. For peace of mind, they're also offering free Covid-19 cover worth £500,000⁣ and fully flexible booking if plans change⁣.

Easyjet has also launched its Black Friday offer early with 350,000 seats on sale from £24.99 to and from the UK for travel between 10th December and 30th June 2021 so you can start booking next year's getaway. 

But be quick! The offer will be live from Wednesday 24th November until 2nd December 2020.

Easyjet holidays is also celebrating its first birthday. To celebrate you can nab £100 off holidays on bookings over £1000 from Wednesday 24th November 2020 using promo code BF100 at the checkout.

Tour operator First Choice is also launching new Black Friday offers every week and they’ve already kick-started it with some great deals.

This week, the more you spend the more you save. You can bag a £100 saving, when you spend £1000, a £150 saving when you spend £2000 and a £250 saving when you spend £3000. Perfect if you're planning a big family getaway next year.

Ryanair is also offering a Buy One Get On Free promotion for Black Friday. 

If this deal is not for you, keep your eyes peeled as they’re dropping new ones every week so you’re bound to find one to suit you. Just make sure you’re quick as they don’t stick around for long.

Flights to New York - from £291 round trip |Virgin Atlantic 

This is one of many fab deals to America's east coast so if you're keen to visit the Big Apple, now's your chance! Plenty of sightseeing to be done, it's a city that is on everyone's travel list.

Flights to Miami - from £318 round trip | Virgin Atlantic

In need of some sunshine? Miami Beach is calling at just £318 for a round trip. No doubt you'll probably spy a few celebrities too on your travels.

Flights to Berlin - from £24.99 one way | EasyJet

If you're a culture vulture Berlin is the destination for you, bursting with history, art and great food and drink - and with it costing less than £25 to get there, it's hard to say no! 


Flights to Santorini - from £38.99 on way | EasyJet

The stunning blue and white colour palette of Santorini is just £38.99 away with this amazing flight deal. The Greek island is known for its luxury and stunning scenery, but this deal means you can experience it without the price tag.



Flights to Barbados - from £361 round trip | Virgin Atlantic 

Fancy an exotic Easter break? Virgin Atlantic have loads of offers for travel in April 2021 including Barbados, Los Angeles and Cape Town so you can chase some spring sunshine. They take the worry away too, offering flexible booking if plans change.

Flights to Athens - one way from £22.99| Easyjet 

Easyjet are turning Black Friday orange with 350,000 seats at £24.99 for travel between December 2020 and September 2021. Destinations include Athens, Budapest, Krakow and Tenerife.

7 nights plus flights to Orlando, USA, was £956pp, now £704pp (Save £252)| First Choice 

Staying at the Avanti Resort, on International Drive, making it a fab location to visit all the top tourist spots and theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

Flights to Lisbon - return tickets from £28 pp | Opodo 

Lisbon is a city that will capture your senses. See the gorgeous ceramic tiles that cover the walls of buildings all over Lisbon, taste the famous Pastel de nata or listen to the sound of fado, traditional Portuguese folkmusic as it fills the street on a warm evening. View at Opodo

Flights to Palma for 7 nights - one way from £26 | British Airways 

British Airways are offering cheap flights in 2021 to some of their favourite European destinations, including Palma in Mallorca. They are available to book from January - and we're keeping our fingers crossed!

Flights to Amsterdam from £35 pp | Opodo 

Take a trip to one of the oldest cities in Europe with this amazing Opodo flight deal. Art lovers can take advantage of the city's historic museums, while history buffs will be only too happy to spend a day walking around Amsterdam's landmarks.View at Opodo.

Flights to Auckland from £679pp | Kayak 

If you have your sights set on travelling further afield, Kayak are offering some fantastic deals on flights to New Zealand. And there's no place prettier than the waterfront streets of Auckland. View at Kayak.

5* adults-only, all-inclusive Maldives holiday with flights included - was £3,113 pp, now £1,399 (save £1,714) | Secret Escapes 

Experience true private-island paradise at an all-inclusive Maldives resort away from it all - includes a beachfront or over water villa plus a diving lesson and all travel. 2021 dates available. Secret Escapes are offering a flexible holiday plan so you can book with confidence.

Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better for flight deals?

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Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great opportunities to shop for flight deals. Falling within days of each other, often brands carry their Black Friday sale over the weekend and into Cyber Monday as well, giving you more time to find the right deal and best discounts.

For example, last year for Black Friday Ryanair launched a 10 day sale in the days before and after Black Friday and then offered a different deal every day for the duration of their sale.

Last year British Airways also launched their own “black and white sale” which lasted until Cyber Monday. The airline offered flights and European city breaks from as little as £99 per person.

Tui offered £150 off per booking using the a special code that was live from Black Friday and until the end of Cyber Monday.

The only thing to consider is, that often the tickets reduced in the Black Friday sale represent flights where airlines have empty seats that need filling. Once those seats are filled and the tickets are gone, they're gone. So if you wait until Cyber Monday and don't look at the Black Friday flight deals at all, you might miss out.

Don't forget to double-check the terms and conditions of all the above travel deals before booking and familiarise yourself with your destination's Covid-19 safety measures and travel restrictions.

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