When it comes to Air Passenger Duty (APD), it’s not often that we get to report good news. We’ll happily break with tradition for this though – Thomas Cook will be launching a massive APD-free sale on long-haul holidays later this month, effectively dropping prices by up to £83 per person or £324 for a family of four.
The sale will run from 24 August-13 September, with the discount valid on travel between 1 November and 31 October, 2013. For anyone planning a long-haul getaway in the next year or so, it’s a massive boost – particularly given that the government is set to increase APD further in 2013. A family of four travelling to Florida will save £268, while the same group heading to Mexico will qualify for the maximum £324 discount.
A Thomas Cook spokesperson said: "Our offer just highlights the extortionate amount holidaymakers have to pay whilst hopefully making long-haul getaways more accessible."
He’s got a point you know – we Brits pay roughly 400% more on air passenger tax than almost all our continental counterparts.