The Guardian, in its excellent Travel section, has an online auction whereby readers can bid on some real bargain flights to Spain and further afield (see http://www.guardianauctions.co.uk).
Having taken a look at this new service this morning, it appears that not many users are aware of this online flights auction, because most of the flights remain at the starting price and there is little evidence of very much bidding among users.
People who travel frequently to Spain and can afford to be flexible about dates might find a real bargain. Unlike most online low cost airline websites, all flights are return, usually either one or two-week returns, but the bidding price does not include tax and charges.
This week online users of the Guardian can make a bid on the following flights to Spanish destinations (the price is the starting price at the time of writing):
- 1 week return flight from Luton to the Costa Brava, departs 6/6/06: £40
- 1 week return flight from Luton to Ibiza, departs 9/6/06: £40
- 14 night return flight from Birmingham to the Costa Brava, departs 10/6/06: £40
- 1 week return flight from Glasgow to Ibiza, departs 7/6/06: £40
- 14 night return flight from Luton to the Costa Dorada, departs 6/6/06: £40
- 1 week return flight from Luton to Gran Canaria, departs 8/6/06: £40