Updated: Airlines and operators reveal Black Friday offers

Another tranche of airlines and tour operators released special discounts and offers this week, ahead of the Black Friday sale day on November 26.

Several holiday companies announced their Black Friday deals early, at the start of this week, and cruise lines unveiled a range of discounts on Wednesday (November 24).

New announcements include easyJet holidays, which launched its Black Friday deals on Wednesday (November 24), offering savings of up to £200 per booking on package holidays with a minimum spend of £2,000, or £100 with a minimum spend of £700.

Agents can apply the £100 saving using code BLACKFRIDAY100 and the £200 saving using code BLACKFRIDAY200 at checkout.

The code is valid on all holidays departing from December 6, 2021, to October 31, 2023.

Escorted tours specialist Travelsphere has launched its biggest Black Friday sale, with savings of up to £500 per couple on hundreds of tours departing before July 31, 2022.

Launched on Wednesday (November 24), the sale will end on December 3.

The savings of up to £500 per couple are available on long-haul tours, while discounts of £200 per couple are on offer for European trips for departures before July 31, 2022.

Cosmos and sister brand Globus have unveiled discounts for their Black Friday promotion, which runs from November 23-30.

The sale offers discounts worth an extra £100 per couple on Cosmos’ Europe tours in 2022, while there are savings of an extra £140 per couple with Globus’ European range.

British Airways is discounting 20,000 seats to US destinations with prices starting at £299 return to New York, Boston and Philadelphia from Heathrow for bookings made by November 30.

Chief commercial officer Colm Lacy said: “2022 is going to be the year we can truly start to explore the world again.

“As restrictions continue to ease, we see visits to the British Airways website increasing, which is a good indication that holidays are back on the agenda for our customers.

“The pandemic has made us all realise we can’t take travel for granted and we hope that next year provides our customers with an opportunity to create some special new memories after a really tough time.”

Virgin Atlantic is offering to £50 off fares in its Economy Light, Classic and Delight cabins; up to £100 savings on Premium and £200 savings on Upper Class fares. The offers are available until November 27 for travel until June 17, 2022.

Ryanair has launched a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ Black Friday sale, with one million seats available across 1,000 European destinations on its network.

Icelandair is offering deals on return flights for UK travellers, with fares starting from £109. The carrier also has package holiday offers from £279 for short breaks in Iceland.

Norwegian Air is cutting up to 40% off winter fares on flights to Nordic destinations from Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester to give a lead-in of less than £35 one-way to Oslo for bookings made by November 29.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will feature discounts during the Black Friday weekend, with economy return fares from £299 for flights from London to Dubai.

Its sale runs from November 26-30, for travel between November 26, 2021, to March 26, 2022.

Elsewhere, has launched a ski promotion, offering 22kg of ski carriage for half price to all eight of its ski resorts.

It applies to new bookings made until December 6, for departures between December 2021 and April 2022.

It means skiers can save £30, as the price is normally £60 on return journeys.

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