Mum shocked as Jet2 offer her 2-week Greek holiday for £37k – and it's NOT a mistake

The break at the luxury Sani Beach hotel in Halkidiki includes flights from Leeds-Bradford, but they are standard Jet2 seats – and the break isn't all inclusive.


A mum, who wants to remain anonymous, asked on the airline’s Facebook page: “Is this for real?”

The travel firm at first apologised for making an error on their website but later confirmed that the cost was correct.

The same family could get two weeks at the luxurious Ritz hotel in Dubai followed by two weeks at a five-star resort in Crete – and still have £4,600 left to spend.

The shocked mum took to the airline's Facebook page, writing: "My husband received an email re holidays from £49 per person. We haven't had a family holiday in the eight years we've been together.

"Had a quick look and below was the result – is this for real? 37k?"

The mum-of-four attched a screenshot of the holiday for two adults and four children for 14 nights – half board.

The astounding “base price” is quoted at £38,352 – with a £600 discount from the airline leaving the final price at £37,752. The cost for each family member would be £6,292.

Jet2 initially attributed the huge quote to an error on their website, but later admitted the price is accurate – they have also pointed out that the price is the same cost as it would be if a customer booked through the Sani Beach website directly.

The airline replied to the astonished customer on Facebook, saying: “We have double-checked with our revenue team and for Sani Beach, which is one of our high-end luxury properties.

“For a family of six in high season, the price pulling through is correct.

“We are very sorry for the confusion caused and hope this goes to explain a little further.

“If you do wish to discuss holiday options further, we’ll be more than happy to help.”

The package included flights to Halkidiki, leaving Leeds-Bradford airport on July 24 for a fortnight stay at the five-star Sani Beach resort.


The astounding £37,000 figure is almost double the price of flights and a stay at The Ritz hotel in Dubai for the same length of time – with first class flights from London. The first-class trip to the luxurious Dubai resort is priced at £19,428 on Expedia.

While a family package holiday from Edinburgh to Crete in a five-star hotel for six guests in one room at the end of July costs £13,311 with Thomas Cook.

The total for both holidays comes to £32,739 – £4,600 less than Jet2's Greek break.


TUI and Thomas Cook also have similar types of holidays on the same dates for the same amount of people available at around £28,000.

Peter Higgins, an admin for the ‘Stop the School Holiday Price Increase’ page on Facebook, previously spoke with industry leaders with regard to pricing of family trips and played an instrumental role in getting MPs to debate the costing model in 2014.

Speaking today, Peter said: “This is a ridiculously priced break.”

A spokesperson from Jet2 said: “Sani Beach is one of the most luxurious and stylish hotels that we sell, and the 5-star rating that the hotel averages on Trip Advisor reflects this luxury, as well as the hotel’s enormous popularity with customers who stay there."

Sun Online Travel recently revealed that booking your holiday on the phone can mean you pay more than £20 extra than you would for booking online.

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