Couple fly all the way to Africa for day out after spotting 'bargain' £35 flight | UK | News

Couple fly all the way to Africa for day out after spotting 'bargain' £35 flight | UK | News

It's hard to believe that you could travel to Africa for less than the price of a tank of fuel but one Edinburgh couple paid just £35 each to fly to Morocco last month.

Jamie and Sarah MacLeod picked up the bargain flights after browsing Facebook page 'Extreme Day Trips UK'.

They left Edinburgh in the early hours of November 18 and flew through Barcelona before arriving in Marrakech six hours later at 11.15am.

After enjoying Morocco's souks and the Kasbah Mosque, just 17 hours later they were back on a plane. 

Jamie told Wales Online that Marrakesh was one of his bucket list destinations and was excited to find out he could make the trip in one day.

She said: “It was amazing. We went to see the markets – did all three souks, saw the tombs, it was beautiful.

“We didn't have a lot of time, so we just spent it wandering about. The weather was really nice, 32C heat in November. »

He added: “There was a bit of trouble – in Morocco, when you're going through the gate, you need to tell them your job title, hotel name and show them your boarding pass.

“Of course, we didn't have a hotel name as we weren't staying – which the guy at the gate wasn't having at all. It took a bit of time negotiating with him – but once I saw Sarah getting stamped through in the queue next to me, he let me through. »

Unable to take a direct flight home in the evening, Jamie and Sarah flew to Barcelona for £24, though they did have some problems at the airport.

The couple spent £77 on a budget hotel and were up and out early the next day to make the most of the Sagrada Familia, shopping at the Bullring Center and Plaça de Catalunya.

They boarded their £29 flight back to Edinburgh at 10pm and landed at around 1am on November 20.

Jamie said: “I've always wanted to go to Marrakech and we made a one-way flight from Scotland was only £35.

“We looked at it and just thought, 'let's do it'. »

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