BA slashes European ticket prices

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Airplane landingAre you thinking of taking your family on a trip to Europe? If so, you will be pleased to hear that British Airways has just slashed its ticket prices for nine European cities by up to a fifth.

This means you can now fly from Gatwick to Amsterdam, Bologna, Bordeaux, Genoa, Malaga, Marseilles, Naples, Turin and Verona for as little as £78 return!

The prices include all fees and a free lunch on the plane - making BA even cheaper than traditional "low-cost" airlines easyJet and Ryanair, which charge you for checking in bags, using your credit card and refreshments on board.

If you're flying with BA, you could save more than £30 on a trip to Malaga compared to easyJet, and more than £50 compared to Ryanair, once all the "hidden costs" of the budget services are factored in.

You could also scoop a real bargain by booking BA flights from Gatwick to Bologna or Amsterdam, which can be up to a third cheaper than those offered by low-cost airlines.

But if you're still not convinced about family flights to Europe, you might want to consider ferry travel. You could make significant savings on your family trip, and there are also some great activities to keep the kids occupied.