Why a jet is of­ten cheaper

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OVERPRICED rail fares have led many peo­ple to fly from the UK to a dif­fer­ent coun­try and then back to their in­tended des­ti­na­tion in Bri­tain to save money.

In June last year, stu­dent Joe Fur­ness, who needed to travel from New­cas­tle to Lon­don, avoided shelling out for a pricey train ticket – by fly­ing to his des­ti­na­tion via Spain.

Search­ing the night be­fore his trip, he found that the cheap­est one-way train ticket to the cap­i­tal, was £78.50. In­stead, he flew to Mi­norca for £26.99. He spent 12 hours on the is­land and rented a Fiat 500 for £7.50, be­fore fly­ing back to Lon­don Gatwick later that day for £26.99.

And in Jan­uary 2016, teenager Jor­dan Cox flew via Ber­lin while try­ing to get from Sheffield to Es­sex to avoid the £47 rail fare. His al­ter­na­tive route saved him £7.72.

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