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Scottish Daily Mail - - Escape: Budget Break - NIGEL TISDALL

THE CHARM OF SHARM

TUI Air­ways will fly to the Egyp­tian Red Sea re­sort of Sharm el Sheik from Birm­ing­ham, Gatwick and Manch­ester from Fe­bru­ary 16, with flights from Bris­tol and Don­caster Sh­effield start­ing in May. Red Sea Hol­i­days also has char­ter flights from Gatwick from De­cem­ber 22 (tui.co.uk; red­sea­hol­i­days.co.uk).

BLACK FLYDAY

ON­LINE travel agency Opodo has ‘Black FlyDay’ deals be­tween Novem­ber 28 and De­cem­ber 8, with up to £17 off flights and £82 off pack­ages in­clud­ing a ho­tel (opodo.co.uk/black-fri­day).

UP­GRADE AUC­TION

ECON­OMY pas­sen­gers fly­ing with TAP Air Por­tu­gal can now bid for an up­grade. Down­load apps from the air­line and SeatBoost for the live auc­tion(fly­tap.com; seatboost.com).

SHANG­HAI SUR­PRISE

A NEW route from Manch­ester to Shang­hai be­gins at the end of next March. Op­er­ated by Chi­nese car­rier Juneyao Air, the thrice-weekly flights via Helsinki will use a Boe­ing 787-9 Dream­liner with two classes (global.juneyaoair.com).

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