A great thing about being retired is the freedom of time. As a teacher, my holidays were school holidays. If you wanted to go away, the prices were the highest and availability was limited. I know airlines are not supposed to charge more when it is school holiday time, but they do, and you can’t blame them. Supply and demand, and all that.
Having every day as a holiday means that I can pick times to go away when it is cheaper. I can pick flights at odd times. I am under no pressure to be back.
I was booking for New York City the other day, for next April. I went eighteen months ago and it is a great time to go. As soon as you venture into May, it suddenly becomes more expensive.
And what is even more annoying is that fees, taxes etc take up more than £500 of my total bill.