Author: Nicola Brady

Flight deals to the best beaches in the world from €58*

Get your summer off to a flying start by booking a trip to one of these magnificent stretches of sand. If you use Skyscanner to find the best flight deals from Ireland, it could cost a lot less than you think.

9 cool gadgets that’ll make summer holidays a cinch

From sandproof beach mats to a self-purifying water bottle, we’ve found the gear that will soothe your holiday headaches.

7 easy ways to make airport security stress-free

Don’t miss your flight because you’re having your bag manually checked. Here’s how to sail through security in the shortest time.

Five clever ways to save money when you next book flights

Sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason to fluctuating flight prices. But we’ve analysed a whole year of Skyscanner data from 2017, and it reveals some surprising facts about when to book flights, what day to fly on, and which airport to use as your departure point. Bear them in mind next time you search for cheap air fares. At the very least you could save yourself the price of a round of drinks to celebrate your arrival – and sometimes a lot more.

7 expensive mistakes that will squeeze your holiday budget

Don’t waste money on unnecessary extras. Avoid these common holiday mistakes, and you’ll have more to spend on what really matters – enjoying yourself when you reach your destination.

The smart way to pack your carry-on bag for a whole week’s holiday

Whether you want to avoid the high cost of checked-in luggage, or get out of the airport quickly, restricting yourself to a small carry-on bag is always a good idea. What’s more, packing light and tight isn’t as big a challenge as you might think – provided you follow these eight simple rules.

Desperately seeking spring: six destinations that are hot right now

Enough of waiting! It’s time for some sunshine and warmth. Here are six destinations which will jump-start the new season in spectacular style.

Cheats to turn your economy fare into a first-class experience

Envious of the passengers sitting beyond the curtain? Here’s how you can recreate the First-class vibe in your Economy-class seat

The confessions of an airline pilot

Do pilots put on a special voice to talk to passengers? And are they as well-paid as we think they are? We went behind the locked cockpit door to ask a pilot what life is really like at the controls of a modern passenger plane.