Thank God it’s Flyday

Football crazy: Lisbon


Because it’s not been done before.. or at least I haven’t seen it in the literally minutes I’ve taken to check… I designate this Friday Flyday. So that’s all the great flight deals for you to browse over at the weekend.

So, let’s get off to a flyer (there’s much, much more of this, don’t worry).

In the week that’s in it with the funeral of the legendary Billy McNeill who captained the first British team to win the European Cup, in Lisbon in 1967, today and the passing of Stevie Chalmers who scored the winning goal, let’s kick off with the Portuguese capital.

Aer Lingus has 20% off your summer holiday, travelling May 13-July 31 which means Lisbon 39.99, one-way from Dublin and Cork. Visit http://www.aerlingus.com. Sale ends Monday.

If you’re really confident (or foolish) you might think that Liverpool or Spurs might follow in Celtic’s footsteps this year. The final is in Madrid (53.99 euro). Sale ends Monday.

Worth mentioning here too that North America (with pre-clearance is from 169 euro each way, as part of a return trip, though, of course as much as the game is growing over there, they still insist on calling it sawcur.


So your sports team needs a miracle… or you need something special in your life. Our Lady is always there to intercede, especially in Lourdes.

I’m planning on visiting Lourdes next month and the Pyrenees. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been to the famous mountain region – they’re Basques there and their culture is fascinating,

Ryanair has up to 20% off a million seats, travel May-March. including the holy site, among a bundle of others. From 27.53 one way. Visit http://www.ryanair.com.


Spring cleaning can turn up the most unexpected of things, particularly if you’re a hoarder, such as old address books (ask your parents).

Chow was an early flat mate in my first digs living away from home in Aberdeen in the north-east of Scotland. He was naturally a little blindsided by the snow coming from hot, exotic Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Now I’m no longer a wage slave and am free to TravelTravelTravel I might even surprise him… on my way of course to digging up those Aussies from my much-storied Munich Beerfest trips who dropped in for the weekend in Aberdeen and stayed a year.

Emirates has a host of great deals to the Far East and Australia. Visit http://www.emirates.com. I found Economy Class return for Kuala Lumpur, fly out of Dublin. Until May 5 from 620 euro.


Travel is food for the soul, but the problem is that it just leaves you like Oliver Twist, wanting more.

I dipped my toe into the Eastern Cape a couple of months ago, now I want to go and see Cape Town, Johannesburg… really, all the regions.

Ethiopian Airways is all over Africa. Dublin to Cape Town return from 512 euro and Dublin to Johannesburg return from 457 euro return (not including taxes and other charges). Visit http://www.ethiopianairlines.com.

Apropos that Eastern Cape trip, I can still hear the old Toto song Africa which was played in my hotel in Port Elizabeth morning, noon and night.

As those old rockers urged us: ‘Hurry, boy, she’s waiting there for you.’

And read my review from the Eastern Cape. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/whats-new-pussycat/(opens in a new tab)

And the Port Elizabeth township. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/day-in-the-life-of-a-township/(opens in a new tab)

Must fly!


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