And hats off to the Travel PR whizzkid who rebranded January 16 as Blue Monday and help build Flew Monday.
And that’s really the gist of it as we all instinctively dig out the travel brochures when we’re feeling cold and miserable.
While Fiftysomethings might all identify Blue Monday with swaying in their university student union to New Order.
The modern iteration dates back to 2005.
The perfect formula
When Sky Travel dug up psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnall to trot out a formula.
Pointing to the third Monday in January as the gloomiest of the year… and ergo when we should all book a holiday
And, of course, we’re all happy to oblige.
Now we’d be happy to give our old friends at EasyJet ‘Flew Monday’.
But they naturally like to push their orange livery.
EasyJet is offering savings of up to £300 off package holidays.
And for those booking on Blue Monday you could win back the cost of your package holiday up to a maximum of £2,500.
EasyJet helpfully pick out three sample fave destinations, all of which are up there for us too.
They are offering the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Aqaba in Jordan.
On the Red Sea for March 14-18 from £640pp, flying out of London Gatwick.
From where you’ll get out on the great sea and maybe snorkel between the fishes swimming through a sunken submarine.
If Game of Thrones is more your thing then you could spend five nights in Dubrovnik rather than bus it like your Bandanaman.
Fly out of London Gatwick on March 26 and stay at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace from £440pp.
And if Majorca is where the magic is for you.
Then five nights out of London Gatwick at the Sentido Fido Punto Dal Mar between March 14 and 18 from £360pp.
The Big Orange Sale ends on 31st January.
You can also now book flights for summer ’23 from £34.99 one-way.
All of which makes it more Flew Monday than Blue Monday.