Flights and Transfers


Chartered flights

Package operators offer flights from a wide range of regional airports across the UK including London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Southampton and Edinburgh.

Certain operators will only fly from one airport (usually London Gatwick) so make sure that you check which flights are available before booking to make sure that they are convenient for you. Operators may also be able to buy in flights for you so always make sure that you ask if you don’t see your first choice flight available at first glance. 

Several operators use chartered flights so passport details are not required at the time of booking, however they will always require full names of all passengers travelling. Hold baggage is always included in the price however ski carriage is not so make sure that you add this on at the time of booking as it is limited to availability. Ski carriage supplement varies with each flight but it will be approximately £50 return.

Chartered flights will operate from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Some operators will also offer short breaks or weekend breaks but these are less common.

If you book a package with a chartered flight, you will not be able to check in online in advance which is what you would normally do. Instead, you will be sent your flight ticket from the operator 5-10 days before the departure date. Once received make sure to check that all the information is correct. When you go to the airport, all you will need to do is take the ticket to the airline check-in desk and they will print your boarding pass for you. Please note that charter flights are subject to change, this can include times, airlines and very occasionally destination airports.

Booking your own flights

You may choose to book an independent chalet where the travel isn’t organised for you. This can be favourable if you want to fly from a particular airport that doesn’t have chartered flights. Booking your own flights also gives you more flexibility with timings.

Transfers

If you have booked a package with flight included then your transfers will also be included in the package. This will be a coach transfer from the airport to your resort. Certain operators will be able to organise a private transfer for you but this will come at an extra cost.

When your flight lands, you will need to collect your bags from the baggage conveyor and go through to the arrivals hall where you will see your operator representative. There will most likely be a couple of flights for a variety of coaches so you may end up waiting a little while at the airport but the operators do make sure that they have timed it well so it shouldn’t be very long! Obviously if there are flight delays this may cause the transfer leaving later than planned but the operators will do their best to make sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

If you have booked your own flights then you will need to organise your own transfers as well. Several independent operators will provide a transfer service for an extra cost. Alternatively, there are several transfer companies that offer both shared and private transfers from a variety of airports to all resorts. Private transfers will only work out better value if you are a larger group. If you are planning on booking a shared transfer then make sure that you check the transfer times before booking your flight as shared transfers only operate on certain days and times and you don’t want to be waiting around at the airport or end up getting stuck there and having to pay a large amount for a taxi.