Why you shouldn’t buy a flight to Spain right away

IF you are planning a last minute trip to Spain, you may not want to book your flight just yet.

A number of flights have skyrocketed in price, costing ten times their usual price – and that’s because of football.

Flights to Spain will rise in price due to a football next week

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Flights to Spain will rise in price due to a football next weekCredit: Alamy

Glasgow-based Rangers have qualified for the Europa League final in Seville on May 18 against German club Eintracht Frankfurt.

This has resulted in Brits desperately trying to get flights to the Spanish destination.

Whilst additional flights were offered for fans these sold out quickly, with the remaining Gatwick to Seville tickets costing up to £500 each way.

Prices even go up to other parts of Spain close enough to travel to for the game.

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Destinations like Malaga have seen huge price spikes that have even affected Gibraltar and Faro in Portugal.

Flights between Edinburgh and Malaga even sold out on May 14 and 16, while flights to Faro – a two-hour drive from Seville – cost up to £450 from the UK.

The jumps are ten times higher than normal, with flights ranging from 40 to 50 pounds after the game.

So Brits hoping for a last-minute holiday should wait another week – or avoid places near Seville.

And the Airbnb prices are also hit by enormous price spikes in the last night.

A one bedroom apartment in the Spanish city that can sleep three guests is usually advertised for around £51 a night.

But on the day of the match, the price was increased by 8000 per cent to a staggering £4,212.

Be careful if you decide to drive to the game – Spanish law prohibits going barefoot or flip-flopping with a £170 fine.

And leave the ham and cheese sandwiches at home, as EU law bans Britons from importing meat and dairy into Spain.

Even nearby areas of Malaga are affected by air migration

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Even nearby areas of Malaga are affected by air migrationPhoto credit: Getty

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