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Old Dec 10, 12, 4:17 am   #1
 
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Cool Happy Exodus

HAPPY EXODUS


As Christmas approaches, a surprising number of us are of are secretly

thinking about getting away to escape the pressures of the festive period.



A survey by British Airways found that nearly one in five of us would

consider jumping on a plane to escape the in-laws or steer clear of cooking

for relatives on Christmas Day.



Across the UK it was the Scots who were most likely to want to avoid the

in-laws, while seven per cent of Londoners said they would use being abroad

as an excuse not to buy presents.



Seventeen per cent of 25-34 year olds said they would even be willing to

travel just to get out of the washing up and 10 per cent to avoid any

family arguments.



Susan Smillie, worldwide cabin crew member at British Airways, said: Im

not surprised by the findings.



I have been flying for over 20 years, and when I chat with our customers

they often say they are are relieved to be escaping the demands of

Christmas.



I sometimes also choose to spend Christmas abroad. A trip to Dubai is a

welcome escape from the cold in the UK.



Women and men were equally likely to want to avoid Christmas as a whole,

with just over 15 per cent of both sexes looking to go abroad over the

period to escape it all together.



British Airways is offering a range of last-minute deals in December for

people looking for an alternative to Christmas at home.



TOP LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GETAWAY DEALS FROM BRITISH AIRWAYS:



New York
British Airways offer three nights at 4* Millennium Hilton from 819 per
person, based on two people sharing, departing December 24. The price
includes return British Airways flights from London Heathrow and room only
accommodation. Visit ba.com/newyork or call 0844 493 0758

Barbados
British Airways offer seven nights at 4* The Club Barbados Resort & Spa in
Barbados from 2,649 per person, based on two people sharing, departing
December 24. The price includes return British Airways flights from London
Gatwick and all-inclusive accommodation. Visit ba.com/barbados or call 0844
493 0758

Maldives
British Airways offer seven nights at 4* Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from
2,499 per person, based on two people sharing, departing December 23. The
price includes return British Airways flights from London Gatwick and
half-board accommodation. Visit ba.com/maldives or call 0844 493 0758

Abu Dhabi
British Airways offer three nights at 5* InterContinental Abu Dhabi from
799 per person, based on two people sharing, departing December 24. The
price includes return British Airways flights from London Heathrow and
accommodation with breakfast. Visit ba.com/abudhabi or call 0844 493 0758

Marrakech
British Airways offer five nights at 3* Ryad Mogador Marrakech from 579
per person, based on two people sharing, departing December 21. The price
includes return British Airways flights from London Gatwick and
accommodation with breakfast. Visit ba.com/marrakech or call 0844 493 0758
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Old Dec 10, 12, 6:36 am   #2
 
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Haha, love it!

At Christmas people seem to have some moral obligation to spend excessive time with relatives who they dislike, I have definatley gone away at this time of year to avoid all the politics.
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