16 May, 2022 @ 18:00
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Football woes: Sunderland fan flies via Menorca to watch Wembley match as cheaper than train

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A SUNDERLAND football fan has decided to fly to London via Menorca as it’s cheaper than a rail ticket to reach Wembley.

James Jelly, 33, bought the flight tickets plus an overnight stay on the Balearic Island for £51, far cheaper than the £161.99 cost of a direct flight from Newcastle or a rail ticket.

The flights to Menorca from Newcastle and then back to Stansteds cost less than £23 with Ryanair and gave Jelly the opportunity to spend a morning on the holiday island.

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James Jelly (far left) with his mates, some of whom he says have paid £300 for the round trip.
Photo: James Jelly Facebook.

“There’s some out there that have been ridiculously priced. I looked up flights from Newcastle to Heathrow and it was £161.99 return and I thought ‘I’m not paying that,” Jelly told The Lad Bible.

Sunderland will play Wycombe in the Football League One Promotions play off final on Saturday at Wembley.


George Mathias

George is an NCTJ trained-journalist who moved from London to Spain's Costa del Sol and joined the Olive Press in February 2022. He has previous experience working at the Basingstoke Gazette and Reach. Contact him [email protected]

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