Man spends less than £15 flying to Magaluf to eat all-English fry-up
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A man has done the seemingly impossible by spending less than £15 to travel to Magaluf... as well as squeezing in a cheeky English fry-up.
With ridiculously cheap flights (somehow) available, Ben Matthew Saunders opted for quite the commute for his morning meal, paying just under £15 all-in for the flight and a spot of brekkie.
While many think of beaches, bars and clubbing when it comes to the Spanish island of Magaluf - Ben had a different agenda in mind.
The 22-year-old embarked on the long pilgrimage from Manchester to Magaluf last week on 28 January.
After snatching up flight tickets for just £10, he then boarded a free bus from the airport to a local cafe serving up the goods.
The long-awaited English fry-up set Ben back just under a fiver, landing in at an impressive £4.45 (€5) for a massive plate of food.
Complete with rashers of bacon, baked beans, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes and chips - it's fair to say that Ben definitely got his money's worth.
He even received a coffee included in the price to wash it all down after.
The fry-up and flight combined came to a grand total of £14.45 - only a pound or so more expensive than the standard price of a regular English fry-up in major UK cities like Manchester.
With the cost of living crisis in mind, Ben wanted to set himself a challenge to see just 'how far' he could stretch his money.
"I was thinking about how everything is going in the UK with the cost of living crisis," he explained. "And wanted to see how far I could make my money go."
Offering 'outside of the box' ways to save money, the he explained that the whole trip from start to finish only knocked him back £30.45.
Other costs included a £4 train ticket from Preston to Manchester Airport, paid for with a Railcard that allows for discounted train travel, and the £12 same-day return flight from Manchester to Magaluf.
"The total cost is still cheaper than some breakfasts in the UK and it shows people they can save money if they’re more creative," Ben added.
Giving an example of 'more creative' ways of going about saving money, Ben explained that people could think more carefully about their spending choices.
He said: "Even if that means your local store is a Waitrose and you get a bus and go further afield to Aldi it can save you £30, that sort of thing."
"I’m not encouraging everyone to go to Spain for breakfast."