Flying to see Sunderland at Wembly via Menorca costs just £23 while the return train ticket costs £260

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A Sunderland fan will travel to Wembley via SPAIN as it only costs £23… while a return train ticket costs £260

  • Sunderland fan heads to Wembly via Menorca on Saturday to save some cash
  • He spent £23 on a trip to London with a stay on the Mediterranean island rather than paying £260 for a train from Sunderland or a £172 return flight.
  • Sunderland play-off against Wycombe Wanderers in the final on Saturday

Sunderland fan James Jelly saved a good chunk of change on his trip to see his side play at Wembley Stadium on Saturday

A Sunderland fan travels to Wembly via Menorca because it’s cheaper than taking a train or bus to London.

Sunderland resident James Jelly paid £12.50 for a RyanAir flight to the Mediterranean island and then another £10.50 from there to Stansted.

He is due to fly from Newcastle at 4pm on Thursday and land in the UK at 6pm the following day, ahead of his side’s planned League One play-off against Wycombe Wanderers in the final on Saturday.

A direct return train from Sunderland to Wembley Stadium arriving at 1.21pm on Saturday and departing after the match costs £260 on the train line, with most tickets already sold out.

A Sunderland fan travels to Wembly via Menorca because it's cheaper than taking a train or bus to London, spending just £23 on his trip to Wembly via Menorca.  Sunderland are set to face Wycombe in the final thanks to a late goal from Patrick Roberts in the semis

A Sunderland fan travels to Wembly via Menorca because it’s cheaper than taking a train or bus to London, spending just £23 on his trip to Wembly via Menorca. Sunderland are set to face Wycombe in the final thanks to a late goal from Patrick Roberts in the semis

Flying into the UK, booking on Sunday evening, he reportedly spent £172 on a return flight from Newcastle on Saturday rather than heading to the Balearic Islands.

“I can’t wait now that I’ve booked it. I’m going to pack my shorts and make it a bit of a vacation,” said the 33-year-old, who works as a purchasing manager. stroll around Menorca.”

HHe’s more excited for his night at an airport hostel than for the final match, he said The sun.

The deal seeker also got a lift from Sanstead Airport to Saturday’s game, as well as a ride home, he said.

Sunderland are set to face Wycombe in the final thanks to a late goal from Patrick Roberts in the semi-final.

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