Deals of the week - baggage boost, luxury Madeira, off-season Italy


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Under £200... Extra baggage for the sales

Virgin Atlantic's domestic airline, Little Red, is doubling its baggage allowance between Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Manchester and Heathrow. Passengers can check in two 23kg bags from 26 December to 2 February. There's also a sale on fares, with returns from £88-£99.

Under £500... Off-season Italian city breaks

Citalia has a range of deals on winter breaks to Italy. Choose from Rome on 12 January, where three nights at the Hotel City is £299pp, or Florence on 13 January for £319pp, with four nights at the Hotel River. Both include breakfast and easyJet flights from Gatwick.

Under £1,000... Five-star luxury in Madeira

Prestige has the chance to escape to Madeira after new year. Depart on 17 January with Monarch flights from Gatwick and transfers, for a week's B&B at the Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, a stylish five-star hotel on a hill overlooking Funchal for £677pp.