A SUNDERLAND football fan travels to Wembley via Menorca because it is cheaper than taking the train or bus to London.
James Jelly paid £12.50 to fly RyanAir to the Balearic Islands – and £10.50 from there to Stansted.
And he’s more excited about his overnight stay in an airport hostel than Saturday’s League One play-off final.
The purchasing manager, 33, said: “I can’t wait now that I’ve booked it. I pack my shorts and take a little vacation out of it.
“I’ll have a few pints and go for a walk in Menorca.”
He added: “A boy I know paid £260 for a return journey to London by train and British Airways wanted £161.99 for a direct flight.”
James will depart Newcastle on Thursday at 4pm and land back in the UK at 6pm the next day.
A Good Samaritan has offered to take him from Stansted to London, where he will be staying with a relative on Friday night.
His Stadium of Light heroes meet Wycombe in the final thanks to a late Patrick Roberts goal in the semis.
And James even organized a free ride home after the game.
The savvy father-of-two wowed his fiancée Victoria Stewart, 34, by showing her the savings from his trip ahead of their wedding in August.
He said: “She thinks I’m crazy.”
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