If you’re planning a big trip to Europe sometime in the future, then there are a few tips that you can keep in mind when looking for cheap flights to help you get to Europe without breaking the bank.
There’s a little bit of truth when it comes to the fact that dealing with less room and comforts and other amenities will drastically reduce the price of your flight ticket.
However, it is definitely possible to get reduced price tickets with some of the major airlines, by doing a lot of research and booking well in advance.
Start by loading up a flight comparison site such as Kayak or SkyScanner and the major airlines that fly out of your country. Now you want to spend a couple of hours doing some serious research to find the best possible flight available.
To do this research, note all of the major gateways in Europe. The three big ones are London, Amsterdam and Paris – but you can also check Madrid, Rome, Milan and Frankfurt.
Now you want to check each date with each major airline and the flight comparison sites, and see how the prices compare. Which gateway is going to be the cheapest for when you want to get to Europe? Which airline offers the best price on the dates that will suit your trip?
It is a lot of work and comparison, but doing this can easily save you a couple of hundred dollars or even more.
It is true that booking in advance will generally result in a cheaper priced ticket, so what you could do is call a trusted travel agent, and ask them to book the cheapest COMPLETELY REFUNDABLE ticket to Europe available. Then, if during your search in the coming months you come across a better deal, you can cancel that ticket for a refund and not be out of pocket.
If you do find a great deal on a flight comparison site, before booking also go directly to the airlines website and see if they are offering any special deals of their own.
Also remember, flights are generally cheaper on week days such as Wednesdays compared to the weekend. So if booking online – make sure you check the mid-week flight prices and not just the weekends!
Generally the cheapest fares are of course less direct and less convenient in terms of taking off and landing times. If you’ve got the time though, and your budget is important to you – this is definitely the way to go.
A personal experience of mine is that I flew with Air Asia from Australia to London – and that was extremely cheap yet still relatively comfortable. So don’t disc
ount the budget air lines, you can sometimes get a fantastic deal.
Whatever you end up doing, don’t stress and have fun!
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