How To Fly To Europe For Cheap

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Checking in this week with our new favorite cheapo travel airfare guru Rick Seaney, we found the economical soothsayer dispensing advise on travel to everyone’s favorite summer destination: Europe. In his recent article, Rick notes how baseline fees (gas, taxes, etc…) start at $523 right now, an amount already blowing most travelers’ budgets.

With this in mind, he recommends pinching pennies at every step of the way. Save up to $300 by avoiding non-stop flights, choose so-called midweek flight dates (Monday-Wednesday) to knock of another $80, and in what is probably the best advice: just don’t do it. Just don’t fly during summer, try the peripheral dates to score amazing deals.

If you’re able to, try to visit in late March/early April, or in late August/early September. From my own experience, not only will you save a ton on airfare, but hotels will be cheaper, crowds will have dissipated, and for the most part the weather will be milder, all making it a better trip in the end.

Next assignement Rick: Find me a cheap apartment in New York City.

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