We all want to travel to Europe on a cheap budget these days.
Budget and discount airlines have appeared in almost all European countries over the past few years. All of them are fighting fiercely with each other, offering cheap air transportation of the best value. But do we really benefit from these discounted European travel prices, or do the disadvantages of trying to travel to Europe outweigh the benefits? Low budget air transportation blinds us to the additional difficulties that can be hidden in the cheap price. Let’s take a look at some of the cheapest current European deals and see what we find.
Almost all European countries now have at least one that does not have a budget airline. Easy Jet և Ryan Air is becoming popular in the UK and Ireland. Germany has four or five low-cost airlines and cheap aviation specialists. In Sweden, meanwhile, SAS has just launched its own budget division called Snowflake.
At first glance, the prices of these airlines may seem ridiculous. Previously, Ryan Air paid for its flights almost free of charge, although you still have to pay an airport tax of around: 20. But where did he get caught? Is there a catch? Can you really fly to Europe without spending a fortune?
Here is the deal if you want to travel to Europe on a cheap budget.
First of all, in Europe, low-cost airlines almost always use out-of-town provincial airports, often forty or fifty miles from the relevant city centers. This can add up to two hours of travel to each end of your trip. To get to the city center from your airport, you also have to pay for a bus or train connection. Make sure you add this price to your ticket price when comparing the prices of cheap airlines and the prices charged by major airlines. Most airlines fly to the city center airport, thus reducing your travel time and the cost of any additional transport.
If you’re unlucky enough to miss a flight, you can literally be stuck at a very rustic airport at night, all the food outlets closed at night, and never return to the city or town.
Second, you only get what you pay for. European airlines can offer a flight service for food and drink. Or, if they do, they will charge you a premium rate. Coffee, sandwiches and beer can be really expensive. Frankly, most of the flights take only an hour or two, so snacks and drinks may not be that big.
Third, find out the total travel time and compare it to the cost. For example, from the center of Glasgow in Scotland to the center of London, it takes five hours by train, each trip costing about twenty-five pounds.
Now – you can take a cheap flight from Glasgow to London, just because both of your airports are forty miles from the city center. It immediately adds up to three hours of your travel time, not counting the loads at airports, unloading booths, and all the extra effort involved. You will also have to pay for a bus or train ticket separately from the airport to the city center and vice versa. As long as your air transportation is very cheap, you can spend more time on a less comfortable trip. If possible, check all of this in advance.
Fourth, the prices of cheap air tickets are only for APEX travelers. You may need to pay much more if you need to change your flight time. Cheap airfare is usually only available if you buy well in advance. Buying the day before or that day adds a big price premium. Luggage compensation is also on the middle side. Often no more than 15 kg or 20 kg per person. What’s more, you’ll get a very hefty premium for a cheap ticket.
In conclusion – you can travel cheaply to Europe by carefully selecting your discount airline package. But try to consider all the extra costs involved when comparing flight ticket prices. You also have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people.
Please remember. Don’t depend on all this.
Travel travel in Europe is fun, but you do it.