With the colder months dawning upon us, we start to reminisce about all the great things we took for granted during summer; the hours spent at the beach, the warm weather and the longer days! The idea of European summer would be a dream come true, chasing the summer all year round.
Unfortunately, due to its popularity, flying to this part of the world often comes with a large price tag. However, it doesn’t always have to be. Here are some of our top tips and tricks on finding the cheapest flights to Europe, so you can enjoy warm weather and blue skies affordably.
Research and Compare
This is an obvious tip but probably the most important. Flights are one of the biggest expenses on a holiday so it is vital that you take your time and look at more than one flight comparison website. Notably, most of the prices shown on each website usually do not include baggage, booking fee, food etc, so be prepared to fork out some extra cash and make sure to read through the fine print.
The early bird gets the worm
Do not leave your flights to the last minute, the later you book the more expensive it will be. The ideal time to book without missing out on any special offers or being completely ripped off, is three months before your departure date. Always keep that in mind!
Sacrificing your time for a cheaper flight is a great option for those who are not in a rush to get to their destination. It may take longer but you can always say that you’ve been to multiple countries – the airport counts! Layovers are a great way to score a cheaper flight if you can be flexible with your dates. As a general rule, flights on the weekend are generally more expensive, so try and opt for flights which depart on weekdays instead.
Lucky for those who are still students and are only holiday during the winter months, this is the best time for you to fly away and enjoy a European summer. Take an advantage of this, as there are many discounts available. Visit a travel agent or look for some student discount codes online to help you find a cheap ticket.
Time and patience
The most expensive time to book flights to Europe is during the summer season. Everyone wants to enjoy a summer night stroll in Paris, watching the Eiffel Tower light up every hour. So, if you are going to fly when everyone is flying, you’re bound to pay higher fares. Try and book flights for the early or late months of summer. You still get to experience the warm weather and scenic views, but at a cheaper price and with less crowds.
By following these simple but effective tips, we hope that this will get you one step closers to chasing the summer at an inexpensive price. To make your whole travel experience even more affordable and convenient, park at Park on King. Our facility provides 24/7 security and an on-demand shuttle bus service! Book online now for safe and secure airport parking at Park on King!