Avoid Last-Minute Trips
This may just be more common sense, but booking a flight on the spot without any thought or research behind it is probably the most expensive way to fly, especially during any of the peak travel months described above. By planning out your trips in advance, you can do the research (through the methods described in this article) and track down deals for the most savings possible.
Be Flexible about Where You Start
Europe is unique in that once you’re there, it’s pretty easy and affordable to navigate around to other surrounding countries. Even if you have a specific place in mind that you want to visit, in addition to researching flight deals for that specific place, research what it costs to fly into any surrounding areas as well. It might ultimately be cheaper to fly into a country next to the one you actually want to visit and then travel to it once you’re there.
Take Advantage of Layovers
Layovers don’t have to be just sitting around in an airport watching guilty pleasure shows on your phone. Planned correctly, not only do long layovers result in cheaper flights, but they also give you the freedom to explore wherever it is you have your layover. Put simply, a day or multi-day layover is a great way to save money while experiencing an entirely new place.
As you can see, with a little research and planning, tracking down the best European flight deals is a breeze. Using any of the tips above, you’re bound to spend less flying across the pond.