Fly During the Cheapest Months
As with most places, Europe has both peak and off-peak travel seasons. To get the best possible flight deals, you’re going to want to schedule your trip for non-peak travel seasons. While these seasons naturally change from place to place within Europe, from late May/early June to the end of August is generally the busiest and most expensive time to travel to Europe. The late fall and winter months – from mid/late October through mid/late March – are often the cheapest time to fly (with the exception of December).
Fly During the Cheapest Days of the Week
While not as predictable as the peak and off-peak season cycle, flying on certain days of the week can be another way to capitalize on flight deals. Compared to other days of the week, it’s often cheaper to fly mid-week, specifically on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but sometimes you can get similarly-cheap deals on Saturdays as well.
Take Advantage of the Cheapest Airlines
Prioritizing certain airlines can in itself help you find cheap European flight deals. Specifically, according to flight-booking service, Hopper, booking your flights to Europe with any of the following airlines will help you save money:
- Turkish Airlines (Round trips as low as $645 USD)
- SATA International (Round trips as low as $472 USD)
- Icelandair (Round trips as low as $580 USD)
- Norwegian Air (Round trips as low as $528 USD)
- XL Airways France (Round trips as low as $550 USD)
- WOW Air (Round trips as low as $288 USD)
For maximum savings, if possible, fly into any of the cheapest airports listed above using any of these airlines.
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