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Cheap flights – city hopping in Europe

Posted by dan on November 19, 2010

Cheap Flights in Europe - easyJet, Ryanair, wizz Air, Air BerlinGetting around Europe these days doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – there is a number of budget airlines which offer very competitive rates and sometimes real amazing bargains. The service is no-frills, but if you just want to get from A to B, it can be a good option – for longer distances it is definitely a good choice. You can consider flying on shorter routes as well, although you have to take into account the transfers to/from airports as well – so on a short trip, such as London-Paris or Paris-Amsterdam, a fast train service, such as Eurostar, can be the better option. (See ‘Connecting Paris and London‘) Keep in mind that on these budget flights you have to pay for everything separately – if you have more than one bag you are charged for it (and it is taken very seriously), and drinks and food are not included in the price. Still, these flights are very good value and make travel within Europe – and some North African countries – very affordable and very fast.

Travel TipYou can compare prices of several operators using skyscanner: http://www.skyscanner.net/

The main budget operators:
easyJet: http://www.easyjet.com/
Ryanair: http://www.ryanair.com/
Wizz Air: http://wizzair.com/
Air Berlin: http://www.airberlin.com/

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