We all want to travel Europe today with a low budget.
Over the past few years, cheap and cheap airlines have emerged in almost every European country – they are all fighting hard to offer the best deals on cheap deals. But do we really take advantage of these discounts at European travel prices, or do the disadvantages of cheap travel around Europe outweigh the advantages? Does the budget low price blind us to the additional problems that the low price hides? Let's look at some of the current cheap European tourist offers and see what we can find.
Almost every European country now has at least one airline with no unnecessary additions. Easy Jet and Ryan Air are becoming well known and popular in Great Britain and Ireland. Germany has four or five low cost airlines and low cost airline specialists. In Sweden, meanwhile, SAS has just launched its own budget branch called Snowflake.
At first glance, the tariffs charged by these airlines may seem ridiculously low; In the past, Ryan Air gave away its flights almost for free – although you still have to pay an airport tax of around twenty British pounds. But where is the catch? Is there a catch? Can you really travel Europe by plane without spending a fortune?
Here's an offer if you want to travel around Europe with a low budget:
First of all, low-cost airlines in Europe almost always use city provincial airports – often around forty or fifty miles from their respective city centers. This can extend to two hours of travel at each end. You must also pay for the bus or train connection to get from the airport to the city center. Remember to add this price to the cost of the ticket by comparing prices between low cost airlines and prices charged by major airlines. In most cases, the main airlines take you to the airport in the city center, thus reducing travel time and additional transport costs.
If you're unlucky to miss a flight, you can literally get stuck at a very rural airport at night with closed food outlets and there is no way to return to the city or town.
Secondly, you only get what you pay for. European airlines with a limited budget may not offer meals and drinks during the flight. And if so, you will be charged a premium for it. Coffee, sandwiches and beer can be very expensive. To be honest, many flights only take an hour or two, so snacks and drinks may not be such a big deal.
Third – calculate the total travel time and compare it with the costs. For example: a trip from central Glasgow, Scotland to central London takes five hours, and the train costs around twenty-five British pounds.
Now – you can choose a cheap flight from Glasgow to London, but it turns out that both airports are forty miles from the city center. This immediately extends travel time by three hours, not counting on waiting at the airports, baggage handling and all additional problems associated with it. You will also have to pay separately for the bus or train journey from the airport to the city center and vice versa. If your airline is not extremely cheap, you can spend more money in the long run on a less comfortable journey. Check it all out in advance if you can.
Fourthly, the prices of cheap air tickets are only for APEX travelers. You may have to pay a lot more if you want to change your flight time. Low prices are usually only available if you are buying well in advance – buying the day before or on the day will add a large premium to the price. The baggage allowance is also on the average side – often no more than 15 kg or 20 kg per person. What's more, and your ticket for a low price will face a very high bonus.
All in all – you can travel around Europe cheaply by carefully choosing the low cost airline package. But try to compare all the additional hidden costs by comparing flight ticket prices. You should also consider the extra travel time it can bring to the province airport.
Remember: don't hang up too much!
Traveling around Europe is fun – no matter how you do it.