Taking a large family to Europe is expensive. Airfare is the biggest expense and can tank your travel budget in a hurry. I just booked a round trip flight to Europe for $500.00. Oh Happy Day! These tickets are the cheapest I have ever purchased. Here our some tips I used to get these cheap tickets.
Four Ways to Find a Cheap Flight to Europe:
(1) To begin, I used Google Flights and generated a search from Las Vegas to Europe. I kept it very general so I could see where the cheapest flights in Europe were. We were willing to fly anywhere in Europe, as a result, instead of being tied down to one city, it allowed us the flexibility to change airports and cities. I discovered that there were flights to London for $600.00. Then I knew that was where we needed to fly in to and I started my search there.
(3) For this next step, you have to be flexible with the dates. Everyone wants to leave on a Thursday or Friday and come home Sunday night to maximize time away from work. These are also the most expensive days to fly. I checked the price of our tickets leaving on a Thursday and coming home on a Friday and the price increased to over $1000.00 per ticket. By just adjusting to leaving on a Wednesday and returning on a Monday we saved ourselves $7000.00.
(4) Lastly, the airlines websites learn where you are trying to go through your searches. When I initially looked the price was $570. But, when I had to go back to adjust it one day the website jumped the price up over $200.00 a ticket. I knew the price had not gone up that much in two minutes. So, I switched to my husbands computer and the cheap prices returned. For those of you who have a VBN this may be helpful way to get past this.