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1. Posted by DaneOlson (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

So last year i went on an exchange program to Barcelona, Spain and fell in love with the city and also made many good friends. This summer i look to do the same along with a couple of my good friends. We have places to stay in the city so all were really looking at right now is the flights to Barca. Ive looked on different websites and also looked at student fairs and they all seem to be so high. It might just be the taxes due to the month were trying to go (summer) but i was wondering if anyone had any hints or tips on how to possibly get some tickets from the West Coast of America to Barcelona for 1000 or less. Everything ive found is around 1500 or more.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
dane

2. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting DaneOlson

It might just be the taxes due to the month were trying to go (summer) but i was wondering if anyone had any hints or tips on how to possibly get some tickets from the West Coast of America to Barcelona for 1000 or less. Everything ive found is around 1500 or more.

Due to rapid expansion, strong competition, and a growing interest, it is -- with a little advance planning -- relatively easy and inexpensive to fly intra-Europe these days.

If you are willing to spend a night (or even two if you wish) in transit, you might look at flying to Berlin, for example, and then catching a "local" flight. The savings may or may not be that great, but it might be a bonus to spend a couple days in another European city.

So, in short: look for the best flights to a couple European cities and then see what airlines serving it also fly to Barcelona (in my example above you could start by entering "berlin barcelona flight" in Google).

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

3. Posted by robertobcn (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

hey there...

for cheap flights to/from barcelona with low cost airlines, check:

- www.ryanair.com (here you'll find barcelona listed as "Reus" or "Girona", which are the 2 close-by airports used by this company)
- www.clickair.com
- www.vueling.com
- www.germanwings.com
- www.easyjet.com
- ...

there are loads... as mentioned before, "cheap flights to barcelona" can do the trick, I guess.

After this, check your international flight from the states to europe, and coordinate this with any of this low cost airlines. Bear in mind that these will be two completely independent flights, so any delay will be solely your responsibility, so do take enough time between connections (and also, it would damage checking the departure/arrival airports, since many cities have more than one).

Have a nice one...

R.

4. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting robertobcn

Bear in mind that these will be two completely independent flights, so any delay will be solely your responsibility, so do take enough time between connections ...

Yes, good point. This is why I think it is preferable to build a stopover in. If you miss a connection, you might get stuck paying considerably more for a new ticket bought on short notice.

Let us know if this works out for you.

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer