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Where to buy cheap flights?

Travel Forums General Talk Where to buy cheap flights?

1. Posted by Mr Travel (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

What are the best places to buy cheap tickets online?

2. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

Depends for which part of the world are you looking for?

3. Posted by Mr Travel (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Quoting flo jo

Depends for which part of the world are you looking for?

I live in Finland so in Europe and I also travel alot to US.

4. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

For europe check the following:
www.ryannair (for spain) (for germany)

Hope that will help

5. Posted by Mr Travel (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Thanks and in May this new airline starts flights from Finland.

6. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

For Asia:

Air Asia

amongst others.

7. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

there are a lot of budget airlines in Europe.

For Scandinavia, I guess you are best of to use Blue1 (a SAS sister-company).

Others already mentioned the most well-known, but it's best to shop around and see what is the best offer.

Just a couple of airlines:
Aegean Air, Aer Ararran, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Berlin, Air Dolimiti, AirEuropa, Alpi Eagles, Atlas Blue, Blue Air, BelleAir, Blu Express, BMIbaby, Centralwings, Clickair, Condor, Correndon, dBA, Easyjet, FlyGlobespan, FlyNordic, Germanwings, Intersky, LTU, JetAir, Jet2, Jet4you, Meridiana, Monarch, Norwegian, Onair, RyanAir, Sterling, SkyEurope, Transavia, Smartwings, VLMAirlines, Vueling, Wizzair, Windjet.

Most of them operate from one 'home' airport, but some use a lot of airports. Always check which airport, they use (esp. RyanAir is notorious for using airports, that are miles away from the city. Paris = Beauvais, Vienna = Bratislava, Skavska = Stockholm etc, etc. )

Also, it can turn out, that for some routes, the 'normal' airlines have good offers, so don't skip them in your search. (most times you will be disappointed, but sometimes, you find a good offer).

8. Posted by Mr Travel (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Blue 1, I have used before.
Finnair has now awesome sales during saturday and sunday, every weekend but I guess you need to leave from Helsinki.
I also found yesterday theis other site that offers a good search engine inc. low cost airlines.
Low cost airlines have good prices but like you said they don't fly to major airports.

9. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting Mr Travel

I see that, is using BravoFly as it's database, and already at my first test it failed to spot the cheapest option from Amsterdam to Vienna. (SkyEurope), so I am not really impressed, my recommondation would still be to keep shopping. (The best searchengine I found so far, is

I have to say that not all budget airlines are flying on distant airports, but normaly the major airport are asking a higher fee to landing and take-off, and ofcourse some cities just have one airport (like Madrid)

Blue1, I used from Türkü to Stockholm it was OK, and even for a short flight like that (under an hour, so in fact getting to Stockholm, before you leaving) they were serving food, service was OK as well.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 12, 2007, at 3:47 PM by Herr Bert ]

10. Posted by Emmalineau (Full Member 94 posts) 9y

I'm a big fan of - it's a good way to scan and compare various flight websites for the cheapest price and is pretty close to all-inclusive so there's no massive fees or taxes that get added on to the price they quote. I've used it to book flights in Europe and the US - plus, I've double checked the actual airline websites to see if they come up cheaper than what SkyScanner quote and it's almost always the same!