I went to Germany this past summer, and I want to take another trip this summer. This time though, I want to travel all across Europe. I was planning on just traveling around to parts of Germany I haven't seen yet, flying into Paris, and flying out of Berlin to Halifax, NS, Canada (just for people that don't know where Nova Scotia is) for $735 Canadian with Iceland Air, and thats with taxes. The problem with that is that I'd be flying in on the 3rd of July and flying out on the 31st. I want to extend my trip until around the 21st of August, so that I can travel to a few more countries. I can't seem to find any cheap flights, I was going to fly into Paris on the 3rd, and fly out on the 21st of august, but Iceland Air's price jumps up to over $2000. I was thinking of using zoom airlines, but I don't really want to fly into London, and have to back track all the way there when I leave. Also if I actually chose Zoom, which flys in London Gatwick, what would the easiest , cheapest, and most uncomplicated way of getting to Paris be. Just one last thing, just to make things clear, I would like to fly out of Berlin if possible. I might try to head to Scandinavia, and maybe Poland, then back track just a bit with a ryanair or some other budget airline to Berlin to fly home.
Hope that wasn't too confusing:P
Thanks in advanced
I've flown Zoom a few times. It's quite decent for the money - nothing fancy, but relatively cheap an efficient. If time isn't a factor, calculate how much you can save and how much extra that cash will let you do. Sometimes going out of your way to save a big chunk can make all the difference between seeing more cities or cutting your trip short.
And try Ryan Air to Paris - or the Eurostar.
[ Edit: Edited on Nov 14, 2007, at 5:10 AM by tway ]
I would use Ryanair, but they don't have flights going from Gatwick to Paris, they only have flights to Dublin, Shannon, and Cork(not too sure if thats what it was called. I could fly to Dublin, and fly to Paris from there. I think I might use Zoom, just because their cheapest.
Thanks for your help
Surprisingly, there's no direct flights from Gatwick to Paris but as Tway suggested you could either take the Eurostar or travel to another airport within London (Heathrow or Stansted) and fly to Paris from there. Might be equally expensive than flying to Dublin but then you'll only have to catch one more flight.
As for returning to Halifax from Berlin, check Condor, a German lowcost airline, they sometimes have good deals on offer.
Flying out of Berlin is not a good idea, as almost all intercontinental flights out of Germany leave from Frankfurt am Main (FRA).
I know you said "fly out of Berlin", but please search also for flights leaving from Frankfurt, Prague or Warshaw with the "big daddy" airlines. I like to use www.opodo.de for this.
Another airline with good deals from Germany across the atlantic is LTU - www.ltu.com.
Flying from Berlin to London is pretty cheap btw so you could also use zoom to fly out.
Hi, have you checked out the www.travelcuts.com website? You don't have to be a student and they often have better rates than the typical cheap flight websites. I've booked many flights to Europe through them. And often it's cheaper to do it yourself online than calling. Some cities/countries are simply more expensive to fly into. Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt should be okay, but London would be cheapest, based on my own personal experiences. Air Transat offers really cheap flights to Europe. Not sure if they fly out of NS though.
Sometimes, calling the airlines directly can get you cheap flights. I've had luck with British Airways and Lufthansa before. British Airways is awesome! But they fly into London. There are many cheap airlines within Europe like ryanair, easyjet, hlx, hapaglloyd, to get you to your destinations. I lived in Germany for about a year and it's much, much cheaper to get around by plane especially if you are just trying to get from point A to B with a larger distance in between.
Thanks again for everyones replys, I'm looking at all of those sites right now to see what cheap flights I can find .
And try Ryan Air to Paris - or the Eurostar. Enjoy!
From London to Paris the only direct flight, would be the Easyjet flight from Luton. And for anyone travelling with RyanAir to Paris, be aware that they don't fly to Charles de Gaulle or Orly, but they fly to Beauvais Airport. A small airport 2 hours out of Paris.