How to find cheap flights to Europe?

So you want to visit Europe. Well you don't have to spend a fortune on a dream vacation. A flight to Europe can be as cheap as flying almost anywhere if you have a few tips in mind.

First, if the time of year is not important to you, try and choose a time that is out of season. You will find flights to Europe much cheaper in the winter months than in the summer. If you are concerned about seeing during this time, do not. In fact, there is more to do there in the fall and winter than there is in the summer with all the wine festivals, and skiing, etc.

The first stop should always be your local travel agent when looking for good cheap flights to Europe. These travel agents work in much the same way as travel websites. However, your local travel agent can customize your flight to your liking. Make sure you compare the prices of all your big travel websites like Travelocity and Orbitz. You will find that their discounts are usually much cheaper than what you can get yourself. Remember to have all your information ready, such as dates and numbers, so you can fill out the forms. If you are a student, check with the airlines and see if they have special student discounts. In almost every city that has a large college, there will be agencies set up just to deal with special student discounts. If you are planning to travel with a group, be sure to ask for group discounts. Most airlines will give group discounts, but they will not offer these cheaper fares unless you ask for them.

Another way to get cheap flights to Europe is to get a chartered flight. Now, most charter flights will offer the full package. You will get hotel, food, sightseeing and more. But if you are only interested in flights, they will usually give up the package and end up with a cheap flight. You can find these charter agencies in most cities around the world.

When planning your trip, look for cheaper flights to other cities or even countries. Traveling in Europe is very cheap by train. So if you find, for example, that it is much cheaper to fly to Amsterdam, to Frankfurt, and your final destination will be Frankfurt, you can save hundreds of dollars by taking the train the rest of the way. Not only will this save you a lot of money, it will also make the trip much more fun. Riding on trains in Europe is not like riding them in the US. You will meet some very interesting people and you will have a great time in the process.

As you can see, getting cheap flights to Europe is not a difficult task at all. It just takes a little research and planning.