Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Okay, So It Sounds Great...Discount Air Wars Coming Up
So, we all want to fly cheap to Europe. I mean, if you don't want to, great. But most of us who love to travel love to save money on it even more. This year marks one of those great times in travel, because WOW Airlines started it. They offered some bargain basement prices on flights to Europe to extend their flights to the United States. At this point in time you can get a flight to Iceland for around $99. That's fabulous! You do have to check into this however. There are loopholes to any huge discount. I flew to Europe a couple of years ago on Finnair and the catch was that we had to have a long layover in Helsinki. I didn't mind. Helsinki was great and I would go to Finland again. That was me and mine. You and yours may have different ideas on how you wish to travel, so check out all the rules, fees, and other things before you jump on one of those outrageously low priced flights.
Above all, make sure that you are paying for what you think you're paying for. A lot of the flights are one way, which means your price just doubled. The fees and taxes also just doubled. Make sure you get a complete quote before you buy. Also, make sure that you know how much it will cost to take your bags with you. When I went on Finnair it was free, which was great, but that's not always the case. Some of these discount airlines going overseas are charging up to $95 per bag. That's going to quadruple some of those great fares your hearing about, because like a lot of the tickets, the bags are normally charged one way as well.
The reason I come at you and throw this out there is because I just heard all the hubub about Norwegian Airlines talking about offering $69 airfares to Europe in 2017. It sounds great, but I understand that they are limited cities, the fares are one way, the bags are pricey, and there is no food served. Check very carefully before buying discount tickets. It sounds great until you read all the conditions. Will I fly Norwegian to Europe? Absolutely. I will be one of the first on the list, but I know what I'm getting into. Is it a bad deal overall? No. I just want everyone who uses a budget flight to know what they're getting for their money. The answer is that you will not be flying in luxury and you will pay fees and baggage charges. You will also have to pay if you want any kind of preferred seating. It's just the way it is. All in all, it's still a great price. Take the deal, take some inconveniences and have a nice trip.