February 13, 2016

Cheap Ways to Get to Europe

My favorite traveling saying is: Traveling does not have to cost me a fortune!

Below are the ways to get to Europe that I can think of without costing you arms and legs from the United States. Traveling is not free. Although you are using miles to redeem for flight, keep in mind that miles do have values and you have to pay some airport taxes and fuel charges on miles redemption, so it's not totally free, but it sure helps a lot!

Getting to Europe With Miles
  • American Airlines costs 20,000 miles one way in economy during the off peak period of October 15 - May 15. Starting in March, American Airlines will cost 22,500 miles one way in economy during the off peak period of January 10 - March 14, November 1 - December 14. Normal period, American Airlines costs 30,000 miles one way in economy. 
  • United costs 30,000 miles one way in economy. 
Getting to Europe With Low Cost Carriers
  • WOW air has a $99 fare  one way from certain cities in East Coast and West Coast to Europe.
    • The downside of this is the surcharge for bags and seat assignment. Flying transatlantic can be cruel if you are sitting in the middle seat. 
    • You have to fly from your town to the cities that WOW air flies. 
  • Norwegian Air has cheap fare from certain cities in United States to Europe, specially the Scandinavian countries.
    • The catch is the surcharge for bags and seat assignment.  
    • Make sure to display the website in Norwegian language so that the fare will be priced in Norwegian Krone, which is much cheaper than US Dollars. Use Google Translate extension for Chrome Browser and a no foreign transaction fees credit card to purchase the ticket. 
    • You have to fly from your town to the cities that Norwegian Air flies.  
Getting to Europe With Other Cheap Ways
  • There may be deals that could pop up once in awhile along with some airline mistake fare. That's possible. 

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