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UK Budget Air Travel

UK Budget Air Travel

Article by Eliott AL

Cheap Air Travel


You will quickly discover (if you haven’t already) that there is no place in the world for better value air travel than Europe. You can get from England to Italy for ₤15. In fact I once flew from Pisa in Italy to Prestwick Airport outside of Glasgow and the flight cost me just 1penny!!! (total cost less than ₤9 incl. taxes – still a bargain!)

More than likely you will spend far more money in getting to and from the airports than what you will spend on the cost of the tickets and taxes themselves.

Make sure you fully research the airport you will be arriving at; most of them are likely to be 30-100 kms away from where you ultimately want to be.

Don’t get taken in by the ridiculously low prices advertised on the airline websites. Once you have factored in the fees, charges and taxes – the end price will be a lot higher – although still very cheap


The best no-frills airlines in Europe are




Pretty much in that order for price. I’ve flown these budget airlines more times than I can remember. And aside from the lack of food served and no onboard entertainment they’re just like any other carrier.

It is probably a good idea to try and familiarise yourself with their destinations and nominated airports as they don’t all fly from or to the same places.Logically enough, the earlier you book the cheaper it is. Although you can get some bargain last minute flights – however they’re usually not to the places you want to go!

You’ll find travelling light is not only easier and quicker, but that it’s cheaper too. You should be able to fit pretty much everything in to a decent sized carry-on bag anyway.

There are of course many Full Service airlines servicing Europe that you can choose to fly with as well. Those carriers will all come up on search results, whereas the no-frills carriers usually won’t so you have to visit their sites directly. You also can’t book these cheap flights through travel agents – it’s all do it yourself online. Be careful when making bookings yourself as its easy to make mistakes with dates, times, places, airports. Also know that most flights are either non refundable or refunds will be swallowed by high cancellation fees..

-note- The check-in gates for these budget airlines close up to 40mins before departure, so make sure you’re on time or you will be left behind..

As far as the service is concerned, I’ve never had a single problem. Also the seats usually aren’t designated so it pays to be first in the boarding queue to get the seat you want. Often the planes are only half full – having a row to yourself really is the best way to enjoy cheap air travel and see the United Kingdom and Europe on a budget.

.Article taken from http://www.pubwork-uk.com

About the Author

Eliott A.L is a passionate traveller dedicated to adventurous independent budget travel, experiencing new cultures whilst discovering the best our world has to offer. After spending years working and living in pubs across the United Kingdom, Eliott has built a website to help and guide like minded travellers get the best from their UK working holiday experience.

Creatorwww.pubwork-uk.comInformation and advice guide tolive-in pub jobs in the UK

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