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Cheap LCC In Europe-help Please!  
User currently offlineORBITJFK From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3171 times:


In April, the family is going to London. We are looking at side trips out of London, returning to London. Can anyone tell me what LCC to try to go to any city in Europe (ie Frankfurt, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, Barcelona, Lisbon, Helsinki)? Also, some low fares you might know of? The dates are over Easter break of '04. Preferable the 13th to the 16th, getting into LHR with enough time for a VS connection. If the flight isn't into LHR then the time has to allow enough time to make an 8 PM flight out of LHR. Thank you so much!!


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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Smells like Ryanair, but forget LHR, rather stick to STN...

I actually know more about the LCC in Germany.

Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Go for British Airways! They fly out of LHR, their fares are cheap (often cheaper than no frills airlines) and you'll recieve food, hot/soft/alcoholic drinks, allocated seating and a comfortable cabin with leather seats! Look at http://www.ba.com for information on schedules and fares. You should also consider bmi british midland who fly to many European destinations out of LHR, their website is http://www.flybmi.com.


User currently offlineAirDude66 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3104 times:


You can also catch free or service fee only flights too. Must fly out of Stansted Airport though.

User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2454 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Maybe http://www.ch-aviation.ch/lcc.php helps.

Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineUssherd From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3056 times:


Cada loco con su tema...
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3529 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2996 times:

Don't forget BMI. They may not be as cheap as Easyjet and Ryanair, but they do fly from LHR. This saves you quite a lot of money since you won't have to go to Stansted/Luton/Gatwick.

I have found them to be the cheapest option between LHR and AMS on several occaissions! Cheaper even than Ryanair!


User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2986 times:

Why don't you try out FR, they are "PAYING" you right now to fly with them  Big grin

User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2980 times:

You can find also very cheap flights within Europe and Italy with Volareweb.com that uses excellent new A320s and very low fares.

You can also look at Meridiana

or Alpi Eagles

User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2977 times:

Sorry, the web addresses are:





User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2965 times:

For daytrips I don't know that FR is the one to go for

a) Long trip out to STN
b) Many FR stations are somewhat remote from the intended destination. It depends where you want to go to.

For London, LHR and LGW are the more convenient options, and BA and BD offer great fares for midweek travel, especially out of peak season (April can be high season, depending on Easter and School Holidays).

User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2954 times:

Alpi Eagles offers 5.000 seats at 0,90€.

User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

If this is your first trip to London then I wouldnt fool around with trying to get out to STN- knowing London and the crappy transport system the train out from Liverpool Street station will be broken down and youll have to take a bus and it could get right nasty. And actually, when you add on the cost of the return ticket on the train then flights on Ryanair or any of the others going out of there are actually more expensive than taking the mainliners out of LHR.

If you look at ba.com, make sure you click on the country of residence as UK so you can get the right fares and see when the priciest ones are. i would also recommend traveljungle.us (click on the uk flag) itll search all the low cost and normal airlines for you for the cheapest flights. ALso, British Midland, check their site- remember you get miles on VS for BD flights (not many, but 500 is better than none) and those flights are most likely to shoehorn nicely with a VS departure.

One more thing, just keep in mind that flying in from another destination on the day you are supposed to leave can end up in one very long and tiring day-therefore keep it simple and keep away from airport interchanges and too long intra Europe flight. I guess from your nick that you are probably only going to the NYC area and thats a much shorter flight than mine out here to the West Coast, but as someone who has gone CPH-LHR-LAX-RNO in one day, its not something i advise!

Hang on tightly, Let go lightly
User currently offlineHAJ_OW From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2899 times:


go with the main lines or a least keep them in mind. On routes where there is a lot of low cost traffic they also offer interesting fares. And they usually serve the main airports.



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