7e72004
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Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 2:46 am

Can someone tell me the best time to travel to Europe is in terms of price? I am planning to get over the "pond" for the first time this year but would like to know the best time to go is  Big thumbs up thanks.
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agill
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RE: Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 2:48 am

Well it's more expensive during the summer. From a tourist point of view I think it's best in june since most european countries don't have vacation then. And it's not too hot.
 
MY7E7
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RE: Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 2:50 am

you are approaching the bad times to fly to Europe, I've always travelled right before Christmas or late winter, airfares are high right now and that's considered a 'sale' by most airlines. Best time to travel is March/April and if you don't mind some really cold weather, try early to mid december. Don't travel during the summer, it's the peak season
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VS346
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RE: Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 2:56 am

I second MY7E7 to the tee. Just would like to add that I flew to LHR in November for 299 after taxes and fees from EWR. In March/April you can sometimes find fares for like 200 after taxes from New York to Europe.

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7e72004
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RE: Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 2:57 am

maybe i will wait...i just want to get out of the US for a little bit and see another part of the world  Big thumbs up
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Jano
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RE: Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 3:01 am

Price-wise, it's mid January to end March. I have no clue about the other airlines, but with NW/KL East Coast - EU can be had for about $350 to $370 (including all fees and taxes).
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geoffm
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RE: Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 3:54 am

If going in March/April, avoid Easter (1 week before until 1 week after). Not necessarily price-wise (although hotels in the UK are often higher) but just to avoid the huge throngs of people everywhere. A lot of school trips happen during those 2 weeks.

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bartond
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RE: Best Time To Fly To Europe

Tue May 04, 2004 6:36 am

I'd say you're a little late to try and find something inexpensive from now through August. I like to go in September...crowds are down a bit, weather is usually cool if not warm, and prices for tix are usually down.

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