For plenty of people, travel to Europe is a dream. For EU citizens is easy to travel around Europe, but what happens if you are an American or Canadian citizen?
Honestly, the most difficult part is to stay commit to your decision and start save money. I know it sounds easy but it’s not. In order to get in Europe you need to have a passport, so get one! Also, you have to think, where you would like to go, which country or countries you would like to visit. From England to Malta, from Greece to Finland, once you get a Schengen visa, you are free like a bird to go wherever you want in Europe.
Get a Transatlantic Air Ticket
A lot of big US and Canadian cities are connected with European capitals. If you travel from NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, San Fransisco, Montreal, Toronto it is 100% sure that you will find a direct flight to Europe. Round Trip ticket prices can begin from 500$ to 1000+$ .
Low-Cost Transatlantic Airlines
Rated as the best low-cost carrier in Europe for 2014, Norwegian Air Shuttle offers insanely cheap flights to Scandinavia and London from all over the United States (Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, and Orlando). Additionally, the company is extending itself in October and November to Las Vegas and the Caribbean hot spots of San Juan and St. Croix. Enjoy complimentary in-flight entertainment and free WiFi onboard (commodities virtually nonexistent with budget airlines)! Take advantage of deals like $154 from New York City to Stockholm and $211 nonstop from Los Angeles to Oslo before this secret gets out!
Deemed as “Iceland’s most punctual airline,” WOW air recently expanded across the Atlantic to Boston and the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. With flights to Reykjavik starting at around $186, there is no better time to visit the “Land of Fire and Ice” than now! The airline also offers inexpensive flight packages to Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, and Paris via the Icelandic capital.
Connecting the world with Germany, Condor offers direct flights to Frankfurt from various destinations across the United States and Canada for as low as $270. Servicing two cities in Alaska; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Providence, Rhode Island; and Whitehorse, Yukon; this airline is attempting to accommodate smaller cities that other carriers often overlook. Travelers can also enjoy the benefits of its inexpensive flights from Germany to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
For those seeking to fall in love with Paris, XL Airways France services Miami, New York City, and San Francisco with direct flights to one of the most visited cities in the world. With roundtrip rates starting at $591 from New York City to Charles de Gaulle Airport, the romantic traveler can also fall in love with these low prices!
Founded in December 2012, Air Canada rouge is the country’s “new leisure airline.” Passengers can depart from Montreal or Toronto to France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Primarily a seasonal carrier, travelers can find one-way deals to Europe for under $400 during the tourist season. Air Canada rouge also flies to the Caribbean, Japan, and Latin America from other major airports across the country.
Another Canadian airline revolutionizing low-cost air travel, Air Transat takes passengers to destinations all over Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula to the British Isles to Central Europe. With 6 different departure points throughout the country going across the Atlantic, the carrier provides a variety of deals to its customers. Don’t miss out on offers like $853 round trip from Montreal to Madrid!
Although more conventional than a low-cost airline, Icelandair has devised a brilliant “stopover” experience for passengers flying transatlantically. Travelers can fly from 14 points of departure in Canada and the United States to 25 different European cities with up to 7 nights in Iceland at no additional charge! This is a great way to see another country before heading onward to your next destination.
Know before you book:
These airlines provide astoundingly low prices to their customers, but make sure to read the fine print before booking your next flight. Baggage allowance may be confined to one piece of hand luggage, meals might not be included, in-flight entertainment might not be available, you may be asked to print your ticket before arrival at the airport, and these carriers could be more susceptible to late arrivals and cancellations. However, with an increased demand for budget-friendly travel options, these airlines are immensely changing the future of long-haul air travel as well as showcasing its endless possibilities.
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