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The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by jmsgirl

Hello! I need your help! My fiancee and I are hoping to travel to Italy for our Honeymoon in June 2010. We are both students and we are paying for the honeymoon and wedding ourselves.

I need to know the cheapest way to fly from the United State to Europe...any where in Europe! We can get a train pass and travel to Italy from wherever we land in Europe :)

Thank you!!


Re: The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by cgf

you should look for bargains/promotions/special fare of for the flights you require on june 2010. Have often a look, maybe next week you might find something today was not on.
If you'll get married before June, 12th, you may find good fares.

Re: The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by footstool

Hi, Teresa! COngratulations on your upcoming wedding.

You posted this in the London Forum, but your profile says you live in the USA.

WHere is your starting point? If it is the US, then from which state?

Happy LIfe!

Re: The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by jmsgirl

I will be starting from Detroit, Michaigan (airport code DTW)

Re: The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by GrumpyDiver

Not sure where you are in the US, but if you are like me in Eastern Canada, the UK is usually the place with the best pricing - the North America - London routes tend to be the most competitive, hence the prices tend to be the best. Not only that, it is one of the closest points in Europe from North America. The downside is that it is less convenient to get to other points on the Continent.

Something else to keep in mind - you should not just look at the "cheapest" airfare - you should be looking at the lowest overall transportation cost, so you need to consider the tradeoff in airfare costs versus train costs.

The other thing to keep in mind is passes versus point-to-point tickets. Passes tend to make sense only when you are doing frequent and long-distance travel. If you are planning to spend a lot of time in specific cities, point-to-point fares could be siginficantly less expensive. So do the math and figure out your best overall costs.

Re: The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by puerto_lover
are the airlines that have cheap tickets from Uk to Italy.
Read all the small print about extra luggage etc. And a charge for paying of course !

These show the various current routes:

Re: The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by hawkhead

I agree with the poster who recommended that you consider point-to-point train tickets as opposed to a rail pass. Rail travel (you could also consider coach travel) is extremely reasonable in price and rarely is it cost-effective to use a rail pass. This is particularly true for Italian train travel.

Re: The Absolute cheapest way to fly to Europe!!!

by footstool

JMSgirl, remember, when you board in the US, you are allowed 2 carry-on bags. WHen you deplane in London (or any Euro city), you can only take ONE carry-on bag. They will force you to check that second bag. It costs more money but, more importantly, it takes alot of TIME.

Travel Tips for London

Nice place for a coffee

by Carrie-Ellen

If you have had enough shopping and sightseeing you can enjoy taking the weight off your feet and sip a restorative cup of coffee or tea in The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with views over the Piazza. Sitting on the balcony outside is fun and you can watch the crowds and street performers down below.

See all of the famous sights....

by Adztravels

See all of the famous sights. Get a travelcard and pack as much as you can into your day. Make sure you visit the Tower of London, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster for Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey. Visit St. Pauls Cathedral and walk up to the top of the dome. Too much to list, but you can safely make plans to stay in London for a few days to really enjoy its offerings. London culture. London is a city like no other in the UK. The atmosphere is great, plenty of interesting and exciting things to do. No matter what you are looking for, London has it. London people are nice too.

Whitehall and Westminster:...

by mulivieri

Whitehall and Westminster: here you can see the Westminster Abbey (the most important church in London), the St. Margaret Church, a little church nearby the Abbey (the Royal marriages take places here). Further you can see The Parliament and the Big Ben.

Kurt and Goldie in London

by easyoar

London is the capital of England, and one of the nicest bits about wandering around is you are never quite sure what you will find around the next corner. London being London, it's the place where people go to show off and market things in a big way. Yesterday (Sun 28th May 2006) I was taking a short cut through Leicester Square when I noticed some huge screens erected in front of the Empire Cinema. They were showing huge waves, and I wasn't too sure what it was all about until I got nearer and realised that it was the Premiere of Poseidon starring Kurt Russell.

I didn't have too much time to hang around, but when I heard a big roar, I put my camera up over my head and took a few pictures. Here you can see Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn (his long-term wife) in the process of working the crowd a bit. The next picture, if anyone knows please let me know who she is! Ready to be surprised at any moment in London

The Pearly Kings

by easyoar

The Pearly Kings originated in Victorian times, and some Pearly Kings still reign to this day (they will reign over a particular London district).

The Pearly Kings were originally street sellers, who sold fruit and vegetables. Their distinctive costumes supposedly came about when their was an arrival of a large cargo of pearl-buttons from Japan in the 1860's. Apparently the original Pearly King sewed some of the buttons on to his wide-bottomed trousers and the fashion caught on.

Traditionally, the street vendors elect a 'King' to look after them when a rival seller attempts to bully them off of their pitch (the area they sell from). Each separate part of London had a Pearly King and a 'donah', (as the wives of the Pearly Kings are known). Both the Pearly King and his wife are dressed in the buttoned outfits. These buttoned outfits (comprising of suit, hat and dress) are handed down along with the hereditary title (e.g. Pearly King of Stepney). These are sewn into the suit along with mystic symbols such as stars, moons, suns, flowers, eyes of God and fertility designs.

Each suit can have up to as many as 30,000 buttons on it. This makes them very heavy, and a suit can weigh in at up to 30 kgs or more. These days the pearly Kings wear their suits at charity events, christenings, weddings and funerals and some other general celebratory type of events. I took the picture of this Pearly King and his Donah outside St Martin in the Fields during the CHinese New Year Celebrations on the 13th Feb 2005. It sems it is not unusual for the peary Kings to be around St Martin in the Fields as they always attend the annual autumn Harvest Festival service there.


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