Cheapest flights between countries?

Old Feb 1st, 2003, 04:12 PM
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Cheapest flights between countries?

my husband and i are traveling to germany in march. we are going to visit amsterdam and copenhagen also. any research we have done on rail travel has left us with a few questions. we now think a flight between amsterdam and copenhagen would be cheaper (and quicker) than rail travel. any input about air travel between european countries would be appreciated. thank you in advance.
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Old Feb 1st, 2003, 04:55 PM
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You may not find anything between these two, unless, by chance, you also WANT to go to London, Brussels, Cologne (/Bonn) or Milan (Bergamo - - they are some of the "hub" cities that come to mind that might offer something you can use.

Without actually looking at each of the (possibly) relevant airline websites, I don't know if any serve your city pair, but here you go:

www.easyjet.com
www.bmibaby.com
www.ryanair.com
www.buzz.com (about to be sold to ryanair.com)
www.virgin-expres.com

or

www.germanwings.com

I am even less certain about the status of www.basiqair.com which has a hub IN Amsterdam (I couldn't get their web site to work last week) - - and then, there are the various member airlines of www.europebyair.com

There might also be some ideas I haven't considered at www.flybudget.com - - last of all, perhaps try asking your question on the Cheap Flights forum of www.eurotrip.com

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Old Feb 1st, 2003, 05:37 PM
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Here's a current article on low-cost European airlines:
www.msnbc.com/news/863386.asp Scroll down to the maps.

Bon voyage!
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Old Feb 1st, 2003, 06:35 PM
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That's a really good article, Betsy, and it's hard not to notice that it was basically prepared for MSNBC by that other publisher Fr_ _ _ _r's. Fodors would do well to compile a low-cost airlines resource for this site (or would that offend their advertisers, travelocity, expedia, etc?)

Anyhow, I failed to cite the main site they mention www.aerfares.net - - byt itself it isn't really helpful for MarkandMae's request. But it did get me to look into what is offered by europebyair.com - - since nothing on the maps included with the MSNBC article is a match for their city pair.

And it reminded to mention one that I actually had forgotten: www.brussels-airlines.com

This might be your closest to a viable air travel option; train from AMS to Brussels, and then fly from there. However, I am not sure you will find their discounted fares for this route in March.

Virgin Express, which I did mention, is also a competitor on this route, and they do show a fare of 84 euro one way, on the first date I checked.
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Which airline did you buy your trans Atlantic ticket with. I know that European carriers have airpasses but they give them different names. British Airways have it. And they charge by how many coupons. Also I think you need to fly the trans Atlantic route with these European carriers to avail the use of their airpass. Check with a travel agent who specializes with the Scandinavian market.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2003, 09:25 AM
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Up to the top, for MarkandMae. And the suggestion from nellie is a very good one.
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