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Know anything about inexpensive airlines that fly from Amsterdam to Venice?

Know anything about inexpensive airlines that fly from Amsterdam to Venice?

Sep 19th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Know anything about inexpensive airlines that fly from Amsterdam to Venice?

I have started searching for a one way flight from Amsterdam to Venice the end of April.
The traditional airlines are way too expensive, and I have never heard of the smaller ones.
Have any of you flown on any of the small airlines that service Amsterdam?
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Sep 19th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Use this website to search low fare airlines including flights from Amsterdam to Venice, either airport:

http://www.whichbudget.com/
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Sep 19th, 2011, 08:38 PM
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Have you heard of this airline?
http://www.transavia.com/
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Sep 19th, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Or
www.vueling.com

Thanks for the website, joannay.
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Sep 19th, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Any airline flying Schiphol to Venice will be fine, in the way that Ryanair is fine. Just follow their booking and luggage rules precisely.
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Sep 20th, 2011, 01:10 AM
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We lived in the UK for a while and have heard of these airlines but never travelled on them. There are loads of cheap airlines in Europe.

Check out this website for lots of reviews of both Vueling and Transavia. Click on A-Z Airline Reviews, top left.

http://www.airlinequality.com/

Also be aware that the budget airlines add on charges for just about everything you can think of, so don't think you will pay the first price you see. Keep clicking, adding on luggage charge, check in charge, credit card charge etc (obviously don't put your card details in at this stage) and see what the total cost will be. The traditional airlines may then not look so expensive. Also check which airport the budget airlines fly to, if it's an airport way out of town, transport into the city can be costly.

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Sep 20th, 2011, 02:50 AM
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Transavia is fine. They are a typical LCC, so no real services and add-ons can inflate your total cost, but they are fine. They are the leisure arm of Air France-KLM. Have not flown Vueling, but they seem to be pretty comparable to Transavia.
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Sep 20th, 2011, 02:58 AM
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I fly Transavia quite a lot.

The main thing to be aware of with Transavia is the need to get to the airport in plenty of time, especially if you have to check luggage. Even if you print you boarding pass at home the lines for checking bags are horrendous as they tend to have a lot of flights leaving within a short time frame. If you can't print your boarding pass before hand then definitely get there early - you may need all of the two hours they suggest!

Otherwise they are a good airline, and have generous carry-on allowances. You buy food and drink on board - or you can buy your own once you are through security and take on with you.

The earlier you book the cheaper the ticket, as with all low cost airlines. They are used as a charter airline too by Dutch holiday companies so some flights have limited availability for non charter passengers.
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Sep 20th, 2011, 03:15 AM
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Also try skyscanner.net as I think they show some airlines that whichbudget doesn't.
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Sep 20th, 2011, 03:35 AM
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Thanks, I really appreciate this helpful information.
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Sep 20th, 2011, 03:45 AM
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I use skyscanner.net for best deals

also booked in advance sometimes

might check also

ryanair.com out of LON/STD to Treviso for 1 british pound fees

sometimes save on connecting there...booked in advance on sales

They tend to fly into regional airports outside ot cities

but I can save a tone with them if I am not picky

and pack light onebag.com
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