European Flight Search Engines
If you're creative
there are many ways to find low cost fares to Europe. The
easy way is to find fares to Europe is to pick your departure
and destination cities and run a search to find the lowest
direct fares. If you're creative and you have time to do
some searching there is another way to find low fares.
option is the FlyCheapo.com search engine. It's more of
a listing than a search engine, but there are a lot of low
cost airlines and a lot of different ways to run your searches
to find them....
can keep your eye out for sales to other cities in Europe
or just run searches to different European Cities to try
to find using the Booking Wiz search engine to the left.
You can also try finding a reasonably priced open jaw(to
one city and back from another) as I did with my 2007
trip to Europe.
Once you've found
a low fare to Europe you can work on finding low inter-European
flights(Or do it the other way, find a city that has low
rates to Athens(or another city in Europe) and then look
for a low fare to that city.
I've looked at
a few sites and like any present day searches, no one site
is going to have a monopoly on the lowest fares to and from
all cities. Some work and diligence will pay off if you
take the time to search in an organized way(and be sure
to keep good notes or you will end up being completely confused.
You can start
by running a search on something like "Discount European
Flight Search Engines" and weed through the sites to
find one that is a real search engine.
You can use the search button below(or links on the right
side of the page to further your search).
I've looked at
a few sites and use them when I'm running searches...
has some good fares, but seems to relying more heavily on
the regular European Airlines and Easyjet, but do occassionally
have some less known airlines.
With this search engine, when you enter the country, you
then have a chance to choose the city in that country that
you want to fly from. Once you choose that city, you choose
the destination country and it will let you know which cities
you can fly into.... select your dates, number of people
and hit search and it will give you the options available
with the rates.
is a great search engine which is very convenient and easy
to use. Once you choose the Departure City, you'll get a
list of the Cities that you can fly to and the airlines
that service those flights. Once you choose a destination
city it will leave only the airlines that fly to that city.
When you have that information you can visit the airline
web site to see if you can find low fares for the flight
dates you want.
seemed to have some pretty decent fares from The US as well
as InterEuropean flights. Although I didn't notice any discount
airlines, it looked like they could book each way with a
different airline which made for some pretty good fares....
This is a recommended search engine, but when I went to
the site I was unable to run a search. The site looks like
they are selling the search engine software(but I may be
wrong). They want you to Activate Active-X on Internet Explorer
and the engine doesn't work on FireFox, but you may have
better luck with it than I did! Good Luck!
I was unable to access this site, but it was recently bought
by CheapFlights so hopefully it will be coming back up soon....
list is hardly exhaustive and is changing all the time so
you will probably want to run some searches on your own
to see what's "New and Improved".