Two Quick Things to Know About Those Inexpensive Airfares to Europe

Y ou have seen multiple articles plastered all over BoardingArea about those airfares to Europe from just about anywhere in the United States costing approximately $400.00 to $500.00 — even Atlanta, believe it or not, which indicates just how big and how good is this sale — and you should take advantage of them if it is at all possible.

Two Quick Things to Know About Those Inexpensive Airfares to Europe

What I am about to tell you may have been said in other articles; but I will take that chance, as here are two quick things to know about those inexpensive airfares to Europe:

You can book what is known as an “open jaw” ticket. An “open jaw” is where your destination is one city; and you start your return flight at a different location to return back to where you started your itinerary.

Here is one of many examples using Google Flights illustrating that your itinerary can be an “open jaw” ticket and not necessarily a round-trip ticket — in this example, you can fly from Atlanta to Helsinki and return from Warsaw:

Atlanta to Helsinki and Warsaw to Atlanta

Click on the image for a larger view. Source: Google Flights.

There are plenty of inexpensive ways to get from Helsinki to Warsaw while visiting other cities and countries along the way — including via ferry, train, bus, or even via airplane operated by an ultra-low-cost carrier for some short flights to such places as Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius or Minsk. Bus trips of approximately three to four hours can cost as little as three euro one way.

Feel free to be really creative pertaining to your itinerary and see what are your results.

If you book your ticket through the official Internet web site of Delta Air Lines, you have up to 47 hours and 59 minutes to take advantage of the risk-free cancellation policy. Thankfully, Delta Air Lines has the most generous risk-free cancellation policy of virtually any airline:

Cancellation request must be made by midnight of the day after the eTicket is purchased or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first. Available only for eTickets purchased at the time of reservation through Delta ticket offices and airport ticket counters, Reservation Sales, or at delta.com.

This policy means that if you book your ticket at 1:00 in the morning, you have up to 47 hours to cancel it with no penalties. I first mentioned this bit of advice in this article.

Summary

How long these great airfares to Europe will last is anyone’s guess; but they most likely will not last very long — so use the two tips to your advantage to enjoy your trip…

…and travel safely.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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