travel advice & savings


Great Spring 2012 Flight Deals: Swiss Airlines

If you are planning to fly to europe in Spring 2012 (Jan-April), I recently stumbled upon a great airfare deal through Swiss Airlines via (you cannot get this deal at Swiss, you must use I was able to purchase a round-trip flight from the Western United States to Zurich, Switzerland in March for $572 r/t, with only one layover each way. This is a VERY good deal!

Is this a good/cheap price?


Sept 21
Houston (IAH) to Munich (MUC)

Oct 13
Amsterdam (AMS) to Houston (IAH)

Is this a good price to where I should buy now, or do I have time to wait a little to see if the price drops? The lowest price I saw for this itinerary was $793.

Help with Travel into France Out of Prague

So I’m planning a European trip to see Oktoberfest with 3 friends. We don’t want to only due Munich and figured it would be quite a bit cheaper to not have to fly in & out of Munich during that time.

Our plan is to start in the CDP region of France near Orange (so flying into Lyon, Marseille, or Montpellier are all options w/ the last being the most desirable). Then we were going to travel to Munich then to Prague and fly home from there. We’re willing to fly into or out of other places and take ground transit if it’s faster, cheaper, better, etc.

Ryan Air


My travel plan includes Switzerland, Italy and France.

Read a lot about Ryan Air (howie here suggested it and some other friends of mine). It looks pretty cheap – but there’s a whole lot of restrictions on luggage that I am thoroughly confused…

If you did take a low cost airline.. what kind of bags can you take without incurring any additional charges,

I assume Easyjet and Airberlin will have the same restriction.

Thanks for your time.

- Shiyam

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Cheapest way from Brugee/Brussels to Interlaken... leaving in about a little over a week!!

Trying to get from Bruges to Interlaken in the fastest, cheapest, and most efficient way. Been looking into train travel, and have been quite confused by the variety of apparent possibility. Also been going through the flight websites, and haven’t found anything even remotely in my range. Any advice on the best way to do it by train, or perhaps a website or company to use for flight travel, would be really really helpful. I’m leaving for Belgium next monday, and want to head to Interlaken by saturday (probably take a night train friday).


Hi, gurus of travel,

First of all, thanks for all of the guidance you guys provide for us weary, cheap travelers.

I want to go to SFO-LON on roughly 5/6-5/17. Dates are flexible, but I want to go sometime in May before the high season starts.

I’ve been through the newbie post, and have done my preliminary research. I’ve been on Orbitz, Qixo, all the airlines, Travelocity, Expedia, run the BookingBuddy search, signed up for the TravelZoo fare alerts.