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cheapest flight to europe from PEI,Canada
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i live in canada on PEI and am going backpacking through europe once i find a good price on a plane ticket so if anyone could help me with that it would be muchly appreciated
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Umm, when?

Go read this: http://www.eurotrip….

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You might do better on price if you could go from Moncton or Halifax instead.

Halifax: Condor, Zoom, Air Transat, Icelandair
Moncton: Corsairfly to Paris

www.canadian-affair….
www.flyzoom.com
www.corsairfly.com
www.condor.com
www.icelandair.com
www.airtransat.com

… but use the links in the first post to compare prices. You might get something good out of PEI connecting via the States.

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thanks everyone for posting
 
so here is my situation i am going to be in boston next week but i live on pei and i was wondering if it would be beter for me to get a flight from here or there and im also wondering if it would be cheaper for me to land in the U.K. and take the underground trian or a plane or a ferry (if they have ferry crossings) to the continent ?
 
i am just in the midst of planning my trip and am not very far i dont know where i want to go but i do know that i want to go before the months end. could someone please help me with some spcifics ?

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Zoom may be your best option. Look for nivid’s posts. I think he’s also from PEI, but goes to Halifax for flight bargains. He’s away right now, or he’d no doubt respond.

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Hi Ryan, yes, you can take Eurostar train through the Channel tunnel to Belgium and onward to Paris. The UK is likely cheapest—Canadian Affair or Zoom links I posted for you. I didn’t check specific itineraries because, well, I didn’t know what exactly you needed help with. Have you tried the links I made for you, and the tips and strategies in the first post?

To simplify, try www.bookingbuddy.com
Then if you could go from Moncton or Halifax, check the links I made here for you. Most of those will not show up in searches via Bookingbuddy. Between these two (my links and B-buddy) I think you’ll find the best deal.

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http://www.flightcentre.ca/ is the site I often use for buying my airline tickets. I’ve found’em to be reasonably priced with comparisons between the airlines and not once ever had issues. They can book for pretty much anything. Rail, plane, etc

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thanks again for the help
so my next question is where is the best place to fly into?  i dont know which is the main airport that i would fly into when leaving from canada could someone help me with finding a ticket from halifax to anywhere in the U.K. or the continent for the best price and i would like to leave around the end of august or the start of next month.
 
can someone help me ? (im sure someone can)
 

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also what kind of weather will be throughout europe on the next two months as so i know what kind of weather i will be facing on my journey.
 
is 2000 dollars enough for a two month eurotrip on a tight budget not including  1. the plane tickets to and from canada  2. a two month eurorail pass  ?

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Make sure you read the link in augustin’s thread first.

To find available destination cities, click on the links I made for flights from Halifax, enter from Halifax. It tells you which cities it serves from Halifax because they will be the only ones showing up as available destinations. With Zoom, it’s Belfast, Glasgow, Paris, and London from Halifax. With Canadian Affair from Halifax, London is the only option, for example.

Use BookingBuddy to compare prices from Boston. Likely cheapest: DUB, SNN, LON, PAR, AMS, BRU, MAN probably best. You can use Bookingbuddy and just click Kayak and Mobissimo and Hotwire for each to get a quick search of which is likely cheapest.

Keep in mind outbound from Sept. 1 is probably cheaper due to seasonal pricing.

I see Icelandair from Boston to Copenhagen, return to Halifax available for $705 total. This could vary depending on actual travel dates you need.

Weather: generally, warmer in the south, cooler in the north. Although I was grilling in short sleeves and shorts in Norway mid-October 2 years ago… so be prepared for near-freezing to balmy sun—depending where you actually go. I wouldn’t bring a heavy coat; I would bring a mix of long and short sleeves and pants, and layer-up if it gets chilly. A good waterproof parka shell with hood is great to have.

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Hi Ryan, I can’t believe there’s another person from PEI.  Me too[]

Anyway, I just returned from Europe last night.  I flew out of Halifax to Frankfurt with Condor — www.condor.com — then flew to Budapest with Lufthansa.  I got a good deal and I booked it was back in the winter.

Honestly, one of the best airlines i’ve ever flown with.  I can highly recommend them.  My 2 flights with Condor actually arrived early. 

2 years ago I flew to Glasgow and home from London Gatwick with Zoom.  Also good, but I preferred Condor.  The service was great.

If you don’t plan on visiting the UK, then i’d look into flying direct to the mainland.  Even transferring in London can be really expensive.  I was quite happy to avoid it all together on this trip.

If you have an specific questions, ask away.  Good luck!

Flying out of Charlottetown is fine when travelling around N. America, but it’s terrible if you want to go to Europe.  Definitley use Halifax.

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It will be very cool weather in Europe during this days. Even you have to face rain sometimes so be prepared. I think 2000 dollars will be enough for a two month eurotrip, if it is really a tight budget trip.

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