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Getting to Europe for <700
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I’m trying to get from Montreal to Brussels on a roundtrip spanning 2 months (late June, returning early Sept). The best flights I’ve seen end up being about 900+, though I figure if I can get into Europe I can get a train ticket for ~70. If I can find a flight to Europe for less than 700 then I’d effectively save…

Any recommendations? I’ve seen some decent flights here and there, but when you add in the taxes it’s always an extra 200-300 (ridiculous).

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I see Air Transat at $775 CDN, nonstop flight YUL-BRU, outbound 30 June, return 29 Aug.

www.canadian-affair…. $501 CDN to/from Gatwick using 24jun/05sep. Could take Eurostar from London to Brussels.

ITA showing Corsair $652 CDN to Orly, but I can’t find this fare from a booking site. www.corsairfly.com (could take train Paris-Brussels)

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I see Air Transat at $775 CDN, nonstop flight YUL-BRU, outbound 30 June, return 29 Aug.

www.canadian-affair.ca $501 CDN to/from Gatwick using 24jun/05sep. Could take Eurostar from London to Brussels.

ITA showing Corsair $652 CDN to Orly, but I can’t find this fare from a booking site. www.corsairfly.com (could take train Paris-Brussels)


My return dates don’t have much flexibility. Basically it has to be 2 or 3 September. I do have a lot more flexibility on the departure, so I’ll play around on canadian affair. If I can find something that’s around 500 or even 600 after tax, that’d be perfect.

And yeah, you gotta love how easy it is to get around once your in Europe…now, just a matter of getting there.

Thanks

EDIT: By the way, do you have any comments on Thomas Cook and Air Transat? I’ve seen some ads for the latter, but never had heard of Thomas Cook before…

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Thomas Cook has been in the travel business since the 19th century. I wouldn’t worry. You can check on Airlinequality.com but I think you can just expect standard charter planes and service.

Air Transat has been around for a fair bit of time. Expect sardine-like planes, and occasional delays, but you’ll get there and back.

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Update: Another option would be Chicago to Europe. I’ve seen some nice prices to London…I missed a great deal for $660, though hopefully it’ll resurface tomorrow or the next day.

In fact, are there any cities in the US and Europe that are generally very cheap to fly between?

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i flew from lax to london heathrow for 660..It was very cheap!! it’s airline canada…

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i’m flying with zoom airlines.  i have no idea what they’re like, but it was $830 from calgary to paris roundtrip.  july19-sept17

good luck

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I am not sure flying to London or Paris or Amsterdam would come anything less than 700 USD. Moreover taking the train from either of those countries would cost you a minimum of 150 Euros.
Then the time and money you are going to waste would evantually end up costing you more.
 
Perhaps if you can get NWA to Amsterdam for 700 and then taking the local train to Brussel for about 50.00, still may not be worth saving the extra money.

I am leaving from US and traveling for 11 days
London, Brussels, Basel, Paris, London
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i’m flying with zoom airlines.  i have no idea what they’re like, but it was $830 from calgary to paris roundtrip.  july19-sept17

good luck


I can’t remember if I told you this or not, but anyway.  Zoom is a great airline.  I used them a couple years ago when I went to Europe.  It’s hard to beat the price for direct fights with them.