The airline industry is an ever-evolving organism. It wasn’t that long ago that the high-season meant prices would skyrocket to get as much money out of your pocket during the months you actually had time to travel. That seems to be shifting, especially when it comes to air travel.
Suddenly, prices for summer travel are dropping. When’s the last time you remember that happening? Some prices are even dropping by 30 to 40 percent from last summer alone. Part of this is due to the strength of the dollar against European currencies like the Euro and Pound. Another factor is the heavy competition coming from budget airlines pressing the bigger carriers to compete. Either way, the summer of 2017 is going to be a banner year for cheap airfares. So open those apps, set those alerts, and get ready for a great trip.
To help you find good deals we’ve compiled a list of some seriously cheap fares you can book right now for an awesome summer spent someplace new. Also, check out our Definitive Guide to Cheap Flights Online.
Norwegian is leading the way in offering heavy discounts right now to Europe. If you’re lucky enough to be next to one of their US hubs, you can find flights later this summer for between 100-200 bucks each way to some seriously awesome European capitals.
Delta recently announced discounted fares on flights from the USA to Europe all summer long. Secret Flying is reporting that if you’re flying from Miami, San Francisco, New York, Boston, or Los Angeles, you can score great fares to Zurich, Vienna, Luxembourg, Berlin, and Brussels between August and next March.
One of the best ways to check the deals from Delta is to use Google’s flight search. It’s easily accessible and will list the best deals right away.
You don’t always have to know of an airline popping a last minute deal. Sometimes it’s worth just keeping an eye out on Kayak. Head over to the Explore section of the website and put in your home city. A google map will appear with prices around the whole world. Once you click on the price, a page will come up and let your know when that price is available. Happy travels!
WOW Air is Iceland’s discount airline and they’ve been setting the bar for cheap airfare ever since they launched. This year is no different with prices plummeting this summer from the US to all over Europe.
If flying a budget airline overseas isn’t your thing, then don’t forget to check for deals from major carriers this summer. Air Berlin regularly runs deals from New York, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, and LA which — after accounting for roundtrip and luggage fees — may be the same price, or cheaper than budget carriers.