There has never been a better time to fly to the U.K. or to travel around the U.K. by air. At this time there are a number of airlines offering cheap fares, vigorously competing to service your travel needs.
Given the relatively poor state of the British Rail system, any alternative for domestic travel will probably be safer, faster and cheaper, and indeed flying around the U.K. has never looked better.
The low-cost companies are now down to EasyJet and RyanAir. They have been buying their smaller rivals and hurting the big international carriers like B.A. and the other European Flag carriers. So now even these top airlines are having to lower their fares drastically to stay alive. Which makes you, the consumer, the king of air travel, for a change. You might even want to reconsider your itinerary given these great values!
On my last trip, for example, I flew out of Amsterdam to Liverpool on EasyJet for 55 Euros one way. That included everything. We were in the air less than 45 minutes, and I was outside the airport in about 20 minutes, baggage in hand.
My return flight from London's Gatwick (check the airports and destinations because each carrier has a different selection), cost more (75 Euros) because I waited until two days before leaving to make the reservation. If I had waited any longer the price would've been even higher, as EasyJet prices tickets according to supply, and thus prices go up as the departure date gets closer.
RyanAir specializes in flights to Ireland and has different destinations in the U.K. and the continent than does EasyJet. So check both airlines out to find which one better suits your itinerary.
The major airlines are now offering roundtrip fares to the U.K. for as low as 99 Euros return! However there's more restrictions such as 3 week advance purchase to get the lowest fare. And of course things may change by the time you read this, so please check the airlines themselves for the latest fare deals.
If you're flying in from the U.S. or other overseas destinations, you options are more expensive for getting to Europe, but once here, you can fly cheaply between the major cities, and lots of minor ones too!
To fly EasyJet you must make reservations online to get the best price. It's about 5 Euros more to make a reservation over the phone. There are some important rules, since they don't issue tickets. You must print out your reservation and bring it with you, otherwise you probably won't be allowed to board.
Also note that these low-cost airlines' fares can't be found at the major travel sites online like Travelocity or Orbit, since they only book thru their own websites.
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