“Travel pricing to Europe is based on seasons, with winter being the “low” season and least expensive time to travel, and summer being the “high” season when airfares and hotels charge premium rates. The time of year to travel to Europe is the most significant factor that affects the pricing, but timing is also important in deciding when to purchase tickets or package and which days of the week to fly.”
As the euro falls against the dollar and the weather warms, now is the time to book a trip across the pond. But a favorable exchange rate won’t help you get there for less. That’s where we come in. Here are seven tried-and-true booking strategies for nabbing the absolute cheapest flight to Europe.
Depart Wednesday, return Tuesday
We’ve all heard this sage advice before, but now we have solid proof to corroborate the claim. Kayak’s 2015 Travel Hacker Guide cements what was once just a theory: Hop across the pond on a Wednesday and return home on a Tuesday for the absolute cheapest Europe flight.