Ask the Cheapos: Can Low-Cost Euro Airfares Be Purchased Outside of Europe?

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photograph courtesy of Xavi_Calvo
photograph courtesy of Xavi_Calvo

A fellow Cheapo wrote us recently with this question:

“I’ve heard about these cheap flights (like $10 to fly from London to Florence!) that you can get around Europe. Your site seems really enthusiastic about these airlines, but a friend told me that you can only book them from Europe and you have to be European in order to fly them. Is this true?”

Sarah H, Ohio.

Thanks for you email, Sarah. Your friend obviously cares for you and is eager to help out with your travel plans. He or she is also dead wrong.

With very few exceptions, flights on European budget airlines (including industry leaders like easyJet, Germanwings, Ryanair, and Sky Europe) may be purchased after all, you’re booking these tickets over the Internet.

One of the best things about ticketless, budget airlines is that, in most respects, they’ve made buying and flying easier than ever. So fly, fly, fly, Sarah!

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Tom Meyers

About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]

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