Budget Travel lessons

Plan ahead
Long-haul flights


  • two separate flights (Multi-city)
  • Short flight to Asia and long-haul from there (e.g. KL, Singapore, HKG)
  • Non-full-service airlines (Scoot, Air Asia, Jetstar)
  • Non-traditional directions (via Norway, Japan, India, USA)

Cheapest European airports

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin (SCOOT)
  • London (LHR, LGW)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Milan (MXP)
  • Munich (MUC)
  • Frankfurt

Convenience costs money so check for alternatives

  • Momondo
  • Skyscanner
  • Matrix ITA

Check the location of budget airline airports, they are sometimes a long way (time / money) from the city or from your next airport e.g. LHR to Stanstead or CDG to Beauvais or Milan to Bergamo.