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  1. myles
    May 17, 2019 @ 9:33 pm

    Such a good article! I travel tons and had no idea there were so many budget airlines!

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    • dankiteski
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

      Thank you, Myles 🙂

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  2. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    May 18, 2019 @ 2:55 am

    Just like here in my country, travelling has always been for the rich, but it has changed along the way. And, with a few numbers of low cost airlines traveling within our country, traveling has become affordable for most of us now. Anyway, I’m glad that there are a few numbers of low cost airlines in Europe, which makes traveling from one country to another country within Europe is now affordable.

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    • dankiteski
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:25 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂 I’m glad you could get some useful tips about budget travel in Europe from this article 🙂

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  3. Mary Grace Floresca
    May 18, 2019 @ 7:16 am

    This post was very informative! I can’t believe there are some flights as low as €5 – it makes sense that there may be additional fees you wouldn’t find on more mainstream flights. How else would they be able to pay for their staff and fuel.

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    • dankiteski
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:27 pm

      Thank you, Mary 🙂 I agree with you; at the end of the day, as criticized as they are, the budget airlines still have bills to pay.

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  4. Shreya Saha
    May 19, 2019 @ 7:27 pm

    This is a very informative post. I have taken services from Transavia and Vueling and both of them were satisfactory. However, I have heard a lot of negative reviews about Ryan mostly related to cancellation, hence have stayed away from them. However, it is good to have a glimpse of all in one post.

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:13 am

      Thank you, Shreya, I’m glad you liked it.

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  5. Brittany
    May 20, 2019 @ 9:40 am

    I’m planning a Europe trip and was just wondering what airlines I should look into for cheap flights. Aer Lingus is one I’m not familiar with. I’ll definitely check them out! Thanks

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:21 am

      Thank you, Brittany and I’m very glad to hear you could get some relevant information from this post 🙂

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  6. Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions
    May 20, 2019 @ 10:14 am

    Really good idea for a post! I flew easyJet when I went to Portugal and Morocco last year and remember being pleasantly surprised. I like how you included the history of low-cost airlines, and really wish something similar existed in the States! I’ve rarely seen plane tickets there for less than 100 dollars…

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:14 am

      Thank you, Kevin. I’m really glad to hear you could get some useful tips from this article 🙂

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  7. Cato
    May 20, 2019 @ 11:27 am

    Really useful article. Travel within Europe has become so cheap lately exactly due to this low cost airlines! I still prefer trains when travelling but if you need a quick haul, low cost airlines are definitely the go-to option!

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:16 am

      Indeed, Cato. Same with me, I prefer train journey over flights, but when my time is limited, the low prices of flying within budget airlines are too tempting 🙂

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  8. Alysa Tarrant
    May 20, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

    Great guide! I love having the option to fly low cost, but you’re right in that they do come with drawbacks. I’ve definitely had a few times of not reading the fine print and ended up paying extra. Live and learn!

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:17 am

      Indeed, Alysa. reading budget airlines’ (sometimes overwhelming) guidelines is necessary prior to booking

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  9. Angela
    May 20, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

    I’ve used quite a few budget airlines but I’d not heard of some of these so I’ll add them to my list. I agree that some of them get a bad rep really as you can’t expect the same service as you get on the more expensive airlines. It’s important to know what you get at the price and compare it to full-service airlines when deciding who to book with. On the other hand, I’ve flown Norwegian a few times and I think they beat a lot of the more expensive airlines for customer service and flight experience. Thanks for a comprehensive list.

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:18 am

      Absolutely agree, Angela. As for Norwegian Airlines, I haven’t heard a lot of people saying that 🙂 I haven’t flied with them after a bad experience a few years ago, but who knows- things might have changed for the better 🙂

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  10. Bianca
    May 20, 2019 @ 7:45 pm

    I have flown with most of these but a few are actually new to me. I just recently came across Transavia when I stumbled on one of their cheap tickets to Paris. I will definitely check these out when I am looking for cheap get aways.

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:20 am

      Thank you, Bianca and I’m glad you got some useful tips from this article 🙂

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  11. Carol Colborn
    May 21, 2019 @ 10:20 pm

    We’ve flown EasyJet and Ryan Air and Wizz. Live low-cost airlines!

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:21 am

      Despite all the criticism they get, we probably wouldn’t be able to travel as much if it wasn’t for them 🙂

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  12. Daniel James
    May 22, 2019 @ 11:35 am

    I don’t mind low-cost airlines. You have to lower your expectations though. I have a lot of friends who have travelled with RyanAir for example and had bad experiences. If it’s a short journey it can’t be that bad.

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    • dankiteski
      May 26, 2019 @ 12:17 pm

      Absolutely agree, Daniel- expectations need to be lowered down but for a short journey, it’s bearable.

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  13. Amrita
    May 22, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    With the advent of low-cost airlines, travelling has become cheaper for most of us. But just as you said, you must keep track of the luggage and other details before booking in a low-cost carrier. This is quite a useful article. Though I am not from Europe, many of these rules are like the low-cost ones in our country too. These carriers are like a mixed back – you get some, you lose some.

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    • dankiteski
      May 26, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

      Indeed, Amrita. One can never be too careful with budget airlines around the globe 🙂

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  14. amar singh
    May 22, 2019 @ 3:42 pm

    A great post with some interesting facts I must say . Something which is close to every traveler now in Europe and perhaps the world. The low cost airlines is a must for every holiday I must say when flying particularly in Europe . They do offer basic amenities but then the cost is much lower than the main airlines. Thanks for sharing these details and all the different airlines that are there .

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    • dankiteski
      May 26, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

      Thank you, Amar. I’m glad you liked this article and got some useful tips for cheap flights in Europe 🙂

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  15. David
    May 24, 2019 @ 5:24 pm

    This is such an informative post. I know Ryanair, and EasyJet to a lesser extent, get a lot of criticism but I actually don’t mind them. I think with most of them you just have to know what to expect

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    • dankiteski
      May 26, 2019 @ 12:24 pm

      Me neither, David. As long as they keep the prices the way they are now, I don’t mind it at all 🙂

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  16. Blair villanueva
    May 25, 2019 @ 3:41 pm

    For many travellers, flying is addicting and yes it is and more exciting when you fly in convenient means. These airlines looks amazing, and how i could fly with them when I visit Europe.
    Hope they are much better than our budget airlines here.

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    • dankiteski
      May 26, 2019 @ 12:34 pm

      Thank you, Blair, I’m glad you enjoyed this post 🙂

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