If you are going to Europe, the question of when to book is important, but not nearly as much as the question of what city you depart from. I've long recommended buying one ticket to a key bargain city and then going overseas from that city.

Cheap ways to get to Europe

The cheapest gateway cities to Europe include New York, Orlando's Sanford Field, Ft. Lauderdale, and Oakland-San Francisco.

If you're frustrated with European fares, start with those gateways and you may wind up saving a substantial amount. But remember, don't buy way early because you'll probably later regret it.

Norwegian Air Shuttle is just one example of a discounter that flies out of some of those key cities. Right now, they have a sale with some great fares to Northern European destinations. Here's what's available:

  • New York to Oslo from $179 one way (OW) including taxes
  • Oakland-San Francisco to Stockholm from $185 OW including taxes
  • Los Angeles to Copenhagen from $229 OW including taxes
  • New York to London from $249 OW including taxes

 

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