Budget Airlines

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Budget airlines


Low cost airlines might seem like a fairly recent development, the concept was actually developed in the US as far back in 1971, by Southwest Airlines. The idea behind Southwest was simple: it would offer a no-frills service in order to give customers the lowest possible prices on flights. This approach has seen low cost airlines in their many guises flourish throughout the world.
It wasn’t until the early 90’s, however, that the model of the low cost airline truly caught on in Europe and the UK. Airlines had traditionally focused on offering passengers luxury and plenty of little extras, but soon found out that many flyers would prefer to forgot the added extras and instead save... View More »

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For this reason, Flight Comparison does not currently list the budget airlines flights.
The budget airlines concentrate on the most profitable routes, which mean that they generally sell European flights. If you wish to travel to a popular city within Europe therefore, you may well find that the budget airlines operate to your chosen destination and in this case, they will probably provide the cheapest service.
Be aware that the quality of service is regarded as not being as high on budget airlines when compared with scheduled services. The budget airlines aggressively manage their fares. If a flight is selling well, the fares for the remaining seats will increase. To get the best deal on a budget airline, book well in advance and you should get a bargain. Before you buy your budget airline flight, make sure you check the location of the destination airport. Some budget airlines are known to use airports which are many miles from the advertised destination city. The cost and time to travel into the city may be considerable.
If you wish to fly to a popular holiday destination, such as Malaga or Tenerife, then buying a charter flight may well be the cheapest option. Charter flights are flights in which the aircraft has been chartered (or leased) by a company, typically a tour operator such as MyTravel (formerly Airtours) or Thomson. Please be aware that the quality of service on charter flights is generally regarded as not as high as that provided on scheduled flights. In addition, the baggage allowance and cancellation policy may be more restrictive as may be the ...

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