How to Find Cheap Flights to Europe

Autumn and early winter can be the perfect time for taking a trip to Europe. Between the mild weather, smaller crowds, scenic outdoor activities, and lower hotel rates, there are a handful of reasons to fly across the pond. There’s more good news: You can score low-priced flights if you plan accordingly.

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8 Insider Secrets to Booking Cheap Airfare

Travel plans are calling for more 6800790812_ef8a4f9376belt-tightening than usual these days, making budget vacations extremely desirable. But such trips aren’t possible if you pay too much for airfare. And unless you know where to look, finding affordable flights can be a huge hassle. “For the airlines, it’s about getting you to pay the most you’re willing to pay, which is the opposite of what the consumer wants,” says Joe Brancatelli, publisher of the travel website

With summer right around the corner, I spoke to Brancatelli and other travel industry experts about the best ways to stretch your travel budget for a story for U.S. News & World Report. Click here to read the eight insider secrets to booking cheap airfare.

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