The phone line, which had been abuzz for the past 20 minutes, went totally silent. On the other end,
"Yes, seventy-one dollars each," I replied.
"You'd better send me this in an email," she said, "Otherwise my friend is never going to believe me."
And that's how
Three months later, after a full day of hiking in Germany,
"I can't believe I nearly bought my ticket for full price!
Why doesn't everyone do this??"
The answer: because not everyone knows how.
And of course, while I could tell you more of
But luckily for you, you don't have to. And in this post, I'm going to use a real trip request from
As you learned in our
Let's start the same way we did in that post - by opening up the
A quick search shows that our logic is spot on:
Or what if
Okay, so we know that we can easily meet
Just like flying to/from Asia, it's easy to get to/from Europe for next-to-nothing. But we've skipped over the most crucial part: how Sarah got her Aeroplan points in the first place. So here it is: the dead-simple two-step process that
Note: The principles in this post are universal, but these tools are for Canadians only. Sorry!
That same day,
And that's it.
Sounds too good to be true, right? I thought so too, until I helped dozens of people like
There are just two hiccups you'll come across when booking your flights to/from Europe, and they're both easily avoidable. The Germany Limitation comes as a result of the majority of Aeroplan flights in and out of Germany being operated by
Given how small European countries are and the ease of flying between them - starting from the major cities in Germany, you can fly internationally in multiple directions for under $20 - there's no real need to fly to Canada directly from Germany. Do yourself a favour and add on a day or two in a nearby city like
The second hiccup is the
There are a few sweet spots that only those of us really deep in our Aeroplan knowledge know about, and one of them is
When I run a search for
Let's open up another search tab and look back at one of our previous destinations:
You've probably put things together by now: The best way to get to
But we need to be very clear about something: this method of purchasing a multi-segment flight and skipping the end of it is not viewed positively in the airlines' eyes. Last year,
Something else to consider: you should not check luggage when skipping a flight segment. While it is sometimes possible to check your luggage to an intermediate destination, it's not a sure thing, and assuming you don't want your luggage to end up in
First, to give you the knowledge you need to make smart, informed decisions about flying to and from Europe. If you've been buying flights to Europe, or anywhere else, without this type of knowledge, you've probably been over-paying by a substantial amount. But that stops now.
And second, to show you that flying doesn't need to be expensive. With the right tools in place, you can cut your flight costs by 50% or more. In this case, all it takes is 5 minutes to read this post and 5 minutes to fill out these two online forms:
8 minutes of time to save
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