5 Ways to Save Money on Summer Flights to Europe

Follow these strategies to avoid paying top dollar to fly across the Atlantic.

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Thinking about taking an international vacation this summer? If so, you won’t be doing your wallet any favors by heading overseas during the peak travel season. That’s right, summer is the most expensive time to travel (especially to Europe) because so many tourists head there at that time.

The cheapest time to travel long-haul is November through March, says SmarterTravel.com executive editor Anne Banas. Even European vacations in early fall and late spring are more affordable than in the summer. But don’t despair. If a summer vacation to Europe is what works best for your schedule, there are ways to avoid paying an exorbitant amount to get across the Atlantic.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.