- Why Now is the Best Time to Book -
With a little foresight and some expert travel advice, everyone can enjoy the best airfares to Europe. Now is the ideal time to plan your Europe 2020 summer escape to ensure minimal hassle and maximum spending money.
– 6 Top Tips from our Travel Advisors –
We’ve gathered pearls of wisdom from our expert travel team to help you take advantage
of the golden window: the Earlybird booking season for European summer flights, which runs from September to November for travel between March and August the following year.
EARLYBIRD AIRFARES ARE GENUINELY A BIG DEAL
When it comes to Europe airfares, the term earlybird is far from a gimmick. The earlybird booking window is like the Black Friday or Boxing Day of flight sales. It’s when airlines offer their hottest airfares for the next year’s European summer. Most Travel Associates airline partners offer Earlybird specials, presenting you with an array of choices from quality airlines.
TRAVEL ADVISORS HAVE ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE FARES
Your Travel Associates advisor can sometimes access fares, dates and inclusions you simply won’t find direct. Earlybird season is a highly competitive time, when airlines release tactical fares across varying channels to meet differing customer needs. Chat to your travel advisor to sort through the promotional overload and secure the flights that suit your Europe itinerary.
EARLYBIRD DEALS INCLUDE PREMIUM CLASS AIRFARES
These super savings are not only applicable to economy class flights. Airlines also offer reduced rates on premium airfares, which means your European adventure could kick off with some value-packed luxury. Treat yourself to a lie-flat bed or some extra legroom for a fraction of the usual price – it’ll be well worth it on the long trip across the globe.
STOPOVER PACKAGES ARE PRICED TO COMPLEMENT EARLYBIRD FLIGHTS
World-class airlines strive to cater to the desires of their customers and understand the allure of a cheeky one or two-night break in an exotic location. Air suppliers such as Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines offer fantastic stopover programs, incorporating high-quality accommodation choices that slot into your itinerary at little to no extra cost.
THE EARLIER THE BETTER FOR OPEN-JAW FLIGHTS
European itineraries are made more flexible with open-jaw airfares, which allow you to fly into one destination and out of another. The opportunity to cruise, drive and tour one-way enables a trip tailored to perfection. Take advantage of earlybird fares to ensure the moving parts don’t add up to a total that makes you compromise your dream itinerary.
THE EARLYBIRD WILL ABSOLUTELY CATCH THE WORM
We all know that planning the details is a big contributor to the holiday hype, so get booking and let the fun begin. Not only will you save on airfares, you’ll also score the dates you want, increase your chances of tickets to sell-out attractions, and hear of obscure must-sees that only research, word-of-mouth and seasoned travel professionals can reveal.
– Travel Associates’ Partner Airlines –
We work with high-quality airline partners to ensure your journey to Europe is smooth sailing all the way. Travel Associates advisors are highly knowledgeable on the ins and outs of leading international airlines, from economy class inclusions to first class sleeping arrangements.
Qatar Airways offers daily connecting flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to European hubs including London, Paris and Rome, plus many other smaller airports throughout Europe. Qatar’s Doha stopover program offers accommodation packages from as little as US$23 (conditions apply).
Emirates sells one-stop connecting flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to most major European airports. The Dubai Stopover program invites you to experience ultra-modern Dubai at unbeatable prices, the perfect way to break up the long journey to the other side of the world.
Fly via Abu Dhabi from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to access Etihad’s wide selection of European destinations with just one stop. Etihad’s current stopover offers include a free two-night stopover in Abu Dhabi when you book a multi-city flight before 1 December 2019 (further conditions apply).
With regular connecting flights to Europe departing from major Australian airports, including Canberra, Singapore Airlines is a strong contender when it comes to European earlybird flights. Singapore Airlines offers a range of sizzling stopover deals; contact your travel advisor to find out more.
The perks of flying with Australia’s largest airline include departure points from the majority of the country’s international airports. With its partners, Qantas can connect you to over 40 European airports, with Barcelona, London and Paris just the beginning of the list. Popular stopover options include Perth, Dubai and Singapore.
Malaysia Airlines can connect you to London from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports. You can also reach an array of additional European destinations by utilising the routes offered by the airline’s oneworld alliance and codeshare partners’ networks.