Thursday, February 27, 2014

Destination: GERMANY


Are you looking for cheap tickets to Europe? Maybe you’re trying to buy cheap flights to Germany, France or maybe Italy?  First you’ll need to do some research on what country you would like to visit, determine the purpose of your trip (leisure, business, etc), how long you want to stay in a foreign country, etc. Further, you will need to discover the local hotels, attractions, or tours, and decide what areas you’d like to visit.

Germany is one of the most popular European destinations that attract travelers from various regions of the world. Located in the heart of the Europe, Germany can draw visitors to discover the unique culture and heritage with numerous museums and universities, provincial charm, or skiing, nature with breath taking Dresden towers, palaces or very active nightlife, restaurants, bars, and festivals.

Some of the most popular German destinations include Berlin (BER, TXL airports), the capital city, Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Düsseldorf (DUS), and Hamburg (HAM). Munich is also famous for Oktoberfest. If you are a beer lover, you sure need to visit this country in the fall to attend the Oktoberfest in Munich. This is an annual beer festival that gathers many people from different regions to taste various kinds of beers and German food. Most airlines fly hto Germany or have transfers in these cities to continue to other European, Far East, or Asia countries. So when look for cheap tickets to Europe, you’re very likely to be transiting via Germany. 

Did you know that these five airports are the biggest in Germany among the rest 93 airports? The statistics say that around 120 airlines operate out of Frankfurt international airport. Less then a hundred airlines operate from each of the remaining 4 airports and these airports have at least several thousand domestic and 3-4 times more flights (Frankfurt doubles) each week. If you're ready to travel book your flights here.

So when you search for cheap flights to Germany, you will find lots of airlines and flight choices. Make sure you read or ask about all the ticket rules. Nowadays most air travelers choose to fly with carry on bags only. This choice is based on the convenience and less wait time, in addition to baggage fees and size limitations. You may avoid the baggage fees on certain airlines if you have their credit cards and tickets purchased on the airline credit cards. Another way you might avoid these charges if you “pay” the baggage fees with frequent flyer miles. Contact each airline to inquire about their policies and regulations. 

When traveling from oversees, note that the carry on luggage that is compatible with the US aircrafts or transoceanic flights, might not necessarily fit the domestic European aircrafts; there are smaller carry on bag dimensions in Europe. Again, always check the requirements before you travel.