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Which is the cheapest airline in Europe for Domestic Flights

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Which is the cheapest airline in Europe for Domestic Flights

I would be travelling from dresden to athens in march and athens to italy(suggest cities). Which airline provides cheapest rates and has decent baggage policy(1 handbag and 1 checkin bag free) I have heard rynair charges for baggages. Please help

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1. Re: Which is the cheapest airline in Europe for Domestic Flights

Google Flights is your friend. The prices of flights vary.

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Yes some charge for luggage but there again some tickets with luggage will cost more than buying a ticket without luggage and then paying the extra charge. Always look at the total cost .....

What cities do you want/need to go to, saying flying to “Italy” is far too vague.

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Also you need to consider the cost of getting to and from the airports. A cheap flight that leaves at 5 a.m. will probably mean an expensive taxi ride to the airport. The same with arrival at 2 a.m. - either a very long wait until public transport starts running, or again, an expensive taxi.

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Basically all the cheap tickets charge extra for a hold bag. It's one or the other.

Ryanair has a type of ticket that includes a checked bag but it's more expensive.

Second point is you may not have choice. The airports you're using will often determine which airlines you can use. Especially March before the seasonal flights start

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5. Re: Which is the cheapest airline in Europe for Domestic Flights

Ryanair has a type of ticket that includes a checked bag but it's more expensive.

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Ryanair also requires passengers travelling on non-EU passports to queue to have their passports checked / stamped.

No stamp, no boarding.

All this takes extra time. You need to allow for that if you use them.

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Technically of course you aren't asking for domestic flights. Germany, Greece and Italy are separate countries. While each is in the Schengen Area and the European Customs Union, this doesn't stop them from temporarily imposing immigration controls, or from searching your hold and carry on bags if they suspect they contain drugs, weapons etc.

You won't find an airline that flies both between Dresden and Athens and between Athens and Italy. They are separate markets and different airlines serve them, and in March there are no non-stop flights between Dresden and Athens at all. To make that journey you'd need to connect in Dusseldorf, Munich, or Frankfurt, using various airlines in the Lufthansa group (Cityline, LGW etc) for the section within Germany, and Aegean or Lufthansa for the international section. Through tickets (and therefore through checked baggage) are available, and Aegean and Lufthansa codeshare.

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7. Re: Which is the cheapest airline in Europe for Domestic Flights

I've been challenged previously for referring to flights within Schengen as international, but I still do not regard them as domestic for the reasons Andy gives.

As far as I;lm concerned there is no 'cheapest' airline in Europe. You have to check the total cost by route, and Shiffaluff is right that you should also consider the cost of transport to and from airports as well as the cost of everything else you might want such as seat selection and luggage.

Only then will you be in a position to make the right choice as to which option best meets your needs.

Edited: February 20, 2018, 3:59 pm
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Yes there's no "one size fits all" answer to your question, you either select the best flight to suit your plans and pay whatever it costs, or you root around Skyscanner or Matrix for bargains.

Bear in mid that when it comes to connections, protected connections are better than two flights cobbled together (usually by some shonky third party) which are not really connections at all. If you have a protected connection then you are covered in case of delays and mis-connects.

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Personally, I wouldn't root around looking for bargains, at least not if a shonky third party is going to be involved! The chances are very high that you'd end up paying more than booking direct with a low costs carrier even if nothing goes wrong with the booking.

It's also true that well know low costs airlines such as Ryanair may not always be cheaper than traditional flag carriers such as KLM. I've seen a fair few example sof European flights where it's actually been cheaper for me to fly with BA or KLM, once everything has been taken into account.

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10. Re: Which is the cheapest airline in Europe for Domestic Flights

If you went in Mid May then Dresden to Athens can be done for 90 euros including 20kg of luggage. But that's only a seasonal flight....you won't find anything cheap in March.

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