There’s really no bad time of year to travel to Europe, per se, but in my humble opinion late fall is best. Why? Well, for one, we’re all going to have summer serious summer blues. Post-Labor Day it’s going to be hard for me to motivate to get anything done, as we transition from lazy days at our town pools and beaches to the routine of school schedules and revving back up at work. Second, the holidays are fast-approaching, and while the holidays are great and all, they also equal a whole lot of stress. (Have you picked your kids’ costumes yet? Who’s hosting Thanksgiving? Should we be shopping sales for Christmas presents already?!)
Point being, fall is a great time to get out of dodge, throw on an infinity scarf and head overseas for some much-deserved touristing. And shopping, and eating, and drinking. Lucky for all of us, Aer Lingus is giving a push in the rear-end to do so with it’s mega sale on late 2017/early 2018 flights to 30+ European destinations—among them, Dublin, London, Paris, Milan, Brussels, Berlin, Geneva and many, many more.
The sale is available now through August 23, with travel dates running from November 1 through March 31, 2018—and some of the included deals even include Thanksgiving week. (Who’s in for ditching family in favor of Florence this turkey day?!)
The flight deals start at around $460; I found a roundtrip from NYC to London the week of December 1 for $462. Travelzoo spotted this deal and also found flights ranging from $479 (for NYC to Dublin) to $680 (San Francisco to London).
Flights to Dublin are direct, whereas most of the others include a layover in Dublin. To get the best deal possible, I recommend using the flexible dates calendar, where you can see exactly how much it costs to fly out on certain dates.
Something else to celebrate: Aer Lingus offers free checked baggage, meals and seat selection. Can you feel yourself relaxing already? Me, too.
THE DEAL: Flights starting at $460 from major U.S. cities to 33 European destinations
WHEN IT EXPIRES: August 23
WHEN YOU CAN GO: November 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
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