Transatlantic Low Cost No Frills Airlines:
Cheap Flights across the Atlantic

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Last Update: January 21st, 2009
Tuesday, 10th April, 2007
Low Cost Airlines in Europe

flybe's new routes across Europe

British budget airline flybe has made a successful start on the route network it took over from rival airline BA Connect in March.

The UK's largest no-frills airline after Ryanair and easyJet now offers new routes to France, Belgium, Italy & Croatia as well as domestic short-haul flights connecting cities in England and Scotland.

New low fare carriers for Wales

Transatlantic Low Cost Airlines Route Map

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To bring up a list of airlines, hover your mouse pointer over each link. Clicking on the name of an airline will bring up the full list of destination and departure points for that budget airline.

Alaska

Canada

USA

Mexico

Costa Rica

Colombia

Ecuador

Peru

Chile

Belgium

Germany

France

Italy

Spain

Venezuela

Brazil

Argentina

Croatia

Serbia

Florida

Bahamas

Cuba

Jamaica

Aruba

Bonaire

Curacao

Northern
Ireland

Ireland

Dominican Republic

Antigua

Barbados

Trinidad & Tobago

Grenada

Scotland

United Kingdom

Wales

London

Complete list of Transatlantic low fare airlines

These 18 operators occasionally or regularly offer low fare transatlantic flights - or plan to in the near future. While Ryanair intends to fly the Atlantic from 2009, airlines such as Fly Globespan and Zoom already operate scheduled discount flights between Europe and North America.

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus
Air Berlin
Air Berlin
Air Comet
Air Comet
Arkefly
Arkefly
Avro
Avro
Canadian Affair
Canadian Affair
Condor
Condor
fly globespan
fly globespan
fly thomas cook
fly thomas cook
Go Travel Direct
Go Travel Direct
Iceland Air
Iceland Air
Jet Airways
Jet Airways
jetBlue
jetBlue
Martinair
Martinair
Ryanair
Ryanair
Skyservice
Skyservice
Thomson Fly
Thomson Fly
 

Flying cheaply across the Atlantic: the adventurous alternative!

Can you both think for yourself and, when circumstances require it, follow instructions to the letter? If you can do both then you may have the right mindset to handle Airhitching.

Airhitch® is something of a revolutionary set-up which began in the 1960s and has survived into the 21st century. Airhitch® matches Budget Unstructured Exploratory Travellers (BUETs) with aircraft flying transatlantic routes which, immediately prior to take-off, still have empty seats available.

Airhitching is not "free" in the same-way that hitch-hiking is - there are a number of costs, the main one being a contribution towards the fuel used to power the flight - but, certainly Airhitching is cheaper than all but the cheapest one-way low cost transatlantic flights. Additionally, you only pay for a flight you Airhitch® on once the plane is airborne.

In order to be able to Airhitch® you need to be flexible about when you can fly and you need to be focused on saving money beyond any other consideration. The transatlantic flight you Airhitch® on won't necessarily land you in your final intended destination, but the complete Airhitch® process focuses on not only minimising how much you will pay to get from one side of the Atlantic to the other but on minimising the Net Effective Cash Outlay (NECO) for your entire journey from your front door to your destination.

If you feel that you can handle the challenge (and it will be a challenge), you can find out more on the Airhitch® website.

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