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Day trips

Post by Ozzie1969 » 21 Jul 2018, 11:01

Excuse me for being a total noob, but how on earth do you go about making day trips for fun by plane? I wouldn't mind giving it a shot, if only I know how to do it and which destinations are most attractive (i.e. allow most time in situ) when traveling from BRU, so go on and share your experiences to a novice like me.

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Re: Day trips

Post by sn26567 » 21 Jul 2018, 18:26

I did quite a number of day trips, trying indeed to spend a maximum of time at destination. Therefore I select flights, often on different airlines and sometimes with a connection in a foreign airport. I also try to find cheap flights of course. On legacy airlines a return trip on the same day is often very expensive: buy your two tickets separately!
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Re: Day trips

Post by cathay belgium » 21 Jul 2018, 20:43

Hi,

On FR did BCN-DUB-MXP-FCO-SXF-MAD..
On easy did SXF-MXP-GVA
On SN did BCN-MAH-GVA-TXL-MXP
Indeed book two seperate tickets for a good fare, and combine companies or even make triangles...
Finding them a cheap way itself its lots of fun ;)

Wait for great promotions or book well in advance.. Spain and Germany are very very easy...

If you find interesting ones always nice to post them here ;)


Enjoy !

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Re: Day trips

Post by Ozzie1969 » 21 Jul 2018, 22:56

Thanks for the tip on booking two separate tickets instead of a return ticket. I never would have thought of that, because I never would have considered it woud make any difference, but I checked with a VLM flight from Antwerp to Aberdeen and 2 separate tickets are indeed cheaper.

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Re: Day trips

Post by Ozzie1969 » 22 Jul 2018, 19:08

What is the best way to book tickets for these day trips? Do you go straight to the airlines' websites, or to a travel agent's website?

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Re: Day trips

Post by cathay belgium » 22 Jul 2018, 22:31

Hi,

Always book directly with FR,SN,U2,VO,EI,...
Except if you can book promotions of special fares with thé travel agentschap, but these times are really two years gone now really,....
Take also a look at thé websites for erro,.. euh strictly limited super promo fares, ...
And if you have a young spirit why not take two morning flights and a Redbull and dances thé night away ;)
Some websites van help you over thé night...
Sleepinginairports.com
So It dances in Stansted,played soccer in Pisa,dus a pub crawl in Dublin, a nightly walk in Alghero, relaxt in Marseille, ...

Daytrios are Fun but don't spend that much on your flights, it's more Fun thé chraper you can get them..
Grtz,
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Re: Day trips

Post by sn26567 » 22 Jul 2018, 23:04

I agree. Book directly from the airline. Two separate tickets. Otherwise, a website like skyscanner.com or kayak.com can be useful for finding days when tickets are cheaper.
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