Budget-Travelers, Act Fast To Fly To Europe This Spring Without Breaking The Bank

The winter months are dragging on, and if you dream of escaping somewhere far away for a much-needed vacation, you're not alone. Perhaps you long to explore romantic cities or venture to the Mediterranean coast for sunshine and delicious seafood. Whether you're a history buff looking to explore fascinating museums and Old World architecture, immerse yourself in Europe's art scene, or want to hit the town and experience the lively nightlife, cities in Europe and the United Kingdom likely sit at the top of your travel bucket list. The good news for budget travelers is that flight costs are finally dropping in 2024, and some airlines, including British Airways, are offering deeply discounted flight sales to encourage tourists to book their next trip.

If you need a magical European getaway this spring but don't want to break the bank, you can make your travel dreams a reality — but you'll have to act fast! British Airways announced a fantastic sale this January in which you can get round-trip airfare from the United States to various cities in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe for around $500 this spring. The only kicker is that you must be ready to book your vacation as soon as possible because the sale ends at the end of the month.

Take advantage of great deals on flights

British Airways' current sale is valid for flights booked before January 30th, 2024, for flights departing in March and April. Early spring is a fantastic time to travel to Europe as it falls outside the peak tourist season, which lasts from June through early September. It may still be a little chilly at times, and you might get some rainy spring weather, but you'll be able to enjoy all of the incredible sites and attractions without hordes of summer tourists.

The low-cost fares will allow you to choose between exciting European destinations, including London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, and Lisbon. You can depart from over 10 cities around the United States. By booking during the British Airways Sale, you will be able to fly economy to London for from $563 to $588 round trip from U.S. cities like Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and Boston. If you dream of visiting Madrid, you can book round-trip fares for around $440 from Boston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Denver. Prices include taxes, fees, and carrier charges. Economy tickets do not include a checked bag. The sale is also good for some British Airways partners, like American Airlines. 

Receive even more discounts when you book a vacation package

In addition to the low-cost round-trip flights, you can save even more if you book a vacation package with British Airways this month. British Airways offers a variety of packages that include hotels and round-trip flights or hotels and car rentals. The vacations are discounted as part of the January sale, and you can save up to $500. London and European holidays are both included in the sale. 

You can fly round trip from New York City to London and enjoy five nights in a hotel for just $855 per person, based on a party of two sharing a hotel room. If you'd rather venture outside the city, round-trip flights and car rental packages from New York to London cost $645 per person. For other European destinations, expect to pay between $745 and $899 per person for a flight and hotel package. A few destinations you can choose from include Paris, Barcelona, Dublin, and Rome.

If you aren't able to book before the sale ends on January 30th, the vacation packages still offer great value and are available throughout the year. With deals like these, you can enjoy the springtime European vacation of your dreams and save plenty of funds for great food, attractions, and experiences during your trip.