Archive for Flights

How to set up a SMS Flight Alert in 7 steps

If you know your destination, flight period and airline about 1 year in advance, you can save a lot of money by booking your flight tickets as soon as possible. And this is where we can really help you. LowCostRoutes.com can’t book your tickets for you, but we can inform you as soon as they are released, either by email or by SMS. Even if the process of setting up the alerts is not very complex, some users have asked for help and I have decided to publish this short step-by-step guide. Read more

How to Book an EasyJet Flight Before Tickets for It Go on Sale

For some time, travellers have been able to book easyJet flights that the search function on the company website showed as unavailable. Here is how you can do so too: On the easyJet homepage, search for a flight to your desired destination but specify a date that’s not too far into the future (e.g. next month). Then, to search for a flight on your desired dates (such as ten months from now), use the 3-week-view link or the New Search button.

This information should be enough to help you book your flight, but in case it isn’t, a step-by-step explanation of this method follows below. Read more

Will Ryanair’s Seat Allocation System Split Families?

family-splitTwo months ago, Ryanair introduced a controversial seat allocation system, where if you don’t pay, you are allocated a seat without your approval and without the possibility of changing it. This way, the airline can put 2 people (such as a mother and her child) on 2 very distant seats. Many of us wondered: Will Ryanair do this on purpose, just to force us to pay for a seat? Read more

The End of Lowcost?

Flying with lowcost airlines can save you a lot of money.

Flying with lowcost airlines can save you a lot of money.

A lot of traditional airlines find it hard to compete with their lowcost rivals on short-haul routes so they are either shutting down routes or offering discounts on short-distance flights to fill otherwise half-empty planes. Some flag carriers have introduced their own lowcost subsidiaries. Examples include Air France’s Hop and Vueling, whose parent company owns Iberia and British Airways.

It is a far-off prospect but it seems like the civilian passenger airline industry will end up consisting of two distinct types of players, and those won’t be conventional and lowcost.

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London: The city of a thousand colours

London Bus doubledecker

London Bus double-decker

If you think that London is a cold city with a harsh climate, where the wind always blows and the sun is too shy to play the leading role for an entire day, you are partly right. It is well-known that the Brits never go out without their umbrellas. Nevertheless, the bright colours of this beautiful and fascinating metropolis make up for its grey sky. The famous London taxis, the phone booths and the double-deckers are only a few of the colourful highlights of this city. You cannot go to London and not take a taxi, at least once, in order to experience the reckless driving of the taxi drivers in the city. This is a unique experience even if the price of the ride is not exactly cheap.

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Why do I love/hate/love Wizz Air

I love Acer and I hate McDonald’s, things are plain and simple. But what if a company makes me love them and hate them at the same time? Can I ignore the bad things and love them anyway, or should I only see the bad things and ignore all the good things about them? Read more

How to Keep Your Children Happy When Travelling

 

the Flight

the Flight (Photo credit: ihave3kids)

Every parent knows that children and travelling is a match made in hell. Long flights, train and car journeys often ruin getting to the destination, and get your vacation off to a stressful start. It doesn’t have to be this way though.

Whether you are travelling with your own children, supervising a school trip or even entertaining foster children, it can be an experience that tests even the most patient of adults if you don’t go prepared.

There are a whole host of easy and inexpensive ways you can keep your little ones preoccupied. Whether you’re faced with 2 hours on a train, or 6 hours on a plane, we’ve compiled a list of 10 fool-proof ways to keep children happy when travelling:

1. Flight times

Children like routine and will get pretty cranky if you book a holiday with terrible flight times. Try and fly in the evening so they can sleep on the plan, or first thing in the morning so by the time night falls they’re already in the right routine. Read more

Paris: not only romance and soppiness

Paris… Baby, will you take me to Paris?? It is the most romantic city in the world!!! How many times have you heard this?! Many times, for sure, as it is well known that the atmosphere in Paris is full of romance, cuddling and tenderness. The French capital, however has so much more to offer! Here you can find lively neighbourhoods such as the Latin Quarter and you can discover art and culture hidden even in the most remote corners of the city. If you decide to go to Paris you must absolutely prepare a detailed plan with all the mandatory stops of your visit. Paris is a metropolis full of monuments, museums and beautiful squares. What you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and the desire to walk around. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Notre Dame Cathedral are only some of the places that you have to see in this city. Read more

Amsterdam: Compulsory fun

Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”, could easily be defined as a “floating” city: the element that dominates the city landscape is water. The canals, the boat houses, the play of light on the water give the city that special something that makes it fascinating and unique. Amsterdam has always been a popular holiday destination for the young, as it is famous for its discos, pubs and night-life. It is impossible to go to Amsterdam and say that you did not have fun. If you want to have a wild night of unbridled fun, go to the Leidseplein quarter or to the Red Light District. Here you will have countless possibilities to dance and have fun until the day breaks.

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Alicante: Enjoy the sea and the monuments

Although the summer is coming to an end, there are still a few sunny days that you can enjoy. If you haven’t had enough of the sea and the sun this summer you can still plan a last-minute week-end getaway. Don’t take too long to make up your mind where to go. Take our advice and fly to Alicante! You can be sure that you will still find the sun and the sky-blue sea waiting for you here. Read more