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Posted: 1/27/2014 8:03:39 AM EDT
Thinking about going to Europe after graduation... possibly... depends on how expensive it is... and it seems expensive. I'll have about 10 days free before starting work.

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:05:46 AM EDT

Dig?


Surf?


Join the AF?





Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:06:07 AM EDT
Join the military, they'll pay you. Doesn't get any cheaper then that.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:06:17 AM EDT
Crew on a ship
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:06:30 AM EDT
Swimming.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:07:15 AM EDT
Virus ridden cruise ship?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:07:47 AM EDT
You can save on luggage by just wearing multiple layers on yourself. It may get a little warm and will be hard getting down the isles, but saves money!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:07:58 AM EDT
What is "cheap"?



Tickets are relatively cheap right now....relatively.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:08:09 AM EDT
I go every year.  I spend in between $1000 to $1200 on round trip tickets and I buy them 3-6 months in advance. I'd sure  like to know if I could find any cheaper.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:08:50 AM EDT
You just missed your chance. A free cruise just departed from Canada.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:09:01 AM EDT


Swim then walk.






Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:09:31 AM EDT
Military Space-A!  It's FREE!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:09:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:10:13 AM EDT

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I go every year.  I spend in between $1000 to $1200 on round trip tickets and I buy them 3-6 months in advance. I'd sure  like to know if I could find any cheaper.
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$900 from DC to Berlin right now...



really depends on where you're flying from.



But 1000-12000 is about right. :/



Looking at sending the wife/kid to see her mom this summer. Not looking forward to that plane ticket...



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:11:18 AM EDT
rowboat
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:11:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By fish223:
Absolute cheapest airfare is virtually always into Lisbon from any of the major East Coast International airports.

Of course, that leaves you quite some distance from most of the rest of Europe, but if you wanted to do Portugal, Spain, France and Monaco, it's doable with a Eurail Pass.

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That's exactly what I wanted to hear!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:12:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By fish223:
Absolute cheapest airfare is virtually always into Lisbon from any of the major East Coast International airports.

Of course, that leaves you quite some distance from most of the rest of Europe, but if you wanted to do Portugal, Spain, France and Monaco, it's doable with a Eurail Pass.

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Ryanair has a one way flight from Lisbon to Frankfurt for 154 euros.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:12:58 AM EDT
Thinking of sending the wife and son next year as his HS graduation present. His mom went when she graduated, so she sees it as a rite of passage. A fucking expensive rite of passage.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:13:13 AM EDT
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That's exactly what I wanted to hear!
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Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By fish223:
Absolute cheapest airfare is virtually always into Lisbon from any of the major East Coast International airports.

Of course, that leaves you quite some distance from most of the rest of Europe, but if you wanted to do Portugal, Spain, France and Monaco, it's doable with a Eurail Pass.


That's exactly what I wanted to hear!


If I'm not mistaken since 2007, airfare into Poland may be a bit more affordable.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:14:06 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By robplumm:





$900 from DC to Berlin right now...



really depends on where you're flying from.



But 1000-12000 is about right. :/



Looking at sending the wife/kid to see her mom this summer. Not looking forward to that plane ticket...

 
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Originally Posted By robplumm:



Originally Posted By Bettendorf:

I go every year.  I spend in between $1000 to $1200 on round trip tickets and I buy them 3-6 months in advance. I'd sure  like to know if I could find any cheaper.


$900 from DC to Berlin right now...



really depends on where you're flying from.



But 1000-12000 is about right. :/



Looking at sending the wife/kid to see her mom this summer. Not looking forward to that plane ticket...

 
Iowa to Stuttgart.  

 



I bought tickets in December for a trip in April.  These tickets were $1,250.  Most expensive I've purchased yet and the price only goes up the longer you wait.  That's been my experience anyway.
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Aeroflot from DC to Moscow to Berlin: $924... is it worth it? ETA: $865 to Warsaw.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:15:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Southernman077:
Thinking of sending the wife and son next year as his HS graduation present. His mom went when she graduated, so she sees it as a rite of passage. A fucking expensive rite of passage.
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If you're gonna do that, send him to Eastern Europe.  He may come back home with a woman!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:15:36 AM EDT
swim!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:18:43 AM EDT
Enlist in the Army
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:20:08 AM EDT
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Swimming.
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This
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:22:29 AM EDT

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Iowa to Stuttgart.    


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Originally Posted By Bettendorf:



Originally Posted By robplumm:


Originally Posted By Bettendorf:

I go every year.  I spend in between $1000 to $1200 on round trip tickets and I buy them 3-6 months in advance. I'd sure  like to know if I could find any cheaper.


$900 from DC to Berlin right now...



really depends on where you're flying from.



But 1000-1200 is about right. :/



Looking at sending the wife/kid to see her mom this summer. Not looking forward to that plane ticket...

 
Iowa to Stuttgart.    



I bought tickets in December for a trip in April.  These tickets were $1,250.  Most expensive I've purchased yet and the price only goes up the longer you wait.  That's been my experience anyway.


Sounds about right. I'm expecting about $2,400 in tickets. yay.



Funny...we went to Berlin after I got back from Iraq in '08. Both round trips together were less than 1200.



The next year the prices jumped and have stayed about the same since...



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:23:34 AM EDT
we got tickets on condor air direct from vegas to frankfurt for like $700 round trip
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:23:41 AM EDT
Sign up with a courier service.  Get paid a nominal amount and fly for free.

Or a high class escort service, but you need the looks and charm for that one,  being in GD pretty much rules that one out.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:26:08 AM EDT
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Iowa to Stuttgart.    

I bought tickets in December for a trip in April.  These tickets were $1,250.  Most expensive I've purchased yet and the price only goes up the longer you wait.  That's been my experience anyway.
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Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
Originally Posted By robplumm:
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
I go every year.  I spend in between $1000 to $1200 on round trip tickets and I buy them 3-6 months in advance. I'd sure  like to know if I could find any cheaper.

$900 from DC to Berlin right now...

really depends on where you're flying from.

But 1000-12000 is about right. :/

Looking at sending the wife/kid to see her mom this summer. Not looking forward to that plane ticket...
 
Iowa to Stuttgart.    

I bought tickets in December for a trip in April.  These tickets were $1,250.  Most expensive I've purchased yet and the price only goes up the longer you wait.  That's been my experience anyway.



We go almost every year.  Used to use direct flights on Lufthansa but now its a little less $$ using Iceland air.

Catch is you have to stop over for an hour in Iceland.  

MOST of the $900 to $1200 cost of any ticket is taxes and fees.  The ticket itself is only like $400.   Think about that.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:26:19 AM EDT
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Cargo ship?

http://www.seaplus.com/fares.php
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From reading that, it's almost as expensive as flying, depending on length of time between ports.


Surprised to see that, figured it'd be significantly less.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:42:35 AM EDT
Enlist  
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Originally Posted By SeamusLevine:


Join the military, they'll pay you. Doesn't get any cheaper then that.
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I was going to say, I don't think getting there cost the guys back in '44/'45 a single penny.

 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:44:40 AM EDT
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Space A !

ETA: Dang it, too slow!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:46:13 AM EDT
Buy train tickets online in advance. It's cheaper.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:54:49 AM EDT
Condor (WWW>CONDOR.COM)  BWI to FRA (Frankfurt Germany)  $504.99 with NO stops.  You asked for cheapest, not luxurious.  Condor is similar to SW airlines – No frills.  By contrast, Delta charges $1,243 for the same flight with one stop.  The flight is roughly eight hours.  That’s $739 that could go for_______ in Europe.  If you depart around 18:00 EST you will arrive around 08:00 CET.  If you sleep on the flight, you can hit the ground running.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:51:47 AM EDT
I flew with a courier co. called "Airhitch" to Paris for $125 back in the 90's.
I don't know if those standby flyer companies still operate.
And you are subject to their whims as to dates, times and airports.
But once you get over, you're free to go where you please.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:00:35 AM EDT
I've always heard that you can book a ride on a freighter.  They supposedly have quarters set aside for such and you eat with the captain.

Never done it but have been told that it can be done.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:00:38 AM EDT
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Condor (WWW>CONDOR.COM)  BWI to FRA (Frankfurt Germany)  $504.99 with NO stops.  You asked for cheapest, not luxurious.  Condor is similar to SW airlines – No frills.  By contrast, Delta charges $1,243 for the same flight with one stop.  The flight is roughly eight hours.  That’s $739 that could go for_______ in Europe.  If you depart around 18:00 EST you will arrive around 08:00 CET.  If you sleep on the flight, you can hit the ground running.
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Good call on Condor.

Look at Iceland Air as well. You may have to fly through Rjererkadwgwrvacsdc or whatever that place is called in Iceland though.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:34:33 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By CBR900:
We go almost every year.  Used to use direct flights on Lufthansa but now its a little less $$ using Iceland air.



Catch is you have to stop over for an hour in Iceland.  



MOST of the $900 to $1200 cost of any ticket is taxes and fees.  The ticket itself is only like $400.   Think about that.
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Originally Posted By Bettendorf:


Originally Posted By robplumm:


Originally Posted By Bettendorf:

I go every year.  I spend in between $1000 to $1200 on round trip tickets and I buy them 3-6 months in advance. I'd sure  like to know if I could find any cheaper.


$900 from DC to Berlin right now...



really depends on where you're flying from.



But 1000-12000 is about right. :/



Looking at sending the wife/kid to see her mom this summer. Not looking forward to that plane ticket...

 
Iowa to Stuttgart.    



I bought tickets in December for a trip in April.  These tickets were $1,250.  Most expensive I've purchased yet and the price only goes up the longer you wait.  That's been my experience anyway.







We go almost every year.  Used to use direct flights on Lufthansa but now its a little less $$ using Iceland air.



Catch is you have to stop over for an hour in Iceland.  



MOST of the $900 to $1200 cost of any ticket is taxes and fees.  The ticket itself is only like $400.   Think about that.


It's broken down on the ticket.



and it's depressing.
 
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