Flights to Europe can be cheap if you make sure to watch for deals, be flexible and sign up for e-mail from the major airlines to catch their seat sales!

Making the trip to Europe, as a family, is something that’s been on our to-do list, since the kids were young. We go back and forth, with the advice that it’s not worth it, they won’t remember it, and all of the reasons not to go but on the contrary, I think it’s incredible to be able to experience the kids view of the world, at every different age.

Plus, it makes it easier when you can get inexpensive flights – right? Here are some of our tips to save big on flights for the family, making it easier to discover the entire world, kids in tow. 

Get on the list for Icelandair | Make sure you’re signed up for email promotions from Icelandair. Over the past year, that’s where we’ve found the most deals for flights from Edmonton to Europe. Most recently, we’ve booked a trip for $480/person, return in March from Edmonton Amsterdam.

Watch for Deals | One of our favourite places to find flight deals is YEGDeals.com. Through this website, you can find flight deals from time to time. Be ready to book though, and have a bit of flexibility when it comes to travel time. As I mentioned, these sales book quickly, so you’re going to want to be ready to travel when you get that notification in your inbox that Chris has created a new post.

Tip: Flying Icelandair, You get major bang for your buck. On any trip to Europe, you can stop and explore Iceland, at no extra cost, extending your trip, without extending the budget. 

Be Flexible | Try and be flexible in your travel time. Consider travelling outside of traditional school breaks with the kids, treating travel as an opportunity to explore and discover with the kids in tow. Flexibility is going to be an effective way for you to save, as you’ll often find the lowest prices for air travel, mid week.

What are some of the ways that you’ve traveled on the cheap?