Dreaming about a Danube River cruise, I was looking at possible flights to Europe this year. There are 4 main possibilities, but all are either awkward or expensive. For the first week of June:
- Condor: Whitehorse to Frankfurt and back, direct both ways – $921 per person, but only flies on Wednesdays.
- Edelweiss Airlines: Whitehorse to Zurich and back, direct both ways – $1338 per person, but only flies on Mondays.
- Air North to Calgary, connecting to KLM to Frankfurt with a stop at Amsterdam – $1570 per person
- Air Canada: Whitehorse to Frankfurt, with a connection at Calgary each way – $1928 per person
For people who can fly mid-week, the direct flights offer tremendous value. For the rest of us – ka-ching!$!
Once in Europe, getting around on discount airlines such as EasyJet and Air Berlin is both cheap and easy. Unless you fly into London – the discount airlines use small airports that are difficult and expensive to get to from LHR.