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Travel Directory | Cheap Flights for British Travellers
Air travel information sites (seat pitch, baggage delivery, flight tracking etc)
To find cheap flight tickets for British travellers we have listed reliable, fast and low-cost online agencies who broker for hundreds of airlines, as well as a couple of particularly good, low cost airlines. These agents also frequently offer car rentals, hotels, package holidays and even cruises in some cases.
Here's some Christmas cheer, not, about the UK's cheapest airline, Ryanair:
Skyscanner - a fast way to check hundreds of budget, scheduled and charter airlines for low cost deals to travel anywhere, including a by month date search that shows when flights are cheapest. The site is intelligent and well organised. Best site in 2012.
Kayak - a clear, fast and efficient listing of cheap airfares, flights for multi-city trips, flights from multiple departure and arrival airports and easily change flight times. Prices includes taxes and fees and there's even a ' Buzz' tool if you're looking for destination inspiration! Best site in 2012.
Travel supermarket - Cheap flights and price comparisons from most popular airlines and travel agents, as well as prices of travel insurance, car hire, hotels and entire holidays. However, when they have technical issues that may result in unsuitable or incorrect quotes they choose NOT to warn users of glitches in the system.
Netflights - the usual low cost flights but also offering hotel deals, car rentals, holiday packages and more. This is not necessarily a good thing as they may have lost their focus on cheap airline tickets.
Low Fare Flights - Comparing flight prices of the cheapest airfares to and from the UK around Europe.
Cheap Flights - a reliable and long-standing price comparison site for flights originally serving the UK but now offering airline tickets globally.
Dohop a simple quick flight/hotel/car hire comparison site including major airlines, prices and worldwide destinations including trips that start from non-UK ports.
Expedia - convenient for multi-bookings but slow and a little old fashioned.
ebookers - leading UK based agency representing over two hundred airlines
Fly Low Cost Airlines - European low-cost airlines' flights search engine.
Low Cost Airline Guide - looking a bit tired now but LCAG combines route information from many European budget airlines into one convenient location. You can quickly determine which airline flies on your desired route and then book your cheap flight direct with the airline.
Travelocity - the largest online booking agency but somewhat cumbersome and rarely the cheapest.
easyJet - probably Europe's most popular low-cost airline, with a fine online booking engine though staff are not incredibly well trained, all food and drinks on the plane need to be paid for, seat pitch is short and in flight sales pitch is long.
Ryanair - famous for offering incredibly cheap flights from UK and Ireland around Europe but equally famous for flying to distant and inconvenient airports, offering a truly sh** service, charging for just about everything possible in flight and having a constant barrage of commercials broadcast during the flight.
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bmi - cheap flights from the UK to Europe, Middle East and the USA.
Seatguru - lists graphic seating plans of most of the world’s major airlines so you can choose the best seat available to you when checking in online.
Skytrax - 300,000 airline and airport reviews and a seat pitch guide (especially useful for long-haul flights).
Flightstats - loaded with all kinds of airline related information from travel warnings, current flight status tracking, weather conditions, security wait times and whinge forums.
Flymycase - a courier delivery service that delivers your luggage from your home to your destination address so you don’t have to carry it to and from the airport or worry about it ending up in Helsinki when you're in Tokyo (especially useful if you're flying BA!)
London airports ; UK Border queues, how to reduce the possibility of a long wait at immigration: