In the US flying hub to hub is always far less expensive that flying city to city. NYC, DAllas, Charlotte Newark examples. Are certain airports considered hubs in Europe. I have limited funds and do not wish to see how much money I can waste to be convenient. I would like to stay in Europe till after holidays. Any help is appreciated.
Where are you and where do you want to go? "Europe" covers an area slightly larger than that of the US. ( 3.9 vs 3,8 million sq miles)
Is where you want to go accepting US tourists?
What the cheapest route from somewhere in the US to somewhere in Europe is could be different from day to day, or change several times a day.
Provide a bit more detail and the likelihood of useful answers increases.
Much of "Europe" is closed to Americans right now due to the virus. Of the places open, some require a 14 day quarantine.
You need to figure out where you want to go. Then come back and with more specifics we can help.
London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid, Istanbul all have hub airports. But if they are not where you want to end up, you’ll be taking a train to your destination and paying extra anyway. Rather decide on a few places you’d actually like to spend time in and work out which hub works best for you.
need a reason, there are also highly discounted flights available on low priced airlines like RyanAir and Easyjet ans Wizzair. They can get you to a smaller airport very easily - in fact they often use smaller airports.
You need to tell us where you are and where you would like to go.
You go to Google Flights. You put in the international airport nearest to you for DRIM, you enter EUROPE for TO and choose ONE WAY and NON STOP and a DATE of departure. Then look for the cheapest flight destination. Then using one to toy with round trips. Then try the second closest airport to you with direct international service and repeat. Also changing dates will change the cost You have about 100 variables but you can work your way through it in 9 or 10 hours.
Yes, there are several hub airports in Europe. There are a number of airlines, and while the low cost airlines generally don't have hubs, all Flag carriers have at least one, sometimes two or three, hubs.
The five busiest airports in Europe are:
- London-Heathrow (hub for British Airways)
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle (hub for Air France)
- Amsterdam (hub for KLM)
- Frankfurt (hub for Lufthansa)
- Madrid (hub for Iberia)
But there are others as well. Lufthansa has a smaller hub in Munich e.g. And as mentioned, every flag carrier has at least one. TAP has a hub in Lisbon, Austrian in Vienna, SAS has three hubs (Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo) and so on. Whether that affects price is a good question. But if you are looking at intra-European travel, many times the train is a much better option.