European Travel Deals

April 21, 2015: The summer travel gates have opened with all kinds of “deals and steals” for consumers, but the Travel Curmudgeon urges all to beware– if the deal seems too good, check the fine print and call to ask questions. In some cases the fine print service charges and add-on taxes will will double or triple the advertised deal price.

Best value prices for US travel to Europe and beyond this year will come from the international carriers not the US flag airlines. US carriers, becauseĀ of the strong dollar against US currency, are actually cutting back service to Europe to maintain higher fares.

The TC’s best value for travel this season to Europe and beyond is Turkish Airlines– service is efficient and all flights go through Istanbul– and for a few extra dollars take a day or two enjoying the history, shopping and sights.