Budget Travel Information for Seniors

Mar 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

WhichBudget.com features 134 airlines – 141 countries – 1016 airports and 37651 routes.  This site offers budget information that is helpful in trip planning.  You can find out which budget carriers serve a specific route. Then you go book it direct. You can do a Quick Search including non-direct routes and routes with non-budget airlines.  From …?…. to …?… and have lots of good information on these flights.

You might be able to save by flying into a major hub like London and then purchasing a cheaper flight to your final destination from one of the low-cost carriers like Ryanair, which offers one-way fares starting at €6.70 (about $8.86 U.S.; check current exchange rates with (XE.com) for travel across Europe. 

If you have grandchildren who are students, consider share this information with them. They might be able to cut corners with an international discount card.  Savings include airlines, accommodations, sightseeing, food, shopping and much more.  I sure used mine a lot years ago.  Plus it makes a a nice ID.  And if they don’t mind bunking with other travelers, hostels are definitely a great way to save money and meet new people.  I was a “hosteler” in Europe when I was 21 and rode a motor scooter and had a blowout, a wreck in the Pyrenees and a broken rear axel in Brussels.  Somehow I survived and dearly loved it. 

While you are at it, give the younger generation in your family this URL as well.  They can search over 20,000 hostels in over 170 countries.  They can save a bundle staying in a hostel but you must qualify by age.  Hostels, also called simply backpackers, are a cheap way to lodge safely with like-minded travelers around the world. Hostels usually feature security, social life, showers and rooms with multiple bunks. Some hostels are bare bones beds and baths at $8 per night; some are almost luxurious. The average hostel guest age used to be college-ish or couples in the late 20’s and early 30’s.  Tell your grandkids to be sure to check age limits.   jeb

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