Websites for Europe Airlines
Where are Websites for Europe Airlines?
Aegean Air (http://www.aegeanair.com/aegeanen/home/index.asp) is a new full
service with moderate fares, airline flying around Greece and elsewhere in
Europe with nice new RJ-100s and tired old 737s. They're an attractive
alternative to Olympic.
Aer Lingus (http://www.aerlingus.com/) has on-line booking with a useful fare calendar (click the Lowest Fares Availability link below the reservation box) that shows when cheap fares are available. It also explains their plans to cancel their current frequent flyer program, which means that if you don't use your points by October, you lose.
Air Berlin (http://www.airberlin.com) flies from about twenty hubs in Germany to holiday spots all over Europe and North Africa and to London. The very thorough web site has schedules, reservations, specials, and lots of other info, including the fact that the airline was originally headquartered in Oregon, USA.
Air Europa (http://www.air-europa.com), a low-cost airline based in Spain, has routes and schedules in an intriguing mix of English and Spanish.
Alitalia (http://www.alitalia.it) is the Italian flag carrier with a web site in, not surprisingly, Italian. USA site (http://www.alitaliausa.com) has info and reservations via a lightly customized version of ITN/Getthere. Also online specials, e.g., a fairly impressive 25% off what appears to be any coach or business fare through 25 Oct.
Aer Arann (http://www.aerarann.ie) flies ATR turboprops within Ireland and to Scotland, England and the Isle of Man.
Air Scotland (http://www.air-scotland.com) is a new airline apparently flying between Scottish airports and Mediterranean holiday destinations. It has a nice site full of plaid Scottish motifs, but I was unable to get it to cough up any actual flights I could book.
Austrian Airlines (http://www.aua.com) offers schedule and availability info, and a downloadable Excel spreadsheet schedule. Also special offers in a sometimes inscrutable mix of German and English.
British Airways (http://www.british-airways.com/) has schedules and reservations on an improved site with ticket-by-mail. Also flight ops, and, depending on what part of the site you believe, there may be some special offers for some flights departing from some countries, sometime.
British Midland (http://www.flybmi.com/) has a Web-based booking and ticketing system which lets you reserve and buy tickets.
bmibaby (http://www.bmibaby.com/) is a low-fare subsidiary of British Midland, with Flights from regional airports in England and Wales to business and vacation destinations in Ireland and Europe. Before you book, check that there isn't a cheaper fare from a nearby airport on bmi (above.)
SN Brussels Airlines (http://www.flysn.com) is trying very hard to persuade us that they're not Sabena. (Legally they're not, but they arose from the ashes of the Sabena bankruptcy and seem to have the same cheerfully inept attitude.) They fly around Europe and to a few places in Africa, but not to North America. Flights to the US on their web site are in fact code-shares on American.
Crossair (http://www.crossair.ch/), has morphed into the new Swiss
(http://www.swiss.com) Swiss airline that's filling the hole left by
Easyjet (http://www.easyjet.com) is a low fare airline with a hub at London Luton. Site offers routes, reservations, and other info, with garish but easy to read orange and blue graphics. Don't miss the stuffed pilot bear with goggles and faux leather jacket, for only L 5.95. They acquired and absorbed Go, formerly the low fare branch of British Airways.
Eastern Airways (http://www.easternairways.com) flies small planes to cities around the UK with fares ranging from cheap to rather high. Routes, schedules, fares, reservations. Baggage rules say "On board use of the ghetto-blaster type or radio or tape player is an irritant to other passengers and is forbidden."
Finnair (http://www.us.finnair.com/) has schedule info and occasional have seat auctions. They have a reservation system hosted by Amadeus, but for some reason they only let you buy expensive business class tickets through it. Travellers in Finland can apparently access the web site through their cell phones, which is kind of cool.
flybe (http://www.flybe.com) is a low-fare airline with hubs at Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Birmingham, flying mostly within the UK and from the UK to Europe. Schedules and reservations. It used to be called British European, but that name evidently wasn't contrived enough.
GermanWings (http://www.germanwings.com) is a cost airline flying from its base at Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart all over Europe. E-Specials (see tab near top of home page) include ticket sales and hotel discounts.
Globespan (http://www.flyglobespan.com) flies between Scottish airports and mostly Mediterranean destinations. Site offers booking of flights and vacation packages.
Hapag-Lloyd Express (http://www.hlx.com/en/) is a cost airline, flyingfrom Cologne/Bonn and Hannover to airports in Spain, Italy, England and Germany. Schedules, reservations, destination info.
Hellas Jet (http://www.hellas-jet.com/) flies from Greece to major cities Europe. It's a subsidiary of Cyprus Airways. Online booking via a private-label version of ITN, frequent flyer program,
Iberia (http://www.iberia.es/) has schedules and fares in Spanish, English, Danish, Swedish, Japanese, and Russian. Reservations through a private label Amadeus site.
Iceland Express (http://www.icelandexpress.com) is an Icelandic low cost airline linking Reykjavik with London and Copenhagen. Nice icebergs on the web site, and you can change the name on a ticket for only L 20.
Icelandair (http://www.icelandair.com) flies between the US and Europe, via their hub in Iceland. Reservations, flight info, specials. Lucky Fares mailing list offers trans-Atlantic specials most weeks, occasionally at amazing prices.
Jet2 (http://www.jet2.com) fliees from Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, and Belfast in the UK to Spanish and French holiday spots, Amsterdam, Prague and Milan. Schedules, reservations, links to places to buy holiday cottages.
KLM (http://www.klm.com) has a gateway site to national sites all over the world, most of which offer schedules and some offer reservations. The US and Canada sites are actually Northwest's. They're owned by Air France, but the web sites don't seem to have noticed yet.
Lufthansa Info Flyway (http://www.lufthansa.com) offers schedule info (for most airlines, not just LH) and also reservations. Also has a US site (http://www.lufthansa-usa.com/) with info tailored to US customers, including occasional Web Specials live seat auctions.
Luxair (http://www.luxair.lu) flies from Luxembourg to the places that Luxemburgers (or is it the Luxembourgeois) want to go, business and vacation destinations around Europe. Schedules, reservations, destination info including the daily menu specials at the airport restaurant.
Malev (http://www.malev.hu) Hungarian airlines has an attractive site with schedule info. There's supposed to be fare info but it pops up a box saying it's out of order.
Manx Airlines (http://www.manx-airlines.com) has schedule info.
Mytravellite (http://www.mytravellite.com/) is a low cost airline flying from Birmingham (UK) to Ireland and Spain. Schedules, reservations, destination info. Small discount offered for online booking.
Norwegian Airlines (http://www.norwegian.no) is a low cost airline flying from Oslo to Norway and elsewhere in Europe. Site has reservations and info mostly translated from the Norwegian.
Olympic (http://www.olympicairlines.com/), the flag carrier of Greece, has a basic site with online booking.
Ryanair (http://www.ryanair.ie) is a rapidly expanding low-fare airline with a hub at London Stansted and minor hubs in London Luton, Dublin, Shannon, Glasgow, Brussels, Stockholm Skavsta, Frankfurt Hahn, and Milan Orio Al Serio. Web site offers routes, fares, and booking.
Sabena (http://www.sabena.com/), the notoriously inept Belgian airline,
finally went bankrupt in October 2001 and has shut down. Their replacement is
SN Brussels Airlines, described above.
SAS (http://www.sas.se) has schedule info on-line, and in large downloadable text file. Windows interface program (2MB download) lets you search through the schedule file, but it's far faster to search with a text editor. Also limited reservations for pass holders and frequent flyer redemptions.
Swiss (http://www.swiss.com), the successor to Crossair, has schedule info and on-line booking on a somewhat sloppy site, and some web specials. (Click Special Offers on the home page.) They're about to be taken over by Lufthansa, but it's not clear whether it'll continue to operate as a separate airline.
Swissair went bankrupt in September 2001 and their schedules have somewhat been taken over by Swiss airlines.
Transavia (http://www.transavia.nl/en) is a subsidiary of KLM flying from Amsterdam to holiday destinations in Europe and north Africa. Info and online reservations. Their former low-cost subsidiary Basiqair is now merged into Transavia.
Virgin Atlantic (http://www.fly.virgin.com/) has a spiffy looking site with reservations, fares, and ticketing. Also tours and occasional specials.
VLM (http://www.vlm-airlines.com/) is a low-cost airline flying small planes mostly between the UK and Benelux. (The V stands for Flemish.) Schedules, reservations, company history.
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