When it comes to booking a trip to Europe, getting there is often the first financial hurdle.

Then comes money for accommodation, an entire savings account for Aperol Spritz and of course, extra cash to actually explore your destination.

But as the peak season in Europe comes to a close, a string of “early bird” specials are starting to pop up — making another holiday all the more appealing.

In this week’s Travel Deal Tuesday, we have found some of the best ways to get to Europe — and other overseas destinations — without breaking the bank.


Sure it might be on a budget airline. But when a seat on budget airline Scoot will cost you less than $310 to fly to Greece or Germany, the cramped legs might be well worth it.

The low-cost airline, with its hub in Singapore, is offering some of the cheapest flights to Europe ever seen in Australia. And yes, you will be able to book the fares during their summer period.

The budget airline is known for its wildly cheap flights, but its newest offering is pretty hard to pass up.

During the flash sale, passengers from Perth can head to Athens or Berlin from as little as $618 return (including taxes), when travelling between January 10 and June 15, 2020.

If you’re flying from Sydney or Melbourne, you’ll be paying around $339 one way. It’s slightly cheaper to go from the Gold Coast at $329 one way.

But you will need to get in quick. The sale will kick off from 6am (Perth time) on Wednesday, September 11 until just before midnight on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

To book, visit flyscoot.com or download the app and Scoot off to Europe.


Etihad have launched a September Global Sale to Europe, so that holiday-makers can take the opportunity to explore more than 15 destinations from October 1, 2019 to June 20, 2020 for less.

Flying via Abu Dhabi, fares from Sydney to Athens starting from just $1220 Economy return via Abu Dhabi.

Aussies can hit snooze and wake up in London for as little as $1235 return, or indulge their love of Madrid from $1250 return.

Travellers who want to head to Zurich can get there for $1272 return or visit Paris for only $1301. The sale extends across all of Etihad’s cabins, with return Business fares starting from $6340 out of Melbourne to Zurich.

For travellers looking for a free stopover, Etihad is now offering an incredible two-nights free stay in Abu Dhabi no matter what the booking.

Etihad’s sale fares are available from September 9, 2019 at etihad.com and from September 15 via travel agents and run until September 20 for travel between October 1, 2019 until June 20, 2020.


Emirates have also dropped an early bird special across their global route network, allowing

Australians to save hundreds with their $1 seat selection and earn double Skywards Miles.

The seat deal means a family of four could save around $400 for a flight if travelling from Sydney to London Heathrow. The deal is valid when departing Australia to the UK, Europe and Dubai.

As part of the sale, economy class return fares for travellers start from $1099 to Dubai, $1299 to United Kingdom, $1259 to Spain and $1199 to Portugal when departing from Sydney, while Business Class return fares start from $6599 to Dubai, $6999 to United Kingdom, $6699 to Spain and $6699 to Portugal.

Fares part of the Emirates Early Bird promotion are available from September 9, 2019 until October 1, 2019 for selected travel periods.

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