Planning a trip is never an easy process and even the most frequent of flyers look for ways to make the process more manageable. There are plenty of ways in which bookings can be made easier and more affordable and looking at your travel options should always be your first consideration.
It might be worth looking at your travel options from the north of the country, particularly in Scotland. If you know what's available here, you can often find cheaper or better deals. This is both easy and efficient as it has the potential to save you a surprising amount.
To this end, here are a few tips to help show how well connected Scotland and the north can be. Whether it’s learning to avoid the busier airports or simply knowing where to get the cheapest flights, it always helps to know as much as you can before you plan your next trip.
Avoiding major cities
Whether it’s a holiday or a trip, it’s always a benefit to have peace and quiet when you can find it. Nobody wants their holiday to get off to a bad start and fighting your way through crowds in busy cities to reach the airport will have a negative effect.
Fortunately, it’s not your only choice. Larger airports are often advertised over the likes of smaller airports meaning you don't always realise that similar flights are available elsewhere. The likes of Aberdeen airport for instance can just as easily get you where you need to be, except everything is on a smaller and more manageable scale.
Of course, money is usually a lot of people's top priority. When it comes to flying, there can be slight price changes between flights within the same airline and they certainly vary in price between each airport. If you use a web service like Flybe to find the best deal you can easily find some of the cheaper and often overlooked options.
That said there are other factors to consider. Like anything financial, there is a certain juggling act to be performed and you need to weigh costs against convenience and practicality to ensure you’re getting the best option. Travel costs to and from the airport are such a case. A flight might be cheaper in Heathrow, for instance, but you need to factor in the costs of driving there and back.
Sometimes there are perfectly reasonable flights on your own doorstep; it’s simply a matter of looking at less-obvious locations. Again, this is where the power of the internet can make things much easier.
In short, this is just a quick look at what travel options are available further north but it should hopefully show some of the options that are available. You need to check your destination is serviced by the airport but providing a connection is available you may find it cheaper and easier to fly from somewhere closer to home.