Discover 4 continents, 9 countries, travelling 24,825 miles with eight low cost airlines; the ultimate travel bucket list is now easier than ever to tick off with the boom of low cost airlines. It’s not everyone’s favourite way to travel, but sharpen your elbows to get to your seat, pack light and you can circumnavigate the world for less than you think.
24,825 miles with eight low cost airlines; the ultimate travel bucket list is now easier than ever to tick off with the boom of low cost airlines. It’s not everyone’s favourite way to travel, but sharpen your elbows to get to your seat, pack light and you can circumnavigate the world for less than you think.
Please note this was written for publication in December 2018, therefore prices and routes may be different at time of reading.
1)London to Budapest £25
27th Feb 2018 2h 25m
Ryanair is really no frills, so make sure you print your boarding pass and expect to attach your own luggage labels to your baggage!
2) Budapest to Dubai £65
1st March 2018 5h 20m
A brilliant low cost airline with some nice benefits like one free name change on slightly higher fares and reasonable baggage options.
3) Sharjah to Cochin-£70
6th March 2018
Air Arabia have emerged as the region’s main low cost airline and with pretty hefty fares on their scheduled rivals, it’s a welcome option for those medium haul flights.
4) Cochin to Kuala Lumpur-£60
16th March 2018 4h 15m
One of the most established low cost carriers in the world are still one of the best too. Halal food on-board, friendly staff and generally good time keeping.
5) Kuala Lumpur to Bali-£40
21st March 2018-3h 00m
With so much competition on this route fares are super cheap and book early enough you could pay even less. A 3 hour jaunt to the edge of Asia and you’re in Bali!
6) Bali to Sydney £120
29th March-5h 40m
One of the longer sectors on your journey but in less than 6 hours you’re down under. Jetstar are pretty good in our opinion and whilst not full service, gives Qantas a run for it’s money.
7) Sydney to Honolulu-£180
23rd April 2018 9h 35m
The longest leg of the trip, and it’s all Pacific Ocean to the islands of Hawaii. Land in the ‘big island’ and the next major land mass is the west coast of the US – 2600 miles away!
8) Honolulu to Vancouver-£230
1st May 2018 5h 40m
Not the longest flight, but certainly the most expensive. Although it’s nice to be stranded in Hawaii, heading home begins here with a flight into the Canadian metropolis.
9) Vancouver to Seattle-£25
8th May 2018 3h 45m
Ok, so we’ve added in a little surprise with a train journey cross border into the US. You could fly with Westjet but then you would miss the scenery along the western seaboard as you pass Everett and Edmonds.
10) Seattle to New York- £120
15th May 2018 5h 20m
The US is a big country, so a 5 hour flight is not unusual as a domestic flight. Low cost carriers in the US don’t have the best rep, so you may want to take a couple of sleeping pills to make the trip fly by.
11) New York to London – £90
21st May 2018 7h 00m
Primera Air is an Icelandic owned airline with direct transatlantic crossings. Choose from economy or premium economy and they even have on-board wifi (for a fee). For £90, that’s a bargain!