Cheap Flights to Spain
Posted by The Expatriator
Information about cheap flights and airlines that service Spain. There are many options and potential pitfalls; we provide information based on our personal experience about flying to Spain, and a note about flying into Spain and your legal status.
Whether you’re coming to Spain to visit, to scout out your future home, or Spain’s your final destination, there’s a lot of flight options to consider. Regional low-cost, cheap flight airlines have hit the ground running, competing for your dollar along with the multiple intercontinental airlines that fly to Spain.
If you’re bringing a lot of baggage, ie. this is your “big move” flight, you will want to check the baggage allowances for each of these low-cost flyers. If your flight is intercontinental then you’ll not likely have this issue, but you’re still restricted to 2 check-in pieces without paying heaps more money. Make sure these count by getting luggage big enough to fit everything that’s not going with the movers. They make some very big luggage these days…
A word about flyingintercontinental
on a budget: try not to do it. If you can find a great deal on an intercontinental flight to Spain then great, however this is currently being written on my 5th flight in 36 hours having tried to fit a great flight deal found from Montreal, Canada to Paris, France. Since neither were my origin or destination but it got me over the ocean, I tried to capitalise on the low-cost airlines and cheap regional flights to fill in the gaps. What I’ve realized is two fold:
- It’s very difficult and stressful when you have to recheck your luggage between flights yourself and wait in airports for flights that aren’t ideally timed. Also, landing in other countries where you don’t speak the native tongue can be uncomfortable and add to the stress.
- It’s very advantageous if you are worried about money (it’s definitely cheaper than most intercontinentals) and/or about having a dated Spanish customs stamp in your passport if you’re not from the EU. *
In any case, an intercontinental flight taking you from your origin to your destination can be a wonderfully relaxing opportunity to catch up on some reading. I’m a little disappointed, however, that they don’t all offer entirely complimentary refreshments.