Metal Men and Metal Maidens, I have blogged about 20 European countries and about 50 awesome Metal Festivals in those 20 countries. However, some might be wondering how to get there, approximately how much money is required and all the little gritty details that most blogs tend to forget or ignore.
Well, I will be damned as an avid traveller! I have to plan my trips in advance and make sure that I have enough money to make sure that I can survive!
Cost Effective European airlines
An average flight with the airlines can cost between €80 - €500. So, do choose carefully. Keep the following tips in mind:
1) Do fly mid-week because it is cheaper
2) Do fly early in the morning or late in the evening for discount prices
3) Don’t fly on Public Holidays because airfares are expensive
4) Avoid booking a flight ticket less than two weeks in advance
5) There are four main cost effective airlines in Europe mainly Easyjet, Ryanair, Germanwings, Airberlin
If you are flying to Lithuania (Kilkim Zaibu Festival) Use Ryanair as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Bulgaria (Kavarna Festival) Use Wizzair or Easyjet as it is the cheap route.
If you are flying to Romania (BestFest, Artmania Festival) Use Blueair or Ryanair or Wizzair as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to the United Kingdom (Bloodstock Open Air, Damnation Festival, Download Festival, Hammerfest, Sonisphere Festival) Use Easyjet or Thomsonfly or Flybe as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Austria (Nova Rock Festival) Use NIKI airways as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Czech Republic (Brutal Assault Festival, Masters of Rock Festival) Use Smartwings as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Germany (Walpurgis Metal Days, Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring, Rock im Park) Use Airberlin or Condor or Tulfly as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to France (Hellfest, Raismesfest) Use Ryanair as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Netherlands (Dokkem Open Air, Elsrock, ProgPower Europe) Use Easyjet or Ryanair as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Italy (Gods of metal Festival, Heineken Jammin Festival) Use Meridianfly or Wind-Jet or Bluexpress as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Turkey (Unirock Festival) Use Anadolujet or Pegasus Airlines or Corendon as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Finland (Tuska, Jalometalli, Finnish Metal Expo) Use Blue1 airlines as it is a cheap route.
If you are flying to Norway/Sweden/Denmark (Norway Rock Festival, Inferno metal Festival, Hove Festival, Hole in the Sky, Metal Town Festival, Sweden Rock Festival, Kill Town Death Festival, Aalborg Festival, Day of Decay, Royal Metal Festival, Roskilde Festival) Use Cimber Sterling or Norwegian Air as it is a cheap route.
There are NO cheap flight routes to Portugal, Ukraine or Belgium.
Please check the official websites of the airlines to get best value for your money as well as do your research before landing on foreign soil.