Here’s Your Happy to Wander ‘Cheap Flights to Europe’ Checklist! (Actually There’s 3)

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Let me guess, you’ve read my article about finding cheap flights to Europe and you’ve watched my video here explaining them in detail.

Now you want an actionable version of that all that juicy, travelly word-vomit?

I hear you loud and clear, which is why I created some free checklists for you breaking down step by step the system I use to find cheap flights to Europe from North America!

For fun printable versions with interactive checkboxes and note taking space, you can visit my VIP zone or click here.

Anyways, below you will find three different checklists to help you find the cheapest flights to Europe every time! The first is meant for when you know your travel dates but your destination is flexible, the second is meant for when you know your destination but your dates are flexible, and the last is for when both dates and destination are flexible.

NOTE: These checklists are based off the system I use to regularly find cheap deals to/from Europe. As a Canadian, these sites are heavily skewed towards deals that cater to people flying from the US/Canada. If you have your own favourite sites though, feel free to suggest them in the comments to help others from your region!


Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out this post with my top tricks to finding cheap airfare to Europe. These checklists will make a lot more sense once you understand those tips!


 

A Cheap Flight Checklist for When You Know your Travel Dates (But Your Destination is Flexible)

This cheap flight checklist is for the times that you have your travel dates planned, but are still unsure of where to go! This list was created to help you find the cheapest destinations to fly into given any set of dates. 

My VIP Zone has a printable, interactive copy of this checklist with space for notes! Click here for access if you don’t have it already!

CHECKLIST: When looking for cheap flights to Europe and your destination is flexible, have you…

☑️Downloaded Honey to get access to instant discounts

☑ Registered for a free Rakuten account to receive $10 cash bonus + potential cashback

☑ Turned on Incognito mode for flight browsing

☑ Used the Skyscanner “Everywhere” function

☑ Checked Airfarewatchdog for deals during that period

☑ Used Google Flights to check departures from all your nearby airports

☑ Looked on Secret Flying for deals

☑ Checked your local airport website to find budget airlines that service your airport

☑ Looked at these budget airline websites for deals

☑ Tried browsing airline sites of any juicy deals in the local language/currency

☑ Checked any other local/deal sites you know of

☑ Turned on price alerts for flights that interest you (if booking is not urgent)

☑ Booked flight through Rakuten for cashback (where applicable)


 

A Cheap Flight Checklist for When You Know Your Destination (But Are Flexible on Dates)

This cheap flight checklist is for the times that you know you want to be somewhere specific, but are still unsure of when to go! This list was created to help you find the cheapest flights for your destination of choice. 

My VIP Zone has a printable, interactive copy of this checklist with space for notes! Click here for access if you don’t have it already!

CHECKLIST: When looking for cheap flights to Europe and your dates are flexible, have you…

☑ Downloaded Honey to get access to instant discounts

☑ Registered for a free Rakuten account to receive $10 cash bonus + potential cashback

☑ Turned on Incognito mode for flight browsing

☑ Used the Skyscanner calendar tool to find the cheapest dates

☑ Used the Skyscanner Everywhere tool to find cheap flights to airports near your desired destination

☑ Used Omio to figure out if there are cheap routes between the cheapest places found on Skyscanner and your desired destination

☑ Checked Airfarewatchdog for deals to those places

☑ Checked Airfarewatchdog for deals to nearby destinations

☑ Used Omio to figure out if there are cheap routes between the cheapest places found on Airfarewatchdog and your desired destination

☑ Used Google Flights to check departures and dates from all your nearby airports

☑ Used Google Flights to look into flights into airports NEAR your desired destination

☑ Used Omio to figure out if there are cheap routes between the cheapest airports to fly into and your desired destination

☑ Looked on Secret Flying for deals

☑ Used Omio to figure out if there are cheap routes between cities with deals on Secret Flying to your desired destination

☑ Checked your local airport website to find budget airlines that service your airport

☑ Checked if those budget airlines fly to your desired destination

☑ Checked if those budget airlines fly to other places near your desired destination

☑ Used Omio to figure out if there are cheap routes between the cities serviced by budget airlines to your desired destination

☑ Tried browsing airline sites of any juicy deals in the local language/currency

☑ Checked any other local/deal sites you know of

☑ Turned on price alerts for flights that interest you (if booking is not urgent)

☑ Booked flight through Rakuten for cashback (where applicable)


 

A Cheap Flight Checklist for When Both Your Dates and Destination are Flexible

Woooo – what a luxury! This cheap flight checklist is for the times that you know you need to get away, but don’t care when or where! This list was created to help you find the cheapest flights from your home airport….. whenever. 

My VIP Zone has a printable, interactive copy of this checklist with space for notes! Click here for access if you don’t have it already!

CHECKLIST: When looking for cheap flights to Europe and both your dates/destination are flexible, have you…

☑ Downloaded Honey to get instant discounts

☑ Registered for a free Rakuten account to receive $10 cash bonus + potential cashback

☑ Turned on Incognito mode for flight browsing

☑ Used the Skyscanner Everywhere tool in calendar mode to find the cheapest flights by month

☑ Checked Airfarewatchdog for deals from all nearby airports

☑ Used Google Flights to check departures from all your nearby airports

☑ Used the Google Flights Everywhere map to browse the cheapest flights from your destination

☑ Looked on Secret Flying for deals

☑ Checked your local airport website to find budget airlines that service your airport

☑ Checked if those budget airlines have any current deals

☑ Tried browsing airline sites of any juicy deals in the local language/currency

☑ Checked any other local/deal sites you know of

☑ Turned on price alerts for flights that interest you (if booking is not urgent)

☑ Booked flight through Rakuten for cashback (where applicable)


 

A Video Explaining my Favourite Cheap Flight Tips