Scottish travel options
By AdFeatures | Monday, February 04, 2013, 07:50
When planning trips, journeys or holidays, not many people consider Scotland as a prime location to set off from. Holidays and flights are often advertised from the likes of Heathrow but are these really the best options on offer?
The likes of Glasgow airport are just as busy as airports based in London’s capital and offer the same competitive rates on flights. Furthermore, being much further north these airports often have their own unique advantages – some of which are listed below:
First of all, the location should be a distinct advantage if you don't live in the south. Why travel all the way down to London for your holiday if there's a suitable airport much closer? A flight would have to be exceptionally cheap to warrant travelling there and back again at such a distance.
The average traveller often pays more attention to where the flight lands; after all, you want the airport to be near where you're going to stay. Yet we seldom consider where we're leaving from. It’s just as important to leave from somewhere reachable as it is to arrive a short distance from our holiday accommodation; the transfer costs are equally important at either end.
Furthermore, these airports aren't always as busy but this doesn't mean there isn't a competitive market to take advantage of. There are always airlines and flights that want to fill up seats and gain your custom. The easiest way to do this, of course, has always been through offering cheap flights. If you do some research in advance, using reputable firms like Flybe to find great deals and flights across Europe, you'll find options that are much cheaper than you might have expected.
Combining this with an easy to reach location, such as Dundee airport and it’s easy to see how advantageous and cheap these options can be. Transfers and inter-connections are typical examples of the kind of costs that can creep up. On their own, one or two might seem like small, harmless expenses but like any business it’s the cumulative total of these minor additions that makes up any hefty bill.
Comfort of choice
Alongside saving money, the simple matter of a better choice can make the process much easier. Holidays and trips can often be stressful and hassling experiences so most people will understandably be thankful for any opportunity to reduce this. More choice is exactly what you need. Whether you're concerned about travelling long distances, running over your budget or simply wanting to better organise and control your options, being aware of all the choices at your disposal can help you with all your needs.
This is exactly what can happen when you consider travelling from the north, rather than the south. With airports that are just as large, you have access to frequent flights. With the opportunity to save money in various places it’s a prospect that is surprisingly unrecognised by many frequent flyers.