Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 19- Intra-European travel

Eric and I are going on a mini holiday to Paris for a few days. Everyone kept telling us how cheap it is to fly from country to country in Europe (as long as you book somewhat early) so we gave it a go. We have taken the train from place to place in Spain, our trip from San Sebastian to Barcelona was actually almost as much as our flight to Paris (about $90 roundtrip) and that was just oneway. So naturally we thought we made the right decision, guess again...... Easy Jet is the airline we are flying, while it was cheaper and you do get there quicker which is great for a mini break, the airline regulations here in Europe are much more complicated than in the States. It's a good thing we checked beforehand, we just spent the last 2 hours packing and re-packing our stuff (for only 3 nights). You only get 1 carry-on bag, not a personal item and a carry-on, no carry-on and laptop bag and definitely not a carry-on and a purse. The size regulations are also smaller (at least we think they are) 56x45x25cm and they count deodorant and lip balm as liquids. Basically I can't bring half my make-up. You need to be there 2 hours ahead of time, which makes sense I guess since it is technically International travel but the flight is only like 1 1/2 hours. The price to check a bag is about 25 euro, if you get stopped at the gate with your bag it is 50 euro to check. Wish us luck!

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