Travel: Planning flights

After my trip to Paris in June and realising that flying isn’t that bad (it was my first time on a plane in 13 years!) I’ve now got the travel bug and I can’t wait to go away again soon. I had plans to go away either for my birthday or in October half term but due to getting a new job and not being able to book the time off, those plans have gone on hold for now. 

One of the places I’m hoping to go to next year is Rome, I’m a huge history nerd (I have a degree in Archaeology!) and it’s been on my holiday wishlist since I was small. Planning a trip away is often really stressful as you want to find the best flights for the cheapest price and a nice place to stay. When I was booking our flights to Paris, I really didn’t know what to do – I couldn’t work out which website was the best one to use to get flights at the right time but also at the best price for us.

 Luckily, I’ve discovered a website called Amadeus which allows you to plan your flights and find the perfect one for you. All you need to do is enter your destination and the dates you want to travel on and it comes up with a list of flights listed from the lowest price to the highest. It also tells you the predicted temperature and the price trends for the place you want to go to. Using this website I’ve managed to find return flights from Birmingham to Rome for the bargain price of £175 next summer. I won’t be booking a trip just yet but at least I know for the future that this website is the best place to go to. If only I’d known about Amadeus in April when I was booking my flights to Paris, it would have made the whole process a million times easier!

Since discovering the website, I’ve been having a play around and have made many ‘plans’ on there to different destinations. I’m hoping to visit South Africa in 2015, so I’ve made a plan for that and another for each of the European cities that are on my travel wishlist. Amy’s recent travel posts have made me want to go to the USA as well.

Have you got any holidays planned? Will you be using Amadeus to plan your flights?
This is a collaborative post



  1. September 8, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    I always struggle looking for flights so this was very helpful 🙂 Thanks! x

  2. September 8, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    I too would love to visit Rome. No degree for me but I love buildings, history etc as well as Spartacus the tv series hehe.

    It looks like a beautiful place and I will certainly keep the website in mind when booking – I hadn’t heard of it previously x

  3. September 8, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Rome is on my wish list as well. We do usually book flights and accommodation separately so I’ll check it out xx

  4. September 8, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    I’ve never heard of Amadeus before – great tip – thanks so much. I’ll definitely be using it in future!

  5. September 8, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    Not heard of them but will check them out x

  6. September 8, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I hadn’t heard of Amadeus before but then again, I’ve only ever been abroad once so it’s not surprising! My mother in law however, flies off on holidays 4 – 5 times a year so I’ll be sending her the link 🙂 xx

  7. September 8, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    Thanks for this babe – need to start planning for Barbados. First step flights

    You star
    Lotte xo

  8. September 9, 2014 / 2:03 am

    I’ve never heard of this website, but will definitely check it out when I next plan a holiday. Anything to save a few pennies! I would also love to go to Rome. It seems like such a beautiful city, and I think I would love the food there too!!

  9. September 9, 2014 / 3:59 am

    Plan journey is not bad just it become boring if you are alone and long journey

  10. September 9, 2014 / 5:34 am

    I’m looking for flights to Malta at the moment so off to check out the Website now, thank you

  11. September 9, 2014 / 6:41 am

    This website sounds interesting, I’m always planning holidays so it would be perfect for me.

  12. September 9, 2014 / 6:43 am

    Rome is an amazing place – we went there for our honeymoon. That looks like a good website for flights.

  13. September 9, 2014 / 7:14 am

    Fab post! Rome is on my list of places to visit too. Never heard of Amadeus, will take a look, Thanks x

  14. September 9, 2014 / 8:51 am

    I’ve not heard of that website before but will keep it in mind for future holidays!

  15. September 9, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    Oooo I have never heard of these before – off to have a look

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