Many people move to the UK to take advantage of the proximity to other European countries. London, Manchester and Liverpool make very good bases with lots of flights departing from these major cities. Holidays to the continent are easy with cheap flights to many European countries.
Discount airlines flying from the UK include:
- BMI & BMIbaby
- British Airways (not really a discount airline, but fares can be very competitive)
- Jet2 - servicing the Midlands, Northern England, Scotland & Northern Ireland
- Monarch - servicing London, Birmingham, Manchester & Edinburgh
Why not try the Eurostar?
The Eurostar from London to Paris and Brussels is a nice and quick way to escape for a long weekend.