If you’ve always wanted to skip across the pond and experience the Old World firsthand, now is your chance to get great last-minute deals on airfare. NileGuidance has a post up with links to some awesome plane fares on flights from the US to Europe. For example, if you book by tomorrow,  you can take advantage of American Airlines’ European Getaway Sale, with one-way prices on flights to Europe as low as $147.00.  If  Spain is your destination of choice, Fly.com can take you there for as little as $425 round-trip.

These great deals are for travel through May, which is a plus because spring is usually considered the best time to travel to Europe.  By summer, tourists crowd major European cities, hotel prices skyrocket, and in some countries, weather can get uncomfortably hot and sticky.

Obviously, if you don’t have a passport yet, you’ll need to get one to take advantage of these deals.  Since most of these flights leave in about a month, it’s a good idea to rush your passport to make sure you don’t get left behind on the ground. Even heavily discounted tickets are a waste of money if you miss your flight!

This is especially true this year, as new travel requirements for Canada and Mexico are set to become effective on June 1st. This is expected to cause an increase in the number of passport applications the US Passport Agency has to process, which could increase wait times for passport applicants.

Using a passport expediting service like RushMyPassport.com is the easiest way to rush your passport. Expediters deliver your application to the US Passport Agency by hand, so you can avoid processing delays. Depending on when your plane leaves, there are several options for rush passport service available, ranging from same-day processing to less costly options that take just a few days longer.

Choose the option that works for you and rush your passport with us today!