Demand for travel remains strong, but with prices rising across the board, travelers themselves may be looking to save on their trips.
According to data recently released by Deloitte, international air tickets from the US were 31% more expensive in November 2022 than a year earlier.
However, more people said they were planning to travel abroad during the holidays, and the firm expects such trips to increase throughout the year.
With the dollar still relatively strong, Europe remains a popular destination for travelers from the US, and while international airfare can be expensive, there are deals to be had and competition among low-cost carriers to get you across the pond. at a cheap price.
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The landscape has changed since before the pandemic, so if you haven’t looked for a transatlantic deal in a while, here are some players to keep in mind. Keep in mind that as a low-cost carrier, the cheapest fares usually do not include meal service, checked baggage or other amenities, but check with the airline for specific terms and options to purchase.
The Norwegian low-cost carrier operates a fleet of Boeing 787s with two classes of service and seat entertainment for everyone.
The airline currently serves New York, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Los Angeles in the US, and has direct service to London, Paris, Oslo, Norway and Berlin, with an expansion to Rome planned for June and connections to other cities European available. also.
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This Iceland-based low-cost carrier routes passengers from North America to Europe through its hub in Reykjavik, meaning you have to connect to get anywhere other than Iceland.
In North America, Play serves Baltimore, Boston, New York (Stewart) and Washington (Dulles) as well as Toronto.
European destinations include Athens, Greece, Barcelona, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal and Prague among others.
Play operates a fleet of single-aisle Airbus A320 family aircraft with a single class of service on board.
The oldest operator on this list, French Bee uses a fleet of Airbus A350s to connect Newark, New Jersey, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Paris (Orly), as well as direct flights from San Francisco to Tahiti.
Like Norse Atlantic, French Bee has entertainment for every passenger and is arranged in a two-class configuration. Extra legroom is available at an extra charge in Economy Class as well.
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Sometimes the major carriers will have deals, so if you’re definitely planning to take a European holiday, it’s worth using a tool like Kayak, Skyscanner or Google Flights to compare prices. Especially if you are taking luggage with you, it may be more economical to purchase an all-inclusive fare (or more).
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