If you constantly update your bucket list with talk of Buckingham Palace or the Eiffel Tower, get excited: Hopping on a plane to Europe just got way more affordable. A European budget airline just announced new flights from the East Coast to France and the United Kingdom, and the fares are insanely cheap.
According to a press release, Denmark-based airline Primera Air will fly from Newark and Boston to London’s Stansted airport, Birmingham, England’s airport, and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport. Those flights will start in April 2018 and two more transatlantic routes will be announced by the end of this summer. Primera Air’s website advertises flights starting at $99 to all three destinations.
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But keep in mind you get what you pay for, so these flights are pretty bare-bones. The planes have two classes, Premium and Economy, and the Economy tickets are the ones that start at $99. And this is the type of airline that makes you pay extra for basically everything, including checked bags, priority seating, and even meals. But even the bare-bones tickets give you outlets to charge your devices, so if you pack light, bring a meal, and load up your tablet with lots of books and movies, you can get by without paying too much on top of your fare.
Tickets started to go on sale July 20, so if you want to take a cheap trip to Europe next year, you should get on it — these won’t last long.