photography by ANNA KOCHARIAN
Air travel might be getting more expensive in 2018, but we just found a loophole—and its name is Primera Air.
The Icelandic-owned airline will be offering tickets to various European destinations, starting at just $99. Beginning in April 2018, you’ll be able to fly from Boston and Newark to Birmingham and London in England, and Paris in France. Flights run daily from Newark, and four times a week from Boston.
Not anywhere near Boston or Newark? Primera has said that it plans to add two more transatlantic routes by the end of the summer, so stay tuned.
According to Condé Nast Traveler, this marks the airline’s first foray into international travel, having previously operated solely in Europe. To mark its inaugural transatlantic routes, Primera will be flying Airbus A321neo, which only seats around 185 people, and is typically used for domestic travel. World Airline News reports that we can thank the smaller and more efficient aircraft for these low prices to European destinations. (Just to give you a comparison, Airlines Reporting Corp. has said these types of trips usually cost around $1,498.)
But, as is the case with most things that seem too good to be true, there’s a catch: First of all, tickets are going fast, so be sure to book now before the prices increase. And speaking of prices, while it may cost less than $100 to get to Europe, be ready for a whole slew of extra fees.
Want to check a bag? Tack on $45.
Interested in eating dinner aboard the plane? A standard chicken meal will set you back by $40.
There’s also no in-flight entertainment, so come fully prepared with your own pre-loaded movies and snacks. Oddly enough though, while you have to pay for pretty much every extra addition, Wi-Fi on the flight is free. So while you may not be able to watch the latest TV shows or enjoy some traditionally questionable airplane food, you’ll at least be able to Instagram your journey.
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