Ryanair the leading low cost carrier of Europe will announce soon that they will offer flights for around $16 to the US. Of course there will be taxes and fees, but some of this airline’s sales are truly phenomenal and worth keeping your eyes open.
Katy and I have flown them numerous times and although it is the cattle car type of flying, with a charge for everything, if you go with bare bones service the savings are huge.
One of the most bizarre charges is a baggage charge at the time of booking. If you specify that you are checking a bag when you buy a ticket online, you pay a charge for the bag at that time, and give them your bag when you arrive.
If you forget to do that online, and arrive at the airport without having paid the fee, you are then shipped off to another humongous line to pay the baggage charge. We paid the baggage fee when ticketing even though we had carry ons only.
And baggage weight limits are significantly less for Ryanair and other European carriers.
But even with this quirks and others, keep your eyes open for the announcement.
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