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This New Budget-Priced Transatlantic Airline Is Probably News to You

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 02/22/2018, 5:45 AM

Most everyone by now has heard of Norwegian Air Shuttle, which flies the Atlantic at rock-bottom prices. Although Norwegian suffered a loss in 2017, it has struck fear into the hearts of the so-called “legacy carriers,” like British Airways, Iberia Airlines, and others. Result: A consortium of established airlines—British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and others—have recently created a brand-new ...

Now You Can Fly Round-Trip to Europe for €399—with a Catch

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/11/2018, 12:00 AM

First, U.S. domestic airlines introduced Basic Economy fares so their rates would appear more competitive with low-cost carriers in Web searches. Now the transatlantic airlines are stripping down their benefits to compete with low-cost airlines. First it was Icelandair, which came up with Economy Light, which only allows for a single carry-on up to 22 pounds (10kg)—no checked bags permitted. TAP ...

An Undoubted Reduction in the Level of Transatlantic Airfares is Currently Underway

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 03/10/2017, 12:00 AM

Getting to Europe from America is now cheaper than it has been in years, says Arthur Frommer—but the reasons behind the new reality are not all positive....

Despite Fierce Opposition from U.S. Air Carriers, Norwegian Air Has Received Permission to Radically Slash Airfares Across the Atlantic

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/22/2016, 2:15 PM

Norwegian Air is about to introduce some healthy competition on transatlantic flights, making travel a lot easier and cheaper for many more Americans....

Climate Change to Make Flights Longer

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/19/2016, 1:15 AM

Environmental Research Letters, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers the Earth's environment, recently came out with a study that predicts airlines are about to require more fuel on transatlantic journeys. It predicts that the increase in wind speeds brought about by changing temperatures—a climatological shift that's already in evidence—will require flights to take more time to ...

Bye-Bye, Economy! Delta Airlines Introduces Five New Classes of Seating

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 12/16/2014, 4:00 AM

In 2013, Delta Airlines collected $1.67 billion dollars in so-called ancillary fees last year (mostly change fees and baggage fees), whupping its nearest competitor by almost $300 million dollars. Seems that wasn't enough. Delta has just announced that it will be making it even harder for budget travelers not to pay extra fees, with the implementation of five new classes of servic...

What is a Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2 Like? Our Readers' Questions Answered

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/17/2013, 11:00 AM

Last week, I took what many consider the voyage of a lifetime: a transatlantic crossing on an ocean liner. There's only one ship left on the seas that was specifically designed to slice through ocean waves the way a French waiter slices through foie gras, and that's Cunard's Queen Mary 2. She's no longer the largest ship in the world (it's currently eighth), but she's plenty big, and she's...

What is a Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2 Like? Our Readers' Questions Answered

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/17/2013, 11:00 AM

Last week, I took what many consider the voyage of a lifetime: a transatlantic crossing on an ocean liner. There's only one ship left on the seas that was specifically designed to slice through ocean waves the way a French waiter slices through foie gras, and that's Cunard's Queen Mary 2. She's no longer the largest ship in the world (it's currently eighth), but she's plenty big, and she's...

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