Fly to the US from €99 as winter airfare wars take off
Norwegian, Aer Lingus and Ryanair are all discounting fares as the winter schedules approach, says Pól Ó Conghaile
The winter airfare wars are hotting up in earnest with Norwegian's launch of €99 fares between Ireland and the US.
All of the airline's transatlantic routes from Dublin and Shannon are included in the sale, which is available for travel from November 1 to March 31 of next year.
Book online at norwegian.com/ie/fall-flight-deals before September 17.
Norwegian flies from Dublin and Shannon to New York Stewart, and from Dublin to Providence International Airport. It also flies from Cork and Belfast, and will next year launch a route to Hamilton, Ontario - though these don't feature in the sale.
Airlines switch from summer to winter schedules at the end of October, and several are anticipating the move with winter sales this week.
Aer Lingus has seats to the UK and Europe from €29.99 and to North America from €159 each-way, for instance, valid for travel from November 1 to March 31, 2019.
Its sale fares are available on aerlingus.com until midnight on September 24.
CityJet has 30pc off all flights if booked before September 9 using the code 'AUTUMNBREAK' on cityjet.com. The sale follows news that Aer Lingus will take over its flights to London City Airport from October under a new leasing arrangement.
Ryanair is offering autumn city breaks from €19.99 in its latest special offer, while WOW air has flights from Dublin to Reykjavik from €49.99 each-way this autumn, and one-stop (via Iceland) services to the US from €135.99 each-way.
Most of the sales don't include baggage fees or seat selection, of course.
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