We have talked about low-cost carriers WOW and Norwegian Airlines before. Yet another cheap airline has entered the transatlantic airspace. LEVEL is a new budget airline owned by the International Airlines Group, who also runs British Airways and Iberia. This new airline is now offering selling tickets from the U.S. to Paris and Barcelona from $149.
It is worth noting that this is not the only bargain fare about. Check out our article about $7 flights, fare errors and the latest travel freebies.
LEVEL will become IAG’s fifth main airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. The carrier will take to the skies in June, with flights between Barcelona and Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.
LEVEL will fly two new Airbus A330 aircraft fitted with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats.
Economy will feature 30″ of pitch with 9″ screens at every seat, and will be in a 2-4-2 configuration.
Premium economy will feature 37″ of pitch with 12″ screens, and seats will be in a 2-3-2 configuration (this is less pitch than the 46″ in Norwegian’s premium class, which has 46″ of pitch).
The flights to Paris Orly Airport are from Newark International Airport in New Jersey and cost $149. Flights back to the US are even cheaper, starting from $117.
Flights to Barcelona depart from either Oakland, Los Angeles or from Logan International Airport in Boston and launch in March 2018. Flights into Paris start in September 2018.
The airline charges extra for seat allocation, food, and checked bags although you can upgrade to Premium Economy to avoid these additional charges.
This is not a luxury way to travel, expect a similar level of luxury to that you would experience on WOW Airlines. In fact, many budget airlines get extremely bad cabin reviews with hard seats with little room and a lack of entertainment. But with one-way fares starting below $150, this is very much a case of you get what you pay for.
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