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You Can Fly from Boston to Europe for $99 Next Spring

Budget airline Primera Air is launching service from Logan with a special discount.
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Here’s an incentive to finally plan that trip to Europe: $99 nonstop flights to France and England will be leaving from Logan Airport next year.

Primera Air, a budget airline based in Latvia, is launching service from Boston with the special discount. Fares will run as low as $99, flying nonstop to Paris, France, Birmingham, England, and London, England beginning in spring 2018.

Primera Air isn’t the first airline to offer $99 transatlantic flights. Iceland-based WOW Air launched $99 tickets from Boston to Paris and Amsterdam in 2015, and earlier this year, Norwegian Air kicked off $65 flights from Providence to Europe. Like its competitors, Primera Air’s almost too-good-to-be-true offering comes with some fine print. The biggest catch? The flights are only one way, meaning you’ll have to open your wallet again to get back to Boston.

There are added fees, too, like a $45 charge to check luggage, and $45 fee if you’d like to select your seat in advance. In-flight nourishment isn’t cheap, either—individual meals start at $40 and fetch up to $70. (“Premium fish meal,” anyone?)

To get the most bang for your buck, embrace Primera’s no-frills experience: travel with just a lightweight carry-on, eat before boarding, and cross your fingers the free WiFi has a strong signal.

Tickets are available at primeraair.com.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com