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Blue Skies Ahead for Cheap Flights, But Read the Fine Print

MORE NO-FRILLS CARRIERS AS WELL AS MAJOR AIRLINES ARE OFFERING DEALS ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. JUST BOOK AHEAD AND BE WARY OF ANCILLARY FEES — THEY CAN REALLY ADD UP.

Turbulence in the budget airline industry continues to be expected. But for savvy leisure travelers looking for international flights, there are more ups than downs right now.

First, the downs. Norwegian Air threw a wrench into cheap trans-Atlantic flight options this summer by announcing the cancellation of six routes between Ireland and North America. The decision, effective Sept. 15, was blamed of the Boeing 737 Max after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft. According to a news release, 18 of the discount carrier’s fleet were affected, making the Ireland routes “no longer commercially viable.”

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