Starting in November, Allegiant air will be selling one-way flights from Newark, NJ, to Cincinnati; Knoxville, Tenn.; Savannah, Ga.; and Asheville, NC, for as low as $39. Meanwhile, Wow airlines is offering one-way trips from Newark to Iceland starting at $99, and to London, Paris, Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany, for $149.
Although Allegiant travels to 117 domestic cities, only those four nonstop routes will be available from Newark at the start.
“We think we provide something really unique. At Newark, we’ll be the first,” Lukas Johnson, Allegiant’s vice president of planning, told USA Today. He’s referring to the “ultra low-cost carrier” budget airlines like Spirit and Frontier, which fly out of La Guardia Airport.
Though like those other carriers, budget airline customers should be prepared to pay for extras like carry-on luggage and assigned seats.
If you pay with a credit card, for example, you’ll get an $8 surcharge. Many budget carriers maintain their low cost by flying into smaller regional airports with lower landing fees — like Ogdensburg, NY.
$39 domestic flights are coming to NYC
By Christian Gollayan
New York Post
June 29, 2016 | 3:33pm