NYC to London for $13? Ryanair prepares for U.S. takeoff!
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Pack your neck pillows, blankets and bring your ear plugs, Cheapos, because Ryanair is coming to the United States!
Our friends at the Budget Travel blog tipped us off that Ryanair just announced it will begin offering flights from Dublin and London Stansted to the U.S. starting at about $13 each way, taxes not included. U.S. cities expected to be included are New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and take-off is anticipated sometime in 2009. Ryanair is also expected to announce the acquisition of over 50 additional aircrafts, purchased from its cash-strapped rivals. All of this will help Ryanair support its upcoming additional U.S. routes.
We’ve written before about the ups and downs of flying Ryanair, but these were typically limited to flights of 2 to 3 hours. A Ryanair flight from New York to London’s Stansted airport is a different beast all together, but in the current economic times this could be a welcomed option for budget travelers.
Tell us, Cheapos, what do you think about Ryanair’s announcement?