Most budget airlines will ding you every chance they get, making it tough to truly take a cheap trip despite the low initial flight price. Primera falls somewhere in the middle of a no-frills journey from Frontier and relatively more accommodating airlines like Southwest. The lowest ticket tier gives you a free carry-on, which means the thriftiest of travelers can make this work at the sticker price.
However, if you need to check a bag, that's going to cost $44.99 in each direction. It's enough that you might consider stepping up from the lowest ticket tier. At the next class up you're spending $80 to $90 in each direction, but it comes with a carry-on, one piece of checked luggage, a meal, and priority seating. That's right, there's no meal at the bottom tier, but you can always pack a little food in the carry-on if you're going all-in on a cheap trip.
If you're that kind of traveler, Primera Air is yet another airline that could provide a cheap option to get to Europe. Along with Norwegian, its launch may also help push prices to Europe down across the board.
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