If the travel bug has sunken its sharp, jagged teeth deep into your spirit, consider loosening its grip by booking a flight on Level, a recently launched low-cost transatlantic airline offering tickets starting at $149 each way, from the West Coast to Spain.
Based in Barcelona, Level's flights are operated by Spanish airline Iberia which, along with the new budget airline, is owned by IAG, the same company as Aer Lingus, British Airways and Vueling. As The Independent reports, the basic Level fare covers a single piece of in-cabin baggage, while meals, drinks, preferred seat selection and wi-fi access will incur an additional cost.
Level's first routes are set to take off June 1 and June 2 from Los Angeles and Oakland, respectively. Both flights will be non-stop to Barcelona, with flights from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Barcelona also set to kick off that month.
If you're daydreaming of some international R&R, allow these details about Level's aircraft to enhance your vision: Passengers will fly on one of two Airbus 330s, which include 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. Each plane offers 30-inch legroom, and every seat comes equipped with a 9-inch screen, both of which qualify as air travel must-haves for a comfortable flight.
Obviously, travelers will leap at the chance to fly on the cheap as evidenced by Level experiencing record sales only a couple days after launching over the weekend.
Due to its home base, Level is primarily offering destinations that are popular among Spanish travelers, but if these international locales aren't already on your travel bucket list, they should be. The launch of Level comes just a few weeks after Norwegian Air began offering one-way flights to Europe for under $100, so let the frugal flying frenzy begin!