British Airways is advertising fares as low as $219 between New York and London. Exciting? Only slightly.
That’s a one-way fare, and here’s the fine print: Government taxes and fees of approximately $165 plus a $2.50 September 11th Security fee are extra.
That’s an additional $167.50 each way, so the bottom line is a round trip of $602, inclusive. You must purchase by Feb. 4 for travel completed by March 28.
It’s a pretty good fare, about where transatlantic fares have been bottoming out for this time of year for the past couple of years. I’d take it. But I wouldn’t dance up and down the aisles about it. I’ve been to Europe twice in the past few years for a bit less than that.