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Dislike the Election Results? Then Jet Off to Europe as Airfares Sink

Don't like the election results?

A trip to Europe could provide welcome distraction, coming at a time when fares are potentially, going lower, thanks to a profusion of new flights.

In recent weeks, British Airways announced new service to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., New Orleans and Oakland, Calif., all starting in 2017. Icelandic-discounter Wow Air, known for $99 one-way fares to Europe, said it will begin Pittsburgh-Reykjavik flights in June. Air Lingus began Hartford-Dublin service on Sept. 29; it already serves Dublin from New York Kennedy, Boston Logan and Newark.

Looking farther ahead, last week AirFrance-KLM said it will roll out a new budget airline in the winter of 2017, initially to serve Asia but with the possibility that trans-Atlantic service will be added. The subsidized Middle East carriers, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, continue to add trans-Atlantic service to their hubs. Also, Canadian carrier WestJet (WJAFF) , which serves London Gatwick from six cities, as...


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