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May 24, 2016

Airlines have been competing for the title of "lowest airfare" for weeks now, it seems. Trips to Europe for $500 or less, $341 round-trips getaways to Asia, three ways to get to the Caribbean for less than $300—the list goes on. Ryanair, which is already known for its inexpensive airfare, is also jumping in on the trend. The airline’s Chief Executive Michael O’Leary shared that the brand expects average airfare to drop six percent just this summer, and even more once winter comes around. 

If you already live in Europe and you’re looking to do a bit of travel on the cheap (and you don’t mind giving up free in-flight amenities), keep an eye on Ryanair. And while the airline may not offer flights to and from the United States just yet, there are plenty of deals on airfare from the U.S. To Europe that still makes news like this worthwhile for stateside travelers. 

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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