Wow, that is all I can say. $256 round-trip for a nonstop from the West Coast to Barcelona, Spain. IAG, the parent company of British Airways, is introducing their response to Norwegian Airlines, Level.
The Spanish airline Iberia is rolling out this West Coast service which will eventually be operated fully by the carrier Level. We don’t know the exact dates for when Level will completely take over the routes but expect to fly on Iberia metal for the initial flights. Level is launching their newly announced “budget” transatlantic service with two new routes to Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, CA.
Since this is a budget carrier, expect checked baggage and seat reservations to be extra. We don’t know the exact costs yet, but you can view Norwegian’s fees and my review here.
• First flight from Los Angeles to Barcelona – June 1st, 2017
• First flight from Oakland to Barcelona – June 2nd, 2017
Level is also launching Barcelona routes to Punta Cana, DR and Buenos Aires, Argentina. You can catch a one-way from Barcelona to Punta Cana for $160!
To book your ticket, visit Iberia.com. You may be charged in Euro’s so try to use a card with no foreign transaction fee. I recommend searching for dates and pricing on google.com/flights FIRST, then continue to book on Iberia. You will want to book the flights as ONE-WAY’s to get the best deal!
To connect to other cities in Europe, Barcelona airport is served by the budget carrier Vueling. You can reach the following cities on the budget carrier Vueling from BCN:
A Coruña, Algiers, Alicante, Almería, Amsterdam, Asturias, Athens, Banjul, Basel/Mulhouse, Belgrade (begins 3 June 2017), Bergen, Berlin–Tegel, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Brussels, Catania, Copenhagen, Dakar, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fes, Florence, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Granada, Hamburg, Hannover, Ibiza,
Jerez de la Frontera, La Palma, Lanzarote, Lille, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseilles, Menorca, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Domodedovo, Munich, Nador, Nantes, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne (ends 26 March 2017), Nice, Oran, Oslo,
Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Pisa, Porto, Prague, Rennes, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Rome–Fiumicino, Rotterdam/The Hague, San Sebastián, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tangier, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tenerife–North, Tenerife–South, Toulouse, Turin, Valencia (begins 26 March 2017), Valladolid, Venice–Marco Polo, Vienna, Vigo, Warsaw–Chopin, Zürich
Seasonal: Aalborg, Bari, Bastia, Beirut, Brest, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Cardiff, Casablanca, Cluj-Napoca, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Funchal, Genoa, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Heraklion, Kaliningrad, Kiev–Zhulyany, Kraków, Larnaca, Luxembourg, Malta, Minsk, Mykonos, Nuremberg, Olbia, St Petersburg, Santorini, Split, Tallinn, Thessaloniki, Tunis, Verona, Zadar, Zagreb
BCN = Barcelona
LAX = Los Angeles
OAK = Oakland
Note: Iberia’s website is seeing heavy traffic so you’ll have to be patient. If you need to, you can put a three-day hold on your reservation for just 10 Euros. If you purchase the ticket, it will refund the 10 Euro hold charge.