Flying can be expensive, but add on the cost of a rental car and you often haven’t got anything left to eat on. That’s why I am digging Aer Lingus’s Fly & Drive package deal, which includes return U.S. airfare and a one-week car rental for a seriously low price – $399. The deal includes flights from New York JFK to Dublin between February 1 – March 10.
Fly & Drive packages are also offered from Boston, Chicago and San Francisco and for alternate dates between now and the end of May, but the prices do go up from there. For instance, you can be in Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, for anyone keeping score) from Boston for $469, or wait for warmer weather and fly all the way from San Francisco in May for $699. Yowsa. Including a car rental? That’s saving a bundle, folks.
Aer Lingus also offers to add on accommodation for $69 a day, although you can definitely do better than that if you’re a hosteler or staying in B&Bs.
I have always believed, and still do, that the quality you get flying with Aer Lingus for the price is nearly unmatchable, especially on long haul flights between U.S. cities and Ireland.
Fly & Drive with Aer Lingus
From: New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco
When: February 1 – May 31, 2010
How much: $399 and up
by Megan Eaves