Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus, is introducing a “bare bones” transatlantic fare as it fights off growing competition on the North Atlantic run, notably from long-haul, low-cost carriers. The new Saver fare will cut €40 ($47) from Aer Lingus’s standard Smart one-way transatlantic fare. Like basic economy fares introduced by US carriers, it comes with restrictions, with passengers having to pay for features such as advance seat selection, blankets, ...

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