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Now you can fly from Toronto to Europe for under $300

By 2016, a quick jaunt across the pond might sound even more tempting thanks to the number of airlines offering relatively inexpensive flights to Europe from Lester B. Pearson Airport.

Today, Iceland's WOW air announced it will be selling $99, one-way tickets to Reykjavik starting May 20, 2016. After a quick layover in the Icelandic capital, it'll cost another $149 (one-way) to get to other, more popular European destinations such as London, Paris, Dublin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

This comes just two weeks after WestJet announced that in the spring, it would start offering flights to London's Gatwick Airport for less than $300 on its new fleet of 767s, including one flight per day from Pearson.

While these prices sound incredibly appealing, they're all for one way tickets; unless you're planning on moving overseas, you'll have to get back home. And as budget-conscious travellers know, many other European companies, such as RyanAir, also offer inexpensive flights. But, if you're not careful when booking (or if you forget to print off your boarding pass), you can easily rack up charges.

According to the WOW air press release, its $99 ticket includes taxes. This price, however, is, "Based on lowest one way fare including taxes and charges booked on www.wowair.ca. Restrictions and booking/baggage fees may apply," says the fine print on the news release.

There's no doubt that these are great deals to consider when heading abroad, but maybe book early if you want to score the best price.

Will you consider these options when booking your next Euro trip? Let us know in the comments.


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