Here’s how to navigate the route and check in with Vueling Airlines

It’s been less than a week since Vueling announced its arrival in the United States, and it’s already hard to imagine what the Spanish airline’s first transatlantic flight to Spain will look like. From…

Here's how to navigate the route and check in with Vueling Airlines

It’s been less than a week since Vueling announced its arrival in the United States, and it’s already hard to imagine what the Spanish airline’s first transatlantic flight to Spain will look like.

From Rio de Janeiro to Seattle and from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona, the lowest fares for the 15-month-old carrier are about $360 round trip. Vacations that don’t include flying abroad cost as little as $750 for 10 days in the UK.

But Vueling isn’t your typical airline. Founded in Barcelona, the airline is owned by Air France-KLM and is a frequent flier-friendly business, one that flies to 150 destinations in Europe, the United States and South America.

If Vueling does receive U.S. government approval for routes, it will begin flying from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Barcelona this summer. Tickets for the first flight begin Feb. 20, 2019.

But while it’s certainly not a cheap option, it’s a savvy one for all-inclusive vacations on points. To navigate the route, travelers need to know about the route, how to book tickets, and even whether they have to stay in a hotel.

With all the travel options in the world, how do travelers compare between connecting flights in Europe and in the United States?

Ryanair is the King of the App

Europe’s biggest budget airline, Ryanair, is known for how you pay. Book a ticket through Ryanair’s app and the airline adjusts your fare down as you fly. The airline boasts a top score of 100 on of Dara Khosrowshahi’s CEO questionnaire for his strong support of transparency in pricing and prioritizing customer service over convenience.

Ryanair, which carried roughly 95 million passengers last year, also has a low waiting time for customers to receive reservations, which can save you from facing long lines and waiting for check-in.

Flights to Britain and France in Europe

The only option for passengers leaving the U.S. is to head to Brussels to fly with Norwegian, which plans to become the biggest European airline by 2023. Booking a ticket at Caradee, the website for Norwegian, takes seconds, and you can even call customer service direct with pre-booked tickets and speeds up the process.

However, connecting flights on Norwegian are known for leaving passengers stranded with no clear route and potentially long delays.

Which experience can you have between flying back to the U.S. and Madrid and Barcelona? That’s up to you.

How to Book Flights on Vueling

For fares, look at how much you can save through Vueling’s website. The airline’s cards from Costco and Vamoose allow a minimum of two free upgrades to First or Business Class, the former for $99 and the latter for $120. If travelers are looking to upgrade to First for $349, you can also get a voucher for $200 that can be used on Vueling and non-Vueling flights.

Vueling also has another special perk for members of the military and their families. Members of the U.S. military, veterans and their family members are eligible for $100 miles on travel booked in partnership with Southwest Airlines.

Vueling serves Barcelona as well as Barcelona, Girona, Sevilla, Tarragona, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga, Granada, Zaragoza, Xarxa, Madrid, and Geneva

This article originally appeared on Niche.com.

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