Travelers are finding it increasingly difficult to find affordable tickets to major destinations on their travel plans, with most airlines offering prices that are too high or too low.
The cost of flying between the U.S. and Europe is rising, and airlines are looking to capitalize on this by offering discounted fares to travelers from their home countries.
But some travel experts say it’s a difficult balancing act for travelers to make and that the airlines’ pricing practices could be a recipe for disaster.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, U.K.-based airline EasyJet announced that it would begin offering low-cost travel between the United Kingdom and Europe in 2019.
This change came after the airline made headlines earlier this month when it announced that its low-price flights from London Heathrow to Paris had been cancelled following the terror attack on the airport there.
This new policy means EasyJet will no longer be able to fly low-value fares from London to Paris.
The company said it would be cancelling the flights to ensure that it can offer the cheapest prices possible to customers in the U, E.U. and N.E.R.
As a result, EasyJet is slashing prices for flights between London and Brussels and from Brussels to Paris by 20 percent, and by as much as 60 percent for the same flights from Brussels-Lyon to Paris, the airline said in a statement.
The company’s announcement follows a similar move by American Airlines earlier this week.
The carrier announced that the low-fare fares it offers between Chicago and New York would be eliminated starting in 2019, and it said that it will be limiting low-level travel from Chicago to Paris and between Paris and New Orleans by 20 to 30 percent.
The U.A.E.-based carrier said that some of the reductions are in response to increased security measures at U.N. headquarters and the closure of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The airline said it also wanted to avoid additional security and travel restrictions that would have increased the cost of flights between the two countries.
In a statement, American Airlines said it is reviewing its lower-cost flying policies and is making other adjustments to help customers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia more easily travel.
The United States, however, is one of the few destinations in which American offers low- and moderate-cost flights, with many airlines offering lower fares.
The airline said that all flights between Europe and the U., the United States and the European Union will be reduced to lower fares starting in the first half of 2019.
Airlines may also be able start charging additional fares for the lower fares as the markets become more congested and as they experience economic disruptions, it said.
EasyJet said that its flight restrictions in Europe will also be relaxed.
EasyJet’s move comes just weeks after other airlines said they would begin reducing low-priced flights to Europe starting next year.
JetBlue Airways said on Wednesday that it was canceling low-rate, direct flights between New York and London, and Air Canada is canceling flights between Montreal and Ottawa.