Airfare War Raging Over Ireland

Delta and US Airways are waging an aggressive fare war on flights to Shannon, Ireland, that has competitors like American, Continental and Aer Lingus running for cover. These fares are among the lowest you'll find to anywhere in Europe for peak summer travel, starting at $490 from Washington (BWI and DCA) and $515 non-stop from New York (JFK).

You should seriously consider taking advantage of these bargains even if you're not planning to visit the Emerald Isle by combining them with the amazingly low fares offered by Ryanair, Aer Lingus and other low-cost airlines that connect this small, busy airport to over 100 destinations in Europe and beyond. But you better buy your tickets soon, because there's no telling when peace might break out again and send prices back up!

Sample fares (including taxes):

Houston $755
Washington DCA $490   Dallas $770
New York JFK
$515   Atlanta $780
Washington IAD $555   Phoenix $790
Boston $640   Las Vegas $825
$660   Los Angeles  $870
Chicago $660   San Francisco $870
Minneapolis $740   San Diego $910