If you're going to Lisbon, Portugal, this winter or spring, you may be in luck.
Trans World Airlines announced yesterday that it was cutting its fares to 17 European destinations. The savings on round-trip tickets from Baltimore-Washington International Airport range from a modest $20 on flights to London to $286 on the Lisbon route.
The lower fares, adopted in response to earlier cuts by American Airlines, are valid for travel beginning between Jan. 12 and March 31, with travel completed by April 7. Tickets must be bought in advance, no later than Jan. 15th. The reduced fares are good for mid-week travel only. Among the round-trip fares TWA is offering: Lisbon, $318 (was $604); Paris, $358 ($430); Munich and Berlin, $358 ($548); Frankfurt, Germany, $358 ($498); and London, $338 ($358).
TWA is BWI's largest international carrier, with flights to London that continue on to Frankfurt. TWA's other BWI flights connect at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Delta Air Lines, which does not offer international service from BWI, announced similar discounts yesterday.