We love the three-course meals and flat beds in a business-class cabin but sometimes we just need a low-cost flight to get us from A to B. But finding a trustworthy low-cost carrier—one that doesn’t surprise with expensive add-on fees or knee-mashing seat pitch—can prove more than a little tricky. These are seven budget airlines that you can trust. Condé Nast Traveler Editors actually love flying. All are reliable, convenient, inexpensive—and some actually offer free perks to fliers.
Since its initial publication date, this article has been updated with additional information.