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Norwegian Air, a long-haul low-cost air carrier, launched their New Year's sale from various US Cities (JFK BOS BWI MCO FLL LAX OAK LAS) to Europe from $139 one way or the French Caribbean from $49 one way.
http://www.norwegian.com/NewYearSale_US

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their return ticket price is quite expensive plus the checked bag fee is quite steep...nevertheless despite all that, it is still pretty good deal
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Edited, because I don't mean to impugn individual pilots who may personally be quite conscientious. But IMHO, corporate safety culture is not on part with other European airlines.

Bag fees, charging for meals, having to pay for airfare to and from their few domestic jump-off points (and it's a separate itin, so if Norwegian is delayed on the way back, you're out of luck getting the rest of your ticket rebooked) ... those are all nuisances. The kind of stuff that avherald has documented on previous Norwegian / go2sky flights, though, that's a safety issue.

Speaking as a professional airline pilot in the U.S., this airline circumvents safety and labor regulations to save on the bottom line. Fly on them if your only concern is money and safety doesn't matter to you.

Norwegian is state sponsored so they can offer prices us airlines could only dream of. But since they fly to us they have to comply with faa tegs.

Their baggage limits are zero for certain fare categories, and the baggage fees aren't listed until you purchase the fare. Scary.

Delta's big sale a few weeks ago was much better, from some spot checking. (could have flown from the west coast direct to Europe for less than these Norwegian fares.) Of course, if you want to book now, a sale you missed doesn't help you much. Point is: these fares aren't as good as what we've seen recently.

kriskos4 said:   Norwegian is state sponsored so they can offer prices us airlines could only dream of. But since they fly to us they have to comply with faa tegs.


Norwegian is yet another PRIVATE company that is headquartered in IRELAND to evade taxes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Air_International

It can offer lower prices, because not only does it avoid paying its fair share of taxes, it also hires less experienced pilots and then evades Norwegian labour regulations in order to make them work longer hours.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-12/budget-airlin...

 

marg1011 said:   Their baggage limits are zero for certain fare categories, and the baggage fees aren't listed until you purchase the fare. Scary.
  Their baggage fees are listed on this page.

Here's some background on the reality of their scheme. http://youtu.be/abpuemntPeQ





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