I have alot of European friends and they have been raving about Norwegian Airlines for quite some time. They told me it is the AirAsia on Europe and flights to America are dirt cheap too. I was not that convinced but as I have watched the fares after the last few months, I am starting to believe!
To be honest, when I saw the word “Norwegian,” the last thing I would connect with it is cheap. Cost of living (and travel) in most of Scandinavia nation is stupid expensive. I expect to see the same thing when look at the fare from an airline based in Norway.
I was wrong and I am happy to say it was not just a good day that I was looking at fares. I watched them for months to see a trend of what they offer on a regular basis. As I said, I was surprised.
They seem to have their crap together
As I said, I have them bookmarked in my browser for whenever I want to travel Europe again. It will be a true life saver. I do like the prices…alot. $430 for a round trip to Sweden and back is something that I thought I would never see.
Unlike AirAsia, this even includes meals along the way for the long haul flights. That is nice. I had to have to look for money for every little thing on flights with AirAsia and Cebu Pacific Air. Having them included is amazing to put it likely.
The only real challenge that I see is they do not have a network of connection with other airlines. You would have to get to New York and make sure you are there an hour or two before the flight to Europe. That is not bad though and could be very easily worked out.
Norwegian Airlines flies to Thailand too!
This is of much interest to me right now. I am in the Philippines and I could easily get to Bangkok to fly to New York for quite cheap. What do I mean by cheap? I am talking $375 to basically fly all the way around the world. Thailand to Stockholm to New York. That is quite the trip!
Those traveling to only Sweden could get home for a mere $165! I have no idea how they pull it off but they are doing somehow. It might be carrying alot of cargo from Asia for Europeans market. Only thing I can think of.
It might not work for everyone but it is for sure to look at if you can make it work. My next trip to the United States might very well be on Norwegian Airlines.