Never in one million years, did flyers think that traveling to Europe from the U.S. would become so easy. The first insanely cheap flight took off on July 3rd, from Gatwick airport, to the three U.S. destinations: Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, and New York. This is all park of Norwegian Airlines‘ cost-efficient flight plan which was announced last October. Almost every one of the 291 seats on the airline’s 787 Dreamliner has been booked to these three locations. The insanely cheap alternatives to the usual $700+ one-way flights to London from New York are making both Norwegian Airlines, and passengers winners.

According to a Norwegian press release, here are our wonderful choices:

  • London – Los Angeles twice a week from July 2, 2014
    Norwegian operates two weekly flights between London (LGW) and Los Angeles (LAX) – on Wednesdays and Sundays. The introductory fare is £199 one way. That is about $350.

  • London – New York three times a week from July 3, 2014
    Norwegian operates three weekly flights between London (LGW) and New York (JFK) – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The introductory fare is £149 one way. That is about $255.

  • London – Fort Lauderdale twice a week from July 4, 2014
    Norwegian operates two weekly flights between London (LGW) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – on Mondays and Fridays. The introductory fare is £179 one way. That is about $306.

These cheap flights aren’t to be mistaken for a lack of quality either. According to The Telegraph, one flyer reported that the flight was both comfortable, and had good service. Although these prices are extremely impulse-buy worthy, don’t forget about the $60 each-way charge for food and a checked bag. Still, these prices are incredibly cheaper than all the rest. Norwegian was labeled the “Best Value Airline”, ahead of British Airways, and EasyJet, and Ryanair is soon to follow suit. In February, they announced that they too have plans to offer transatlantic flights, and at just £10, ($17) for one way. Of course, that would be after they create a long-haul aircraft. Norwegian, thank you for forever changing the price we fly; us travelers are waiting for the other airlines to follow your lead.

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Shane Autumn is currently a senior at The University of Tampa, pursuing a degree in Communication, a minor in Spanish, and a certificate in International Studies. When this travel-obsessed, adventure junkie isn't out exploring the world, she can be found feeding her unhealthy addiction to chocolate chip cookies. Shane Autumn is an avid human rights and animal activist, and plans on starting her own non-profit organization someday.


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