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The latest Norwegian sale is now on and includes some fantastic fares to the USA from London Gatwick, for example:
- Boston: £219
- New York: £238
- Chicago: £259
- Seattle: £266
- Denver: £266
- Oakland: £274
- Austin: £280
- Fort Lauderdale: £289
- Los Angeles: £299
All those fares are for direct return flights, so there’s some superb value here. Availability is excellent on the routes I checked up until May 2018.
After May, things get a little more expensive but not much most of the time.
As usual, flights from Belfast or Edinburgh are even cheaper – regularly under £200 Return to Providence/Boston and New York. Belfast to New York, for example, can be booked for a shade over £170 return:
What is Norwegian like?
It’s a low cost carrier but actually pretty good as long as you know what to expect. You have to pay for food and drink and checked luggage if you want to take a suitcase, but the fees aren’t extortionate, the planes are new and the crews are good.
The 787s that Norwegian use to/from Gatwick have a decent personal in-flight entertainment system, but if you are flying to/from Belfast or Edinburgh, bring a book or make sure you’ve downloaded something to watch.
There are two things about Norwegian vs the other long haul low cost carriers that are particularly good:
The free cabin bag allowance is fairly sensible
Purchasing an exit row seat is just £20-25, which is extremely good value for a 7+ hour flight and definitely something to keep in mind if you are flying overnight.
If you’re thinking about a trip to the US, Norwegian’s fares are tough to beat – particularly for direct flights.