The last couple years have served to redefine what “cheap” flights are. Flights in the domestic US have stayed roughly the same price or gone up. But, a big influx of low-cost entries into the trans-Atlantic market have driven prices down considerably.
That’s been most visible in coach fares. It’s no longer a shock to see a $300 or $400 round-trip flight to Europe from a bunch of US cities. However, $200 round-trip fares are still a bit scarce. WOW Air has frequent sales where you can find a one-way flight to Europe for $99, but the return can cost you much more.
God Save The Points is pointing out ~$200 round-trip fares from a handful of US cities to Europe. I love the title of his post. After all, a $200 round-trip to Europe is kind of a WTF! These flights are part of Norwegian Air’s new foray into secondary cities in the Northeast.
They’re able to operate these flights cheaply by using smaller airplanes. They have huge plans for the new Boeing 737 MAX I got to fly just a few weeks ago. It’s more fuel-efficient than previous versions of the 737, making it easier to offer cheap flights.
They even have a pretty decent premium product I got to try out recently. You aren’t likely to find it on those 737 flights. But, if you can find 787 flights they operate to many cities, you can probably score a really reasonable comfy seat.
So, Where Do These Flights Go?
Newburgh, NY, Hartford, CT and Providence, RI are the new departure cities Norwegian is focusing on. Flights to Edinburgh, Cork, Bergen, Dublin and Shannon are available. These fares are available until next year. While I expect the fares to stay cheap on these flights, I don’t think we’ll consistently see sub-$200.
These flights can be booked right on Norwegian’s website. Things like checked bags will cost you more, but they plan to offer free Wi-Fi on all planes. They haven’t selected a provider for the new Max planes but expect to have that ironed out by the end of the year.
Don’t think of a New York to Dublin fare sale as “New York to Dublin”, or any other two city pairs for that matter. Think of it as “US to Europe”. Use cheap flights or miles and points to cover that last leg to your dream destination. Similarly, when fares are this cheap, leverage your points to save on hotel rooms to give yourself a truly affordable trip to Europe. New York is a cheap big city to get to.
I wouldn’t sleep on these fares if you’re thinking of booking them. Remember that virtually any flight that originates or departs in the US is eligible for a full refund for up to 24 hours after purchase.
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