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Old Jun 30th 2014, 2:52 pm
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advertising cheap cheap flights.

Norwegian.com a budget airline in europe is starting a UK to US service soon. I just found flights for 2 people including taxes and upgrades JFK - LGW $1500.00

article here:
Norwegian launches budget flights from London to America from just £150 one way | Mail Online
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I tried putting a flight from LAX to DUB for next month in their search engine, but it didn't have any flights. It says in the article that they are starting service this Wednesday, wonder when it will all be up and running.
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Sounds good, but in fact the cost of getting to/from NY will, for most people, make it not cost effective by the time you've added on a domestic airline ticket.

The fees and taxes are an insane part of the cost of "an airline ticket" these days. Our tickets to the UK last month were $260 rtn, ...... plus $700 of various fees and taxes.

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Sounds good, but in fact the cost of getting to/from NY will, for most people, make it not cost effective by the time you've added on a domestic airline ticket.

The fees and taxes are an insane part of the cost of "an airline ticket" these days. Our tickets to the UK last month were $260 rtn, ...... plus $700 off various fees and taxes.
Very true. We try and fly into an airport where the taxes are less. We usually save a lot of money when we fly into Dublin as opposed to any London airport. Even though we have to get a Ryanair jobby over to Leeds, we still come out cheaper.
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Interesting, but doesn't seem to be any cheaper than BA for when we want to fly, unless we eschew the extra fee for meals and chrcked baggage.
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Interesting, but doesn't seem to be any cheaper than BA for when we want to fly, unless we eschew the extra fee for meals and checked baggage.
I believe they only have a few of the "bargain basement" tickets available on each flight.
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Every airline's a budget airline if you know how...!
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Here's another new budget entry that will be flying the transatlantic route from 2015

This airline is making flights to Europe as cheap as $99 - The Washington Post The bit about small fleet size meaning cancellations when they go off schedule is pertinent, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOW_air the Wow A320 fleet is only 3 with another 3 on order.

Some of the one-way deals appear to be cheap e.g. BWI to London Gatwick in October 2015 for $195. You can bring a carry on weighing less than 11lb but that's it, otherwise it's $48 for a bag up to 44lb per leg so an extra $96. And then the fees.

Unsure if this is worth the hassle of a stop in Reykjavik.

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Very true. We try and fly into an airport where the taxes are less. We usually save a lot of money when we fly into Dublin as opposed to any London airport. Even though we have to get a Ryanair jobby over to Leeds, we still come out cheaper.
Used this way once, Southampton-Dublin-Atlanta, but the UK Flybe flight was so restrictive on luggage allowance, to carry my Delta luggage allowance on Flybe made the cost higher in the end, it is ideal if only using carry on and not much else, mind you that was 3 years back.
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Interesting, but doesn't seem to be any cheaper than BA for when we want to fly, unless we eschew the extra fee for meals and chrcked baggage.
Comparable to Delta, also if flying regular i found it best to stick with one airline (Delta) and sign up for a loyalty card and get the skymiles, if pond hopping they soon build up
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Used this way once, Southampton-Dublin-Atlanta, but the UK Flybe flight was so restrictive on luggage allowance, to carry my Delta luggage allowance on Flybe made the cost higher in the end, it is ideal if only using carry on and not much else, mind you that was 3 years back.
Contemplated doing this myself as going through US immigration at Dublin is appealing, but Ryan Air to East Midlands is not appealing for the same reasons you give.
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Contemplated doing this myself as going through US immigration at Dublin is appealing, but Ryan Air to East Midlands is not appealing for the same reasons you give.
Was travelling to the US with my now USC wife, had a real issue with Flybe at Soton regards luggage, their website differed from their check-in policy at airport, ended up having to upgrade or leave luggage, never again. Hassle getting to Heathrow from IOW but never any problems with Delta.
That said i much prefer the US Immigration at Dublin, great idea.
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Was travelling to the US with my now USC wife.
I'd be up for travelling with just a carry on but my USC wife wouldn't manage without at least one checked case. Still, might be worth a punt as Wow are flying to/from Baltimore vs New York for the Norgies.
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I tend to login to BA's website when I do some online shopping in order to get air miles. In June me and my wife traveled between Baltimore and London for £271 on BA. I have found with BA that sometimes if you buy 2 sets of one way tickets using air miles that it can work out even cheaper than buying the return tickets with air miles. On those flights because of the air miles they increased our baggage allowances to 2 suitcases each.
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In June me and my wife traveled between Baltimore and London for £271 on BA...they increased our baggage allowances to 2 suitcases each.
That was a good deal, do you have a BA credit card to collect the miles?
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