A significant recent development in travel has been a decision by the low-cost, trans-Atlantic Norwegian Airlines to greatly increase the number of flights it offers between London’s Gatwick Airport and both New York and Los Angeles. That airline entered the trans-Atlantic market rather gingerly in past months, testing the demand for cheap trans-Atlantic prices, and apparently the response has been so positive that it is now taking a plunge into greatly-increased trans-Atlantic services.
If you visit the website for Norwegian Airlines, you will find you often can fly between New York and London for as little as $600 round-trip, and that price is generally as much as $200-$400 less than what other airlines charge.
So, if you haven’t yet made your arrangements to fly to Europe this summer and fall, you might want to take a look at what Norwegian is offering.
Keep in mind that these ultra-low fares aren’t available on every date, and you may have to adjust your travel plans accordingly. But if you choose the right combination of departures on Norwegian, you can cross the Atlantic round-trip for $600, and you can go to destinations other than London for correspondingly low prices.
The website is Norwegian.com/en. Keep in mind, also, that Norwegian flies to all the Scandinavian capitals (Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen) for less than the usual rates, in addition to serving such stand-bys as London and Paris.
Note: Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip. The information in this column was accurate when it was released, but prices are competitive, sometimes limited and can always change without notice.
Arthur Frommer is the founder of the Frommer’s Travel Guide book series. Find more destinations and read his blog at frommers.com.