Flash Sale: Norwegian Air Has $49 Flights to the Caribbean and $89 Airfare to Europe

Aug 23, 2017

Norwegian Air, the low-cost carrier that has been upending the transatlantic flight market with shockingly cheap airfare to Europe, just launched a huge sale. Prices from the U.S. to Scotland and Ireland start at only $89, and tickets to destinations such as London, Oslo, Paris, Rome, and Stockholm are going for as little as $140 each way.

There are some amazing deals to the Caribbean too, with flights from the U.S. starting at just $49 this fall.

Norwegian Air introduced the new sale to members of its email newsletter on Wednesday, but the discounted prices are already available to all travelers based on what we see.

Here are Norwegian Air's most impressive sale prices, which can be readily booked on its website right now. The prices listed below represent one-way fares.

Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe: $49
Fort Lauderdale to Martinique: $49
New York (JFK) to Guadeloupe: $49
New York (JFK) to Martinique: $49
Providence to Guadeloupe: $49
Providence to Martinique: $49
Hartford to Edinburgh: $89
New York (Stewart International) to Belfast: $89
New York (Stewart International) to Bergen: $89
New York (Stewart International) to Dublin: $89
New York (Stewart International) to Edinburgh: $89
New York (Stewart International) to Shannon: $89
Providence to Belfast: $89
Providence to Bergen: $89
Providence to Cork: $89
Providence to Dublin: $89
Providence to Edinburgh: $89
Providence to Shannon: $89
Boston to London (Gatwick): $100
Boston to Oslo: $140
Fort Lauderdale to Paris (Charles de Gaulle): $140
Fort Lauderdale to Stockholm: $140
Newark to Rome: $140
New York (JFK) to Copenhagen: $140
New York (JFK) to London (Gatwick): $140
New York (JFK) to Oslo: $140
New York (JFK) to Stockholm: $140
New York (JFK) to Paris (Charles de Gaulle): $140
Orlando to Paris (Charles de Gaulle): $150
Hartford to Copenhagen: $155
Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona: $160
Fort Lauderdale to London (Gatwick): $160
Los Angeles to Copenhagen: $160
Los Angeles to London (Gatwick): $160
Los Angeles to Paris (Charles de Gaulle): $160
Los Angeles to Stockholm: $160
Newark to Barcelona: $160
Seattle to London (Gatwick): $160
Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen: $170
Fort Lauderdale to Oslo: $170
Las Vegas to Copenhagen: $170
Las Vegas to Oslo: $170
Los Angeles to Oslo: $170
Denver to London (Gatwick): $180
Orlando to London (Gatwick): $180
Los Angeles to Barcelona: $190
Fort Lauderdale to Rome: $204

Departures at special sale prices are generally valid for select departures in November, December, and January. In some cases, these rates are available in September and October. Note that Norwegian typically doesn't offer daily flights on transatlantic routes (three or four flights a week is more the norm), and that Norwegian's base prices cover only the cost of transportation. In other words, "extras" like seat reservations, baggage, and food and drinks on the plane aren't included.

Based on our browsing, it looks pretty difficult to find the cheapest flights in both directions. You're more likely to grab an $89 flight bound for Europe, but have to pay maybe $200 or so for the return. Even so, the deals can be extraordinary: Getting a round trip to Europe for $300, or even $400, is quite a bargain compared to how expensive airfare was not long ago. We could have booked a round trip from Newark to Rome in November for a total of only $280—and that's dirt cheap.

Even if you can't travel with Norwegian Air, the good thing is that cheap flights abound to Europe nowadays. In travel circles, today marks something celebrated as "Cheap Flight Day," when all airlines slash prices because of the end of the peak summer travel season and the arrival of a quieter, lower-demand period. What's more, Norwegian Air's low-cost rival WOW Air just introduced new service to four more U.S. cities (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, St. Louis), with tickets to its hub in Reykjavik, Iceland, starting at under $100.

As Bloomberg reported earlier this week, the presence of Norwegian and WOW in the marketplace has put enormous pressure on the larger, more established airlines to offer cheap airfare as well. The takeaway is that it's easier than ever to find airfare deals to Europe, no matter how or where you fly.

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