Norwegian and Wow Air are together a key reason we’re seeing deeper discount airfare flash sales than ever before.
Right now you can book Los Angeles – Paris from $369 roundtrip. (HT: Airfare Spot)
You can find these fares on the airlines’ websites or using airfare metasearch site Momondo.
Via WOW air from $368 R/T
Departure: November 29, 30, December 6, February 14, 15
Return: December 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, February 17, 20, 22, 24
Departure: November 30, December 3, 7 February 1, 5
Return: December 3, 7, 10, 14 February 8, 22
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Norwegian has really introduced cheap fares to a number of US transatlantic routes. And oddly it’s worth searching their website in different currencies — because you get different prices. There are arbitrage opportunities in this case from the same seller.
The airline charges for advance seat assignments, drinks and food. They limit carry on bags to 10 kg and they charge for checked bags. But they’ve got brand new Boeing 787s and their fares are often incredibly cheap.
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Wow air is a low cost carrier, so expect fees or everything.
Here’s the charges for pre-assigned seating (cheaper prepaid online than at the airport for extra legroom seats). Note that their fees vary for short haul, transatlantic East Coast, and transatlantic West Coast.
You’ll pay for anything more than an 11 pound carry on and larger carry ons and checked bags are not inexpensive.
If you travel super light, and don’t especially care where you sit on the plane, you can get some pretty amazing fares for US-Europe travel without the need for a pricing glitch. But if you’re super-vigilant there have been enough airfare sales on legacy airlines that you might prefer to wait for the next one with fewer fees. I shoot for discounted business class and upgrades myself but many readers are just looking to travel and the prices here are super cheap.