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Re: How Low Can You Go? Norwegian Air's Chief Bets on It

Travel Rob ·
After seeing todays prices ,he's not joking around. He's putting the loss leaders right out there to set the tone. The West Coast prices are absolutely incredible. I sure hope it lasts
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
We flew Norwegian in May, Orlando-Oslo and were really impressed. The 787 made such a difference and we arrived feeling fresh. The moister air, bigger windows and lighting made a world of difference in how we felt post trip. We brought a decent sized carry-on and personal bag each for free too. As far other extra fees, we didn't pay any. They charge for food or drinks, but we just bought those at the airport. And I think they also charge for blankets, but we brought jackets to cover with and...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
This is sounding very promising, Rob. I can think of no reason to pay more money to pay with miles than for a ticket on Norwegian. I have enough miles to go around the world and only the first leg (or last, depending) is more expensive using miles. It makes no sense. So you were able to carry on your main bag plus a smaller one? I'm speaking of the limits for discounted coach tickets (aka "steerage").
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PHeymont ·
Amazing the way these calculations work out. We're going to England next spring, using American Airlines points. The flight selection offered us flights on British Airways and American. The AA flights cost the points plus government fees. The BA flights cost the points plus the government fees, plus enough surcharges to make a $1000+ difference. If I only had the BA flights, I'd certainly rather find a low-cost carrier! It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming year as Aer...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
The carry-on limits are posted on the site. Still we were a little worried but there were no problems. We each took a carry-on and a personal bag on for free. A note that my same carry-on was too big for Air China so Norwegian had decent limits.
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
The website states the limits for a carry-on bag are (approximately, stated in cm) 21 x 16 x 9 inches, and 10 kilos/22 pounds. Plus a "small" item that fits comfortably under the seat. Were your bags within these guidelines, Rob?
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
I think that's very similar to American Airlines carry-on allowance. A lot better than EasyJets etc. Whether my bag was over, I can't say. My original bag was lost by Megabus, if you can believe it, so I had a different bag and clothes than what I was planning on The thing about the 787 is there's actually room for the carry-on. in the overhead.
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
I've checked my bag for years but it sounds like in this case it'd be worthwhile to pack light and carry it on. My usual, without trying, is about 13 kilos, so 10 isn't a huge stretch. Sounding like an interesting possibility.
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
I was just reading a Chris Elliott piece on when people get so fed up with air travel they stop flying altogether. He interviewed a man who owned a travel company, Spencer Carlson and the positive airline example he gave was Norwegian. So it seems like my good experience is the norm with them. Here is this link: http://www.seattletimes.com/li...-to-take-it-anymore/
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
I can live indefinitely with 2 sets of clothes, 1 to wear & 1 to wash, 1 extra pair of shoes, all in a day pack. I wouldn't necessarily WANT to do it, but I could, rather than stop flying if, say, the airlines reduced baggage limits to 10 pounds altogether. It's the same old story, I figure, if for any reason, you can't or won't travel (time, money, fed up, whatever), you just don't want to enough. One excuse is as good as another. Good to hear about Norwegian. I repeated the exercise...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
Continuing my search for an economical way to use my miles and avoid absurd fees, I tried a combination of 2 one-way flights, one with miles, one on Norwegian. One way on Norwegian is as low as $286. If I avoid using BA with points, flights on AA to Paris are 20,000 miles (before May 15th) plus a $5 fee (excellent!) but with a stupid schedule, 3 flights and 2 days to get there. And 1 possibility available. All the rest are BA flights, $326 in fees + 20,000 miles. Next thought, why is AA...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PHeymont ·
The AA-BA mashup is tricky, yes, but not as devious as it may seem. Between New York and Paris, for instance, AA has only two non-stops a day; BA has a half-dozen (or more, including Open Skies). And, BA has many seats LON-PAR, so availability is greater. A similar situation exists on this side of the ocean, where BA feeds many AA domestic flights. It's sometimes possible to get around better if you don't mind one stop...we've used AA to Madrid paired with Iberia to Paris (Iberia's charges...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
Call it whatever you like, but I seem to have missed your point. But, no matter, MY point was simply that I see no excuse for charging astonishingly different prices for the same product, transportation from point A to point B, on partner airlines ostensibly selling the same thing.
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Re: New routes give Denmark big tourism boost

Travel Rob ·
It's good news for travelers and for Denmark. It shows budget travelers do contribute too. I haven't been to Denmark yet but I thought Sweden was very reasonable. Now Norway is pricey, but its so well worth seeing.
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

Jonathan L ·
Another reason not to cruise with NCL
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

GarryRF ·
Looks like I'm back to Vodka in a Listerine Mouthwash Bottle then. 1 drop of green and 2 drops of blue food colouring.
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

DrFumblefinger ·
You're a crafty fellow, GarryRF! Resourceful and sly -- features we like about you.
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Re: Norwegian Air to finally get U.S. license

Travel Rob ·
This is great news! And this license should really have an impact on trans-Atlantic prices.
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Re: U.S. regs may delay Norwegian's Cork-Boston route

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle got their EU flight license approved for their Irish subsidiary airline ,Norwegian International ,in Feb. 2014. Under the Open Skies agreement, they should be allowed to fly between EU countries and the US. How the DOT is justifying taking over two years to approve their foreign carrier permit, when it normally takes a month, I don't know.
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Re: U.S. regs may delay Norwegian's Cork-Boston route

GarryRF ·
What was that song ? "Money makes the world go round" Well apparently it doesn't. Looks like another case of someone playing "Dirty Pool"
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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
That is a super deal .In recent the wear coast sales to Europe are few and far between
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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: That is a super deal .In recent years the west coast sales to Europe have been few and far between.Great to see.
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$240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost carrier that has begun flying trans-Atlantic from Oslo now plans to offer service by this summer to NYC and LA from London Gatwick. The announced fares are $240 each way to NY and $320 to LA--less than half the cost...
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Scandinavia strikes disrupt SAS, Norwegian

PHeymont ·
Air service in Scandinavian countries has seen days of disruption by strikes over labor rights, and it may get worse tomorrow (Wed. March 4).   SAS cabin crew have forced cancellation of some flights in a dispute over assignments to a domestic...
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Cruise to Nowhere update: The reason why

PHeymont ·
Last week, we reported HERE that Cruises to Nowhere are being dropped because of new U.S. regulations, and that the reasons were not fully clear. But now we know.   Under U.S. laws, designed to promote both the domestic shipbuilding industry and...
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Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
Looking for flights to Europe on which to spend my miles and being astonished by the fees, I had a look on the Norwegian site and was amazed in the other direction, by how cheap the fares were from the West Coast.  Until I started trying to...
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Erika Update: Storm causes cruise changes and cancellations

PHeymont ·
Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded, but her effect on the Caribbean cruise industry continues, bringing changes to cruise itineraries, and cancelling some port calls, although some cruises are now slated to resume their original plans.  ...
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Norwegian Wins Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline Award

Travel Rob ·
  Norwegian Air Shuttle has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline by the World Travel Awards for the first time. They beat out Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, easyJet, Monarch, Ryanair and Vueling. Norwegian's CEO, Bjorn Kjos,...
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Cruise lines drop Houston as a cruise port

PHeymont ·
The two cruise lines that have been sailing from Houston's cruise port have cancelled plans to use the port after the middle of next year. The port has been open since 2013, after a $100 million renovation. Local officials had hoped that it would be...
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Another cruise line sets sail for Cuba...it hopes

PHeymont ·
Oceania's Riviera is one of the line's 684-passenger R-class ships   Norwegian Cruise Lines' Oceania Cruises brand, like Carnival's Fathom, has plans to join the growing interest in travel to Cuba from the U.S., but it's taking a radically...
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'Cruise to Nowhere' must now go 'somewhere'

PHeymont ·
New plans needed: Carnival Vista would have gone nowhere from New York in 2017.   Photo: Carnival New rules issued by the U.S. mean the end of "cruises to nowhere"—ocean voyages by cruise ships that leave U.S. territorial waters for a day...
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Norwegian shuffles the deck on U.S. service

PHeymont ·
  Norwegian (we'll call it that before we list its operating parts) has made two moves in the U.S. market this week, both parts of its strategy of opening up long-term discount service between the U.S. and Europe.   It's opening service...
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Even being a Viking needs a diploma these days

PHeymont ·
And you thought all you had to do to be a Viking was grow a beard, wear a helmet, swing an ax and raid Britain!   These days, it seems, everything requires a degree, and a continuing-education college in Norway is offering the course, including...
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Norwegian CEO Hopes $69 One Way Fares to Europe Coming in 2017

Travel Rob ·
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'Fee Creep' continues in cruise industry

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Escape (above) arrives with new dining charges                   Photo: Arno Redenius / Wikimedia   Perhaps taking a cue from the airlines, a number of cruise lines have recently added...
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Cruise line updates: Win some, lose some

PHeymont ·
Cruise lines have announced some changes in plans and prices recently; two big ones are a trend to higher daily gratuity charges on board, and a move to more flexibility in choosing flights as part of cruise packages. Princess Cruises is raising daily...
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Norwegian and WOW add routes, sale fares

PHeymont ·
Two low-cost carriers, Norwegian and WOW, are opening new U.S.-to-Europe routes for next summer, at discount prices...and fees.
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How low can it go? Norwegian hints at $69 to Europe

PHeymont ·
Norwegian's getting 737 MAX jetliners next year, and plans to use them to drop trans-Atlantic fares even lower.
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Cruising on the Norwegian Sun

Jonathan L ·
Taking a 3 week trip on the Norwegian Sun, Jonathan L got to really experience cruise life. Here is his review.
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Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

PHeymont ·
Another cruise line adds rules against passengers bringing their own drinks on board, whether water, juice or booze.
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Low-Fare Florida-Scandinavia Flights in the Air Today!

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle's first Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen flight is off today, to be followed by flights tomorrow and Sunday to Oslo and Stockholm. The low-fare carrier will have 6 weekly roundtrips ferrying freezing Scandinavians to Florida for...
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How Low Can You Go? Norwegian Air's Chief Bets on It

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle's plans to undercut the majors with cheap flights, efficient 787s and selected routes (under $670 for summer roundtrips NY to London) has the industry both skeptical...and a little scared. The Guardian interviewed Norwegian's...
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Norwegian Air to finally get U.S. license

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air will finally get its U.S. foreign-carrier certificate, after waiting through over 2 years of opposition and inaction.
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Norwegian Gets UK Operating License, Plans More Flights

Travel Rob ·
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High-speed WiFi spreading at sea, some free

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are both rolling out new high-speed WiFi services...but they come with a price.
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New routes give Denmark big tourism boost

PHeymont ·
New and expanded air routes, including many from U.S. on discounter Norwegian Air, have given Danish tourism a big boost.
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Norwegian gives Oakland its first-ever London non-stop

PHeymont ·
Oakland International will be the base for Norwegian's new California-to-London service—a big step for the expanding carrier and for the airport that's locked in competition with nearby San Francisco and San Jose. The service will start May 12, using 787 Dreamliners. The London base is Gatwick, where Norwegian is now the third-largest carrier, with service to 50 European cities. Altogether, along with the airline's Oakland flights to its Oslo and Stockholm hubs, Oakland passengers can...
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U.S. regs may delay Norwegian's Cork-Boston route

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian might have to delay Cork- Boston flights if US regulators don't act soon.
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Norwegian Air Expands and offers US to Paris flights for $175 one way

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian expands trans-Atlantic routes, U.S. to Paris, and offers sales.
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Re: High-speed WiFi spreading at sea, some free

Jonathan L ·
On a recent Norwegian cruise the charges for wifi were very high ($25/day), and people said that the speeds were awful. While these prices are "better" they would still stop me from using wifi on my cruise.
 
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