Months ago, our sister publication announced that Norwegian Airlines would be introducing one way flights as low as $250 to London and Oslo from American airports in Fort Lauderdale, New York City and Los Angeles in July. Ladies and gentleman, Norwegian came through with its promise: it’s first commercial flight from London to New York City took off last week. The dirt-cheap prices are a result of Boeing’s new Dreamliner aircraft, which ultimately saves on gas.
Of course, the seats don’t come with as much legroom you would expect from a Jet Blue airplane, but it is certainly more spacious than a Ryan Air plane. Each seat does come with a 9-inch touchscreen tablet that allows you to watch movies, listen to free music and access the virtual snack bar.
Yes — food can be ordered on the screen and is paid for by swiping a credit card on the side of the tablet. The airline charges $4 for a snack, $16 for a mini bottle of champagne and $11 for a small sandwich and pasta salad.
As for the price of the flight, it’s recommended you purchase your ticket nine months prior to your departure so that you can save as much as you’ve been promised by Norwegian Airlines.
By Roberto Garcia