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Norwegian Air Shuttle's Cheap 787 Tickets Finally Hit the Web

Where: Norway
November 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM | by | ()

We’ve been following the possibility of cheap 787 flights over to Europe for quite some time, and it looks like that might actually be happening sooner rather than later. Norwegian Air Shuttle has been running the numbers and counting their airplanes, and now they have some details and information to reveal.

The carrier is still on schedule to launch some flights between New York City and Oslo as soon as May of 2013, and they’re even ready to start taking reservations for these new routes. Their booking engine went live yesterday and, with the promise of roughly €250 for roundtrip flights, it quickly crashed. The site is back up now and there are still cheap flights to be had if you’re flexible, but the crazy deals may be a little hard to find.

Norwegian is beginning their long-haul flights in May of next year, and as of right now the tickets for sale include New York-JFK over to both Oslo and Stockholm. When searching for your flights try to use the website’s “Show Low Fare Calendar” to see some more options, and be sure to scroll down to New York if you’re departing or heading to the United States—it’s not highlighted like some of the other destinations.

Finally, if flying with Norwegian is in your future you might be interested in what you’re getting once aboard, as this is going to be operated like a low-cost carrier. It will probably be a tad cramped in the rear of the cabin, but they are going with the traditional three-across seating system in economy. It sounds like food and drink might be included in your ticket price, but there may be a charge for their version of in-flight entertainment.

Clearly they’re focused on selling seats first, and figuring out the rest later—and for now, that’s kind of fine with us. We're sure more transportation tidbits will be shared in the coming months, and we'll be sure to keep you posted.

[Photo of the 787's little brother: Wikimedia]

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