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Norwegian Is Launching East Coast to Caribbean Flights

July 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM | by | ()

Norwegian already has a rep for those affordable flights across the Atlantic, but now the carrier is looking for fame and recognition elsewhere. Step one: Shuttling passengers away from cold and cruel winters and toward some warmer destinations.

The airline just announced that, beginning in December, it will launch flights from Boston, Baltimore, and New York-JFK to the Guadeloupe Islands and Martinique — so now’s the time to start checking out TripAdvisor for ideas on what to do and where to stay. (Christmas getaway, anyone?)

USA Today has the full rundown on the schedules so that you can successfully plan a long winter weekend. Fares start at juts $79 each way depending on your airport of choice and final destination, and you'll hauling to warmer climes on some Boeing 737-800s — complete with leather seats and free WiFi.

Is it too early to start our wish list, Santa?

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Norwegian, JetBlue, American and United Are Adding New Cities and Routes

October 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Norwegian:
It’s already time to start thinking about next summer, as Norwegian is bringing new and affordable long-haul flights between the United States and Europe. They’ve got plenty of 787s ready to do the flying, and the plan is to connect London-Gatwick with three new cities. One-way options start at around $240, as they’ll be flying nonstop between London-Gatwick and New York-JFK, Fort Lauderdale, and Los Angeles. Things are already open for your booking pleasure, so hurry up and grab the low, low fares before they disappear.

· American Airlines:
The new American Airlines is busy expanding once again, and this time they’re building their access to Asia from their home base at Dallas-Ft. Worth. The plan is to start new nonstop flights—pending government approval—from DFW to Hong Kong as well as Shanghai. There’s still plenty of stuff to do before the flights take to the skies, but it does sound like both flights will be daily options. Boeing 777s—in different flavors—will serve both routes, and it looks like American Airlines is hoping things will take flight in June of 2014.

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All the Boeing 787 News You Missed Over Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM | by | ()

· British Airways' 787 took off to Toronto. It flies! Well, we already knew that. They were a half-hour late in arriving, but we wouldn't have wanted an inaugural on a 787 to end early, either. Check out our gallery to see more.

· British Airways adds Austin, TX to the 787 routes. While we're on the topic of the BA 787, might as well mention that this morning held the huge announcement of a new route to come in spring 2014: London to Austin, TX. The first flight will happen in March, bringing a second international destination to Austin Airport, which currently only has over-the-border flights to Mexico.

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Delta, American, and Southwest Star in This Week's New Routes News

May 31, 2013 at 8:43 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· American Airlines:
Unfortunately things are starting up a little too late for the summer season, but we’re still excited to hear about American Airlines new plans for a new route. American Airlines is getting ready to link Miami with Milan, as the plan is to start flying back and forth beginning on November 21.

Tickets will go on sale later this weekend, so feel free to break out those credit card digits. The flights—operated by some Boeing 767-300ERs—will leave Florida at around 6pm local time, and the flights will arrive in Italy at around 9:30am local time the following day.

· LOT:
The time has come for LOT Polish Airlines to take one of their Boeing 787 Dreamliners out for a spin. They’re back at Chicago-O’Hare, as they’ll be flying all the way over to Warsaw beginning on June 5. In fact they’re actually running a pair of first flights.

The true inaugural is set to depart at around 5:30pm—that’s flight number 2—and then later that evening there will be a second 787 flight—that one is flight number 4. These will be the first 787 flights heading to or from Chicago-O’Hare, so it’s also a big deal for airport officials. Fun times if you can score a seat on either one of these flights, or any flight later this summer.

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This Week's New Routes Arrive from American, Delta and British Airways

March 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Delta:
Not too long ago we heard that American Airlines was getting ready to fly down to Brazil, and now it looks like Delta has also applied for the ability to fly some new routes. Delta is awaiting approval to get things moving, but they’d like to add some more flights to their current schedule between São Paulo and spots like New York-JFK and Atlanta. They’re looking to get the necessary stamps and seals lined up as quickly as possible, as they are ready to start flying as soon as this year.

· British Airways:
So this one isn’t exactly a new route, but it is a new airplane on an old route. British Airways is finally prepping to receive their very first Airbus A380, and they’re thinking about where to send it.

It sounds like they’ll use the big bird to do the nonstop thing between Los Angeles and London-Heathrow beginning on October 15. Airbus A380 number two will be deployed out of London over to Hong Kong, and those flights should start doing their thing on November 15. There’s 469 seats across four different cabins, so you better start looking for a seat now.

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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.

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There's Plans Afoot for a 787-Only Airline

Where: Norway
October 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM | by | ()

Just about a year ago we heard about Norwegian Air Shuttle and their plans for cheap flights between spots like Oslo and New York City. The airline has a whole bunch of 787s on order to get that flying done, and they'll likely be the cheapest transatlantic travel aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. However, it might technically be a separate airline carrying you across the Atlantic.

It looks like the carrier is creating sort of a subsidiary to be responsible for some of the longer flights. The new venture will be known as Norwegian Long Haul, but we’re not totally sure if that’s what they’ll be plastering along side of the fuselage. The new carrier—that’s not really a new carrier—will have a different operating certificate, but apparently might retain the usual branding.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle Confirms 2013 Will Be Its Year for Cheap 787 Flights

Where: Norway
December 21, 2011 at 8:13 AM | by | ()

We’re only weeks away from 2012, but we’re already looking forward to some exciting stuff scheduled to land further in the future. The new year definitely has cool plans in store for commercial flights, but 2013 is when Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to link the United States with Scandinavia—on the cheap.

There was some news kicking around about the airline’s plans for low-cost, long-haul routes, and it sounds like things are still moving full speed ahead. Best of all it sounds as though NAS will utilize Boeing 787s on the new routes, so this might be one of the cheapest ways to experience the Dreamliner in all its glory. Even if Norwegian Air Shuttle goes no-frills, some of the 787's standard features should still shine through. Just so you know, right now they’ve got like six of the brand new birds on order.

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Start Dreaming of Cheap 787 Flights to Scandinavia, Thanks to Norwegian Air Shuttle

October 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM | by | ()

You might not have heard of Norwegian Air Shuttle—they usually just do their flying under the Norwegian name—but you might want to add them to your airline "to-do" list. Right now the carrier kind of does mostly domestic routes here and there around Norway along with some international options to spots like Stockholm and Copenhagen. However, it’s the future we’re most interested in, because it sounds like as soon as they get some 787s, they’ll be headed to New York City.

Unfortunately the airline is a little ways down on the Boeing 787 delivery list, but once they do arrive there are already plans in place to link both Stockholm and Oslo with New York-JFK as early as two years from now. Scandinavia is perpetually on the travel to-do list, so maybe we'll be checking that off over and over come 2013.

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Norwegian Air Plans to Ruin Your Flight

January 18, 2008 at 10:05 AM | by | ()

While a host of airlines both foreign and domestic figure out what they're doing on the in-flight WiFi front, a budget airline in Scandinavia is working to make the whole Internet available in mid-air. Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low cost carrier with destinations throughout Europe, will outfit its fleet with both web access and cell phone service by the fourth quarter of 2008.

In addition to WiFi and mobile phone coverage, VoIP calls will also be allowed so you can talk to your buddies in Timbuktu on the cheap.

So far there's been no mention of how much the service might cost. Here's hoping that jabbering away on a cell is prohibitively expensive.

Related Stories:
· Norwegian Air Shuttle [Official Site]
· Norwegian Air to Offer In-Flight Phone Service [Reuters]
· In-Flight WiFi coverage [Jaunted]

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