This post was just going to highlight the fact that Norwegian Air will now host trans-Atlantic flights after a 2 year battle with US regulators. I’m interested in this not only because I love to travel on the cheap, but also because it will force other, bigger airlines (like the ones you earn frequent flyer miles on with flexible redemptions) will have no choice but to enter into a fare war. These flights are bookable from Newark, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Low-cost bookings are available from June 5, 2017 onwards.
This is awesome news, but there is something even more interesting going on, and it has to do with currency.
When you visit their site, you could click on your country of origin, but you don’t actually have to.
I clicked on United States first.
I wanted to check the cost to fly from Newark to Barcelona on June 6, 2017 and returning on June 13. Check out the total cost for the round-trip flight in USD:
For $415.50, it’s not a bad deal.
But I like to check out other country’s sites also just to see if I can trick-it with the currency conversion to save even more money. In this case, you can.
So after you visit their site, click on “Spain,” or any other country that will give you a price in Euros.
Next, I selected the same exact flights I did when the country of origin was United States, and here is what the total cost is:
And 331 Euro = $372.33. That’s a savings of $43.17 or $86.34 for 2 people, just by switching the currency to Euros.
Forty bucks can get you a ton of ham, cheese, and Rioja while you’re there.
The Norwegian Air site is really user-friendly, and you can run searches to see a calendar of the lowest fares so you know you are getting bottom dollar prices. Get in on this sweet deal, especially if you’ve always wanted to go to Spain.