You Can Fly From UK To NYC For £69, But There Are Some Conditions
Have you ever just been looking on flight websites wondering where you could just nip to for the weekend for less than £100?
Well you can now include the famed New York City on that list of destinations.
Norwegian Air is opening two new routes from Edinburgh and Belfast to the Big Apple and they want to give some customers a helping hand.
By now you're probably thinking, "nope, surely not, what's the catch? Do I have to travel via seven different countries and do a gap year working as a bartender before I arrive in New York? What's the fine print?"
Well, the first catch is that you can have the ticket in your hands - as long as you book by 11pm tonight.
Oh, and you have to fly between July 2017 (perfect time to soak up the summer) and February 2018 (perfect for experiencing snow in Central Park).
But that price is just to get you a seat.
Norwegian Air's CEO says once you add on extra charges like hold luggage and meals the ticket could cost between £300-£350.
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The reason why the airline is able to offer such low fares is because the plane will be landing at Stewart Airport, which is about 90 minutes from the centre of NYC.
Landing there instead of the usual John F. Kennedy Airport means much smaller landing charges.
Sneaky Norwegian Air.
So if you're willing to book by tonight, fly between July and February, have no food and only have carry on luggage, then you're set to fly. Of course, you'll need to book a hotel, too.
Friends fly to Spain because it's cheaper than catching a train from Birmingham to Newcastle
Lucy Walker, 27, from Newcastle and Zara Quli, 26, had planned to meet up in Birmingham, but were shocked when they discovered that Lucy's return trip would cost £105.
After looking at alternatives online, Lucy realised she could travel from Newcastle to Malaga for less than £20 return with Ryanair. And Zara, who is a charity worker, found a flight from Birmingham for £55.59 with Spanish budget airline Vueling and a hostel for £10 per night.
The pair met up in Malaga on Saturday, January 7, and spent three nights together, as it was cheaper than train travel in their own country.
Lucy, a former Nottingham University student, told the Metro: "Trying to travel last-minute in the UK is always such a kick in the teeth as they put such a big premium on it.
"There are always these last minute deals for flights and so we just checked for a better deal. We realised it was cheaper for the both of us to go to Malaga instead.
"Considering I try to be environmentally friendly it is not something I would normally do but the train is so expensive and this was just so much cheaper."
The flights were cheaper than the rail fares between Birmingham and Newcastle would have been, despite the two cities being only 200 miles apart and the UK and Malaga being 1,500 miles apart.
Train travel is so pricey.
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