Deal Alert: Oakland to London from $510 Round-Trip on Norwegian

May 17, 2016

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. In this case, however, you’ll need to search through Google and book on Norwegian’s site. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.

To celebrate Norwegian’s new route between Oakland (OAK) and London Gatwick (LGW), the airline is offering great discounts on flights this October. Today, we found the best fares using Google Flights’ new separate tickets feature. In this scenario, it’s cheaper to book each these flights as a combination of one-way flights instead of a round-trip itinerary.

To book the cheapest fares with Norwegian Air, you can book your tickets on the Norwegian version of the website (select “Norge” as the language). Prices will be displayed in the Norwegian Krone, but you can save a good amount of money on each flight — the Oakland to London flight costs $245 in USD, but only $188 (1,538 NOK) on the Norwegian version of the website.

Norwegian's economy product is fairly comfy on the 787.
Norwegian’s economy product is fairly comfy on the 787.

Since these are one-way itineraries, the price for the return trip (London to Oakland) is quoted in the local currency — the British Pound if you select English as your language. However, you’ll save money once again by booking your ticket in the Norwegian version of the site. In this case, the ticket costs just $322 when booking in the Norwegian Krone versus $346 if you booked the ticket in British Pounds.

These are undoubtedly great fares, but also note that Norwegian will add fees for just about everything ranging from checked bags to food to a credit card transaction surcharge, so you might end up adding a bit more to your fare. If you’re looking for more perks included in the ticket price, you can try out Norwegian’s premium product, which includes larger seats, lounge access, free checked bags, seat assignment and meals.

Airline: Norwegian
Route: OAK to LGW
Cost: $510+ round-trip in economy (separate ticket booking required)
Dates: October 2016
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here’s the breakdown for a round-trip flight:

Oakland (OAK)-London (LGW) for $245 one-way on Norwegian (price quoted in USD):

Oakland (OAK) to London (LGW) for $245 one-way on Norwegian (price quoted in USD).

The same flight drops to $188 one-way when quoted in NOK:

Oakland (OAK) to London (LGW) for $188 one-way on Norwegian (price quoted in NOK).

London (LGW) to Oakland (OAK) for $346 one-way on Norwegian (price quoted in GBP):

London (LGW) to Oakland (OAK) for $346 one-way on Norwegian (price quoted in GBP).

And then $322 one-way for the same flight when the price is quoted in NOK:

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