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Norwegian set up shop at a few regional northeastern airports in 2017 to get around the large fees at bigger international airports. So, if you’re willing to travel a bit outside the city you can score some ridiculously cheap fares to Europe.
You can fly nonstop from New York (JFK), New York Newburgh (SWF) and Providence (PVD) to either Bergen (BGO), Dublin (DUB), Shannon (SNN) or Oslo (OSL) starting at just $198 round-trip.
To score these cheap fares head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. From there, you can save even more if you book through the airline’s Norwegian language website — usually saving an average of 17% per booking.
Routes: SWF/PVD/JFK to BGO/DUB/SNN/OSL
Cost: $198+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: September 2018 – June 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York Stewart (SWF) to Bergen (BGO) for 1614 NOK/$198 round-trip:
New York Stewart (SWF) to Bergen (BGO) for $238 round-trip:
Providence (PVD) to Dublin (DUB) for $241 round-trip nonstop:
New York Stewart (SWF) to Dublin (DUB) for $253 round-trip nonstop:
New York Stewart (SWF) to Shannon (SNN) for $255 round-trip nonstop:
New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) for 2398 NOK/$294 round-trip nonstop:
Maximize Your Purchase
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