If a flight to Europe costs more than $400 USD, more than likely, I won’t bat an eye. That’s because flights to Europe are at an all time low. Unless you’re traveling during peak season, you can find a great deal to many cities in Europe for a lot less. Flights to Europe under $300 are the most attractive. In addition to scoring cheap flights through error fares and getting flight deals delivered to my inbox, it’s also important to know when and where to look for the best deals. Norwegian Air is one my favorite airlines to book cheap flights to Europe and the Caribbean. They have flight sales periodically and winter travel guarantees a bargain. Not only does Norwegian Air offer discounted flights, but there’s a travel hack that I use for deeper discounts.
How To Save with Norwegian Air Shuttle
Last year I booked a $297 USD round-trip flight from New York City to Stockholm, Sweden with Norwegian Air. This year, I booked a $276 USD round-trip flight from New York City to Oslo, Norway!
Both times I used this travel hack.
The best time to book cheap flights with Norwegian Air is during a flight sale. But don’t forget that Norwegian Air’s fare sales could disappear anytime, so book before they’re gone!
Step 1: Use Norwegian Air’s Norwegian Site
- Open Google Chrome and visit www.norwegian.com/no/
- Use Google Translate to translate Norwegian to English (or another language)
If Google Translate doesn’t automatically translate, right click and select “Translate To English”
Step 2: Enter Flight Details
- Select “View Lavpriskalenderen” so you can search the flex-month fare calendar
- Hit “Search and Book”
Step 3: Select Dates
- Pick your flight dates and select “Show Flights”
The cheapest dates are in bold.
Step 4: Currency Conversion
- Pick the fare type
- Head over to Oanda.com and use the currency converter to convert the Norwegian Krone to US Dollar (or another currency)
- Open a new tab and head over to www.norwegian.com
- Select your country of origin
- Follow Steps 1-3 mentioned above
- Compare flight prices – is there a difference?
Norwegian Site: 2,308 NOK ($276 USD)
US Site: $316 USD
If the exchange rate is favorable, book in Norwegian Krone. In this case, I saved $40 USD booking through the Norwegian site.
Step 5: Pay with a Debit Card or Credit Card
Norwegian Air charges a surcharge for using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners Credit). This surcharge covers the extra processing costs. If you use a debit card, the surcharge is waived.
Also, if you decide to pay with a credit card, use a card that doesn’t charge foreign exchange fees.
To save even more, use your Norwegian Air CashPoints as partial or full payment. Norwegian Air CashPoints are Norwegian Air’s currency. Use them on flights, extra luggage, cancellation insurance, seat reservations and ticket changes.
Norwegian Air Final Thoughts
The most important thing to remember when booking with Norwegian Air is to compare your regional flight prices. In my case, I compared the U.S. site to the Norwegian site. If the currency conversion difference works in your favor, you can save big!
Through this travel hack I got to sightsee Stockholm!
I can’t wait to check out Oslo next!
Next, I’ll share my Norwegian Air flight review – stay tuned!
Author: Danielle Desir
Danielle Desir is a Travel Finance Strategist that uses her financial background and knack for financial planning to empower those who want to travel afford travel and excel in their personal finances. She shares creative planning strategies, saving tips, cheap flight deals and even talks about her student loan repayment journey on her blog, The Thought Card. Her financial expertise has taken her across the globe to over 19 countries and 3 continents (and counting), all while paying off her student loans, saving for a house and working full-time.
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