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Budget 149 London to New York flight starts
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:27PM BST 03 Jul 2014 | Natalie Paris

Posted on 07/03/2014 9:37:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Norwegian is running direct, low-cost routes on a new Dreamliner plane between Gatwick, New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale. As with other budget flights, seat reservations, checked-in luggage and food will cost extra.

The carrier suggests the flights will help spark competition between airlines—Ryanair and easyJet have both previously talked about going transatlantic—and perhaps even start a price war, but the launch has not been without hitch.

Norwegian encountered fierce opposition in America over the proposition, with several US airlines, unions and the Airline Pilots Organization (ALPA) teaming up to run a media campaign over the last few months, demanding that Norwegian’s subsidiary, Norwegian Air International (NAI), be denied a permit for transatlantic routes.

The campaign, aspects of which Norwegian has called “slanderous”, suggests that NAI established its base in Dublin to circumvent the employment laws of Norway and the US and therefore reduce overall costs on the new routes. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel
KEYWORDS: boeing787; cheapflights; dreamliner; jfk; lgw; transatlantic
Sounds like PeoplExpress part deux.
1 posted on 07/03/2014 9:37:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Shades of Freddie Laker.

Are they flying DC-10’s?


2 posted on 07/03/2014 9:39:04 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

Article says “Dreamliners”, so that would be the Boeing 787.


3 posted on 07/03/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I saw this the other day in one of the British papers.I checked the airline's website and found that the only transatlantic aircraft in their fleet is the 787.Particularly given that fact this sounds like a really good deal.
4 posted on 07/03/2014 9:43:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Olog-hai

more competition the better


5 posted on 07/03/2014 9:46:04 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Just kidding. The 787 is quite an upgrade from the old (grounded) DC-10’s. Gives a whole new meaning to SkyTrain...Sir Freddie Laker would be proud.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 9:46:57 AM PDT by moovova
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Are they flying DC-10’s?

Wikipedia says they have six 787s in service today and eight more on order.IIIRC the rest of their fleet is 737s and other small aircraft...incapable of doing transoceanic flights.

7 posted on 07/03/2014 9:47:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There are some classes of 737 that can fly across the Atlantic. British Airways has some, ironically flying on the same flight numbers as the former Concorde.


8 posted on 07/03/2014 9:50:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
There are some classes of 737 that can fly across the Atlantic.

A 737 crossing the Atlantic?? Hell,a two hour flight from Boston to Tampa in a 737 is torture to me!

9 posted on 07/03/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

They’re generally not economy class.


10 posted on 07/03/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

US Airlines are getting $1600-1900 MINIMUM for the most restrictive Round-trip tickets across the pond this summer. And don’t even think about what they are charging for Biz Class right now. (Per ITA Software, a RT Biz class ticket to Paris for this week, on Delta, is $14,857.http://matrix.itasoftware.com/view/flights?session=f86ba356-af2f-41f4-8c40-4597ee08a8ee

Of course they are going to whine about low-cost competition.

That same ticket from Toronto, where there is much more competition, is around $650US.


11 posted on 07/03/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Olog-hai
Sounds like PeoplExpress part deux.

No, "PeoplExpress part deux" started up a few days ago

http://www.flypex.com/
12 posted on 07/03/2014 10:20:22 AM PDT by railroader
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The Dreamliner is amazing. They pressurize the cabin differently -due to the aircraft’s skin. It’s about 30% less pressure, so your body doesn’t have the typical jet lag feeling.

I just wonder how many seats they’ll pack into this 787...to get their $$’s worth :-/


13 posted on 07/03/2014 10:28:54 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: railroader

Hmm. Part of Vision Airlines. I wonder if they’ll have broken toilets like the old PEX had on their EWR-LGW ex-Braniff 747s?


14 posted on 07/03/2014 10:31:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

checked-in luggage,food, seat ,seat belt and Oxygen will cost extra


15 posted on 07/03/2014 10:36:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Jane Long
...so your body doesn’t have the typical jet lag feeling.

While cabin pressurization may be a factor in "that jet lag feeling" the biggest factor,by far,is the body's "internal clock".I've done a fair amount of east/west traveling in my day (and also a fair amount of shift work in a hospital)...some of the flights having passed through 10 or 11 time zones.When that little clock says "time for bedtime" yet detects bright sunlight every part of your body gets confused...particularly the brain.The result...jet lag.

16 posted on 07/03/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It also has to do with hydration.

Here’s an article about it....

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/is-jet-lag-a-thing-of-the-past-on-the-dreamliner/article14159737/


17 posted on 07/03/2014 12:54:10 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Olog-hai
I remember the People's Express from the 1980s! They would load you into the plane and then come around and collect the fares after you were airborne - like you were on a train. I think it was $40 to fly from Boston to Newark and then you had to change planes to go somewhere else. No matter where you went, the fare was under $100 and you always had to pass through Newark and change planes.

They would come around and sell you peanuts and soda for about 50 cents a pop. Not a bad deal. But I remember being stuck in Newark during a snowstorm around 1985 and sleeping on the floor of the terminal. I was still in my 20s then so it was sort of an adventure.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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