Norwegian Airlines just announced new flights from the West Coast to Barcelona, Spain. What’s better, these flights are starting at $199 one-way.
Who the heck is Norwegian Airlines?
Norwegian Air is a, you guessed it, Norway-based airline offering “budget” flights. You may be wondering what Norway and Spain have in common, not a lot. That said, Norwegian Air is one of the highest rated budget airlines. Norwegian Air has flights from Scandinavia to the West Coast for under $150 one-way.
Currently, there are no non-stop flights from the West Coast to Barcelona (BCN). The only flight to Spain is a once-daily from Los Angeles to Madrid via Iberia Airlines. Norwegian Air will be running non-stop flights from Oakland (San Francisco) and Los Angeles to Barcelona starting June 2017.
Keep in mind that budget airlines charge for extra baggage, seat reservations, and food/drinks while in flight. If you can prepare in advance knowing how to avoid the extra fees, you can score a great deal on a round-trip to Europe on a Boeing Dreamliner!
Barcelona is known for its temperate climate, beaches, Formula Grand Prix, and amazing architecture. Once in BCN you could catch a very short and inexpensive flight to Ibeza if you are into the beach-party scene.
These new flights to BCN will be operated on Norwegian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The major benefit being that cabin noise is greatly reduced, especially for passengers behind the engines.
The flight details.
Starting in June, flights will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays departing from Oakland to BCN. From Los Angeles you will be able to reach BCN non-stop on Mondays and Fridays.
Round-trips start as low as $456 when paying in USD. If you use the Norwegian version of the site and pay with a no foreign transaction fee credit card, you can get the round-trip for $435 (3,561 in Norwegian Krone). The return flight will cost a little more since you are paying return custom/duty fees.
Visit the Norwegian site here (right click on the page in Google Chrome and translate to English): www.norwegian.no
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