What are you waiting for? Put down the stuffed crust and let's go!
Have you ever been to Europe? It's pretty sweet over there. There's killer food, tons of old stuff to look at and plenty of good booze.
But I bet you're thinking, "It's too goddamn expensive getting across the pond!" and you're totally right. Round trip tickets can cost upward of $2,000, and ain't nobody got that kind of cheddar just lying around.
But thankfully, the hardworking Norwegians are out to change that. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday.
The company is considering offering one-way tickets for $69 from Westchester County Airport in New York and Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to Edinburgh, Scotland and Bergen, Norway as soon as 2017. No word as to when this offer will extend to DIA, but we've got a big-ass airport right down the street that they should start considering right now. We'll have to make it to the East Coast, but you can find connecting flights over there for a few hundred bucks.
And all told, the average round-trip price for these flights after taxes will likely be closer to $300, but come on — that's still dirt cheap for traveling 700 miles per hour while slamming tiny bottles of booze.
"I think you will see a lot to that effect within five years' time," Kjos said. "What will happen to (Lufthansa) when everyone starts to fly direct?"
Norwegian has 100 737 MAX jets from Boeing on order and expects to receive five in 2017. These planes are equipped to traverse the Atlantic but are smaller than most jets that currently do so, making them a better size for international flights to cities such as Birmingham in Britain, Kjos said.
You might have to wait a little bit, but if you need to parlez-vous some Francais right now, Iceland's Wow Air recently offered one-way fares between Boston and Paris for $99. Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Eurowings is also starting cheap long-haul flights.
And if you haven't checked out that website, do it now. Holy shit, there are some deals on that thing. You'll still need to get over to New York, but that's a short flight anyway.
Damn right. Let's go party in Paris right now.