Jan072016

Norwegian Air Oakland to Amsterdam $210 one way Jan-Feb 2016 and I am flying

Norwegian Airlines has fares at $158.50 for nonstop flights from Oakland OAK to Stockholm Arlanda ARN flying a Boeing 787 with several dates available between January and March. An even better deal is some of these low-fare Oakland departure dates allow a Stockholm connection to Amsterdam at $210 one-way.

I am flying this Norwegian route from Oakland, California to Amsterdam in a few weeks to pick up my low $422 fare on American Airlines departing from Amsterdam to Las Vegas round trip. Norwegian gets to me to Amsterdam and from there I can fly Amsterdam to Las Vegas tickets for a couple trips to Europe over the February and April school holidays at a huge discount compared to the normal $800 to $1,000+ for California to Amsterdam round trip flights. Las Vegas is one of the few routes available from Monterey airport on low cost Allegiant Airlines with ticket prices as low as $38 one way.

Norwegian Airlines Oakland OAK – Stockholm ARN – Amsterdam AMS

$210 one-way  on Mondays for January 25 and February 1, 8, 15

OAK-AMS $210ow Feb16 Norwegian

The base fare on Norwegian does not include one checked bag ($59) or seat assignment ($42) or any food.

Norwegian fare types

Norwegian Air’s LowFare+ ticket for $66 more includes one checked bag, seat selection and food, including wine or beer with your meal.

I debated whether to go bare bones, but the thought of flying 11 hours in a middle seat persuaded me to buy up for a checked bag and seat at $276.10 round trip.

One of my 2016 travel objectives will be accomplished with a long-haul low cost Norwegian Airlines flight from Oakland to Amsterdam.

Norwegian Airlines flies to Europe from Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and New York.

Oakland OAK-LGW London Gatwick nonstop begins May 12, 2016

Norwegian OAK-LGW nonstop

Loyalty Traveler – American Airlines Amsterdam to Las Vegas $406, AMS to LAX $496 round trip (Jan 7, 2015).

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. I flew Norwegian Air in July 2015 from OAK to Stockholm. We paid for the bag+seat assignment+meal, and my vegan meal was pretty good.

    My middle seat was so tiny – I could hardly cross my legs. I decided then and there to pursue the miles+points hobby never again to fly coach class overseas.

    Halfway across the Atlantic I was struck with food poisoning (from the airport food, I believe) and rushed to the back of the plane where there were 2 toilets. When I found them both occupied, I was so horrified that I fainted. The efficient Thai flight attendants laid me down on a blanket in the galley, put my legs up on a big box (bliss!) and covered me with another blanket. One of them wiped my forehead and hands with a cool wet cloth. I felt I’d gone to heaven! I closed my eyes (to keep anyone from asking if I was well enough to return to my seat) and pretended I was dead. At last they needed the space for the breakfast carts and helped me back to my seat where I was fine.

  2. I might be really tired, but I read that second paragraph 3 times and still don’t understand it. So, you are flying from OAK to Amsterdam so that you can then fly round trip Amsterdam – Las Vegas? And somehow Monterey (California, I presume) gets thrown in the mix as well.

    Anyhow, I flew Norwegian last year (in the Premium cabin) OAK-ARN and had a very good experience. Highly recommend Norwegian for bargain flights to Europe.

  3. @Robert D. – I live in Monterey, California. I purchased tickets to fly AMS-LAS in January, February and April. Norwegian one-way flight from Oakland gets me to AMS to start. Allegiant gets me to and from LAS to Monterey.

    All in all, the price to fly three trips to AMS with Norwegian and Allegiant to use $400 AMS-LAS tickets is lower cost than buying two tickets SFO-AMS. I will stay two weeks in Amsterdam and a few days in Las Vegas on these trips and in April my wife and I will probably spend a week in some other part of Europe.

  4. @Brooke – I have flown many times in Business and First across the Atlantic and Pacific. That is the preferable way to travel if you have the money and miles.

    These days I’d rather fly economy class and travel more often.

    I have been squeezed in middle seats and also had food poisoning once on flights from Dominican Republic to Portland, OR when I had to make the guy move every 15 minutes for a few hours to go to the restroom.

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