Norwegian Airlines is my go to low cost carrier when I need a connecting flight one-way between California and Europe. Sometimes I buy a one-way ticket from OAK to Europe as a positioning flight for $400 round trip tickets starting in Europe with San Francisco as my destination. And sometimes I need a ticket from Europe back to California after I finish a series of low fare round trip tickets from Europe to the USA. April is the last time I needed a Norwegian Airlines positioning flight back to Oakland when returning from Vilnius, Lithuania.
Earlier this week I posted about $150 one way fares on WOW Air from Baltimore and Boston to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Paris. These fares increase with a minimum $96 for one carry-on bag and $20 for seat assignments each way on WOW Air. The advantage of Norwegian is one carry-on bag is free. The disadvantage of Norwegian are exorbitant seat assignment fees in the $50 range each way.
This week I have stumbled upon Norwegian low one-way fares to many cities across Europe. This post describes some of these Norwegian Air deals available from Los Angeles and Oakland, California airports. In general, Oakland has lower fares to some cities and LAX has lower fares to others.
Norwegian Air Low One Way Fares to Europe from Oakland
OAK – London Gatwick LGW $225 – $295 nonstop Sep 12 – March 23
Norwegian Air Low One Way Fares to Europe from Los Angeles
Norwegian Airlines also flies out of Las Vegas. Most low fares I found for LAS routes were only to Scandinavia. Often it is cheaper to book a one-way ticket to Stockholm and a separate one-way to another destination in Europe. Norwegian Air operates routes to something like 60 different cities in Europe from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.
Norwegian Air Oakland OAK – London Gatwick LGW nonstop
LowFare+ for an extra $90 buys one checked bag, self-select seat assignment and meals.
Tip: Book two one-way tickets for overall lower price on a round trip itinerary.
Norwegian Air London Gatwick LGW – Oakland OAK
London LGW to Oakland is $25 lower fee for LowFare+ add-on at 50 GBP ($64.60 USD).
Total ticket price is as low as $476.05 round trip for nonstop flights Oakland to London LGW, if you can manage one carry-on, seat roulette and bring your own food and drink. Add another $155 if you want the LowFare+ for a total ticket price around $630 round trip.