FARE DEAL: Los Angeles or Oakland – Stockholm UNDER $300 Roundtrip

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Fares across the Atlantic have been low for a variety of reasons: too much capacity from the major airlines, low fuel prices that support this, and increased competition from low cost airlines like Norwegian and Wow Air.

Fares were low before Brexit. But today via The Flight Deal you can book Norwegian either Los Angeles or Oakland – Stockholm for $295 roundtrip. There’s a trick to how.

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The fare is available departing either Oakland or Los Angeles late October through early December for ~ $330, January and February for $295, and then March for $295 as well from Oakland only.

The fares are amazing and you can fly elsewhere beyond Stockhold once you’ve positioned yourself.

You can use Norwegian’s fare calendar to see days with the cheapest flights. If you book via their US site the fares are a little higher.

Instead, book with their UK site. It will price at £222.80.

And that’s ~ US$295.

Since this is being charged in a foreign currency, be sure to use a credit card that doesn’t add foreign transaction fees. My card of choice is Citi Prestige because:

  • No foreign transaction fees
  • MasterCard currency conversion
  • Triple points on airfare

Norwegian Air Shuttle operates the route with a Boeing 787. Here’s a video of the experience:

They’re a low cost carrier but you do get free hand baggage with a weight limit although checked bags are charged. Also advance seat assignments are charged.

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  1. Be sure to have an airport restaurant meal before you board, or take something nice on board. The offerings are truly awful and expensive.

  2. Unless you are prepared to travel with a light duffel bag (max weight 11 ib!) you have to pay Wow $38 each way for a carry-on . Nothing is free on the plane — even water — so you have to plan for that, too. Honestly, if you’re shopping these crazy int’l sales, you should pick one on a regular carrier. It won’t turn out to be much more expensive, and it will be a better experience. For a savvy traveller, flying Wow is like flying Spirit — kind of a “fail” unless you absolutely have to be somewhere and the other fares are ridiculously more expensive.

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