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(Time)   Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to use 787s to bring flaming hot deals to the Transatlantic airline market   (business.time.com) divider line 9
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2013-09-06 11:23:05 AM  
$238 is still too expensive. I was hoping for super-cheap $80-$150 transatlantic flights.
And Ryan Air was threatening to do these a long time ago... but nothing has materialized.
 
2013-09-06 11:30:55 AM  
A sub $600 round trip is a pretty good deal. Cheapest flights right now are $800 or so and that's with a 10 hour layover in Dublin.  Established non-stop routes from Boston or NYC to Charles De Gaulle are closer to $1,100.
 
2013-09-06 11:39:37 AM  
as somebody who needs to take the wife and kid to the UK next year, this is relevant to my interests.
 
2013-09-06 11:46:22 AM  
Now if I can just figger a failsafe way to get my ass to LAX...
 
2013-09-06 12:13:08 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: $238 is still too expensive. I was hoping for super-cheap $80-$150 transatlantic flights.
And Ryan Air was threatening to do these a long time ago... but nothing has materialized.


I don't think they have acquired any planes big enough to make it across the pond yet.
 
2013-09-06 02:01:44 PM  

mcreadyblue: Seth'n'Spectrum: $238 is still too expensive. I was hoping for super-cheap $80-$150 transatlantic flights.
And Ryan Air was threatening to do these a long time ago... but nothing has materialized.

I don't think they have acquired any planes big enough to make it across the pond yet.


Also most of the airports that Ryan Air use are too small to take the large planes you need to make the transatlantic route economical and they don't have the slots at the large hub airports.
 
2013-09-06 02:30:46 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Also most of the airports that Ryan Air use are too small to take the large planes you need to make the transatlantic route economical and they don't have the slots at the large hub airports.


Monarch and Thomson have routes from non-Heathrow UK airports to Orlando-Sanford airport that has an 11k runway.  Thomas Cook also goes from the UK to Vegas and is switching from Sanford to MCO next year.  Arkefly goes from Amsterdam to several US airports as does Condor from Frankfurt.  They're finding the slots or secondary airports to do it.
 
2013-09-07 04:43:03 AM  
The key to these cheap rates is to make sure the quoted fare includes all the taxes and fees.  That is what tends to kill deals on seemingly good airfare. These flights seem like a solid option right now.  You could potentially save a little cash using this flight to get over there, and then hopping a cheap flight to get to the desired destination and still beat the price on roundtrip airfare directly to your desired destination.  Of course realize if your using this tactic that you are eating up more vacation time to sit in airports to save a few bucks so the savings compared to the time involved can tip the scales.
 
2013-09-07 02:40:06 PM  
I know it's a joke, but they fixed the battery problem, subby. Now, even if the batteries get too hot, which they shouldn't, they won't catch fire because there's no way for oxygen to get in, and even if it did get in (they tried injecting some after sticking heaters outside the battery to get it to overheat), it can't circulate well enough to ignite any components of the battery. Oh, and the barriers between the various cells have something like 4 times the melting point they used to.

Turns out, that they could engineer the issue away, and that it was just one of the minor bumps you get when rolling out a brand new piece of incredibly complicated machinery.
 
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