Norwegian Airlines Review: Flying Long Haul on LowFare

Every expat’s dream right, when a low cost airline introduces a cheap route home!? At the end of March, Norwegian Airlines started flying between Chicago O’Hare and London Gatwick.  I flew over Easter weekend for $500/£350 RETURN, if I wasn’t flying over a peak weekend, it could have potentially been even cheaper.  I had booked the Norwegian LowFare, my first time flying long haul with a budget airline and believe it or not, it wasn’t horrendous!

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Battle of the Budget Airline: Ryanair VS EasyJet

Budget AirlinesBudget airlines have been an absolute life saver when it comes to European travel from the UK.  Because the fares are so cheap, I have no problem in getting on the first flight of the day on a Saturday morning, jetting off, spending 1 night in a European city, seeing some of the sights, trying some of the local food and then getting on the last flight on a Sunday night, back ready in time for work on the Monday morning.  I once flew to Scotland for less than £5!  95% of my budget airline experiences have been hand luggage only, carrying a backpack that is guaranteed to fly with me EVERY time because it fits under the seat in front…even on my recent 7 night trip I only used a backpack that fitted under the seat!  Obviously my experiences are based around this.  Both Ryanair and EasyJet have their pros and cons, I find that price wise they are roughly equal, but which one is better?

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How I Got a Free Upgrade on a Flight by Being MYSELF

Plane Window SunsetJamaica was a good trip for me, not only did I do some awesome activities, I met a life long friend (who is now stuck with me forever!  Read our story: HERE), I also ended up getting upgraded on my flight home.  There are blogs everywhere giving ‘tips’ and people are always asking how to get them, but I must have broke all the rules, I didn’t even try to get upgraded!  Here’s how it worked for me.

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