How To Fly Around The World For Under $1,000


I have been loving the latest flight prices from Norwegian airlines with flash sale tickets selling at $99 including taxes, from New York to Belfast and Edinburgh; and their recently launched flights from Oakland to Rome for $229.

I decided to play around with an around the world routing using some of Norwegian’s crazily low rates and you can indeed travel around the world for under $1,000.

Here is the plan:

6th November Sept New York to London Gatwick (layover) to Singapore Sat @ $340 inc taxes
Bear in mind that you can stopover in London if you like and book a later flight London-Singapore for the same price.

11 Nov Philippine Airlines Singapore Changi – JFK New York John F. Kennedy @ $582
(Via Manila and Vancouver on Skyscanner)

Admittedly this might not be your dream itinerary, but it shows how you can incorporate Norwegian Airlines low cost seats to make far flung trips a reality even on the most limited budgets. Of note, the Norwegian base ticket price really doesn’t include much. Described as “LowFare” you will get a seat, but only hand luggage (no checked bag), no seat reservation pre-boarding and no food. But at that price you can afford to stock up with a sandwich at the airport (assuming you can fit it in your limited luggage!).

Seats in Premium Economy come in at around $1,511 one way from New York to Singapore. Norwegian Airlines Premium Economy is impressive. In fact, it is better than most other airline Premium Economy products, see my top 10 best Premium Economy airlines in the world. Why is it better? Norwegian Premium offers much more legroom at 46″ than other Premium Economy options. This means your seat offers a very decent recline making it possible to sleep. This is not flat bed. It is more like 1980’s First Class, but for the price, the product is excellent.

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