USA Today: Let Discount Norwegian Fly

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USA Today: Let Discount Norwegian Fly


Category: Airline / Travel

With trans-Atlantic flights routinely topping $1,000 round trip these days, passengers have reason to celebrate when an airline starts offering discount ticket prices. And so it is with Norwegian, which recently introduced enticing fares such as $194 each way from New York to Oslo, or $268 from Oakland to Stockholm.

But U.S.-based carriers and their pilots union aren’t cheering. To them, these low fares are about as welcome as the MERS virus. Recently, the Air Line Pilots Association began running ads trying to cast a sinister light on Norwegian and persuade the U.S. Department of Transportation to restrict the carrier’s access to American cities.

The ads ask darkly: “Can we really trust a foreign airline with a convoluted business scheme that threatens the U.S. airline industry and its employees?”

Source: USA Today

Published: June 19, 2024