Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I’ve tweeted from @MileValueAlerts only once this month, for this deal, because it is designed to be used only for the best and most limited-time deals–like mistake fares–so that you aren’t bombarded by text messages.
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- Pay In Norwegian Krone
- Cheap Fares
- Optional Extra Fees
- Best Way to Buy the Ticket
Pay In Krone
Start on the Norwegian version of Norwegian.com because prices are lower in Norwegian Krone than US Dollars. Use Google Chrome to translate the page to English. Pay with a card with no foreign transaction fees.
$355 Roundtrip from New York to Berlin
Sample Dates: January 24 – February 2 on Norwegian
Here’s the search result for the dates with the cheapest fares, which are over January and February.
The cheapest outbounds cost 1,393 NOK. The cheapest returns cost 1,505 NOK.
The cheapest total of 2,898 NOK is $355.
All the cheapest fares are in the “Lowfare” bucket. That comes with one carry on that weighs up to 10 kg (22 lbs.) Check out my post on one bag travel.
Everything else costs extra.
For 1,000 NOK extra, $123, you can upgrade to LowFare+ which includes seat selection and one checked bag roundtrip.
All the add ons are expensive, so I suggest traveling with just one carry on, eating before take off on the outbound, packing a meal for the return, and taking whatever seat they give you for free. Then you can’t beat a $355 roundtrip to Germany.
Best Way to Buy the Ticket
Buy with the Citi Prestige® Card. It has no foreign transaction fees, so you will get the interbank rate on the conversion from krone to dollars. The first $250 in flights per calendar year are refunded to you as a statement credit. This includes fees like the checked bag fee, seat reservation, or meals that you purchase at the time of ticketing or later. After the statement credit, your roundtrip ticket will cost $105 plus any optional fees.
Hat Tip Secretly Flying