Take advantage of currency conversion rates to save up to ~20% on already cheap tickets when you fly Norwegian Air!
The trick is to book your tickets on the Norwegian version of the website instead of the US site.
How to Save up to ~20% on Your Next Norwegian Air Flight
Link: Norwegian Air’s US Site
Here’s an easy way to save up to ~20% on your next Norwegian Air flight!
When you go to Norwegian.com, you can choose your preferred country to view the site.
Of course, you can go directly to Norwegian Air’s home website, which is in Norwegian.
If you use Google Chrome as your browser, the website will be automatically translated for you. You can also copy and paste the text into Google Translate. Or you can simply open up a new tab and repeat each step on both versions of the website.
This simple trick only takes a few minutes at most! And you can save ~20% on your flights.
Let’s look at an example.
I looked up flights from New York to Oslo, Norway, in February 2016 on the US version of the Norwegian Air website.
Despite the fact that it will be very cold and dark there in February, ~$327 is an incredible price for a round-trip flight to Europe!
Then, I ran the exact same search on the Norwegian version of the site…
…and got a price of 2,318 Norwegian Krone.
So what does that mean?
Converted to US dollars, you’ll pay ~$261 when you book on the Norwegian version of the site.
Compare that to the ~$327 you’d pay on the US version of Norwegian’s website. It’s ~20%, or $66, less!
If you bought tickets for 2 people, or for a family, the savings would add up fast!
Does This Work on Other Routes?
From New York – JFK, you can fly to 6 destinations non-stop, and ~60 destinations if you add a connection.
I tested the currency conversion trick on flights from New York to Martinique in the French Caribbean in February 2016, when the average daily temperature in Martinique is ~80 degrees. A nice break from winter!
I found non-stop flights for ~$257 round-trip in coach on the US version of the website.
The same flights cost ~$245 on the Norwegian version of the website. A savings of ~$12!
That’s ~5% off. It’s not as much of a difference as the flights to Europe, but you’ll still save a little when you book through Norway’s Norwegian site. And I never say no to saving money – especially when it’s this easy!
When you find flights that work for you, go through the booking process like usual. Enter your name, credit card, and passport information. The only difference is the transaction will be in Norwegian. Everything else is the same, except for the final price!
Save More by Having Flexible Dates and Avoiding Fees
To see the lowest fares each month, visit the Norwegian Air Low Fare Calendar.
You can often save a lot of money if you’re flexible with your dates.
And keep in mind, Norwegian Air charges lots of fees for things like checked baggage, seat assignments, and more. So this deal is even better if you can pack light.
Make Sure to Pay With the Right Card
Because you’ll being paying in a foreign currency (in this case, Norwegian Krone), use a card that earns bonus points on airfare AND has no foreign transaction fees!
- Premier Rewards Gold Card From American Express – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points when booking directly with airlines
- The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for booking directly with airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise 2X points)
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard – 2.1% back
when you redeem for $100+ travel purchases
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel
- Citi Prestige – 3X Citi ThankYou points on airfare
- Citi ThankYou Premier Card – 3X Citi ThankYou points on travel
When you avoid foreign transaction fees, it’s almost like getting another discount!
With the currency conversion, you’ll pay much less than if you book on the US website and pay in US dollars. You’ll save the most on flights to Europe, but this trick works on other routes, like New York (JFK) to the French Caribbean.
This trick will add only a minute or 2 to the booking process. But to save up to 20%, it’s well worth it to learn a few words in Norwegian! 😉