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  1. Eric
    Eric at |

    Do you think we will see ATL get LLC service to the EU?

  2. John the Wanderer
    John the Wanderer at |

    They keep expanding! This is great news because it helps keep Europe fares low on the regular airlines as well. I haven’t had the opportunity to travel on Norwegian yet. Are you going to book a ticket?

  3. Brad Mixner
    Brad Mixner at |

    Good for them and the traveling public. They may not be for everyone, and that’s just fine.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I’m more excited by the daytime JFK-LGW flight this summer, but that’s mostly because I live in NYC. Even with the 11p arrival in London I like the timing on that a lot.

      1. baccarat_guy
        baccarat_guy at |

        Daytime flights to London from the East Coast USA are brilliant. I was thrilled when BA added the 7am’ish departure BOS-LHR. I do agree, arriving around 20:00-21:00’ish is just about optimal. But I would be ok with a 23:00;ish arrival if that was the only option.

    2. Brad Mixner
      Brad Mixner at |

      Seth Miller I love the daytime flights as well. Took the CO version a couple times, well worth the zero dark thirty departure from CLE

    3. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      I agree, up to the point where carriers that offer something better start degrading their product to match. Then it’s a problem for everyone.

    4. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      And BA certainly took that bait. The decision to go 10-abreast on 777s was attributed in large part to the lower CASM and needing to compete with Norwegian.

    5. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      Yep, my point exactly.

    6. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      One could (reasonably) argue it was inevitable for BA anyways, even if Norwegian didn’t show up at Gatwick with this expansion. BA already chose 9-abreast on its 787s and the cuts on the product in general have been ongoing for a while now. Cathay going 10-abreast on its 777s is similarly driven, without a massive long-haul LCC influence.

      Fares are staying relatively low, which helps offset the pain.

  4. James
    James at |

    Waiting for a smear campaign like Norwegian steal US jobs, Norwegian makes harder to transport US military and so on…..

  5. Ivan Acosta
    Ivan Acosta at |

    My own personal experience says the AUS-LHR route does well BC the planes have been very full. Condor also added AUS-FRA this year, which tells me there’s tons of demand to connect Austin & Europe.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I think it also pulls in enough of the suburban/exurban Houston/Dallas traffic that it can be a good relief valve for the legacy players.

    2. Ivan Acosta
      Ivan Acosta at |

      Agreed. Austin is now the 11th largest city in the U.S. San Antonio is huge & is a bit over hour away. I’m glad to see more choices

  6. Sebastian White
    Sebastian White at |

    Great news!