Are cheap long-haul flights coming soon?

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/are-cheap-long-haul-flights-coming-soon/21840

    A number of budget airlines have tried to bring their no-frills service to long-distance flights. In the past it hasn’t worked out very well. Laker Airlines was the first to try it with a route between London and New York City in the late 70s, but the company went under less than five years later. More recently Oasis Hong Kong Airlines launched low-cost services between Hong Kong and London and Vancouver. Oasis only lasted three years. And, just last year, Malaysia’s AirAsia X stopped flights to Europe to focus on mid-range flights throughout Asia.

    Despite all the unsuccessful attempts in the past, Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) — the fourth largest budget carrier in Europe — sees a market for long-haul budget airlines and it intends on taking advantage.

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    Their is lots of website who provides us Cheap tickets on the different level of time also provides lots of offers.
     
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    So what confused me about this is the AirAsiaX still flies OOL-KUL which is a good 300mi longer than OSL-NYC and JetStar offers SIN-AKL which is only about 250mi shorter than OSL-BKK

    Clearly Europe to Asia is a different market, but still, both Air Asia and Jet Star offer intercontinental flight in what is basically an LCC.
     
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    Wasn't Air Asia.X a differently incorporated company ?
     
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    Air Asia and Air Asia X are different companies with close relationships and similar ownership structure, but it was Air Asia X flew OOL-KUL-LON. (and ORY i think) They cut the second leg of that trip.
     
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    I've flown a handful of times on LCCs, twice were on Norwegian Air and they are a fantastic LCC.
    Free wifi onboard, new 738s. Beats the s*** out of Easyjet.

    Even compared to SAS, I think Norwegian is a better airline (on the route I took: ARN - CPH return)
     

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