Norwegian Air is one of the better known low-cost carriers that fly within Europe and to/from the United States. They operate a fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner for long-haul flights, as well as B737 for short-haul hops. For the holiday season, they are giving away free flights, and they are doing it in a pretty interesting way. They call it the “Free Shipping Sale,” where you (the passenger) gets shipped for free.
There are items and products that are located throughout Europe, with one made available every 3 hours. You can preview the items, and once it goes live, you can add your name to the waiting list. Norwegian will select one name from the list for each item, and you will receive a free voucher for two round-trip tickets to fly to Europe and “claim” the item. Winners will be announced on December 22, and they will be able to depart from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK), or Fort Lauderdale (FLL).
While they do list prices for each item, you don’t actually have to pay for them. This is because Norwegian will be throwing it in for free too, at least symbolically. You will receive a $100 gift card from a Sponsor, presumably the company that makes or sells the item. Since only the winner will receive the item, there is really no risk in entering, and you won’t even have to put in a credit card number or anything like that.
You can enter once for every item (i.e. every 3 hours), and Norwegian will be giving away tickets until December 20, 2017 at 11:59 ET. The sweepstakes is open to residents of the US age 18 and above. As usual, there may be tax responsibilities if you win, and Norwegian is pegging the value of the prize at $2,100.
You can enter the Best Shipping On Earth giveaway here.
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Norwegian does not operate any A320s and never has. It’s short haul fleet is entirely Boeing 737-800 and long haul is Boeing 787-8.
My bad! I know they ordered a bunch that I was sure would have been delivered by now, but guess not! I have updated the article.
Thanks! They did order 100 A320neo familly jets, but looks like Boeing is having a tough time with the engines, so deliveries have been running a few months late.
Very true, but the Airbuses are coming http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/norwegian-selects-30-a321lr-for-first-transatlantic-routes/
Yes they are! I’m guessing New York and Boston to Shannon and Cork in Ireland will be first. Possibly smaller US hubs to Gatwick as well. Not sure if they will make Boston or New York to Bergen non-stop or not. It’ll be interesting to see what routes they’ll be able to secure for the new aircraft.