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Flying to New York could soon cost as little as £45

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If the thought of flying budget for longer than a couple of hours instills the deepest of dread, then we have good news.

Norwegian Air is planning on launching flights from Europe to the US for as little as $69 (£45) each way by 2017, fuelling your nomad dreams without fulfilling your bank account’s nightmare.

The airline's chief executive Bjørn Kjos told NBC News that the company is considering non-stop flights from Edinburgh to Westchester County Airport in New York and Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. 

Never heard of Westchester County Airport? It’s like the equivalent of Stansted; no one outside of its home country has ever heard of it but it’s only an hour and a half from where you’re going anyway. 

The airline plans to cut costs by flying to quieter airports as they charge airlines lower fees compared to busier portals. But considering they will be regional airports, they'll need to set up customs stations which could mean nightmarish immigration queues. 

Norwegian Air is not the only airline to market cheap fares across the Atlantic. 

Iceland’s WOW Air recently offered one-way fares between Boston and London from just £99, but with at least one stopover via Reykjavik. Meanwhile Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary Eurowings is also starting cheap long-haul flights.

If plans go ahead, the sky will be the limit for your travel plans. Quite literally.

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