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Gatwick/Buenos Aires air shuttle by Norwegian start from £259 one-way

Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 08:34 UTC
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This Wednesday, the first ever budget flight from London to South America departs from Gatwick airport. Fares on the 14-hour Norwegian Air Shuttle flight to Buenos Aires start from £259 one-way. The seats are tightly packed and food and luggage cost extra, but the no-frills model of flying, so well established on short-haul routes, is becoming increasingly common on intercontinental flights. Read full article

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  • Marcelo Kohen

    Yet another reason to have a flight from the islands to Buenos Aires...Common sense is always a good adviser. Hate not.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    Have you thought this through, why on earth would the FALKLANDERS want a flight to BA after all the agro they have had from your side.The trouble would be that your side would want to come to the FALKLANDS and cause trouble for the FALKLANDERS.Flag waving and that sort of childish behaviour.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Clyde15

    Do we need another Ryanair ?

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    It's called completion Clyde.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Johnny Colman

    @golfcronie:
    I think you are right, first of all the Argies have to learn certain rules of behavior that do not even have them in their land, if they decide to visit the islands it would be better to do it with the spirit of visiting a neighboring country and not doing nonsense, this It's called respect and education.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • DemonTree

    “It's called completion Clyde.”

    No, it's called competition. And you can stick with the more traditional airlines if you prefer.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • The Voice

    Correct, just turned off prediction on my new talblet :-) And, we dont need your lectures thank you very much..

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Marcelo Kohen

    I see your point “golfcronie”: in order to avoid childish behaviour by some Argentines such as waving a flag (a very dangerous behaviour, indeed), you prefer to fly West in order to go to the East. Common sense versus hate, in which camp place yourself?

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    @TV
    “just turned off prediction on my new talblet”

    I'd advise you to turn it back on again. ;) And that was aimed at Clyde15; no one is forced to fly with Ryanair, but most people prefer to be uncomfortable and save money. Would Falklanders prefer to avoid Argentina or save money?

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • darragh

    MK

    Flag waving - 'very dangerous behaviour' - no.

    Arrogant, offensive, rude, childish and deliberately provocative - yes, indisputably.

    If you actually read Golfcronie's reply he's actually talking about Argentines going to the Falkland Islands and flag waving etc.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Marcelo Kohen

    “Darragh”, the information commented relates to a Gatwick/Buenos Aires air shuttle, no to Argentine citizens waving flags in the islands...

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    DT
    “Aimed” at me? Sounds a bit threatening ! My point was, we know you will have to sit on someones knee to save a few quid but I was more interested in the business ethics as used by Ryanair. Hidden charges all over the shop. Customer service zilch.
    For example. Ryanair used to do about 7 flights a day from Prestwick to Stanstead.
    The 1345 flight was regularly cancelled and the passengers bumped on to the 1630 flight.
    As a result, many passengers missed their connecting Ryanair flights to other destinations.
    Ryanair's reply. You have failed to arrive in time for your flight so have forfeited your right to a refund. Nothing to do with us !

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    Top of the pile Quantas, Emirates, LAN.

    Bottom Iberia, Aerolineas Argentinas and Ryanair.

    Norwegian use Dreamliners which are excellent. I will give them a try… but only once. Usually we try to avoid Gatwick and the M25.

    Only thing to be said for Ryanair is that the seats dont tilt.

    @DT you increasingly come across as a smug arse. Reading the other thread if you continually suck up to a noxious stink you soon begin to stink yourself as others have observed. Off you go, dig up some dirt… pathetic.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @Clyde15
    Didn't mean to sound threatening, I was just trying to say that was a reply to you and not TV.

    And now you've explained, I agree Ryanair's ethics are dodgy. I've experienced their misleading pricing scheme myself but unfortunately it does seem to work - people will go for the 'cheaper' flight with hidden costs over the one that tells you the price up front. Maybe the government should update the laws to close loopholes like the connecting flights thing, I don't believe they will stop doing it on their own.

    @TV
    How am I 'sucking up' exactly?

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    MK

    Clearly you can't read. Golfcronie said:-

    “The trouble would be that your side would want to come to the FALKLANDS and cause trouble for the FALKLANDERS.Flag waving and that sort of childish behaviour”

    Note the word FALKLANDS, that means 'Falkland Islands' not BA.

    and you replied:-

    'in order to avoid childish behaviour by some Argentines such as waving a flag'.

    So you are either being obtuse or suffering from cognisance failure.

    'Common sense versus hate, in which camp place yourself?” - obvious to me which camp you are in but what do you think?

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @TV
    That was a serious question, by the way. I really want to know.

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcelo Kohen

    “darragh”: precisely because I have chosen common sense and not hate I don't answer invectives...and when I want to fly East I take a flight going East and not West...

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @MK
    They only have one flight, so it is impossible it would always be going in the right direction. But perhaps that is why they want a second one to São Paulo.

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @MK

    ”I see your point “golfcronie”: in order to avoid childish behaviour by some Argentines such as waving a flag (a very dangerous behaviour, indeed)”

    So it is alright with you if I travel to Ushuaia and emulate Argentine behaviour, with no respect for the people of Ushuaia, by waving a Union Jack proclaiming that (indigenous population) aside, Ushuaia was initially founded by the British.

    And should I expect to be arrested/stoned or not for my action?

    Then transcribe that, to waving the Argentine flag in the Falklands.

    In your opinion would be OK for Falkland Islanders to travel to San Julian, and wave the Falkland flag on the basis that Falkland Islanders settled there before Argentines did?

    If the Argentines ban the Falkland Flag in Argentina by using a law named after a gaucho accepting British rule and British overseas aid in the Falklands on 3/1/1833, then explain why Argentines should be allowed to fly their flag on the Falkland Islands?

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcelo Kohen

    For what I am concerned, you can wave your flag wherever you wish.

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • darragh

    MK

    Precisely which invective are you not answering?

    Where is the 'common sense as opposed to hatred' in claiming that the Falkland Islanders have no right to self-determination.

    Where is the 'common sense as opposed to hatred' in claiming that the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina and not the Falkland Islanders.

    Where is the 'common sense as opposed to hatred' in claiming that something that may or may not have happened 200 years ago is any way relevant in the 21st Century.

    Would you like some more examples of your 'common sense as opposed to hatred'?

    Have you ever heard the expression 'when you are in a hole stop digging'?

    So stop digging you are making yourself look ridiculous.

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    LON - BUE - LON / 14 hours / ~11,100 km / £518.-
    MPN - PUQ - MPN / 1,45 hour / ~ 900 km / £550.-

    Long Live Low Costs...

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    After reading most of the posts here I really think that the best thing that could happen is to keep the status of the Islands as it is now. One “survival” flight between the Island and the Continent (based on the fact that the islanders prefer flights to a continent they don't feel any attraction to) per week or every two weeks and that's it. Who really need more?

    Argentina has a extremely large, and dangerous, public deficit (that must be reduced) so as to waste its money subsidizing another fly between Bs As and the Islands.

    Only a few of argentines really want to visit the Islands so, nobody need the LAN stop in Rio Gallegos.

    Let's keep that for centuries...

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    @pgerman
    I'm 95% sure your government will not be subsidising the flights, just allowing them in return for a stop in Argentina. If they are not economic then they won't go ahead.

    “based on the fact that the islanders prefer flights to a continent they don't feel any attraction to”

    Contrary to what some people seem to believe, it is not actually possible to move islands to a different continent if you don't like the one you are on.

    Feb 15th, 2018 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Loon

    Wouldn't want to go to BA if it was free!!!!!!!

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 08:30 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tr0lListic_Approach

    That looks a a flying white dog's wee wee.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 02:59 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pete Bog

    @Pgerman

    ”(based on the fact that the islanders prefer flights to a continent they don't feel any attraction to)”

    Is Argentina now a continent in it's own right?

    I hadn't noticed the tectonic plates drifting apart in recent years.

    I was under the impression that Falkland Islanders have never had a problem with connecting to Uruguay, Chile or Brazil, as part of the 'Continent.'

    Indeed, long before Argentines moved South from BA, Falkland Islanders had already established farms in South America.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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