Cheap flights from Fort Lauderdale to Europe return next year
Inflation persists, but you can still fly to Europe from Fort Lauderdale next summer for less than $200. If you want to come back, you’ll have to spit a little more.
Norse Atlantic Airways, a low-cost airline offering inexpensive transatlantic flights between select US cities and Oslo, Norway, has announced its summer 2023 schedule.
In addition to frequent flights from New York to London and Berlin, the airline will operate twice-weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Oslo from March through August. Fares for its cheapest one-way economy package start at $190 including tax. According to the airline’s website, the $190 fare is available on 34 dates between March and October.
Fares are higher, up to $400, during the summer months of June through August.
So what’s the problem ? The cheapest economy package, Economy Light, looks like a simple experience, with a single bag under the seat included in the fare. If you want to check in a bag, put a bag in the overhead compartment and eat a meal, you will have to pay more and upgrade to Economy Classic. The top tier, Economy Plus, allows you to select your seat.
Then there are three levels of “Premium”: Light, Classic and Plus. The Premium Plus upgrade gives you priority check-in, premium boarding, two check-ins gives you two meals and allows you to check two bags. You also get ‘premium boarding’ and ‘priority check-in’.
Still, if you’re willing to limit yourself to a single bag under the seat, $190 is about the lowest price you’ll find to get from Fort Lauderdale to Europe. From Oslo you can find flights and trains to other European cities.
And when is it time to come back? The cheapest flight from Oslo to Fort Lauderdale is $228.
The airline has not been immune to the effects of inflation. When this announced its debut last springits lowest one-way fares from Florida to Europe were $149.
Launched in early 2021, the airline boasts of its fleet of 15 “modern, fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners”.
More details are available at flynorse.com.
Xfinity customers in South Florida might notice faster internet speeds on all of their connected devices.
Comcast recently announced plans to increase the speed of its most popular services starting in late October at no additional cost.
The announcement follows the cable giant’s launch of its efforts to bring speeds of 2 gigabytes per second to more than 50 million homes and businesses by the end of 2025.
Speeds have been improved for its various broadband services:
- Essentials Plus — 10 to 20 Mbps
- Connection — 50 to 75 Mbps
- Connect more — 100 to 200 Mbps
- Fast — 300 to 400 Mbps
- Blazing fast — 600 to 800 Mbps
- Gigabit (formerly Ultrafast) — from 900 Mbps to 1 Gbps
Customers may need to replace their cable modems to experience the fastest speeds. Modems can be rented from Comcast for an additional monthly fee. To avoid monthly charges, customers can also purchase their own cable modems.
The Colonnade Outlets in Sawgrass Mills has announced five new additions to its stable of “luxury outlets”.
Psycho Bunny Outlet, a subsidiary of casual clothing brand Psycho Bunny known for its funky skull-and-crossbones bunny logo, is set to open in time for the holiday shopping season next to Tag Hauer.
“From polo shirts and hoodies to pants and swimwear, each collection is crafted with signature fabrics, luxurious trims and bold colors to help men and kids express their own unique style,” according to a press release from the owner of the Simon shopping center.
New stores opened include Balmain, a luxury French fashion brand; Anne Fontaine, a “detail-oriented male and female draper”; and Bally, a Swiss luxury shoe brand.
Next summer will mark the debut of the sole Florida outlet of Christian Louboutin, a French luxury brand known for its shiny red-soled shoes, high-end clothing, handmade jewelry, “handbags coveted” and its “irresistible cosmetics for men and women”. ”
Offering valet parking, currency exchange, stroller rentals and free wheelchairs at its Sunrise location, the Colonnade Outlets also carries brands such as Versace, Gucci, Mont Blanc, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch and Burberry.
Jersey Mike’s Subs opened a franchise at 648 N. Federal Highway at Victoria Park Shoppes in Fort Lauderdale. The mall is located on the east side of the freeway in the same mall as Winn-Dixie between Northeast 6th and Northeast 7th streets.
The chain, which opened as Mike’s Submarines in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, in 1956, has been franchised since 1987 and has 2,000 locations.
This is the 41st Jersey Mike’s Subs store in the South Florida metro area.
Le Colonial, a restaurant chain offering French-Vietnamese cuisine, has unveiled renderings of a new location slated to open early next year in the new Atlantic Crossing mixed-use development in downtown Delray Beach.
The unique restaurant is “known for its celebration of the flavors and spirit of Saigon in the 1920s” – when Vietnam was under French colonial rule. Hence the name Le Colonial.
Vietnam’s last imperial dynasty, the Nguyens, surrendered to France in 1893 and remained a French colony until communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh declared independence in 1945.
Of course, the Vietnam saga didn’t end there. In 1954 it was split into two parts and for years was the scene of a brutal war between the Communist North, backed by China and the Soviet Union, and the anti-Communist South, backed by the United States.
In 1964, the entry of the United States into the war triggered a decade of social unrest from which this country probably never recovered.
But it was the period of relative calm before that storm that Le Colonial commemorates as “a celebration of the alluring spirit and lively flavors” of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in the 1920s.
Founded in 1993 in New York, the restaurant’s owners have expanded to Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and Lake Forest, Illinois. After opening early next year in Delray Beach, the company plans to open another location in Naples, on Florida’s southwest coast, later this year.
According to a press release, guests can expect to be transported “to another era and another time in the main dining rooms, verandas, terraces, private dining rooms and lounges.” Architectural and design features will include “handcrafted wrought iron and tiled elements, vintage photographs, lush vegetation, leather banquettes and mahogany millwork”.
Rapper and fashion entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, best known for his hit record ‘Happy’, must be delighted with the success of his chain of ‘luxury streetwear’ stores Billionaire Boys Club.
Williams founded the brand in 2003 with Nigo, a Japanese hip hop artist, fashion designer and record producer.
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Their new location, Billionaire Boys Club ICECREAM, opened last month in a 5,000 square foot space in Miami’s Wynwood arts district. It is the retail company’s fourth location, following others in New York, Tokyo and London.
Brands featured in stores and on the Company’s e-commerce site include Comme Des Garçons, Human Made, Icecream, Icecream Exclusive and Billionaire Boys Club.
The store offers $50 t-shirts and $175 hoodies decorated with the channel’s custom designs and logos, as well as $150 sweatpants, a $265 backpack jacket, a cap at $65 and zippered wallets between $113 and $301.
Other products include a pair of distressed and faded denim jeans, with the word ICECREAM stitched on the front, for $225 or four interest-free installments of $56.25 if you pay through e-commerce payment solution provider Klarna .
The new Miami location is located at 2545 NW 3rd Avenue.
Writer Rod Stafford Hagwood contributed to this report.
Ron Hurtibise covers business and consumer issues for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Send him your retail news [email protected]. Be sure to include Retail Roundup in the subject line of your email.