Summertime in NYC means sweating buckets, smelly garbage and tourists asking how to get to the Statue of Liberty from Times Square. Sounds like an excellent time to get the hell out, right?
Count your blessings, New Yorkers, because your summer getaway is within reach, and you don’t have to fly out of LGA, JFK or Newark to get there. Praise be. Starting June 15 out of Stewart International Airport (it's just 50 miles north of NYC), you can hop on a plane to Scotland or Ireland for dirt cheap. Prices start at just $199 for a one-way trip. Check out the full schedule:
- Edinburgh, Scotland: Daily flights begin June 15 for the summer season and operate through October 28, then three times per week during the winter season beginning October 29.
- Belfast, Northern Ireland: Flights three times per week during the summer season from July 1 through October 28, then twice weekly for the winter season beginning October 29.
- Dublin, Ireland: Daily service begins July 1 and transitions to three times per week during the winter season on October 29.
- Shannon, Ireland: Twice-weekly service begins on July 2.
Plus, Norwegian Air is making it easier for New Yorkers to get upstate. The airline, in conjunction with airport, is partnering up with Coach USA to offer travelers the Stewart Airport Express. The $20 bus trip is timed to the Norwegians’ flight schedule and leaves from Port Authority, turning the upstate airport into a very viable option for New Yorkers. You gotta love the amount of airports in our state.