DEAL ALERT: Norwegian Airlines offering direct flights from Tampa to London

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Have you always dreamt of visting Europe? How about visiting the Tower of London or Big Ben?

Norwegian Airlines could make that a reality with their NEW direct flights on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets from Tampa to London that begins service on October 31st, 2018. Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried around 33 million passengers in 2017.

Chief Commerical Officer Thomas Ramdahl shares, “We are excited to introduce another U.S. destination to our network. Tampa Bay will be a very popular destination amongst European traveler. Similarly, Europe is in high demand among Tampa Bay and Florida resident. With our growing commitment to Florida, we’re also increasing our Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to London services for the winter season due to the great demand.”

Direct flights are now available and one-way airfares go for as low as $ 214. You could travel roundtrip for less than $ 500 with tax from Tampa. Visit London has a guide for travelers with what’s happening month by month.

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Here are some London-related travel articles for extended reading:

Carlos Eats

June 27, 2018 |

Pasco County residents deal with heavy rain, are wary of flooding

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Monday brought pouring rain to the Bay News 9 viewing area, and one county that was hit hard by flooding last year is trying to prevent it from happening again.

  • Residents placing sand bags at homes, businesses
  • County trucks move water throughout day
  • Area dealt with major flooding last year

People have been preparing since the weekend, picking up hundreds of sand bags just in case it floods.

"I waited too long last time, so this time I tried to do it a little bit earlier," said resident Jonathan Stratton.

Stratton lives off Moog Road — he picked up 23 bags Monday. "Just basically putting the bags in front of my garage door, because once it comes in the garage it comes into the house," he said.

As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, no homes had been flooded. County trucks were moving water throughout the day. One in Port Richey was pumping 6,000 gallons of water per truck load.

"The trucks, they’re helping, but it’s just an ongoing battle," said resident Joshua Beardmore.

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Beardmore said that last summer, the water got into his home. Fortunately it was only up to his driveway Monday.

The county is monitoring several areas in case things get worse.

Mary Jane Monaco of Hudson prepared Sunday. "I got water, some food, obviously animal food that was my first priority to get them set," Monaco said.

Monaco prays the rain will hold off and that she won’t have to dip into her supplies.

"I don’t know what we would do if it floods," she said.

Bay News 9 – news

August 8, 2016 |

Deal Alert: Soul of Korea Summer Set

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If you love Korean food, check out the summer set deal at Soul of Korea in the Temple Terrace area at 7612 North 56th Street.



The deal costs around $ 38 and will net you bulgogi (marinated beef), galbi (short ribs), fish, kimchi tofu stew, japchae noodles, and a ton of side dishes with rice included. Bought separately you would pay much more and this set can easily feed 2-3 people so make sure to bring a friend.

The side dishes which are known as banchan in Korean are served in plentiful portions and have an authentic taste that is reminiscent of Korean food in South Korea.


Soul of Korea. 7612 North 56th Street Tampa, Florida 33617. (813) 989-3030

Carlos Eats

July 13, 2016 |

Hillsborough’s PTC rejects Uber, Lyft deal

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No so fast on that deal between ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft with Hillsborough County.

  • Hillsborough PTC rejects deal with ridesharing companies 4-1
  • Fingerprint background checks are main issue
  • A June 22 hearing may help create a new deal

On Wednesday, the Public Transportation Commission suspended talks with the companies after negotiations had been ongoing for almost eight weeks.

The commission voted 4-1 against a deal allowing the companies to operate legally in the county.

The main issue, according to the PTC, is safety.

The main issue is Uber and Lyft’s refusal to do fingerprint background checks on drivers, which is currently required of taxi drivers.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, board members said they want to wait for a ruling from the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland on another case of rideshare regulation.  

The Lakeland hearing is set for June 22.


Bay News 9 – local-news

June 9, 2016 |
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