Norwegian and Norwegian Reward

As Norwegian builds up its presence in the UK, and as its loyalty scheme Norwegian Reward starts to build up its UK membership, we have started to focus on the airline more closely. Here are our articles on Norwegian and Norwegian Reward.

I try Norwegian Premium – better than BA World Traveller Plus? (Part 1)

This is our review of Norwegian’s Premium cabin seat and service between London Gatwick and New York JFK. Whilst Rob got to enjoy First Class service on his recent Lufthansa flight to New York (review to follow), I tried the low cost version a week later. […]

I try Norwegian Premium – better than BA World Traveller Plus? (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my review of Norwegian’s Premium class seat and service on its long-haul Boeing 787 aircraft. Part one (click here) of my review of Norwegian Premium described my experience on  the outbound flight from London Gatwick to JFK Terminal 2 in New […]

Back in the No 1 Lounge at Gatwick South (for BA and Norwegian passengers)

This is our review of the No 1 Lounge at Gatwick South. On Monday, Anika will be reviewing her recent flight to New York in Norwegian Premium.  Given that it is a similar price to British Airways World Traveller Plus, we wanted to see if […]

Norwegian Reward now offering free flights and upgrades – and new US routes

Norwegian doesn’t sleep. On the contrary, the amount of press releases landing in my inbox is pretty impressive for a relatively small airline which hasn’t been on the radar of frequent flyers for very long. We covered their loyalty program here.  Even though it’s a […]

Bits: Norwegian launches Buenos Aires, two Avios wine deals ending, Virgin / Waitrose over?

News in brief: Norwegian launches Buenos Aires from Gatwick If you follow our Instagram feed, you’ll know that Anika is currently in New York testing out Norwegian’s Premium cabin.  We should get that review up in the next couple of weeks. If it turns out […]

Bits: £1000 SWISS fare to Rio / Beijing / Bangkok, Good To Go discount, Norwegian family accounts

News in brief: Excellent SWISS fares from Brussels for two people SWISS is offering excellent business class fares from Brussels to Rio, Bangkok and Beijing – €1,195 (£1,040) – when two people travel. Beijing and Bangkok are operated by SWISS so there are no problems there. […]

Bits: last day for 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, £99 / €99 Norwegian sale to the USA

News in brief: Last day to buy Avios with a 50% bonus Today is your last chance to buy Avios points with a 50% bonus. You need to visit ba.com via this page in order to buy. Here are a few price points, although you get […]

Bits: last call for Nutmeg / Avios deal, £1000 Virgin Upper Class to Boston, new Norwegian routes

News in brief: Last chance for the Avios / Nutmeg deal The current offer to earn up to 50,000 Avios for opening an ISA or SIPP with Nutmeg closes tomorrow. As we are now in the 2017/18 tax year, the new annual ISA limit of […]

Why Norwegian Reward is a more valuable scheme than it first appears

Norwegian is quietly becoming a major force on the European aviation scene.  It currently flies on 447 routes to 138 different destinations across 37 countries with a fleet of Boeing 737-800s and new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Norwegian was founded in 1993 as a regional carrier and […]

Bits: Etihad 30% discount codes, BA stalks Norwegian, T5 Aspire lounge & Lounge Club

News in brief: Save 30% on Etihad business and economy fares Etihad is currently running a new ‘friends and family’ promotion for bookings until 12th November.  Code STFECO save 30% on the base fare of an economy ticket whilst STFBUS saves 30% on the base […]

Bits: 9,000 Thistle hotel rooms in London for £90, Norwegian launching low-cost Gatwick to Vegas

News in brief: £90 Thistle Hotel rooms in London – including breakfast Thistle Hotels is running a four day promotion, starting today, to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen. There are 9,000 rooms available at exactly £90 each including breakfast, spread over the eight […]

Free Norwegian long-haul flight if you take 12 short-haul flights!

Low cost airline Norwegian has launched an interesting offer – but not necessarily one you would want to volunteer yourself for! If you take 12 return flights with Norwegian (short haul) between July 1st and December 31st, you will receive one free long-haul flight to […]

Norwegian doubles frequencies of budget UK-US services

Regular readers will know that I have given some coverage to budget airline Norwegian and its attempts to launch low-cost economy services from London Gatwick to the USA.  My last article is here, comparing the prices being charged and questioning whether Norwegian was really low […]

Is the Norwegian Gatwick to New York service really ‘low cost’?

The Norwegian service from London Gatwick to New York which I originally previewed back in October has now launched.   They have also started flying to LA and Fort Lauderdale from Gatwick, although I am concentrating on the New York service here. The company has been […]

Summer sun bargains as Norwegian Air Shuttle launches Gatwick base

I don’t know how many of you will have heard of Norwegian Air Shuttle, the Norwegian based budget airline. They have advertised their UK to Scandinavia flights fairly heavily (you may subconsciously recognise the bright red they use in their ads and on their planes, […]