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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.

Bits: 400,000 comments, Norwegian drops Heathrow before launch, 1000 Virgin miles with Tesco auto-conversion

News in brief: We’ve hit 400,000 comments! As you can see from the screenshot below, Head for Points hit 400,000 comments this week. This is an impressive achievement, and as the stats show over 90% of it is down to the readers and not me! […]

EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian drops lounge access entirely and starts charging for carry on baggage on LowFare

In an effort to “move from growth to profitability,” Norwegian is continuing to tweak both its route network and its offering. Norwegian will no longer be offering lounge access to PremiumFlex passengers. The airline has quietly removed details of lounge access from its website, although […]

Norwegian to launch Heathrow services from March, it seems

Well, here’s an interesting one.  Norwegian has been awarded six weekly slots at Heathrow Airport for the Summer 2020 season. Starting from late March and running to late October, Norwegian will be in a position to launch three flights per week, given that a take-off […]

HFP in Rio: My review of Norwegian Premium – far cheaper than BA, but do you get less? (Part 1)

This is our review of Norwegian Premium on the Boeing 787-9, between London Gatwick and Rio de Janeiro. It is part of my series on my trip to Rio. Norwegian offered us complimentary flights but HFP paid for all of my incidental expenses. Norwegian flies […]

HFP in Rio: My review of Norwegian Premium – far cheaper than BA, but do you get less? (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of Norwegian Premium, on a flight from London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro.  Part 1 of my Norwegian Premium review is here, which looks at the seat itself and compares the pricing and product offered by both Norwegian […]

Review of My Lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal

This is our review of the new(ish) My Lounge at London Gatwick’s South terminal. It is part of my new ‘HFP in Rio’ series which will include a review of Norwegian’s premium economy seat which I flew to Rio de Janeiro two weeks ago.  I […]

Norwegian closing all of its Irish routes due to Boeing 737 MAX woes

Norwegian is pruning routes quite heavily as part of its ‘from growth to profitability’ initiative. In simple terms, this means getting rid of routes where it is losing money.  Gatwick to Las Vegas was given the chop recently, for example, as we covered here. The […]

Norwegian’s founder and CEO resigns – what happens now?

Bjorn Kjos, the founder and major shareholder in Norwegian, stood down as CEO yesterday after 17 years.  He is being replaced on an interim basis by the CFO, Geir Karlson. There is an interesting barb directed at Kjos in the final line of the statement […]

Norwegian drops London Gatwick to Las Vegas

Norwegian has dropped its route from London Gatwick to Las Vegas.  It was due to return in October for the Winter season.  There is no mention of what arrangements, if any, will be made for affected passengers although flights from Gatwick to LA and San […]

With few aircraft to fly, Norwegian’s 787 Gatwick crews asked to slash hours or take unpaid leave

This isn’t our usual sort of Head for Points story, but with loyalty news slim over the Bank Holiday weekend I thought you would find this an interesting addition. Behind most stories we run on HFP about new airlines routes, closed routes, new hotels or […]

More Norwegian aircraft swaps at London Gatwick as the 787 engine problems drag on

Norwegian has announced more aircraft swaps at Gatwick. Poor old Norwegian is still struggling with availability of its Boeing 787-9 aircraft due to the industry-wide problems with the Rolls-Royce engines. The following airlines you’ve probably never heard of began operating services this week and will […]

JetBlue to launch low-cost London to New York and Boston flights – in 2021

Low-cost US airline JetBlue announced its first international routes last night – but not until 2021. The airline will be launching daily flights from London to both New York JFK and Boston. You are probably wondering which airport JetBlue will use.  It isn’t saying, and […]

EU bans all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights from its airspace – Norwegian and Tui impacted

The UK Civil Aviation Authority banned the Boeing 737 MAX 8 from operating in or over UK airspace on Tuesday afternoon.  In the evening, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency extended the ban to the whole of the EU.  This follows the crash of the […]

Norwegian launches its own attractive subscription offer for The Economist

Norwegian has jumped on the bandwagon of airlines offering attractive subscription deals to The Economist.  This one is good – if you’re confident Norwegian won’t go bust. The Norwegian loyalty currency is CashPoints.  1 CashPoint is worth roughly 9p (it is based on the value […]

IAG will not be bidding for Norwegian Air and is selling its shareholding

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, issued a statement to the Stock Exchange on Thursday morning. Short and sweet, it says: “UPDATE ON NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ASA International Airlines Group (IAG) confirms that it does not intend to make an offer for Norwegian Air Shuttle […]

Norwegian drops lounge access for flyers in the Norwegian Premium cabin

Norwegian has quietly removed lounge access for the majority of its Premium customers. As posted by a HFP reader yesterday, it turns out that the rules were changed on 21st December.  From that point, only customers booking refundable PremiumFlex tickets have had lounge access included […]

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