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.

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 […]

Bits: Norwegian drops lounge access in Premium, new IHG promo starts, Uber ‘clean air’ fee from tomorrow

News in brief: Norwegian drops lounge access for Premium customers 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 […]

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

We don’t cover Norwegian much on Head for Points, although you can’t deny that they have become a major force on the European aviation scene. Norwegian is now the 8th largest airline in Europe and the 5th largest low cost carrier globally.  It flies over 500 routes […]

Norwegian Air secures a cash injection to carry on flying into 2019

Some press reports in Norway over the last week or so suggested that Norwegian Air was going to breach its banking covenants when they were tested on 31st December. It looks like the reports may have been correct, as the company unveiled a number of […]

Bits: Aer Lingus / Supervalu NYC competition, My Lounge Gatwick South access, 2000 Virgin miles with Sixt

News in brief: AerClub / Supervalu promotion Aer Lingus AerClub has launched a new promotion with the SuperValu supermarket chain. If you convert your SuperValu Money Back vouchers or Real Rewards points into Avios by 31st December 2018, you will be entered into a draw […]

Bits: No 1 Lounge discounts, Norwegian switches to Miami and San Francisco, Avios South Africa closing

News in brief: Save money on No 1 Lounges If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 […]

Bits: “IAG to bid for Flybe”, Norwegian launches Rio, No 1 Lounges opens Birmingham Clubrooms

News in brief: “IAG to bid for Flybe” Following the news last week that Virgin Atlantic was in discussions with Flybe over a takeover bid, IAG – the owner of British Airways – is also now believed to have opened talks. This is an interesting […]

Bits: 25% off No 1 Lounges, Ethiopian drops Dublin to Los Angeles, Cobalt Air closes

News in brief: Save 25% on No 1 Lounges No 1 Lounges has launched a discount promotion in association with Norwegian, although you don’t have to be flying with Norwegian to take part. Until 30th October, for flights until 31st December, you can save 25% […]

Bits: excellent one-way US fares, BA to Osaka bookable, Norwegian drops Belfast & Edinburgh, Amazon competition

News in brief: Excellent one-way Business Class fares to the US for 2019 TAP Air Portugal is, slighly oddly, offering some excellent one-way (and return) fares to the United States from Dublin. How cheap?  How about £600 one-way in Business Class? You can fly to […]

Bits: AerClub Avios from United arrive after 18 months!, Norwegian drops UK to Singapore, Accor / Economist deal

News in brief: AerClub Avios from United Airlines finally posting! Last week I wrote an article on how you can earn Avios when flying with United Airlines, even though United is a member of Star Alliance. This is because United has a partnership with Aer […]

Bits: LAST CALL for Amazon / Amex Gold £15 discount, Lufthansa to buy Norwegian?, 50% bonus buying Radisson points

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders ending soon For the last 20+ months, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum charge card holders when they spend £25 or more.  This offer […]

Bits: IAG ‘to make third €1.5bn Norwegian offer’, new Club World ads, 720 Avios with a NOW TV stick

News in brief: IAG ‘to make a third €1.5bn offer for Norwegian’ Spanish newspaper Expansion reported yesterday (see here, Chrome can translate) that BA’s parent company, IAG, is to make a third offer for Norwegian. This will value the airline at 330 NOK per share, […]

Bits: 3000 miles with Virgin Money Transfer, £40 off Virgin economy to NYC, Norwegian to launch third daily NYC flight

News in brief: 3000 Flying Club miles with a Virgin Money International Money Transfer Virgin Money International Money Transfer returned as a Flying Club partner a few months ago.  The offer has now been extended and runs until 31st October. If you try this service […]

Bits: Norwegian rebuffs full IAG takeover bid, 50% off Iberia Express Avios tickets, topbonus closes down

News in brief: Norwegian rejects two formal takeover bids from BA’s parent IAG A few weeks ago we reported that IAG, BA’s parent, had bought a 4.6% stake in Norwegian Air Shuttle with a view to launching a full takeover. On Friday morning, Norwegian issued […]

Who did you pick as your preferred Premium Economy and Economy long-haul airline?

In January and March we ran two market research surveys on Head for Points, dressed up as competitions.  As I didn’t think of the original idea, I am free to say that the concept was very clever. An airline approached us to get an understanding […]

IAG confirms it will open talks with Norwegian to buy the airline

IAG, the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, made a statement to the Stock Exchange on Thursday to confirm rumours that it intends to open negotiations with Norwegian Air Shuttle to buy the airline.  An initial share purchase has already been made. Norwegian shares […]

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