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.

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

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 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 […]

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 […]

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