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: 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 […]

Reviewing Europe’s last great sleeper train: Stockholm to Lapland

Happy Easter!  As today will be a quiet day on the site I thought I would share a few highlights from our 15 hour train ride last week from Stockholm to Kiruna in (Swedish) Lapland. Just before we set off I saw a magazine article […]

Gatwick bits: £1 Premium Security offer, Norwegian to increase routes and add Premium seats

News in brief: Get Gatwick Premium Security for just £1 We have written about MyGatwick, the official discount portal for anyone flying through the airport, a few times. This was our last in-depth look at MyGatwick with examples of the deals on offer. If you […]

Review of 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. […]

Review of 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 […]

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 […]