Ben often shares his initial thoughts on the flights he takes in 10 pictures. Since I just flew Norwegian Premium Class from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale yesterday, both a route and an airline that have previously been untested on the blog, I figured it would be fun to share my initial impressions.
There are often incredible fares on Norwegian, in both economy and premium. This makes them one of the best value airlines out there, and after my experience, I would certainly recommend them. In the US, Norwegian serves New York, Newark, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Boston on direct flights from Europe. What blows my mind is the growing number of Norwegian hubs. While you could originally fly to the US from Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, this has now expanded to include Bergen, London, Paris and Barcelona.
There is a lot more to come on Norwegian, but for now, here are my initial thoughts on DY7045 from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale.
The seat really exceeded my exceptions – I slept like a baby in it. The entertainment system, which is built into the armrest, was the most responsive I’ve seen on an aircraft and had a huge offering.
The food was very simple and fresh. The concept was new to me, but I ended up really enjoying it! I’d rather have a small meal that tastes great than a dragged out, mediocre five course dinner.
The service was good, but not out of the ordinary. Given that Norwegian Premium prices similarly to premium economy on other airlines though, the value you get here is second to none. Overall, the modern feel of the Dreamliner and Norwegian’s refreshing vibe left me with a great impression of the airline and I’d love to fly them again soon!