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The NEW Airline selling low cost trans Atlantic flights, flight review Economy & Premium






Here is all the facts you need to know before travelling with Norse Atlantic Airways the airline that is expanding massively on flights across the Atlantic.



A bit about the new Long Haul Low Cost airline Norse Atlantic Airways


Norse Atlantic Airways commenced operat ions in 2021 using 6 of the former long haul widebody 787 aircraft of Norwegian airlines.



Is Norse part of Norwegian airlines

Prior to the covid 19 pandemic Norwegian airlines operated over 10 787 aircraft from various european cities to predominantly transatlantic routes offering low cost long haul flights such as London to Miami, London to New York, Paris to LA .



Due to the pandemic Norwegian Airlines grounded all of its long haul fleet in March 2020 and then in January 2021 announced that it would be terminating all long haul operations.


One month later in February 2021 Norse Atlantic Airways was founded, securing former long haul 787 aircraft leases from Norwegian Airlines and it had its AOC granted in December 2021 ready for the airline to launch in spring 2022. So thats how Norse Atlantic Airways emerged from the former airline Norwegian Airlines.






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What type of fares do Norse Atlantic Airways have? They offer the following fare types on its flight network,


Light for those who don't need checked in bags and hand luggage only (that can fit under the seat in front of you)


Classic this allows a second piece of hand luggage as well as a checked in bag of up to 23kg, meals are included and lower ticket change fee's


Plus maximum baggage allowance, plus 2 meals, priority boarding and lower fee's for flight ticket changes

Norse Atlantic Airways  Flight Review of Economy and Premium




Where do Norse Atlantic Airways fly to?


Where do Norse Atlantic Airways fly from in the UK?



From London Gatwick (LGW) to

  • Boston (BOS)

  • Fort Lauderdale - Miami (FLL)

  • Los Angeles (LAX)

  • New York (JFK)

  • San Francisco (SFO)

  • Washington Dulles (IAD)

  • Orlando

Check out this Blog Post about their new flights from London to USA


Where do Norse Atlantic Airways fly from in Europe?



From Oslo (OSL) to

  • Los Angeles (LAX)

  • New York (JFK)

  • Fort Lauderdale - Miami (FLL)

and also,

From Berlin (BER) to New York (JFK)


From Paris (CDG) to

New York (JFK)

From Rome (FCO) to

New York (JFK)



Norse Atlantic Airways flight trip report


Where do Norse Atlantic Airways fly from in the USA?



New York (JFK) to


London (LGW)

Oslo (OSL)

Paris (CDG)

Berlin (BER)


From

Los Angles (LAX) to

London (LGW)

Oslo (OSL)


From San Fransisco to London (LGW)

From Washington (IAD) to London (LGW)

From Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to London (LGW)

From Orlando (MCO) to London (LGW)

From Boston (BOS) to London (LGW)


Check out some Norse Cheap flights here




Norse Atlantic Airways Flight Review of Economy and Premium

Flight Review of Norse Atlantic Airways Economy


Norse Atlantic Airways  Flight Review of Economy and Premium




I booked a cheap flight from London to Oslo to try out the new emerging low cost long haul airline Norse Atlantic Airways. My expectations were pretty low to be fair!


Norse Atlantic flight review by Travel expert Mr Plane Guy


Check in


Not a great start really, I was emailed multiple times by Norse Airlines to check in online before the flight, but I couldn't seem to do it on their app. I thought well perhaps I've been selected for additional screening so that may explain it?


However on arrival at Zone D at Gatwick South I could see a huge queue of passengers checking in, I joined the queue and it felt like I was back in 1995 again. To be fair the queue looked worse than it was, it was actually only for around 10 minutes! The Check in lady explained Norse currently don't have online check in and they are working on it.


This was really confusing due to the emails prompting me to check in online and also the signs around Norse check in desks encouraging you to check in yourself.


I hope they manage to set this up in time for the 6 additional flights taking off from London and several at JFK otherwise this = huge queues at Norse check in areas this summer!







Premium security lane gatwick airport

Fast Track Security at London Gatwick



Gatwick Airport you have the option to pay extra to go through a different security lane, the current charge is £5, this might be worth it if flying out of Gatwick at peak times (school holidays, weekend early morning.)








Baggage allowance


The check in staff were extremely thorough with checking bags weight and sizes, they used a baggage gauge to check every bag, this is a low cost airline and they are there to make money from every income stream they can, so make sure you are complying with their luggage policy for your ticket type.



Norse Atlantic Airways cabin bag policy


The seat


With a 3-3-3 configuration I was sat in 22H and it was actually quite ok, I'm 6ft 1"(186cm for americans) and it felt like it would be ok for a long haul flight. The seat is 31-32" of legroom pitch.



Norse Atlantic Airways flight review


Norse Atlantic Airways use newish (this one was delivered to Norwegian Airlines in 2018) 787 aircraft, each seat has its own inflight screen and a USB port, I didn't see any sockets on this particular 787 but I do believe Norse have them on some of their aircraft.


Inflight Entertainment


The range of inflight entertainment seemed pretty good and definatly lots of choice and some really great classic movies and lots of differernt TV series to choose from so I was really impressed by the choice of entertainment! They don't seem to have a moving map, its just like an information screen.





Onboard Food and drinks


A pretty normal selection of meals and drinks to purchase onboard I was very tempted to purchase the thai green chicken curry! Not a great deal of choice for vegeterians or those that have dietry allergies or requirements so bare that in mind and stock up on some inflight snacks!



the food menu for Norse Atlantic Airways

You can pre book meals before the flight, they are around £25! and £17 for a second lighter meal.



Food onboard Norse Atlantic Airways


No wifi onboard either, they are missing a trick here a cash generator! (I heard on galley FM that wifi is coming at some point this year)


I have to say the cabin crew seemed very professional in their lovely bluey uniforms.


Cabin crew for Norse Atlantic Airways
Credit to @flyNorse Instagram

The Verdict, Norse Economy product


Lovely aircraft, professional crew, on time flights, good entertainment, the seat pitch is pretty standard for economy. Norse Atlantic Airways Economy is a really great product and they are offering excellent value!



Norse Atlantic Airways  Flight Review of Economy and Premium


Norse Atlantic Airways Trip Report: Premium





For my return flight the next day I selected Norse Atlantic's premium cabin to see what the differences were,


Check in


This time no queue at all at Oslo airport and premium have their own section, which was clearly sign posted.


Again the check in staff were very consistent checking the weight and sizes of all luggage, hold and carry on items all checked and labelled.



The strict cabin bag policy with Norse Atlantic Airways


Even my little backpack was weighed and I had to show how it fitted in the bag gauge.







The Seat


Premium review of Norse Atlantic Airways



With a 2-3-2 seat configuration in Premium I was sat in 6G. To be fair the cabin was very empty, with just 5 other passengers in it and it holds a total of 56 in the Premium Cabin.

The seat gives a good recline, but definitely not fully flat and don't compare this to a business class seat or experience it is nothing like that. With a seat pitch of 43"


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The middle seats in row 1 & 2 have no centre bag space compartments, (the pilots crew rest bunks are located in the ceiling here!)

It is a bigger seat with more space thats it really, I know I was only on a short two hour flight from Oslo to London but I was offered an orange juice served in a plastic cup all flight, thats it! It is a no frills low cost premium product. To be honest, I don't think there's much difference between booking an extra leg room seat in economy and Premium.


Save the money and buy an extra leg room seat in economy, you can also pay for other extras such as a meal, priority boarding.






Inflight entertainment


The exact same as the economy cabin



Norse Atlantic Airways 787



Food and drink



Food and drink onboard Norse Atlantic Premium
I paid for a Premium service but all I got was an orange juice in a plastic cup, MEH!















Norse Atlantic Airways offer three different Premium fare types


Premium Light 1 x Underseat bag 1 x Carry-on (10kg / 22lb) 2 Meal services Premium boarding Priority check in Changeable for fee


Premium Classic 1 x Underseat bag 1 x Carry-on (10kg / 22lb) 1 x Standard checked bag (23kg / 50lb) 2 Meal services Premium boarding Priority check in Changeable for fee


Premium Flextra Seat selection 1 x Underseat bag 1 x Carry-on (10kg / 22lb) 2 x Standard checked bag (23kg / 50lb) 2 Meal services Premium boarding Priority check in Changeable


Dirty premium seat on Norse Atlantic Airways


Oh Crumbs Norse!








The Verdict


Premium is basically extra space, a bigger seat, 2 free meals,free drinks, its certainly not a premium product, its a great low cost option for a lot of space to cross the pond, but you could save a lot of money and just purchase an extra leg room space seat in Economy.



Norse Atlantic Airways FAQ's


What is Norse Airlines luggage policy?


Norse Airlines luggage policy


Which terminal do Norse Airways fly from at Gatwick?


The south terminal at Gatwick


Which terminal do Norse fly from at New York's JFK?


All London flights go from Terminal

one all other flights from terminal 7


What planes do Norse Airways have?


Norse Atlantic Airway operates a fleet of 6 787 aircraft with 2 further 787 in storage.



What Cabins do Norse Airways have?


The offer a standard economy cabin that does come with individual inflight entertainment, Norse Atlantic Airways Premium cabins offers an 43” seat pitch and 12” recline as well as 2 meals and complimentary drinks.


Do the planes have WIFI?

No, I'm afraid not


What type of fares do Norse Atlantic Airways have?


Light for those who don't need checked in bags and hand luggage only (that can fit under the seat in front of you)


Classic this allows a second piece of hand luggage as well as a checked in bag of up to 23kg, meals are included and lower ticket change fee's


Plus maximum baggage allowance, plus 2 meals, priority boarding and lower fee's for flight ticket changes



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Do you have to pay for pre allocated seats?


YES, I'm afraid so.






Do you get free headsets with Norse airlines?


No it is a low cost business model and everything has to be paid for?



inflight gadgets


Check out this genius product that allows you to us your Airpods with the inflight entertainment on norse Airlines and many other airlines!








Do you get Pillows or Blankets on Norse Airlines?


do you get a blanket on Norse Atlantic airways

No, you can buy these items onboard!



£5 for a blanket.















Check out this pillow/blanket combo perfect for travelling with Norse Atlantic Airways


blankets on Norse Atlantic Airways








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Norse Atlantic Airways  Flight Review of Economy and Premium


Travel and flight expert Paul has spent over 15 years giving first class service with a London based airline. This travel and flight expert has been crossing the Atlantic sometimes 10 times a month!



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1 Comment


Paul Alpant Reavey
Paul Alpant Reavey
Apr 06, 2023

have you flown with Norse? or do you plant to?


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