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Updated: May 15

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

By Travel Expert Mr Plane Guy

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

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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 .

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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)


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)

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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

By Travel Expert Mr Plane Guy

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.