16 Responses

  1. Charles Kennedy
    Charles Kennedy at |

    I think this’ll do really well; incredible volume of traffic between the UK and Singapore, with SQ operating 2x 777-300ER and 2x A380, and BA operating 1x A380 and 1x 777-300ER (I think)

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      You are correct on the current capacity. That’s a ton of lift in the market but adding 1500 seats a week shouldn’t be too awful for yields or demand.

      I really think that the Norwegian Premium cabin has a chance to shine on this route, especially if they can keep the price near what BA/SQ charge for the PremY cabin on their planes.

    2. Charles Kennedy
      Charles Kennedy at |

      this airline are getting a big following, I know so many people who’ve used them to fly to the US from here, especially to and from California — god knows where they’ll be in five years from now

    3. Maarten Van Den Driessche
      Maarten Van Den Driessche at |

      And an A350 to MAN!

  2. Charles Kennedy
    Charles Kennedy at |

    as an aside, I don’t know why LGW is considered low yield and only worthy of flights to the beach et al — it’s in the middle of Surrey and Sussex, the UK’s richest two counties, and for some parts (eg Brighton) LHR is hours away

    1. Pip McEvoy
      Pip McEvoy at |

      I landed at Heathrow after SXSW this year to yet again suffer disruption on every leg of my journey back home to Brighton. It took over three hours and at that point I promised myself that I would forever more always do the US via NY on Norwegian from Gatwick. Now I just need to raise the cash for the shopping stopover!

  3. Sean Meehan
    Sean Meehan at |

    Quote:
    “Norwegian’s forward cabin sits in between the Business Class and Premium Economy offerings of the incumbent carriers, with significant space but not a true flat-bed”

    Could be a bit misleading, it’s nowhere near a bed and more of a recliner. There’s a footrest and it’s actually quite wide. See this pic from ARN-LAX in May 2014

    1. Sean Meehan
      Sean Meehan at |

      Small pic in lower right shoes fully reclined seat

    2. Sean Meehan
      Sean Meehan at |

      All this said, I found the seat to be fantastic for a daytime flight. Significant space and decent movie selection. But what I remember most was the amazing views of Greenland

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      It is not a bed. It is way more space than SQ/BA’s PremY product. Not sure how that’s misleading.

    4. Sean Meehan
      Sean Meehan at |

      I agree. I think it was the words “not a true flat-bed” that I mentally flagged as a bit misleading, as if it was implying an angle-bed.

      I haven’t flown PremY on any carrier other than SAS.

    5. Charles Kennedy
      Charles Kennedy at |

      I call this the Laz-E-Boy, it’s basically old skool business class, if it was 1985 this would blow your mind

  4. Livea Byrne
    Livea Byrne at |

    We’re flying Norwegian from Stewart to Ireland right after they launch service, can’t wait!

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      It will definitely be interesting. I’m curious to hear your take on it. I’m aiming to fly back from Ireland in July on the new service but still finalizing details.

    2. Livea Byrne
      Livea Byrne at |

      Will definitely let you know. Aside from the convenience factor, the flight was order of magnitude cheaper than flying out of the city, and included baggage and food. And our rental car through Norwegian was 1/4 the price of other Ireland rentals. I’ll take it every day!

  5. Evan
    Evan at |

    Anyone know which Terminal at SIN and which lounge included in Premium rate? Its the No 1at LGW which is ok. Could be very useful as a one way.