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Member Name: dangaroo
Date: 13/05/08, updated on 13/05/08 (152 review reads)
Advantages: More space, quick service, not in your face sales of duty free
Disadvantages: Routes are mostly limited to Warsaw and Oslo, not so many UK flights
Norwegian Airlines is a budget airline from Norway, initially known as Braathens.
Personal experience: I used them to fly from Copenhagen to Warsaw and although the flight was only short, the seats were more spacious than the majority of budget airlines and the service was great. Not as in your face as Ryanair or Wizzair. The red and white design was quite stylish and gave it an air of superiority over it's fellow cheap flight competitors! The flight, was about 15 pounds including tax.
It's main hubs are Oslo, Stockholm and Warsaw.
Flying from the UK - Norwegian could take you to: Stockholm, Oslo, Trondheim, Stavanger, Bergen and Tromso from London Stansted, Oslo and Stavanger from London Gatwick, Warsaw from Birmingham and Oslo from Edinburgh (plus numerous indirect flights to Norwegian towns via Oslo)
They fly all over Europe and to Marrakech from Norway and all over the Mediterranean and Paris from Warsaw.
I'd definitely recommend a trip with Norwegian, they are without doubt one of the more comfortable budget airlines. Should you wish to fly to Svalbard, they also have reasonably cheap flights to Longyearbyen from other Norwegian cities.
Just decided to add on some details:
Domestic pets (leave your zebras at home, folks) can travel in the hold around Europe (UK excluded) for 40 euros.
Policy on changing tickets:
*taken from their website
You may change the destination and date of travel. Each change costs NOK 200,- per international flight and NOK 216,- per domestic flight (incl. VAT) per person per leg of a journey, plus any applicable change in fare. A service fee of NOK 65 per person per way on international flights and NOK 71 per person per way on domestic flights(incl. VAT) will apply when you change tickets by phone.
You may also change the name of the ticket holder. Each change costs NOK 300 per international flight and NOK 324 per domestic flight (incl. VAT) per person per leg of a journey. If the price of the new flight is lower, no refund will be made. Changes to the name of the ticket bearer will only incur a fixed surcharge. For more information on how to change your flight details, click here.
That works out considerably cheaper than easyjet or wizzair's charges for amendments.
Summary: Why sir, is that an iceberg down below?