January 2, 2018
Norwegian is Reducing Legroom in its Premium Cabin Seats
Iceland based Norwegian Airlines has been growing like crazy over the past couple years. Its business model is to carry passengers between the United States and Europe as cheaply as possible with the lowest fares possible, and sell every convenience for an extra surcharge. It added 15 new routes in 2017. The airline recently gave us a preview of what to expect in 2018.
Less Legroom in the Premium Cabin
Norwegian will increase the size of its Premium cabin on the 787 Dreamliner to fit 60% more seats than before. Norwegian’s Premium cabin is comparable to Premium Economy on other airlines. Seats are arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration and customers have wider seats with greater recline.
This isn’t all good news though. Norwegian is reducing the pitch of these seats from 46” to 43”. While more passengers can now buy into a premium seat, the seats will have 3” less legroom than before. Norwegian will install the new Premium cabin layout on the next 20 Boeing 787s it receives from the factory.
Norwegian announced that Wi-Fi on its fleet would be free back in July. Unfortunately, not every aircraft has Wi-Fi yet. Norwegian’s press release today indicates the airline will begin installing the service on its long-haul fleet later in 2018. It’s good to see another airline bringing Wi-Fi to the skies.
I haven’t flown Norwegian yet. I’ve hear such good things about the airline I’m warming up to the idea of trying them. Would you recommend flying Norwegian?
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