This is another of the world’s fastest growing airlines, and us Scandinavians have known them for a while as a superb low-cost carrier. With their relatively new intercontinental flights, onboard 787 Dreamliners, the airline has introduced a Premium Class, which is now being sold as Business Class. We wanted to see how they compare to the competition; so we’re here reviewing them as if they were a business class carrier.
Let me make this clear: Norwegian does not offer a business class cabin that can compete with any legacy carrier; particularly the seats are nowhere near the competition, and recline modestly for a business product. However, they are very comfortable for lounging, and the footrest is good. The seat has no bells and whistles in terms of mechanics; but there are electrical outlets, reading lamp, call buttons – and the cabin overall seems really roomy, airy, clean and neat.
The 787 is a wonderful aircraft to fly – primarily in terms of the air pressure. However, the much-vaunted “James Bond” windows (that are dimmed using a sort of gas) did not get my heart racing – and it didn’t even block out all the light.