A 13-hour flight on a budget airline may not sound like the most appealing prospect, but
this is exactly what Norwegian has just launched, with its new route from London Gatwick to Singapore. It’s the world’s longest flight operated by a low-cost airline, covering 6,764 miles on a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. While there’s no First or Business class, the plane has a small Premium cabin, With seven seats per row, there with a delightful amount of legroom – 117cm to be precise.
The space made all the difference. You will feel remotely claustrophobic, and able to constantly change my position, switching from stretching out to crossing legs to folding them in the seat. This means never to feel stiff, uncomfortable or need to get up for a walk. You will be pleasantly surprised by the selection of onboard entertainment, too – there was tons of good stuff to watch, from classics like The Shawshank Redemption to relatively new releases like La La Land, The Girl on the Train and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
One of the best things about long-haul flights is the constant stream of food and drink. There is a choice of three hot dishes for your first meal – Like lemon and herb chicken with mini roasties and green beans. And tastes better than it looked. Alongside the hot meal, a side salad of beans, tomatoes, feta and red onions, a bread roll, and a stellar cheesecake infused with rose essence.
All in all, it will be pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable as an experience. Not once will you be wishing to hurry up and land. If you’re looking for incredible value, then, Norwegian is unbeatable. Norwegian flies direct to Singapore from Gatwick four times a week from £149.90 one way.
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