Norwegian Premium Cabin 787-9 flight review with Tom Otley, Editor of Business Traveller magazine. This review is of the Norwegian Premium Economy service from London Gatwick to New York. In the video Tom looks at all aspects of the Norwegian Premium Cabin product, from the Norwegian Premium Economy seats to the meals and cabin service. Norwegian Premium is the Norwegian business class product. There is no Norwegian Business Class cabin, only economy and Premium Economy.
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– – [Tom] Well, here we are for our Flight Check of Norwegian Premium Cabin from London Gatwick to New York. This is on the new 787-9 from Norwegian, that’s been reconfigured. It’s a beautiful sunny after a lot of rain earlier on, now just getting ready to get onto the aircraft, and have a tour of it. There’s the distinctive tail finns that Norwegian puts on all it’s aircraft, short haul and long haul. There’s a shot of just how beautiful this aircraft is. Can’t wait to get on board for this eight hour flight, but first of all, let’s have a look at the cabin. This is Economy on the new Norwegian 787-9s, the ones with the extra number of business class, I’m sorry, Premium seats. So these are the two economy cabins. This is the new Premium cabin of the 787-9 from Norwegian. It’s what they call Heavy Premium, which means it’s got more Premium seats than was previously the case on the 787-9 Dreamliner. This one has 56 seats in total, in a two three two configuration, which is A-C, D-E-F in the center, and G-J on the sides. That runs from row one to row eight at the back there, it’s just one cabin of Premium, and then you have two cabins of Economy further back. The seat pitch, that’s the space between the seats, has been reduced, so it now is 43 inches as opposed to 46 inches, so you are getting slightly less room than you did before, but there’s more seats in the cabin. And the reason for Norwegian adding more Premium seats is they’re doing better at selling them, than they thought they would there, they want to go after, I think, business travelers. And business travelers want more frequency on a route. So, as well as adding frequencies to certain routes, they’ve just added a third frequency to this Gatwick-New York route that starts in October. You’re also adding more Premium seats, which is why you’ve got a larger cabin here. – And out, which is good to lean in, you know, then you’ve got this switch, pushes all the way back to here, lock here, and then the foot rest comes out, like so, and then you can push that down, and there’s a little button, which is here, so, it’s a bit stiff, you need to, – [Tom] Yeah, but you push it down and then, – Yeah so you push it down and it goes all the way out like that, so you’ve got a bit more of a fuller, – [Tom] And what’s it like when this seat’s reclined as well? Do you think there’s enough room, or? – I’d say it’s a little bit pushed, but, it’s not impossible, obviously it would work better if they were all flat at the same time. – [Tom] Yeah. Do you do anything about stopping people, like doing that if I’m having a meal or do you just let them go? – Generally, if it was meal time, yeah, I would make sure that, I think most people especially on a day flight, are awake for the meal service anyway, so they would be sat upwards. – [Tom] Yeah. – So it’s not very practical to eat like that. – [Tom] Yeah. – And then obviously, you’ve got a screen, which comes out, like that, and the tray table, which you then adjust, and come over. So right, I think it’s quite easy to navigate your way around, and then obviously on the screen, I can’t show you right now, but when it comes on properly later, you’ve got the, you can do the lighting, and everything from that, and then your call button, and you’ve also got it on the seat itself. – [Tom] Well, thank you. These are the headphones. – [Announcer] Ladies and gentlemen, please sit back, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the service on this Boeing 787 Dreamliner. – [Stewardess] So we have three meal options for you today. We have lamb rump in a rosemary jus, with roast potatoes, grilled asparagus, and a mint pea puree. We have fried hake, so white fish, in a ver blanc sauce, which is sort of a buttery, vinaigrette sauce, with peppered cabbage, tomatoes and wild rice. Or we have roast chicken breast with potato gratin, grilled spring onions and a smoked red pepper sauce. Yeah, of course. And in the box we have a kale slaw salad and a chocolate dessert. – [Tom] So we’re about an hour away from landing in New York. I haven’t been able to shoot that much video while on the flight because the flight is busy, and obviously, you don’t want to be filming other passengers, but generally, the flight has been very, very good. Nice and smooth, seat belt signs on a few times, good…………