29 AUGUST 2022


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Article from BTNews 29 AUGUST 2022

Best Premium Economy *

Which is the winner?

In last week’s Business Travel News Rhys Jones of Head for Points reviewed Norse, a son of Norwegian Air’s deceased long-haul product.  

After a night stop in New York he tells BTN that whilst it used to be true that Virgin Atlantic Premium was significantly better than World Traveller Plus, in recent years British Airways has been closing the gap.

In early 2019 it revealed a new, dedicated meal offering for Premium Economy served on china, and has also introduced new amenity kits, blankets and pillows which are genuinely good.

Unlike British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, Norse Atlantic offers a no-frills premium service. Although it has by far the best leg room of all three airlines, its food and bar service is worse and you do not get an amenity kit or pillow, either.

He says it is better to self-cater (or purchase extra food) and bring your own amenities on a Norse Atlantic flight gaining the eight inches of extra legroom on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.  


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Sharon Ford, Chelsea - London

I have flown on all three airlines (One as Norwegian). If Norse can get its act together it must be the best. Does it offer a lounge which it predecessor did?