Norwegian to give free long-haul flights and upgrades to frequent fliers in 2018

ByTravelling For Business

July 10, 2017

Low-cost airline Norwegian’s loyalty programme Norwegian Reward is now giving its most frequent flying members in 2017 a free return flight or upgrade to its Premium cabin on any long-haul route for travel in 2018.

Norwegian has grown to become Gatwick Airport’s second largest long-haul airline, exclusively operating brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Britain’s only direct low-cost flights to the USA, Asia and South America. The airline continues its rapid expansion in September with three new routes commencing to Denver, Seattle and Singapore followed by new services to Buenos Aires, Chicago and Austin in 2018 from £150 at

Norwegian Reward is a free-to-join loyalty scheme which gives members the chance to earn rewards and CashPoints which can lead to discounted and free Norwegian flights.

Free Long-haul tickets

Norwegian Reward members who fly at least 20 round trips (40 one way flights) and have at least 3000 CashPoints earned on flight tickets by 31 December 2017 will receive a free return flight to any one of Norwegian’s 13 long-haul destinations from Gatwick.

Flights are redeemable in January 2018 with a valid travel period throughout the entire year of 2018.

Free upgrades to Premium

The loyalty programme is also offering members who fly at least 10 round trips (20 one way flights) on flexible tickets in 2017 a free upgrade to Premium on any long-haul route.

Passengers flying Premium benefit from a spacious cradle seat with more than a metre of legroom, complimentary meals and drinks and free lounge access at select airports including Gatwick.

Members can book the lowest available economy fares for long-haul travel at any time of the year in 2018* and upgrade to Premium free of charge.

Brede Huser, SVP at Norwegian Reward said:“There has never been a better time to be a Norwegian Reward member as we’re now giving away free long-haul flights and Premium upgrades to our most loyal customers.

“Our members have easier access to discounted and free flights through a range of new partners which reflects the robust growth in our UK membership that has increased more than 50 per cent in the past year alone.

“Now our most frequent fliers can fly Norwegian to their long-haul destination of choice and enjoy high quality comfort in economy or Premium on the 787 Dreamliner entirely for free.”

Norwegian Reward is also giving members the generous opportunity to combine the free long-haul ticket and Premium upgrade if they qualify.

Norwegian Reward is an award-winning loyalty programme, winning ‘Programme of the Year Europe/Africa’ and Norwegian Reward Visa was named ‘Best Loyalty Credit Card Europe/Africa’ at the 2017 Freddie Awards.

The loyalty scheme has recently launched the new Reward Family Account, giving groups of up to seven people the chance to pool CashPoints together, and the Reward eShop where members can do online shopping at Britain’s most popular retailers and earn CashPoints.