Norwegian have announced a new promotion that offers a free long-haul return flight from London Gatwick when you fly 12 return flights with the airline between July 1st and December 31st, 2015.

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Fly 12 Return Short Haul Flights with Norwegian and Get a Free Long Haul Flight

The new offer from Norwegian is available to all Norwegian Rewards members based in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway or Finland and is quite simple in the way it's been designed. If you fly 12 return flights between July 1st and December 31st, you will receive a free long haul return flight.

There is no catch. The offer is really as simple as that.

For UK residents, your long haul flight will be departing from London Gatwick. The complimentary ticket includes luggage and seat reservation. Additionally, you will be able to upgrade to Premium Class for 2000 NOK. Norwegian currently operate long haul flights to New York, Orlando and Los Angeles from Gatwick Airport. Additional routes are available for residents of Scandinavia and Finland, where Norwegian operate a regular service to Bangkok, the Caribbean and Las Vegas in addition to the previously mentioned destinations.

Norwegian Rewards is one of the most clear-cut airline loyalty schemes out there. Rather than hiding the cash value of your points behind complex redemption tables and hard to find terms and conditions, Norwegian's CashPoints system shows you the monetary value of your points. Your CashPoints can then be redeemed towards a discount on your Norwegian bookings.

Norwegian‘s long haul fleet consists entirely of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and as with Norwegian's short haul fleet, you can expect free wifi and an entertainment system on-board. During the past few months, Norwegian have added a number of new long haul destinations to their network, including Las Vegas and St. Croix. The airline have plans to expand the amount of long haul flights departing from Gatwick and are in the process of establishing a new long haul base in Paris.

Is It Worth It?

Unless you are a business traveller or frequent flyer on Norwegian's network, this offer may not be that attractive to you. The maximum value would be achieved by booking flights within Scandinavia, where Norwegian typically have very competitive prices. On routes between the UK and Scandinavia, Norwegian aren't always the cheapest option. So unless you plan on flying on the Norwegian network every two weeks until New Year, this offer might not be for you.


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