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Norwegian Air is a Norwegian airline that offers low cost flights to many destinations all over the world such as Asia, Europe and the United States.
Norwegian Air started operating in 2002, launched U.S. operations in 2013 and has been flying all over since then with a fleet that consist of several Boeing 737’s and 787 Dreamliner’s.
In 2018 Norwegian Air won the Skytrax Awards for “The World’s Best – Low-Cost, Long Haul Airline.”
Flying Norwegian Air with Kids
In order for Norwegian Air to remain a low-cost and affordable airline for families, it is important to note that the price of inflight meals, luggage and seat selection vary depending on the ticket fare that you purchase.
There is an option to add all the in-flight necessities to your flight, however it will change the price of the airfare.
On our most recent Europe trip, I flew Norwegian Air with kids from Los Angeles to Copenhagen on The 787 Dreamliner. We spent a few days in Copenhagen, then Billund visiting the Orginal Legoland Theme Park, then on to London, Pisa, Morocco and then finally Barcelona.
We then flew from Barcelona to Los Angeles on Norwegian Air with kids. Both of the Norwegian flights we took were amazing and we had absolutely no issues. Read below for “Everything You Need to Know Before Flying Norwegian Air with Kids.”
Purchasing Tickets When Flying Norwegian Air With Kids
The Norwegian Air website is very user friendly, hence easy to purchase tickets when flying Norwegian Air with kids. When searching for tickets, start by choosing your departure airport labeled as “fly from” and where you are heading to labeled as “fly to.”
After entering both departure and arrival airport, a drop down will appear prompting you to enter your travel dates. If you don’t know your travel dates, or you are flexible with travel and want to purchase the lowest possible fares, then instead of entering a date click the “Show Low Fare Calendar” option.
This will show you a whole month of the outbound and return flight prices. You can then pick the cheapest day to fly on which will usually appear in red.
Pro Tip: If you aren’t sure where you want to fly to, visit the Destinations Page or view the Route Map to give you an idea of places you can fly to from your departure airport and how much it will cost you.
Different Fare Types When Flying Norwegian Air With Kids
Norwegian Air offers two types of cabins, Economy Cabin and Premium Cabin. Each cabin has different fare types. The Economy Cabin has three fare types; LowFare, LowFare+ and Flex and Premium Cabin has two fare types; Premium and PremiumFlex.
Premium Cabin – In Norwegian’s Premium Cabin you’ll have more leg room to stretch (up to 55in / 140cm), complimentary drinks throughout the flight as well as a 3-course premium dinner and breakfast.
You’ll also be able to reserve seats, get 2 free checked backs and enjoy Fast Track service and lounge access where available. The difference between Premium and PremiumFlex is that Flex offers free changes and is refundable.
Economy Cabin – In Norwegian’s Economy Cabin you enjoy up to 46in of legroom. You can take a lot at the chart below which gives you an accurate description of what comes with each three economy cabin fares.
Pro Tip: You can save the most money by choosing the LowFare option. Both premium cabin and economy cabin have seats equipped with a touch screen tv as well as charger ports.
Making Seat Reservations When Flying Norwegian Air with Kids
Norwegian Air’s Lowfare ticket does not include seat reservation. If you are flying with young children and you’d like to be seated together, make sure to reserve your seats at the time of booking and at the latest up to 6 hours before your flight departs.
The price for seat selection will vary from $12 to $45 depending in the flight. A seat reservation is included in all other Norwegian Air ticket fares so make sure to reserve your seat before you check in online for your flight.
Pro Tip: A limited number of bassinets is available for infants, so make sure to call as soon as you book your flight and reserve a bassinet for your infant. This will allow your baby to sleep comfortable on the flight as needed and for your hands to get a break.
Entertainment When Flying Norwegian Air with Kids
When flying Norwegian Air with kids, it is important to know that all seats are equipped with seat back entertainment on an interactive touch screen that tour kids will love.
You can watch TV shows, movies, play games, control audio and video and even order snacks, food and drinks as well as shop on the interactive touch screen.
Pro Tip: Pack additional items to keep your kids entertained during flights, and download their favorite shows on their tablet just in case they don’t want to watch what is on the seat back entertainment.
In Flight Meals And Drinks When Flying Norwegian Air With Kids
If you purchase a LowFare ticket, in-flight meals and drinks are not provided when flying Norwegian Air with kids.
If you purchase a LowFare+ ticket, Flex, Premium or PremiumFlex ticket when flying Norwegian Air with kids, then you will be served meals and drinks on board.
When purchasing your ticket, you will have the option to select adult and/or kids’ meals for each passenger. Meals will be served during select meal times on board.
There is an inflight menu with drinks, snacks and more located on each seat back touch screen television. You can scroll through the menu, order what you need and pay with a credit card and a flight attendant will bring it to your seat.
Pro Tip: If you purchase a LowFare ticket, because you will not be getting any food, snacks or drinks in flight, make sure to pack meals and drinks for your kids.
If you purchase a LowFare+ ticket and you have picky eaters, make sure to pack food for your kids. Also pack enough snacks for the flight as you can never have too many snacks for kids. You can take food through TSA.
Baggage Requirements When Flying Norwegian Air With Kids
Hand Baggage – All tickets on Norwegian Air include one carry-on bag size 55x40x23cm and one small personal item size 25x33x20cm such as a purse or laptop bag or small backpack.
- LowFare, Lowfare+ and Premium – Your max combined carry on weight can be 10kg / 22lbs
- Flex, PremiumFlex – Your max combined carry on size should be 15kg / 33lbs
When flying Norwegian Air with kids, there is no hand baggage restriction for infants, so make sure to pack enough baby food, milk formula and more for the flight. For children who have their own seats, the baggage allowance is the same as above.
Pro Tip: You will be charged between $65-$200 depending on the flight if you exceed the carry-on bag requirements for your ticket class, so make sure that you pack light and plan to do laundry as needed.
Checked Baggage – Make sure to note the amount of checked baggage that your fare class is allowed so that you don’t over pack when flying Norwegian Air with kids.
- Lowfare – No bags included
- Lowfare+ – One 20kg / 44lbs bag
- Flex, Premium and PremiumFlex – Two 20kg / 44lbs bags
Even if you don’t purchase a seat for your infant under 2 years old when flying Norwegian air, they are still allowed up to 5kg / 11lbs of checked baggage packed in your bag or their own separate bag.
Pro Tip: Save up to 50% on baggage prices by ordering baggage online up to 6 hours before your flight.
Things to Know When Flying Norwegian Air With Kids
- The lower cabin altitude on the Boeing 787 helps reduce jet lag.
- There is WiFi on select Norwegian Air flights.
- Pillows and blankets are not offered free of charge, so make sure to take yours or plan to purchase it on board.
- Each infant and child up to 11 years of age is allowed to check in one car seat and one stroller free of charge.
- Scooters are allowed on board in the overhead compartment.
- You can check in online up to 24hrs before your flight as well as at the airport. There is no fee for airport check-in or printing your boarding pass at the airport.
- At the airport, flight check-in will be at the kiosk. Your boarding pass and bag tags will print after you are done checking in. Once you attach it to your luggage, you will head over to the bag drop area and drop it off.
- Sign up for a free Norwegian Air account and earn cash points on every Norwegian flight that you take.
- Pro Tip: Sign your kids up for a Norwegian Air account also – there’s no age limit and it’s FREE!
Overall our experience with Norwegian Air was amazing and I can’t wait to fly them again next month. The flight attendants were great, the food on board was yummy, and the flight was smooth.
This post was sponsored by Norwegian Airlines, however all opinions expressed are solely my own.
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