It’s time for me to head back to Singapore, and this is my first flight of 2018!
It’s New Year’s Day, and I left Cardiff’s Sophia Garden with National Express coach bringing me eastbound to London Gatwick Airport.
DI 7409 | Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal – Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1
Flight Time: 12 Hours 40 Minutes
Departure Time: 10:35pm, Arrival Time: 7:15pm
Did my VAT refunds upon arrival to the airport, and proceeded to check-in. The good thing about flying with Norwegian’s Premium Cabin is that there’s a special line for you to skip the long queues for Economy Cabin, and perform your check-in.
After checking-in, you will be able to head straight to the security checks and then proceed to N1 Lounge to relax, have a coffee or a quick meal while waiting for the gate to be opened. And that’s what I did! As most shops are closed, I made my way to the lounge at around 9pm and got myself a Fish Finger Wrap. After a quick bite over in the lounge, I headed over to Gate 13 to board the plane.
As usual, Premium Cabin passengers have a special line for their passport and boarding pass to be checked. After waiting for about 20 minutes, an announcement was made for Premium Cabin passengers to board the plane first, so off I go!
As mentioned in my previous blog post, Premium Cabin has 35 seats. The seat was really spacious and big! (Couldn’t imagine I would be sitting on such seat, honestly.) The seat-pitch is 109-117cm (43-46″) and I fell in love with it! It’s so comfortable!
One thing you would notice is that blankets were provided. Drinks (e.g. orange juice, apple juice, drinking water) were served before taking off. Beneath the left hand-rest is where the entertainment system screen is kept, while under the right hand-rest hides the dining tray table.
Awhile after take off, your first meal will be served in a box, which is kinda special.
The flight back to Singapore was even more comfortable, hehe! And I quickly dozed off after my meal. Before arriving in Singapore, you will be served with another meal too!
Personally, if you ask me, I would recommend taking one leg of your journey in Economy Cabin, while the other leg in Premium Cabin. The total amount you will be spending will still be around the price of any commercial airlines (e.g. SIA, BA) in their Economy class.
I had a great time onboard with Norwegian, and I think you should enjoy yourself too! Will you give budget long-haul flight a try?