Travelers taking a flight with budget carrier Norwegian Air will have the opportunity to get a major upgrade when booking premium seats this month.

By Talia Avakian
August 08, 2018
Courtesy of Hi Fly

If you’ve ever dreamed about having the opportunity to fly in a luxurious first class or business class seat without paying immensely high prices, this month is your chance to do just that.

Travelers taking a flight with budget carrier Norwegian Air will have the opportunity to get a major upgrade when booking premium seats this month.

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed to The Points Guy that Norwegian is currently leasing a Hi Fly A380 aircraft that will operate between New York City and London in both directions from Aug. 3–23.

The double-decker aircraft, first flown by Singapore Airlines, is the largest commercial aircraft in the skies and is made up of 12 first class seats, 60 lie-flat seats, and 399 economy class seats.

Hi Fly, a Portuguese charter airline, acquired the airline's former aircraft earlier this year, according to Reuters.

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The lease of the aircraft means that passengers who happen to book premium seats — which also includes complimentary drinks, food, two free checked bags, and lounge access at select airports — on the New York City-London route can get randomly assigned to one of the upgraded suites. Prices for premium cabin seats are currently starting at slightly over $600.

When booking flights on the airline’s website, a note saying “Operated by hi-Fly” is a hint that you’re booked on board the special aircraft.

The airline is employing the aircraft as it works on engine problems related to its 787 Dreamliner fleet.

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