Exclusive Norse first-flight review: Oslo to JFK

Greetings from 36,000ft en route from Oslo to New York/JFK. Before we begin, a few bits of housekeeping. This isn’t a Dreamliner, it’s a ‘longship’ and don’t even think about calling me a passenger, for I am an ‘explorer’. But why? Despite initial appearances, this isn’t Norwegian Air, it’s Norse Atlantic Airways.

At a glance, the similarities between Norse and the budget operator’s dormant long-haul division are notable. Link major European cities to sexy transatlantic destinations with competitive fares and super-efficient 787 jets. It sounds like a winning formula, and depending on who (and how) you ask, it is. 

Quite why Norweg

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