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Norwegian Air to Israel
« on: October 31, 2018, 11:47:09 AM »
I see tickets on Norwegian from EWR- TLV for $650 round trip. Can anyone share their experience flying with a family? How does it compare to Aeroflot?

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 12:11:42 PM »
I see tickets on Norwegian from EWR- TLV for $650 round trip. Can anyone share their experience flying with a family? How does it compare to Aeroflot?
I would choose Norwegian over Aeroflot. If you book through a TA, you get 2 bags, Kosher meals and seat assignments (even in the first row/exit seats!)

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 12:13:48 PM »
I would choose Norwegian over Aeroflot. If you book through a TA, you get 2 bags, Kosher meals and seat assignments (even in the first row/exit seats!)

Oh really? How is their customer service?

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 12:17:17 PM »
Oh really? How is their customer service?
Depends what you need out of customer service but probably better than SU.

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 12:18:47 PM »
Depends what you need out of customer service but probably better than SU.

Whats SU?
I'm saying do they generally run on time, kid friendly, do they have individual screens and bassinets?

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 12:22:28 PM »
for invols aeroflot will be more helpful

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 12:24:46 PM »

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 12:26:12 PM »
Whats SU?
I'm saying do they generally run on time, kid friendly, do they have individual screens and bassinets?
I don't know the statistics on their on time performance. They do have individual screens and bassinets on the 787.

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 03:10:11 PM »
for invols aeroflot will be more helpful

why is that? what laws govern the SU?  Norwegian will be under the EU guidelines

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 05:34:34 PM »
Probably because Norwegian won't rebook you, while Aeroflot partners with Delta/Air France/KLM.

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 05:44:33 PM »
I would choose Norwegian over Aeroflot. If you book through a TA, you get 2 bags, Kosher meals and seat assignments (even in the first row/exit seats!)

Sometimes. Not all tickets are created equal. Watch out and make sure you know what your booking before you book.

Some Norwegian fares come with hardly anything. Also the suitcase weight can be only 20 Kilo which is 44 pounds. They are also known to weigh you carry on and heard stories of people having big problems when Norwegian only decided to weigh their carry on the  second leg of the trip.   

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 06:38:21 PM »
Sometimes. Not all tickets are created equal. Watch out and make sure you know what your booking before you book.

Some Norwegian fares come with hardly anything. Also the suitcase weight can be only 20 Kilo which is 44 pounds. They are also known to weigh you carry on and heard stories of people having big problems when Norwegian only decided to weigh their carry on the  second leg of the trip.   

i dont need that much luggage per person , since we will be traveling with a number of travelers, as long as i know in advance. i am talking abt the cheapest fare online. what do they allow for hand luggage? and what advantage do i have using a travel agent?

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2018, 07:24:58 AM »
They will NOT rebook you on another airline in case of a delay. I had a family who flew a couple of weeks ago from TLV to EWR via BCN. The flight from TLV was delayed an hour (in advance of the flight). They would not rebook them in TLV on another airline (even though it was quite clear that they'll miss their connection), and when they did miss the connection, they just rebooked them on the exact same Norwegian flight the following day leaving them in BCN for over 24 hrs.
I believe Aeroflot is somewhat better, though they don't linger far behind....

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 10:09:07 AM »
They will NOT rebook you on another airline in case of a delay. I had a family who flew a couple of weeks ago from TLV to EWR via BCN. The flight from TLV was delayed an hour (in advance of the flight). They would not rebook them in TLV on another airline (even though it was quite clear that they'll miss their connection), and when they did miss the connection, they just rebooked them on the exact same Norwegian flight the following day leaving them in BCN for over 24 hrs.
I believe Aeroflot is somewhat better, though they don't linger far behind....

Its a mazal, I guess. Did they compensate them for their time there?
How long do you think is an ideal stopover time?

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Re: Norwegian Air to Israel
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2018, 10:11:53 AM »
Its a mazal, I guess. Did they compensate them for their time there?
They would at least be subject to EU law - 600 EUR, maybe even Israeli compensation - 3080 ILS