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Norwegian To Begin Flights From ARN And OSL To DXB  
User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3424 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

Norwegian Air Shuttle just released the news (so far only in Norwegian) that they will begin flying between OSL-DXB and ARN-DXB from October 26th, using their new 737-800s. OSL-DXB will be operated twice a week and ARN-DXB trice a week. Although it doesn't say I do assume ARN-DXB will be operated by their Swedish subsidiary FlyNordic, which will soon take delivery of their first 737-800

[Edited 2008-02-28 03:44:00]

[Edited 2008-02-28 03:45:33]

[Edited 2008-02-28 03:47:54]

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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 6116 times:

Any news on the schedule, what days of the week, etc. Will it increase frequency?

Would love to be able to travel from PER to EVE only 2 stops!!!!

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

Schedules has just been released:

OSL-DXB - Thursday and Sunday
13:15-23:45

DXB-OSL - Friday and Monday
01:30-06:00

ARN-DXB - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
13:55-23:55

DXB-ARN - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
01:50-06:00

http://norwegian.no/sw32340.asp


User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 6106 times:

The price will be 999 NOK one way

The trip will take around 7.5 hours

[Edited 2008-02-28 05:00:52]

[Edited 2008-02-28 05:02:49]

User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1001 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

Interesting.

This will be quite a long flight for 738s... Especially westbound... should be about 2800nm.

Be interesting to see how DY wil fare on this route!


raggi



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 6079 times:



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 3):
The price will be 999 NOK one way

The prices will BEGIN at 999NOK (USD190) each way......

Expect it be extremely hard to find flight at 999NOK both ways and most likely would it be extremely hard to find prices below 3000NOK return  Wink


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 6042 times:



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 2):
Schedules has just been released:

I liked OSL-DXB, but not DXB-OSL. Only OSL-DXB fits in with EK PER schedule  Sad

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineWildbill1981 From Norway, joined May 2007, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5718 times:

7,5 hours on a 737-800 with only economy class.. Eating my meals in an almost torture-like stress position. My knees up to my ears and my elbows over my knees, my hands pointing downwards in the middle, twisting my wrists to be able to move the fork from the plate to my mouth. Nice.

Anyway, I think its great they'll start this route.  Smile


User currently offlineDavecFlyer From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 5559 times:



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 3):
The trip will take around 7.5 hours

Is the 738 payload restricted on this flight?

Will the flights be marketed mainly as leisure flights or as a chance to connect to the EK hub at DXB?



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User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

will the flight have a tech stop or will it be able to fly non-stop?


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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 5507 times:



Quoting DavecFlyer (Reply 8):
Will the flights be marketed mainly as leisure flights or as a chance to connect to the EK hub at DXB?

Probably leisure as Norwegian is a LCC with no interlining


User currently offlineLNTUA From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 5478 times:



Quoting BY188B (Reply 9):
will the flight have a tech stop or will it be able to fly non-stop?

DY goes for a non-stop. If you look at the time table it's almost 2hrs stop in DXB, so there is scheduled time for a tech stop if needed...

But the 738 is close to what it can fly with the OSL-DXB route i think...



Fly the Norwegian way...
User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1045 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 5452 times:



Quoting BY188B (Reply 9):
will the flight have a tech stop or will it be able to fly non-stop?

Rumours have it aux fuel tanks from Avjet are in the picture. The 738s Norwegian have ordered are HGWs and with aux fuel tanks they will be long legged. The great circle distance OSL-DXB is 2,776 nautical miles and ARN-DXB is 2,585 nautical miles - a HGW -800 without aux fuel tanks have a std range of 2,940 nautical miles - in other words a tight fit without aux fuel tanks.


User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 5415 times:

Hmmm, hello fuel stops in WAW  Smile
Britannia used to do WAW-DXB-BKK on a B737-800 (without winglets however) and fully loaded with pax it made it somehow. But it's a little further from OSL/ARN. But the winglets could help, or they could seat less passengers.

KS/codeshare



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 5382 times:

Good god!! I've made a number of flights with DY and found them to be a great airline, but spending 7.5 hours on one of their planes would have me climbing the walls!! The price would have to be suitably low for me to put up with a flight of that duration on a 738, especially in an LCC configuration!

Still...I wish them luck.



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User currently offlineCopySouthwest From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

This looks like further evidence of Euro LCCs looking at expanding into mid-haul routes.

I hope Norwegian's 738s are a lot more pleasant than their 733s as one of my most uncomfortable flights ever was on a DY B733 from OSL to STN. A full load of passengers and everything just felt exceptionally cramped. It may just have been a bad day but I rate this as being one of my least enjoyable flights.

Not sure I could cope with a leg as long as OSL-DXB in those conditions!



Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight with us today.
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months ago) and read 5180 times:



Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 12):
Quoting BY188B (Reply 9):
will the flight have a tech stop or will it be able to fly non-stop?

Rumours have it aux fuel tanks from Avjet are in the picture. The 738s Norwegian have ordered are HGWs and with aux fuel tanks they will be long legged. The great circle distance OSL-DXB is 2,776 nautical miles and ARN-DXB is 2,585 nautical miles - a HGW -800 without aux fuel tanks have a std range of 2,940 nautical miles - in other words a tight fit without aux fuel tanks.

When AB flew MUC-DXB as full charter with their B738W (73H) they were selling the front section of the a/c as premium economy (some extra €€€) with blocked middle seats and enhanced service.
Apart from attracting guests staying in high-class hotels, this measure also was reducing load thus enhancing range.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5107 times:



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 10):
Probably leisure as Norwegian is a LCC with no interlining

Don't forget that they do interline with Finnair.

If successul, frequency will increase. As is this is a great way to increase utilization of the fleet. With the night flying they will get quite a bit of revenue from an aircraft that otherwise would be parked for many of those hours.


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1045 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5001 times:



Quoting CopySouthwest (Reply 15):
I hope Norwegian's 738s are a lot more pleasant than their 733s as one of my most uncomfortable flights ever was on a DY B733 from OSL to STN. A full load of passengers and everything just felt exceptionally cramped. It may just have been a bad day but I rate this as being one of my least enjoyable flights.


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CopySouthwest, this photo shows the cabin on their first new 738 (LN-NOB) and I think you will notice a big difference seat quality wise. Gone are the old low seat backs.


User currently offlineWildbill1981 From Norway, joined May 2007, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Just a question... how did they manage to fly the new 737-800 from Boeing Field in Seattle to Oslo Airport Gardermoen in 9 hours non-stop? Is it because of they had virtually no pax and cargo?

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4750 times:



Quoting Wildbill1981 (Reply 19):
Just a question... how did they manage to fly the new 737-800 from Boeing Field in Seattle to Oslo Airport Gardermoen in 9 hours non-stop? Is it because of they had virtually no pax and cargo?

Correct. Ferry range of an airliner is considerably longer than with a moderate to full load.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineWF2BNN From Norway, joined Dec 2004, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

Quoting Wildbill1981 (Reply 19):
Just a question... how did they manage to fly the new 737-800 from Boeing Field in Seattle to Oslo Airport Gardermoen in 9 hours non-stop? Is it because of they had virtually no pax and cargo?

Correct. With just a few pax and little luggage/cargo + the tail winds flying east from Seattle over Canada.

A 747-400 once flew from London to Sidney nonstop with no pax or cargo.

Mats

[Edited 2008-02-29 13:08:13]


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User currently offlineWildbill1981 From Norway, joined May 2007, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

Thanks guys.. thats what I thought.

That said, I hope Norwegian will start some kind of business class on their longer routes like the new OSL-DXB route. I think quite a few people are willing to pay more to get more space and better service on those flights. I think the business traffic between Oslo and Dubai can be quite high.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

I have another question, will there be any improved leg room on a couple 738's (only a couple dedicated to longer routes such as 0SL-DXB, and other future longer routes)? Will there be any IFE? Will it still be buy on-board food or will there be a food service?

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4600 times:

I wish them luck, but I'd flat out refuse to spend 7.5 hours in a 738 in coach class! I've found that 5 hours is my limit in that situation.

7.5 hours??!!  Sad

saludos

Asturias



Tonight we fly
25 BrisseDK : I fly DY 733 every other week CPH-OSL-CPH. It is only a 45-60 min. flight, and even that is too much for me. I hope their 738s will be more comfortabl
26 PavlovsDog : Their new 738's have drop down screens. Headphones will be rented on board.
27 Wildbill1981 : I see your point. But adding more leg-room, or at least keep every other seat unoccupied in the front, serving some free snacks, and maybe a business
28 LXA340 : If they would need occasional fuel stops it would be westbound not easbound but if they will have aux tanks then it should be fine
29 Post contains links JoKeR : From Gulf News... Dubai: Low-fare airline Norwegian said yesterday it will start direct flights to Dubai in a new sign that passenger traffic between
30 CopySouthwest : The question is will these be the first of many...?
31 Avianca : what is the seat-pitch of this 737-800... asking as I had 2 weeks ago my best long-haul trip in eco since long time.... yeah operated by an Boeing 73
32 Post contains images JoKeR : I would not be too surprised to see other major European LCCs start flights to tourist and business hot-spots (medium-haul) such as Dubai, but don't
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