Norwegian Reward has brought back the free long-haul flight promo to the US, Caribbean or Thailand that is eligible for flights flown July 1 – December 31, 2016.
You need to take minimum 20 Norwegian segments plus earn at least 1,500 CashPoints to be eligible for the award that is valid for travel in 2017 (see the blackout dates on the T&Cs) and must be booked by January 31.
You can access Norwegian’s web page for this promo here.
Note that this offer is valid for Norwegian Rewards members in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the United Kingdom.
Here’s what is required:
Here’s Norwegian’s examples:
Note that you can earn maximum of 20% back in CashPoints for flights taken. You earn very little for low fare classes unless you choose 2% more back as your award choice for max five times (read more here).
This promo makes sense only if you take at least few flights in the fare classes that earn 20% back in CashPoints. Otherwise it is borderline impossible to earn the minimum of 1,500 CashPoints regardless of the number of flights taken to earn the “free” ticket.
Good promo for those that fly a LOT on Norwegian.
I have taken them few times over the years. The most recent flight was from Oslo to Barcelona or Madrid earlier this year. The price was right and the flight schedule the most convenient. I could have flown also on SAS but that would have required connection and double the total time.
Here are the terms and conditions:
This offer is strictly limited to Norwegian Reward members residing in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the United Kingdom.
Qualifying flights must be flown by the customer between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2016.
The customer must add their Reward Number during flight booking or within 30 days after departure.
The customer must fly a minimum of 10 return trips (or 20 one-way flights) with Norwegian between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2016. All flights must be physically flown by the participating member.
In addition, the customer must earn at least 1.500 CashPoints on flights in the qualifying period. As a member you earn at least 2% CashPoints on LowFare tickets and 20% CashPoints on Flex tickets. CashPoint earning on flight tickets is personal and limited max. 20%. CashPoints are earned based on the net ticket price (excl. taxes, charges and optional services).
After qualifying for a ticket, you will receive an e-mail in January 2017 with details on how to redeem your ticket. You will also receive an SMS if your phone number is registered in your profile. The ticket must be booked by 31 January 2017. If you have not heard from us by 15 January 2017 please send us an e-mail through our contact form so we have time to assist you before the booking deadline. Remember to also check your spam filter if you have not received the e-mail.
The ticket may be booked as soon as you have received our info e-mail and/or SMS in January 2017 and must be booked no later than 31 January 2017.
The offer is limited to one per customer.
Group bookings and charter flights are not eligible for this promotion. Certain corporate agreements may be excluded from this promotion.
Information about the ticket
The ticket is personal and may only be used by the Reward member/customer who earned it.
The ticket is a round trip LowFare+ ticket to any of Norwegians destinations and includes seat reservation and luggage. Meals are also included on long-haul flights.
The ticket follows the same fee, change and cancellation restrictions as ordinary LowFare tickets.
UK Residents: The ticket must be booked from London-Gatwick (LGW)
The trip must start and end at the same airport in the country which you reside.
The travel period for the ticket is the entire year of 2016, with exception of the following dates:
From 1 January 2017 to 15 January 2017
From 5 April 2017 to 18 April 2017
From 16 June 2017 to 27 August 2017
From 15 December 2017 to 31 December 2017
The ticket may be upgraded to Premium class for NOK 2000 (approx. 200 GBP) one way.
Additional tickets may be purchased at an extra cost and added to the same booking.
It is not possible to exchange the ticket into cash.
On certain days and departures, some flights may have low or no available seats.
Norwegian Reward reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions at any time.
We take no responsibility for printed errors or last minute changes.