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Norwegian is offering some incredible fares if you’re looking for direct flights between London and Singapore. The real bargain at the moment are the one way fares from Singapore to London Gatwick starting at just ~£93 one way.
The fares are available from late September 2018 through to March 2019 (with a bit of a break in January), but I also saw fares as low as ~£120 for July 2018. Availability looks very good.
Note that the prices above are in Singapore Dollars and $165 is roughly £93 at current exchange rates.
To get the very lowest fares from Singapore, you need to book through Norwegian’s Singaporean site here.
As regards getting to Singapore, the current fares are good but not quite in the same league – starting at £169.90:
Remember to book flights from London through Norwegian’s UK site here.
In total then, the two one-way tickets would set you back about £263, which is obviously very good for direct flights to Singapore and back.
Can’t I just book a Return?
Of course – but it will cost more and there’s not really much point.
You could also use Avios or other Miles to fly Business/First Class on the outbound to Singapore and then get the cheap Norwegian flight home.
Is Norwegian any good?
Yep – I’d just as happily fly with Norwegian in Economy (particularly on the 787s they use on this route) as most other carriers (with a couple of honourable exceptions like Singapore Airlines maybe). You have to pay for food and drink and checked luggage if you want to take a suitcase, but the fees are reasonable, the planes are new and the crews tend to be good.
There is also one key advantage to flying Norwegian long-haul: really cheap extra legroom seats:
Even on the Singapore route you can snag an exit row for about £25, which works out at less than £2 per hour of flying and really can make a difference if you’re tall. They tend to get snapped up very quickly these days though, so try to book as far in advance as possible.
I’ve flown long haul with Norwegian quite a few times and whenever the price is right will happily continue to do so. Remember to factor any additional fees you might pay on Norwegian though when comparing fares with those offered by ‘full service’ carriers.