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If you have plans to fly with Norwegian between New York (JFK) and London (LGW) in the next couple of months, be prepared for a potential aircraft swap. As reported by Airlineroute, Norwegian will operate one of its daily nonstops between JFK and LGW with a wetleased Hi-Fly A330-200 between March 1 and April 30, 2018.

This temporary change doesn’t come as that big of a surprise. In January, the carrier announced that it was replacing the engines on its Dreamliners — an aircraft that it flies on the JFK-LGW route. In order to maintain the same daily frequency, a spokesperson for Norwegian confirmed that it’s chosen to form a contract with Hi-Fly, allowing it to continue operate the flights without having to cancel any.

The following frequencies will be operated by the Hi-Fly A332 between March 1 and April 30:

  • DY7013 London (LGW) 6:00am Departure ⇒ New York (JFK) 10:20am Arrival
  • DY7014 New York (JFK) 12:20pm Departure ⇒ London (LGW) 10:50pm Arrival

“The operator of our flights are visible to customers throughout the booking process on, and customers already booked on the affected flights have been contacted,” the Norwegian spokesperson said. “We would like to apologize as we appreciate this change may not meet passengers’ expectations, so we’re giving passengers the option to rebook or receive a full refund free of charge if they no longer wish to travel.”

Sure enough, on a sample search, the specific flights are showing up as operated by Hi-Fly on both Norwegian’s site…

… And on Google Flights.

Hi-Fly’s A332s are comprised of two cabins — just like that of Norwegian’s Dreamliners. However, the exact configuration of each of its three A332s is different. Here’s a look at Hi-Fly’s business cabin:

… As compared to Norwegian’s Premium cabin:

The premium cabin on a Norwegian 787

And here’s a look inside the economy cabin of Hi-Fly’s A332:

… As compared to Norwegian’s economy cabin:

While an unfortunate change, this is just temporary. That being said, if you’re booked on a flight that’s being operated by Hi-Fly’s A330-200 and are looking to re-accommodate, Norwegian is flexible. The Dreamliner is surely a more comfortable ride, and it could be a good idea to find alternative arrangements.

Featured image by Laurent ERRERA/Creative Commons.

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