We are starting a new year in the blog and it could not be of another way that speaking of our trip San Francisco-Madrid with the young company Norwegian Airlines.

I have to admit that I had my fears before flying, as traveling with a low cost company for so many hours and with a 16 months baby might not be the best option.

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We decided to try it because after all the reviews we read, these are not bad at all, and the prices are very attractive.

Flight Oakland-Madrid with stop-over in Stockholm

We only had one hour in the connection flight, which generated us a lot of stress. The Oakland-Stockholm flight was delayed 40 minutes, so we asked the crew several times about it, and they told us not to worry about missing our flight to Madrid. In the end we arrived in time, but the change of terminal and the security control were exhausting, McCallister’s family race was nothing compared with ours.

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Azafatos esperando embarcar en el vuelo a Estocolmo

Flight Madrid-Oakland with stop-over in London

We left Madrid at 8 am with 3 hours of stop-over in Gatwick. It seems a long time but it flew by, we could stretch our legs, eat something, and buy water for the next flight. Gatwick-Oakland was 10 hours and 40 minutes.

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Amanecer en Barajas. Vuelo Madrid-Gatwick

Positive aspects

The light graduation of the windows, a fairly new aspect that I loved. You can graduate the light that enters the window, there are 5 points.

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The food is not as bad as I had read, it is still the typical one served in a plane, but kills the hunger. They give you two options to choose from. The Belgian chocolate cake is very good!

You can choose between 5 flight fares, the cheapest one (LowFare) does not include checked-in baggage or meals during the flight and is about €100 cheaper than the next fare. This is great if you travel for work or for a few days and do not need to carry many things with you.

We chose LowFare +, as we needed to check in luggage.



We were surprised by the great coordination in regarding to luggage, despite having less than an hour between both flights, our bags arrived in Madrid without any problem. Excellent work!

The plane is new and the cleanliness is good.

Negative aspects

The crew is generally friendly, although in one flight a stewardess warmed up the bottle for Mateo and yet at lunchtime another stewardess did not want to heat us the food.

They must improve the attendance to families with children, as there was no baby changer in the toilet. Since they also did not warm our food, I have to say that there are aspects in this sense, that should be improved to facilitate the trip to those who fly with children.

Delays in flights. We spent 10 hours thinking we would not arrive in time to catch our second flight. I would not choose a flight with only an hour of scale.

Would we fly again with Norwegian Airlines?

Yes. The value for money is very good.

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