Norwegian to Allow Only 1 Under-Seat Bag on Lowest Fare

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Low-cost transatlantic carrier Norwegian is changing up its hand baggage policy. The changes are effective for all bookings made as of January 23. 

The biggest change: Passengers with LowFare tickets, Norwegian’s lowest-cost ticket type, can now only bring one underseat bag. If they wish to bring more, they will have to purchase an overhead cabin bag, add checked baggage or buy a different ticket type. An overhead cabin bag can be purchased up to four hours prior to departure. The maximum weight of the underseat bag is 10 kilos (approximately 22 lbs). The price of an additional overhead cabin bag ranges from $8 for short-haul flights and $12 for long-haul flights.  

In another change, Norwegian has also increased the size allowance of the underseat bag, increased the weight of checked baggage from 20 to 23 kilos (approximately 44 lbs to 50 lbs) and increased the total combined weight of hand baggage for Flex and Premium tickets from 10 to 15 kilos (approximately 22 lbs to 33 lbs). 

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Passengers with a LowFare+ ticket can bring one overhead cabin bag, which can be stored in the overhead lockers, in addition to the underseat bag. The maximum combined weight is 10 kilos (approximately 22 lbs). If the cabin is full, LowFare+ customers’ hand baggage will be checked at the gate free of charge. For those who wish to secure space for their hand baggage in the overhead lockers, Priority Boarding can be added to their booking and they will be amongst the first to board the aircraft. LowFare+ customers can also bring one checked bag with a maximum weight of 23 kilos (approximately 50 lbs).

Passengers with a Flex, Premium or PremiumFlex ticket can bring one overhead cabin bag, which can be stored in the overhead lockers, in addition to the underseat bag. The maximum combined weight is 15 kilos (approximately 33 lbs). In addition, Flex, Premium or PremiumFlex customers can bring two checked bags with a maximum weight of 23 kilos each (approximately 50 lbs).

Tickets purchased before January 23 will not be affected by the new policy. 

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