Norwegian Rewards Elite Status
Unlike American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, Norwegian doesn’t have elite status within its award program.
Instead, the program rewards flyers by offering a benefit for every sixth flight you fly.
Here’s how the benefits work:
The first benefit of 2% CashPoints kicks in after you fly 6 Norwegian segments. You have access to additional benefits the more you fly — but for the first 6 segments, Norwegian selects this benefit for you.
After your twelfth segment (i.e., second sixth segment reward), Norwegian lets you select from a broader slate of benefits.
The rewards are as follows:
- 2% CashPoint boost on all LowFare tickets, which can be used 5 times. If you choose this Reward every 6 segments, you will earn a 12% CashPoint boost after 48 segments.
- Free Fast Track on all flights.
- Free seat reservation on all flights.
- Free baggage on all flights (must fly 18 segments to be able to choose this benefit).
If you want to dive deeper into the Norwegian Rewards program, everything you need to know can be found by checking out this page.
If you fly a significant amount of Norwegian segments in 1 calendar year, you may want to consider the Limited Edition Rewards.
With Limited Edition Rewards, you have 2 tiers: Premium and Long Haul.
By flying 10 round-trips (20 segments) on a Flex ticket and you’ll earn a Premium seat upgrade for a flight in the following calendar year.
If you double that with 20 round-trips (40 segments) and earn 3,000 CashPoints, you’ll earn a long-haul ticket for a flight in the following calendar year.
For those who fall into these buckets, more information about Limited Edition Rewards can be found on this page.
Value of Norwegian Rewards Benefits
Norwegian is a low-cost carrier, so it’s important to recognize that the benefits offered will not compare to those of major airlines in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
The value of the 6 segment rewards really kicks in when you’re able to select either the Seat Reservation or Baggage benefit.
If you’re buying LowFare domestic and/or long-haul tickets (where a seat assignment and checked bags aren’t included in the cost of your ticket), the Seat Reservation and Baggage benefit can save you some money.
For example, if you’re flying an international long-haul LowFare flight, Norwegian charges $12-$31 for a seat assignment and $90 for a checked bag.
International long-haul includes flights to/from the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Argentina, and Singapore (except flights between U.S./Canada and Caribbean).
Bottom Line: After you’ve flown 12 segments, you’ll earn the ability to waive either the Seat Assignment or Baggage fees, which can save you money on Norwegian Air flights.