What it's like to travel in premium economy on Primera Air, the budget airline that flies from New York to London for $69
Booking with a budget airline is always a risk, but with a number of out-of-country weddings to attend this summer, when Nordic airline Primera Air announced its £99 transatlantic flight sale in March, the deal was too good for me to resist.
The airline introduced transatlantic flights from London to New York, Boston, Washington DC, and Toronto earlier this year- and there were 99 tickets on offer in the sale for each of the routes.Primera appears to have even cheaper deals from the US, with a number of $99 fares available to Paris and London. There were even some $69 one-way fares available at the time of writing this.
On the day of the £99 sale, the site was so busy I couldn't get on it for hours - but I still managed to bag a one-way fare from London Stansted to Toronto Pearson for August.
The "light" fare - which normally starts at £149 one way from London - only includes the seat and 10kg hand luggage, so I paid £24.99 extra for a 23kg checked bag and £19.99 for an XL reserved seat, paying a total of £143.98 for the one-way ticket.
However, I was one of a number of lucky customers who were bumped up to the premium economy cabin, which would normally start at £499 each way, or $749 from the US.
Since not all reviews of the airline have been positive, I expected this would just mean I'd receive some food and perhaps board before other passengers - but it was far more luxurious than I thought.
Scroll down to see what it's like to fly premium economy on Primera Air.