In June Norwegian Air Shuttle announced they would use their first Boeing 787 on regular routes from Oslo to five different European destinations between 4 July and 4 August. I knew I had to catch at least one of the flights. With a tight schedule I had to fit it in to the last part of July and the question was which destination to select. I landed on a flight to London Gatwick and very bought cheap one way ticket for Thursday 25 July. I knew I had to be back in Oslo on 29th, but I hadn't got a clue what to do in the UK in between and how to fly back home again, but at least I had started a process. One week went without any progress. But then I ended up in a heated discussion about train versus plane on domestic travel on the British Isles. Then one day was clear London to somewhere and back again. Hey, Virgin Trains has trains going to Manchester and Virgin Atlantic is flying their Little Reds from MAN to LHR. Then the title was sorted out and what to do on a Friday. What to do on a Saturday in London? Shopping? Yeah, shopping - Waterstone's at Piccadilly (Europe's largest book shop), Fortnum & Mason just down the road, ... The only thing left now was to find a flight back home. SAS from LHR? Are they crazy - a premium ticket price for LCC service, no way. BA from LHR? They are even worse than SAS price wise, but you do get decent cup of tea at BA and something to nibble on for free. No, I don't think I go for BA. EasyJet is flying to Bergen, but with their late departure I had to stay over night to catch one of the early flights Monday morning to Oslo. The only not sold out on BGO-OSL started mid Monday, and I had a meeting in Oslo two hours before this flight departed. What about Ryanair? No way!!! To cut short this search. I ended up with an one way ticket LGW-OSL on the same Dreamliner I came with, but this time in a Premium seat - not the "cattle class" seat I would have to Gatwick. With that the theme for for the train rides was set: First Class on Trains, how first class are they? I have only prepared the first part - the flight from OSL to LGW and the Gatwick Express in to Victoria Station. On Wednesday I think I get time to prepare the rest since I will be out flying and one of the legs is will last 14 hours and 15 minutes. Thursday 25 July 2013 DY1310 - Boeing 787-8 EI-LNA OSL - LGW 1810L - 1930L The Dreamliner waiting on us at OSL gate 48 The front tourist class cabin seen from seat 10J. The second door only was used for boarding. I'm six foot long but still enough space to survive without hurt knees. The seat was perfect for my back. A silent Rolls Royce over the southern part of Norway. Since I had three to my self I had the 3D map running on the neighbouring sceen while Jamie treated me with delicacies on my own screen. This new IFE system is the easiest I have ever operated!