By Talia Avakian
August 07, 2018
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If you’ve ever dreamed about having the opportunity to fly in a luxurious first class or business class seat without paying immensely high prices, this month is your chance to do just that.

Travelers taking a flight with budget carrier Norwegian Air will have the opportunity to get a major upgrade when booking premium seats this month.

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed to The Points Guy that Norwegian is currently leasing a Hi Fly A380 aircraft that will operate between New York City and London in both directions from Aug. 3–23.

The double-decker aircraft, first flown by Singapore Airlines, is the largest commercial aircraft in the skies and is made up of 12 first class seats, 60 lie-flat seats, and 399 economy class seats.

Hi Fly, a Portuguese charter airline, acquired the airline's former aircraft earlier this year, according to Reuters.

The lease of the aircraft means that passengers who happen to book premium seats — which also includes complimentary drinks, food, two free checked bags, and lounge access at select airports — on the New York City-London route can get randomly assigned to one of the upgraded suites. Prices for premium cabin seats are currently starting at slightly over $600.

When booking flights on the airline’s website, a note saying “Operated by hi-Fly” is a hint that you’re booked on board the special aircraft.

Courtesy of Norwegian Air

The airline is employing the aircraft as it works on engine problems related to its 787 Dreamliner fleet.