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Qatar Airways upgrades first and business class on-board dining

Qatar Airways upgrades first and business class on-board dining

Oneworld member, Qatar Airways is upgrading its on-board dining for its business and first class passengers, initially on its European routes. The new concepts include newly-designed tableware, in-flight dining menus, cutlery and china. I am impressed that Qatar will place mini condiment grinders for fresh ground black pepper and Himalayan pink salt on the passengers’ tables. The airline has increased …

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Photos: Etihad opens first and business class lounge at Los Angeles airport

Martin Drew, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President for the Americas, Haitham Al Subaihi, Etihad Airways Director of Visual Communications, Deborah Flint, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, Etihad Aviation Group President and Chief Executive Officer, and Hareb Al Muhairy, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Corporate and International Affairs

The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has unveiled its new lounge for its premium first and business class passengers in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles (LAX) airport. The 4,400 square feet lounge is located ‘airside’ i.e. after security is may be accessed by Etihad first and business class passengers, Platinum, …

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Emirates bashes US airlines with new Jennifer Aniston ad

Jennifer Aniston stars in an Emirates' TV commercial

In the ongoing war between the three major US airlines Delta, United and American, and the three major Gulf carriers, Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar, Dubai based Emirates airline has hit back with a new video commercial featuring Hollywood megastar Jennifer Aniston. Aniston is in a nightmare on an unknown US carrier asking for a shower and a lounge, something available …

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Inflight review: United Airlines 787-8: BusinessFirst: London to Houston, E175: First: Houston to DFW

United Airlines Boeing 787 N29907. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Until very recently, I was under the impression that American flag carriers were lackluster airlines, with poor service and an even worse attitude, in short to be booked only as a last resort. Admittedly, United Airlines was the last carrier on my mind to get from London and Dallas. Never having flown United on a long haul flight I went …

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Air India offers customised in-flight premium class meals

As the national carrier Air India enters the Star Alliance tomorrow, the airline along with its in-flight caterer TajSATS, will upgrade its in-flight meal service for its premium class passengers, with a new concept called ‘table set-up’. The service will be available for first and business class passengers of Air India on select domestic and international routes. The new concept …

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Lufthansa upgrades Mumbai to 747-8i, expect A380 service to Delhi this winter

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYA at New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport at night.

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced effective July 15, it will upgrade the existing Boeing 747-400 on the daily Mumbai Frankfurt service, and fly the new Boeing 747-8i. Mumbai will be the third city in India, following New Delhi and Bangalore to receive the newest variant of the legendary Jumbo-jet also called the “queen of the skies.” Lufthansa’s new business …

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Etihad Airways unveils uber-luxurious multi-room suite on its A380s

CGI of Etihad Airways' Airbus A380.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has gone beyond over the top, and unveiled the world’s first private multi-room cabin on a commercial passenger aircraft. Called The Residence, the uber-luxury 125 square feet three room cabin is meant for single or double occupancy and is located in the forward upper deck of the airline’s soon to be delivered Airbus A380 super-jumbos. It …

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Delta introduces new sleep amenity kits for international economy class

Delta Air Lines international economy class amenity sleep kit and water bottle

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has introduced new sleep amenity kits for its economy class passengers on international long-haul flights. The new kits include eye-shades and earplugs to aid passengers in sleeping and resting when travelling on over-night red-eye intercontinental flights. In addition to the kits, economy class passengers on all Europe bound trans-Atlantic flights of 3,850 miles or less, will …

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Singapore Airlines debuts new 777 cabin products on Mumbai route for a limited time

by Devesh Agarwal Singapore Airlines débuted its latest cabin products on its Boeing 777-300ER flying between Mumbai and Singapore for a limited time. This is the latest cabin product of the premium airline which will be standard on its Airbus A350-900 aircraft, but which is also fitted on eight of its new Boeing 777-300ERs, the latest of which was recently …

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PHOTOS: Star Alliance opens new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport

by BA Staff The new joint Star Alliance lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport opened its doors on 25th September. The new lounge, designed by global architectural firm Gensler, has more than 18,000 square feet of floor space, and an open air terrace offering panoramic views of the airport’s northern runway looking towards the …

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Emirates announces new service to Boston

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Devesh Agarwal ~ Bangalore Aviation Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has continued its rapid expansion into the North American market by announcing the commencement of daily nonstop services between its global hub at Dubai and Boston to commence from 10th March, 2014. The new flights will be served using Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, seating 266 passengers …

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Lufthansa receives International Five Star Diamond Award

By BA Staff Photo Courtesy Lufthansa Group At Lufthansa’s First Class terminal at Frankfurt International Airport, Lufthansa received the International Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). The academy honoured three accomplishments of Lufthansa’s premium service portfolio: the Lufthansa First Class onboard its intercontinental fleet, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt and the Lufthansa …

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American Airline’s new transcontinental A321s feature full lie flat seats in premium classes

by BA Staff Dallas-Fort Worth based American Airlines will soon become the first airline to utilise an Airbus A321 aircraft outfitted with a three-class cabin, including full lie-flat seats in business and first class when it receives Sharklets equipped A321ceo (current engine option) jetliners later this year American Airlines new Airbus A321, first class. Image courtesy Airbus S.A.S. In addition …

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Emirates to launch Taipei flights

by BA Staff Dubai-based Emirates has will commence a new six times a week to Taipei from its global hub at Dubai. The airline will use a 354-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a 3-class configuration (8F / 42J / 304Y). Taipei is the carrier’s 16th destination in the Far East. Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations East. …

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