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Inflight review: Etihad Business Class: Airbus A340-600: Bangalore-Mumbai-Abu Dhabi

Etihad A340-600 A6-EHJ featuring the Formula 1 livery.

I had to make a short-notice business trip to Dubai in early November 2014. For the week I needed to travel, I found airfares on most carriers extremely high. This included the only non-stop airline between Bangalore and Dubai, Emirates. On shopping for better fares, I came across a good fare on the UAE’s other national carrier, Etihad which flies …

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Delta opens new arrivals lounge at London Heathrow airport terminal 3

Delta Air Lines arrival lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

Tthe world’s largest carrier, Delta Air Lines, recently announced it will commence flights to London Heathrow from Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles. Yesterday Delta announced the opening of its new arrivals lounge at Heathrow airport. The lounge which is open to all BusinessElite passengers and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members is located in the arrivals hall of terminal 3. …

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Malaysia Airlines opens renovated Golden lounge at Kuala Lumpur

Oneworld member, Malaysia Airlines has launched its refurbished Golden Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The 43,284 square-foot lounge which can accommodate 400 passengers, is located in the satellite terminal, is open round the clock to first and business class passengers, platinum and gold level Enrich frequent flier members, and oneworld Saphhire or above elite members departing or transiting …

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Emirates opens VIP lounge at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

By BA Staff The entrance of the lounge is modelled like a Boeing 777 Coinciding with the match between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, Emirates yesterday inaugurated its exclusive branded VIP Lounge at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. Unveiled less than four months after signing the prestigious five-year shirt sponsorship with Real Madrid, the new lounge was officially opened today …

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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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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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JAL to Introduce Original Aroma at Its Lounges in Japan

By BA Staff Japan Airlines is set to introduce its “original aroma” at its international and domestic lounges in Japan starting from September 20, 2013. JAL has two original aroma oils that are aimed towards creating a more comfortable and graceful atmosphere with a peace of mind to their customers when they are waiting for boarding at their lounges in …

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Airport lounge report: Iberia Dali business class lounge: Madrid Barajas Terminal 4

During my trip from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid (read trip report here), I had intentionally chosen a long layover at Barajas airport as I wanted to both see the famous wavy ceilings which created quite a ripple (yes, the pun is intentional) when the airport opened in 2006, and I also wanted to explore the Iberia lounge at its …

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Emirates and Qantas begin their partnership

by Devesh Agarwal Qantas A380 welcomed with a water cannon salute Dubai based Emirates and Australian carrier Qantas have officially started their partnership. The first Qantas flights departed from Sydney and Melbourne to London via Dubai on March 31. In the partnership the two carriers will collaborate to deliver network, lounges, frequent flyer benefits and travel experiences over 98 flights …

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dnata commences ground handling for Air India at London Heathrow airport

dnata’s ground handling teams at London’s Heathrow airport have recently commenced provision of passenger services for three daily flights for Air India. Air India, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, operates three flights daily using Boeing 777 aircraft, from Heathrow to Mumbai and Delhi. Under the new contract, dnata is now providing passenger services to the airline, which include checking …

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Lufthansa opens ‘new design concept’ lounge at New Delhi IGI airport, first of its kind in Asia

Just six days after making New Delhi as the first Asian destination for the new Boeing 747-8i, German carrier Lufthansa has opened its ‘new global design concept’ lounge at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), the first of its type in Asia. Lufthansa’s new lounge concept includes enhanced design elements like poster walls and comforting accessories. The walls are …

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Pictures: Qatar Airways to open new premium class lounge at London Heathrow airport

Qatar Airways is opening its new Premium Lounge at London Heathrow this week. The Premium Lounge at Terminal 4 will be the airline’s first dedicated facility outside its Doha hub, underscoring London’s importance as a destination for the airline which will commence its fifth daily service from March 25. Lounge access will be restricted to the airline’s First and Business …

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Credit card based lounge access at Indian airports

Airport lounges are a critical benchmark, and a key selling point for airlines across the world. Be it for their premium class passengers or their loyal and frequent fliers, airlines spend millions of dollars on these oases of peace, calm, exclusivity and privacy and rightly so. In this day where passengers are treated more like cattle than humans, a little …

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Emirates opens new lounge at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport

Dubai based Emirates airlines has opened a brand new luxury lounge at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. Located on the Mezzanine level of the airport’s Duty Free Mall, between boarding gates A4 and A7, the lounge is open to Emirates’ First and Business Class passengers, along with Gold Skywards members. The lounge at Johannesburg, with seating for 135 guests, contains …

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