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United Airlines to keep International First Class cabins where appropriate… for now

Last week I posted about the possibility of United being close to announcing whether or not International First Class would remain on the carrier. Yesterday a report surfaced on Bloomberg quoting United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek saying “There are certain markets in which (first class) makes a lot of sense and there are others where…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Pan Am Boeing 747

I was curious to see the full cabin layout of the Pan Am Boeing 747 featured in this video from 1989, so here is a “blended” edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. By blended, I’m referring to the difference in first class seating from the video as compared to the full South American version posted…

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Video: Pan Am First Class trip report Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 1989

I’ve had Pan Am on the mind this week ever since hearing about the possibility of new drama series coming to TV this fall. I scoured YouTube and found this gem someone posted from a trip they took in First Class from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 1989. My first reaction was, “Wow……

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Virgin Blue showcases new uniforms, business class offering and lounges

Today, Virgin Blue revealed the new in-flight staff uniforms designed by the Australian Project Runway winner Juli Grbac, as well as provided additional information about expanding their fleet to offer business class. Trying to lure some of the higher-yield corporate traffic away from Qantas, Virgin Blue’s CEO John Borghetti said, “With our competitive pricing strategy,…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines Boeing 747SP

I’ve mentioned before that it’s a toss-up for me as to whether the Boeing 747 or Douglas DC-10 is my all-time favorite airplane, and here is another variation of the 747 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Called the “SP” for Special Performance, it is basically a shorter version based on the 747-100…

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