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Amenity Kit (Non) Review: Turkish Airlines Economy Class

I recently published Amenity Kit Reviews for both the Turkish Airlines Business Class and Comfort Class (premium economy) offerings, and a couple of readers mentioned that economy passengers also receive kits. From the Comfort Class review, reader PAB said: I already knew that some airlines (none of them U.S. carriers, of course) provide coach passengers…

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Amenity Kit Review: SATA Internacional Plus Class (Premium Economy)

SATA Internacional is an airline operating out of the Azores, and originated from the acquisition of Oceanair by its subsidiary, SATA Air Açores, in 1994. It’s one that I knew little about until a generous reader who does a bit of marketing work for them reached out and offered up their Plus class amenity kit,…

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Amenity Kit Review: Turkish Airlines Comfort Class (Premium Economy)

I tend to only review business class and first class kits, but Turkish Airlines provides its premium economy “Comfort Class” passengers a substantial offering worthy of a detailed inspection, and I offer my critique below in this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. Also, a special thanks goes out to Inflight Feed for sending this kit…

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Video: Conceptual Tour Inside Aeroflot’s Boeing 777-300 Aircraft

Aeroflot Russian Airlines recently released a video showing the planned configuration of their Boeing 777-300s. From what I could find online, it appears their first four will be delivered next year. Wikipedia reports Aeroflot ordered a total of 16. President Class (business class) looks comfy in a 2-2-2 configuration. The seats are ever so slightly…

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Cathay Pacific’s comfy looking Premium Economy cabin

In case you haven’t seen the latest video Cathay Pacific added to their YouTube channel, here it is. Cathay Pacific’s Alex McGowan takes you on a tour of the new Premium Economy cabin on what I think is an Airbus A330 given the 2-3-2 configuration (and overhead bin style). The PE seat maps on their…

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Amenity Kit Review: Virgin Australia Premium Economy (November 2011)

I’m partnering up with Brad again over at Upgrd.com for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. Last year he flew with Virgin Australia on a vacation to Australia and New Zealand, and I previously reviewed the Business Class amenity kit he received here. Up for review today is the carrier’s “Comfort Pack” provided to him…

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United cuts schedules, WikiLeaked safety concerns, seat certs, 737 Max, GDSs and improved amenities & cabins

In other airline, hotel & travel industry news this week… Continental Airlines will be recertifying Koito-manufactured seats on 278 aircraft to meet FAA airworthiness compliance. It was discovered in 2010 that the seat manufacturer falsified test data, sending the industry into a frenzy and causing aircraft delivery and overhaul delays for airlines around the world.…

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Australia’s ash, Qantas overhaul & strike and Virgin Australia & Qantas upgrade offers

There has been some interesting airline news the last week or so from Australia, and here’s a recap: The pesky ash cloud from the Chilean volcano made at least two passes over Australia & New Zealand in the past 10 days causing widespread flight cancellations and reroutings. From shutting down the major airports at Sydney…

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Delta Air Lines announces new International Economy Comfort seating

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines announced they would begin offering “Economy Comfort” seating on long-haul international aircraft this summer. In addition to about 4 inches of extra legroom, the seats will offer 50% more recline than the current economy seats, early boarding, and a complimentary open bar. Pricing will vary on the length of the flight…

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Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 777-300 and win a trip in the Skycouch

Late last year, Air New Zealand took delivery of their first of five 777-300 aircraft. Currently making runs on the Auckland to Melbourne route, it will transition to the Auckland-Los Angeles-London route beginning in April 2011. This aircraft features an incredibly comfortable looking Premium Economy section, along with the introduction of Air New Zealand’s exclusive…

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