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Amenity Kit Review: Air China Business Class ā€“ 2013 Edition

In this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews, I take a critical look at the business class offering of Star Alliance member Air China. A very special thanks goes out to Very Good Points for sending it my way. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review my introductory…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: January 15, 2013

Oy, more 787 issues as an All Nippon Airways (ANA) jet makes an emergency landing in Osaka. This is breaking as I type, so further details will certainly emerge. United Airlines will lay off 472 workers at Newark Liberty Airport. A spokesman at United confirms it’s due to outsourcing of cargo operations, but adds the…

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Star Alliance studies economy class seat architecture commonality for member airlines

Star Alliance, the global network of airlines including United Airlines, Lufthansa, Thai, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, and many more announced an interesting seat trial yesterday. Basically, they are studying several economy seat styles in an attempt to gain bulk buying power that would allow individual Star carriers to purchase the seats at a discount,…

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