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ANA Upgrading First and Business Class Amenities

Star Alliance member airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) will be upgrading some amenities for first and business class passengers beginning in September. New menus will appear in both first and business class featuring meals from the airline’s “THE CONNOISSEURS” in-flight catering project, comprised of 10 renowned chefs, five beverage specialists and nine of ANA’s own…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 12, 2013

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. ANA won based on its exceptional financial performance, fiscal management, customer service and technology leadership. Silver Airways (based in Florida and one I’ve never heard of) won Regional Airline of the Year. Virgin America will launch new service to Austin…

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Lounge Review: ANA Suite Lounge Tokyo Narita Airport – Terminal 1, Satellite 4

First class airline lounges, particularly those of non-U.S. airlines, are generally something to savor and behold. Perhaps I’m holding them all to the near incomparable standard that is the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt or the Thai Royal First Lounge in Bangkok. But the ANA Suite Lounge at Tokyo’s Narita Airport I visited a…

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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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ANA’s Unique First Class Amenities

I decided to take a closer look at the links in an email I received from ANA yesterday to discover some first class amenities I’ve never seen before. They apparently offer knit wear for rent, sleep support items including “power tape” (?) and a rather remote-control looking foot roller. I’m intrigued. What’s “power tape?”

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New A380 & 787 routes, emissions tax threat, hotel rates, airline sales, pilot fatigue, Spirit makes bank and another new all-Business Class airline

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… Thai Airways will take delivery of two Airbus A380s next year and will initially operate their first whale on regional routes, of which Bangkok to Hong Kong is probable. Once they take delivery of their second A380, service to Frankfurt will begin, followed by London…

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