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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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American Airlines A319 Cabin Specs: Coach Recline Exceeds First Class?

American took delivery of its first Airbus A319 this week and has published the cabin specs (and more) on their website. What strikes me as odd is that first class recline is only 3-inches, whereas regular coach offers 4-inches with Main Cabin Extra getting 6-inches. Is that an error? United, by contrast, offers 6-inches of…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747-400 OB

I’ve posted several United 747s in the past (here, here and here), and now bring you the version I most frequently flew in the 1990s for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Personally, I loved to sit downstairs on this aircraft in the forward business class section (rows 5-7). If I recall correctly, however,…

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Virgin Atlantic Brings Upper Class Service to a NYC Park Bench

Leave it to the clever marketing folks at Virgin Atlantic to transform a park bench in New York City into an Upper Class experience. At Virgin Atlantic we fly in the face of ordinary with all that we do, and we wanted to bring a taste of that to the streets of NYC. So we…

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Singapore Airlines Unveils New First Class, Business and Coach Seat Designs

Moments ago, Singapore Airlines unveiled its next generation seats for long-haul international First Class (Suites), Business Class and economy. The seats are expected to first debut on the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and may eventually appear fleet-wide. For full coverage, be sure to follow Australian Business Traveller online or on Twitter, as they are…

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British Airways Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 Seat Map Observations

The newest members of British Airways’ fleet are the Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A380, as the airline took delivery of its first of each aircraft on June 27 and July 4, respectively. As I’m a seat map aficionado – vintage or not – I thought I’d post them here and offer a couple of observations…

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Happy Fourth of July! Top 10 Posts January-June 2013

It’s our Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., and it’s given me time to pause to realize the fact that (more than) half of the year has already passed. It’s crazy how time has flown for me this year. I looked back at the top 10 viewed posts written so far in 2013 here…

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Lufthansa Adds Online Tool to Determine First Class Cabin Type

There is a huge difference between the “new” and “old” first class cabins on Lufthansa’s international aircraft. From the seats to the in-flight entertainment system, your traveling experience could vary sharply depending on the configuration your flight offers. And now Lufthansa has an online tool to help determine which First Class Product you’ll enjoy. If…

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World’s Best Airline Meals and My Top 5 Picks

You don’t hear as many jokes these days about airplane food as you did years ago when airlines served a hot meal – to all passengers – on just about every flight lasting more than 1.5 hours. But airline food remains a popular topic and I’ve been assigned the task to come up with a…

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United Nears 100% Lie-Flat, American Launches Dublin Route With Bonus Offer

Here are a couple of quick airline updates from press releases issued by American and United today. United Offers Flat-Bed Seats on “All” Long-Haul International Flights United Airlines now features 180-degree flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in the premium cabins on all scheduled, long-haul international flights from the airline’s eight North American hubs and…

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