• Singapore Airlines goes big on Burgundy and boutique Grand Cru wines

    Looking for something different to sip while you soar above the clouds? Singapore Airlines is adding an extensive selection of artisanal wine labels to its already well-regarded cellar. The result will be the widest selection of Burgundy wines in the skies, with 47 labels from small-batch French...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 3 Comments

  • Comfort at the core of Cathay Pacific's next business class brush-up

    Cathay Pacific is circling in on a soft boost for business class in the second half of this year, with the aim on that most valued aspect of passenger experience: comfort. The program won't see any changes made to Cathay's well-regarded business class seat – a new seat isn't expected until...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 17 Comments

  • British Airways plans first class upgrade: new suites, but sans doors?

    British Airways will to pair the rollout of its new Club Suites business class with the introduction of a revamped first class suite. Passengers at the pointy end enjoy an upgraded version of BA's Boeing 787-9 first class, which will take pride of place in the forthcoming Boeing 787-10 Dreamline...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Qatar swings Airbus A350-1000 onto Sydney-Doha, Qsuites for Adelaide

    Qatar Airways’ stretched Airbus A350-1000 will make its Sydney debut from 28 October 2019, while an upgrade for Adelaide will also bring the airline's highly-regarded Qsuites business class to the City of Churches on its Airbus A350-900 starting August 16. Both can be chalked up as wi...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 27 Comments

  • British Airways' new business class is a suite with a privacy door

    New British Airways Club Suite business class offer sliding privacy doors, 1-2-1 layout First BA Airbus A350 flights from August to Madrid, Toronto, Dubai Club Suites business class refit program for Boeing 777s from Q4, other aircraft TBA More space, more privacy, more posh – that&r...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 51 Comments

  • Swiss adds premium economy to its Boeing 777s

    Swiss is adding premium economy to its seating mix, although travellers will have to wait until early 2021 to sample the new seat. The airline hasn't yet shared photos of its new premium economy pew, but here's what we do know: Swiss premium economy will debut on the Boeing 777-300ER fleet fr...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • How British Airways created the world's first business class bed

    British Airways will soon reveal its all-new Club World business class seat, which will take wing in July 2019 on the airline’s factory-fresh Airbus A350-1000 jets, with a fleet of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners to follow in 2020. It’s worth noting, then, that almost 20 years ago, the lau...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • ANA’s new Airbus A380 superjumbo reveals also-new first class suites

    Despite Airbus pulling the plug on the Airbus A380, Japan's ANA is ready to add three superjumbos to its fleet and unleash them on the competitive Japan-Hawaii route starting May 2019  – and there's a new first class to ferry well-heeled holiday-makers to Honolulu and back. Takin...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2019 11 Comments

  • Malindo Air spreads its wings with Sydney, Adelaide flights

    Malindo Air will grow its Australian route network this year with the launch of flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney and Adelaide, which will run via Denpasar (Bali) in each direction: catering to travellers jetting to both Indonesia and Malaysia. Using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Sydney and a m...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2019 15 Comments

  • Five tips for handling delayed domestic and international flights

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Flight delays aren’t fun for anybody: they can cause people to miss meetings, lose precious time on holidays, or miss out on valuable time with family when jetting home &...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Now you can bring a heavier bag as Qantas increases carry-on allowance

    Qantas is increasing the per-bag weight limit for cabin bags on domestic flights, with passengers now able to bring a carry-on bag as heavy as 10kg. The new rules take effect from Monday 25 March and provide additional flexibility for travellers who have felt stymied by the current cap of 7kg pe...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 72 Comments

  • Swiss upgrades Airbus A340s with new first, business class

    It's out with the old and in with the new for Swiss' Airbus A340s as the first of the big four-engine jets takes wing proudly brandishing new first class suites and business class seats. All five of the Star Alliance member's long-range A340s are being upgraded to largely bring them up to the sa...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • Air France shines a spotlight on beauty treatments

    In airport lounges and above the clouds, Air France is putting the spotlight on beauty treatments for business and first class flyers. An exclusive partnership with luxury beauty and skincare specialist La Prairie has seen the opening of a chic new spa at Air France’s New York-JFK Terminal...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • British Airways first class goes ultra-luxe in 'soft product reboot'

    British Airways is giving its first class experience a total refresh as the airline continues its multi-billion pound march of improvement for premium passengers. This will of course be capped by the looming debut of new Club World business class seats, but BA is far from forgetting about passen...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • JetBlue eyes launch of London flights on new long-range Airbus jets

    JetBlue pumped up speculation that it will announce plans to order long-range aircraft and start trans-Atlantic flights, inviting employees to a special event next month. The carrier said it would hold a "chat about JetBlue’s vision and strategy" on April 10, followed by a party in New Yor...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • American Airlines adds helicopter transfers, private terminal access

    Well-heeled Australian travellers heading to the United States can now skip just about every queue in Los Angeles and New York – even those infamous traffic jams – with American Airlines’ expanded 'Five Star Service' options. Breeze through The Private Suite For departures fro...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2019 7 Comments

  • Here is Alaska Airlines' new first class (okay, business class) seat

    Alaska Airlines will begin flying its new domestic first class seat – which the rest of the world knows better as ‘business class’ – from this month, along with high-speed WiFi suitable for streaming video above the clouds. The new first class seats, supplied by Recaro bu...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2019 13 Comments

  • British Airways to fly the Boeing 777X from 2022

    British Airways will add the Boeing 777X to its fleet, with as many as 42 of the next-generation jets taking wing between 2022 and 2025. BA has opted for the Boeing 777-9 version, which will be decked out with 325 seats across four cabins – a mix that's expected to see the new Club World S...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 33 Comments

  • Qantas business class upgrade guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Last updated January 2019. Nobody likes to fly in economy, so how do you go about getting an upgrade to business class? There are plenty of myths and also misinformation on how to get a...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 82 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR

    Emirates’ newest business class seat is currently soaring between Adelaide and Dubai, alongside flights to Fort Lauderdale, Santiago and São Paulo. While it's fair to say that the new 2-2-2 arrangement isn't on-par with many other airlines, it's still an improvement on the Emirates ...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 13 Comments

  • Brussels Airlines' new business class seat shows a boutique touch

    Brussels Airlines is channeling the exclusivity and allure of a boutique hotel in its new Airbus A330 business class. The Belgium flag-carrier tapped London-based JPA Design to shape its new intercontinental A330  business class seats and cabin, a process which was rooted in Belgian influen...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 2 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines introduces new business class bedding

    Turkish Airlines is promising a better sleep in the sky with the introduction of new business class bedding for intercontinental flights. Designed in conjunction with European company Zorlu Textiles Group and dubbed the Flow Sleeping Set, the collection integrates feedback from passengers t...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 8 Comments

  • How to 'Book the Cook' on Singapore Airlines flights

    Fancy dining on a roast rack of lamb, a multi-course Japanese kyo kaiseki or the perennial favourite of lobster thermidor on your next flight? Seasoned Singapore Airlines travellers  can do just that, thanks to the popular ‘Book the Cook’ menu which sees over 50 dishes available...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • Qatar Airways swaps Perth's Airbus A380 for Boeing 777 with Qsuites

    Qatar Airways will swap out its Airbus A380 from the Perth-Doha route for a Boeing 777-300ER between September and December 2019 as the superjumbo heads into the hangar for routine maintenance. That's not the best news if you're booked into the superjumbo's first class cabin, as the Boeing 777 l...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 7 Comments

  • What do you want from Qantas' Project Sunrise first, business class?

    TALKING POINT | Last week, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told Australian Business Traveller that the airline's globe-striding Project Sunrise jets would feature the Roo's 'best ever' first class and business class. Come 2022 – a mere three years from now – those jets will take wing on n...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 125 Comments

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