• Next-gen jets: what's new in the airliners of the future

    Forget about space-age concept planes and whimsical 'what if' ideas that may never get off the drawing board, let along off the ground. Before this decade is through we'll be travelling on four very new and very different aircraft compared to today's Airbus A380s, Boeing 747-400s and the us...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2012 4 Comments

  • Air New Zealand to sell Skycouch to other airlines

    Five star hotels have long been selling their exclusive pillow-top beds at whopping profit margins to well-heeled customers. Now, Air New Zealand is taking the same tack, offering its award winning Skycouch seat to other airlines ... just as long as they don't compete for the same routes. Austr...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2011 2 Comments

  • AirNZ LAX flights get new business & premium economy seats this week

    Air New Zealand’s new business class and premium economy ‘Spaceseat’, along with the 'cuddle-class' Skycouch, will make their debut on flights between Auckland and Los Angeles this week. This first NZ-US service for the shiny new 777-300ER follows last week's appearance of th...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand's new business and premium economy seats debut on Melbourne and Brisbane flights this week

    Air New Zealand’s new business class and premium economy ‘Spaceseat’ are making their debut on daily flights between Melbourne and Auckland this week, along with a one-day visit to Brisbane. The Kiwi flag-carrier is not publicly promoting these 'preview' flights, preferring ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Delta adds more lie-flat seats, upgrades entertainment

    U.S.-based airline Delta is upgrading its fleet of aircraft to feature more lie-flat beds in premium seats, as well as an improved in-flight entertainment system for both economy and premium travellers.  The new lie-flat seats in Delta’s BusinessElite class are arranged in a herringbo...

    POSTED 30 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand to introduce new business and premium economy seats on Melbourne-Auckland flights

    Air New Zealand’s new Business Premier and premium economy ‘Spaceseat’ will make their debut on daily flights between Melbourne and Auckland next month. The new cabins, along with the innovative ‘cuddle class’ Skycouch for economy passengers, are all features of the...

    POSTED 16 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines brings Airbus A380 back to Sydney-Singapore route

    Singapore Airlines is putting its Airbus A380 back into the skies between Sydney and Singapore from Friday December 10, albeit on a limited basis. One of the two daily flights between Singapore and Sydney will take place on the superjumbo. This will be the SQ231 and SQ222 services, which depart ...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific: "We haven

    Cathay Pacific is still open to adding the Airbus A380 superjumbo to its fleet for long-haul and ultra long-haul routes to Australia, the US and Europe. Speaking at the overnight launch of the Hong Kong flag-carrier’s new business class seating and cabin, current Chief Operating Officer an...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

  • Asiana's business class 'Quadra Smartium' seat for Sydney-Seoul next year

    Asiana Airlines' oddly-named but highly-regarded 'OZ Quadra Smartium' seat will be introduced on the daily Sydney-Seoul service towards the end of next year. The rolling refit of Asiana's Boeing 777-200ER fleet throughout 2011 will extend the availability of the unique seat from its current rout...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2010 3 Comments

  • Emirates settles on 777s for

    Emirates is removing the chance factor from its Australia-to-Dubai services and ensuring that almost every flight uses a near-identical aircraft.It’s all about “product consistency”, says the Dubai flag-carrier, and making sure that customers can confidently expect the same in-f...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Emirates adds second 777 with private suites to Perth-Dubai

    Emirates’ two daily flights from Perth to Dubai will both feature a Boeing 777 as of today, with the UAE carrier replacing the previous Airbus A340 on the morning EK425 service for the sake of “product consistency”. The new 777-200LR aircraft is kitted out to the same three-cla...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 2 Comments

  • Air France's two-metre long business class bed

    Air France is about to begin rollout of its new just-over-two-metre-long bed next month as the French flag carrier refreshes its long-haul Airbus A380, Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 business class cabins. Other enhancements at the pointy end include a familiar shell structure around the seat for e...

    POSTED 26 Nov, 2010 5 Comments

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