• Your guide to Emirates' business, first class lounges in Dubai

    At its massive home hub of Dubai Airport, Emirates has not two, not four, but seven lounges peppered around Terminal 3 for business class and first class passengers and eligible frequent flyers: but with so much choice, which lounge should you visit before your next flight from Dubai? First clas...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • The best dining rooms in business class airport lounges

    Plenty of business class lounges offer promptly-made signatures or ‘dishes of the day’, such as you’d find at Qantas’ Melbourne Spice Bar or at one of Cathay Pacific’s many walk-up noodle bars, but some business class lounges go above and beyond in the dining stakes,...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330neos to get new business class seats, bar

    Virgin Atlantic will add 14 factory-fresh Airbus A330-900 to its international fleet from 2021, and they'll sport a newer Upper Class business class seat than even the A350-1000s which take wing from August later this year. That swish suite, which includes a door which slides halfway across...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 2 Comments

  • Lufthansa outlines 'business class plus' plans for Boeing 777X

    As the launch customer for the Boeing 777X, Lufthansa is planning to do business a little differently when its fleet of those Boeing 777-9s begin arriving in 2020, moving from a one-size-fits-all business class cabin to a more bespoke offering tailored to individual needs and price points. But r...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 5 Comments

  • Delta upgrades business class on Los Angeles-New York flights

    Virgin Australia’s Stateside partner Delta Air Lines is boosting its business class experience to become the only US carrier offering both a fully-flat bed and direct aisle access on every Los Angeles-New York flight. As of November 4 2019, Delta’s flights between the Home of Hollywo...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 8 Comments

  • Emirates’ new cut-price business class axes chauffeur, lounge access

    Would you be willing to forego comforts such as free chauffeur drive, lounge access and a full serve of frequent flyer points for a cheaper business class airfare? Emirates is betting that’s an appealing trade-off for many corporate travellers as it rolls out a new ‘business class sp...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2019 27 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines plans an exclusive, better-than-business-class lounge

    Following its move from Ataturk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport earlier this year, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines expects to open a better-than-business-class lounge in the coming months at its new home hub, aptly named the Turkish Airlines Exclusive Lounge. As its name implies, this ...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Japan Airlines domestic Airbus A350, Boeing 787 flights for Sept-Oct

    Japan Airlines is raising the domestic business class bar with two of the world’s most advanced aircraft – the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 – to begin flights on key local routes before the year is out. September marks the debut of JAL’s first Airbus A350-900, with seventee...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Air New Zealand targets premium passengers with Boeing 787-10s

    Air New Zealand’s upcoming Boeing 787-10 jets – which begin to join the airline’s fleet from late 2022 – present an opportunity for AirNZ to give its business class and premium economy cabins a significant boost: both in size, and in function. As the aircraft that will al...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 15 Comments

  • La Compagnie begins all-business class A321neo New York-Paris flights

    French boutique airline La Compagnie ('The Company') is sharpening its appeal to executives and other high-flyers jetting between New York and Paris with this week's debut of a new Airbus A321neo all-business class jet. This first of two advanced single-aisle sprinters, these jets also upgrade...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 21 Comments

  • Korean Air tips new business class seats, fleetwide inflight WiFi

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air plans to roll out a new business class seat over the coming years, joined by the addition of inflight Internet access on board every Korean Air plane. Eyeing a more modern experience for business travellers, Korean Air is one of the few major global airlines th...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines transitions to all-flatbed business class from 2020

    Singapore Airlines is going big on business class, with the Star Alliance member planning to roll out lie-flat beds across its entire aircraft fleet: not only for business travellers taking longer and perhaps overnight journeys, but even those venturing on short hops like Singapore-Kuala Lumpur. ...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 15 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines eyes new Boeing 777 business class seat

    EXCLUSIVE | Turkish Airlines plans to upgrade its Boeing 777-300ER jets with a new business class seat over the next four years, in a move that will introduce direct aisle access for every business class passenger. Replacing today’s seats – which come in a 2-3-2 layout, and place alm...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 9 Comments

  • ANA upgrades domestic business class, economy seats

    ANA will launch a rolling upgrade of its domestic business class seats towards the end of 2019, with eight Boeing 777-200s and eleven Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners in line for the improved 'premium class' cabin. The revamped jets will also see a larger premium cabin of 28 seats – up from 21 on ...

    POSTED 29 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • Melbourne-Singapore business class: how the airlines compare

    Melbourne to Singapore is a busy international corridor for business travellers, with no less than five airlines currently doing the eight-hour dash between the two cities. Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar and Scoot all have business class cabins on this route ranging from luxurious...

    POSTED 27 May, 2019 23 Comments

  • Qantas upgrades business class breakfast on flights from Asia

    Qantas is upgrading its business class breakfast on overnight flights from Asia, although the changes are less about adding a raft of new dishes and more about how breakfast is served, in order to maximise rest for red-eye travellers. Here's a rundown of the Qantas' revised and revamped business...

    POSTED 20 May, 2019 46 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new business class dining service lands in Australia

    Cathay Pacific is now rolling out its revamped business class dining service on flights between Australia and Hong Kong. A staged launch from mid-2018 introduced the new concept to passengers on long-range flights to the UK, Europe and North America. This includes three starter choices instea...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 15 Comments

  • Which airline has the best Brisbane-Singapore business class?

    The traffic between Brisbane to Singapore isn’t as frenetic compared to Sydney or Melbourne, but competition is still surprisingly fierce with three full-service airlines putting on some of their best products on this route. Qantas and Singapore Airlines are the obvious contenders, but the...

    POSTED 16 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • Emirates Boeing 777X will have "next-generation" first, business class

    Emirates will launch what it describes as "next-generation bespoke cabins" on its future flagship Boeing 777X aircraft next year as the first of a massive order for 150 Boeing 777X jets rolls into the hangars at Dubai. A spokeswoman for Emirates has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller tha...

    POSTED 14 May, 2019 5 Comments

  • First photos: China Southern's Airbus A350 business class

    China Southern will pick up the keys to its first Airbus A350 in June, with a new business class seat (but no first class) taking price of place at the pointy end. The former SkyTeam member has released onto Chinese social media network Weibo these two 'sneak preview' photos of its Airbus A...

    POSTED 13 May, 2019 8 Comments

  • Which airline has the best business class for Perth-Singapore flights?

    Singapore is one of Perth’s busiest international destinations, being an easy 5½ hour dash away and opening up the WA city to many others worldwide through the hub that is Changi Airport. There are three competitors on this route, including the stalwart Singapore Airlines, its budge...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 27 Comments

  • Asiana axes Airbus A380 first class, rebrands as Business Suites

    Asiana Airlines is officially axing first class from its Airbus A380s, although the upmarket private suites themselves will be retained and sold under the new brand of Business Suites. From 1 September 2019 the South Korean carrier and Star Alliance member will treat the twelve private suites ...

    POSTED 8 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Melbourne international lounge access

    Jetting abroad from Melbourne Airport with Qantas or one of its partner airlines? You could have access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – or up to six lounges for any one journey, when carrying the right credit card and lounge membership – but choosing which lounge t...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia halts plan for new Boeing 737 business class

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia has put on ice its plans for a new domestic business class for east-west Boeing 737 flights as it embarks on a review of the airline's domestic offering. The move follows freshly-minted CEO Paul Scurrah's decision earlier this week to delay delivery of the troubled B...

    POSTED 3 May, 2019 63 Comments

  • Fiji Airways signs up for Airbus A350s with all-new business class

    Fiji Airways has earmarked its new Airbus A350s for Australia, New Zealand and the USA, with first flights expected by late November or early December 2019. Each of the two A350s to join the Fiji Airways fleet will be fitted with 33 fully-flat business class seats using the popular Collins Aer...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 14 Comments

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