• Malaysia Airlines now sells first class on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia Airlines will sell first class on its daily Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, with the airline stepping away from previous plans to make the suites available as a no-cost upgrade to business class passengers holding Platinum-grade frequent flyer status. The A350 currently fea...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • Behind the Emirates business class, first class wine lists

    For most travellers, choosing a wine to enjoy with their meal in business class or first class can be as simple as opening the wine list and selecting a drop, perhaps even in 15 seconds – but the process before that, where that day’s wine list is put together, can be 15 years in the m...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Which business class is best for flights between Australia and Brazil?

    South America is one of the furthest destinations from Australia, and although you can fly non-stop to Santiago de Chile, there are no direct flights between Australia and Brazil: so whether you’re headed to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or anywhere else in the continent's largest ...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2018 25 Comments

  • United Boeing 787-10 brings Polaris business class to domestic flights

    United Airlines is bringing its newest jets and its best business class seats to the competitive US transcontinental market, in a move which will benefit savvy United business class travellers flying from Australia through to New York. From January 2019, United's Boeing 787-10s will be seen spri...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2018 10 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines offers Qantas frequent flyers a first class upgrade

    Malaysia Airlines will continue flying its Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur through to March 30 2019, with top-tier Qantas Platinum frequent flyers and their Oneworld Emerald equivalents booked in business class being offered a free upgrade to a first class suite on the nine-hour fligh...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 20 Comments

  • Review: Emirates’ new Boeing 777-200LR business class seat

    Emirates is finally removing the dreaded middle seat in business class – on some of its aircraft, at least – with the airline’s Boeing 777-200LR fleet getting a revamp: doing away with the ‘old’ 2-3-2 layout to make way for an upgraded seat in a 2-2-2 configuration. ...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2018 18 Comments

  • These five airlines are counting down to all-new business class seats

    Business travellers never stand still, nor do airlines courting them. As we move into the second half of 2018, here's a look at the next generation of business class seats arriving in the coming 18-24 months. British Airways' new Airbus A350 Club World business class BA has been beavering away ...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Adelaide to get Emirates' new Boeing 777 business class seats

    Business class travellers between Adelaide and Dubai will experience Emirates' latest and less-squeezy business class seat from October 28. One of Emirates' revamped Boeing 777-200LR jets with 2-2-2 seating in business class will replace the Gulf airlines' Boeing 777-300ER – with the ...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2018 6 Comments

  • Inside La Compagnie's all-business class A321neo New York-Paris jets

    French boutique airline La Compagnie ('The Company') is set to sharpen its appeal to corporate travellers and high flyers jetting between New York and Paris on all-business class jets. A pair of factory-fresh airbus A321neo jets will take over the trans-Atlantic route in April 2019, and they'l...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • Best business class seats on Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350-900ULR

    Singapore Airlines' ultra-long range Airbus A350-900 jet takes wing in October with non-stop flights to New York starting October 11, followed by direct flights to Los Angeles on November 2. Those globe-striding flights – which in the case of Singapore-New York will also be the world's lon...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 13 Comments

  • EVA reveals new Boeing 787 business class styled by BMW Designworks

    Taiwan's EVA Air is about to start flying its first Boeing 787-9, and the Dreamliner marks the debut of a new Royal Laurel business class seat for the Star Alliance member. The updated Royal Laurel Class business class seats have been styled by BMW's Designworks company, which made a deli...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 15 Comments

  • Here's how Qantas can make priority boarding actually work

    TALKING POINT | Any traveller on a domestic Qantas flight can attest that the airline's approach to priority boarding simply does not work. And it's hard to understand why, especially when so many other airlines including its competitor Virgin Australia get priority boarding right. I've flown as...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 78 Comments

  • Copa launches lie-flat business class on new Boeing 737 MAX jets

    Central American airline Copa has rolled out lie-flat seats on its new Boeing 737 MAX jets, making it the latest member in a small but growing clique to fit fully-flat seats into a single-aisle jet. Copa has signed up for 71 of the next-generation Boeing 737 MAX jets, the first of which takes wi...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Your guide to Melbourne Airport's international business class lounges

    Melbourne's international terminal features no less than eight lounges for business class passengers, and with some boarding passes unlocking not just one, but several pre-flight lounges, it pays to know all your options. For example, Qantas business class passengers may naturally gravitate to t...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 22 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: flexibility of points and cash upgrades

    Business class upgrades are perhaps the Holy Grail of frequent flyer programs, especially for business travellers stuck flying economy: there’s nothing quite as satisfying as using your points to switch your seat for one at the front of the plane. But if your plans change, what happens to ...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • SriLankan Airlines brings new business class to Melbourne

    Passengers jetting between Melbourne and Colombo with SriLankan Airlines will find the carrier’s newest business class seats at the pointy end from late October, with fully-flat beds and direct aisle access for every traveller. From October 28, SriLankan’s daily Airbus A330-200 fligh...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2018 15 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines plans regional Airbus A350s for Brisbane

    Singapore Airlines will bring a new batch of Airbus A350s to Brisbane from next year, introducing its latest regional business class seat to the Queensland capital. But with four daily flights between Brisbane and Singapore – three already served by A350s with the airline’s longer-ra...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines' all-new business class for Boeing 787, Airbus 350

    EXCLUSIVE | Turkish Airlines will launch an all-new business class seat on its forthcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 jets. A 'new fleet, new seat' strategy will see the airline shift to a 1-2-1 business class layout with the arrival of the first Dreamliner in 2019. The new seats will be both m...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • JetBlue eyes Boston-London for international Mint business class

    US airline JetBlue could radically lower the price of business-class travel across the Atlantic, says airline CEO Robin Hayes, giving the strongest signal yet that the discounter may jump into the world’s busiest aviation market. “We look at the obscene fares that carriers are chargi...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific brings first class suites to Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    Cathay Pacific is now flying its first class suites between Sydney and Hong Kong, with selected business class passengers enjoying a free upgrade to the elegant cribs. However, the Hong Kong-based airline isn’t selling first class fares on the popular route and has no plans to do so, with ...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • British Airways is upgrading its Club Europe business class meals

    British Airways is rolling out new meals for its Club Europe business class service as the flag-carrier continues to sharpen its appeal to premium passengers. September 12 2018 will see the introduction of dishes built around cornerstone 'best of British' ingredients. At launch, the menu will...

    POSTED 4 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Photos: Hong Kong Airlines' new Airbus A350 business class

    Hong Kong Airlines' latest Airbus A350 jet will feature an all-new business class for the Asian carrier and Cathay Pacific competitor. Look familiar? It should: Hong Kong Airlines has opted for the same Super Diamond international business class design (from Rockwell Collins) as Virgin Au...

    POSTED 4 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Six reasons I'll use the new Qantas A380 inflight business lounges

    TALKING POINT | Qantas has revealed that the upgrade of its Airbus A380s will include two 'business class lounges' compared to the single space of the original superjumbo configuration. While it's easy to moan that Qantas should have installed a serviced bar like that of the Emirates A380 this i...

    POSTED 27 Aug, 2018 28 Comments

  • LATAM reveals new business class seats

    LATAM Airways will roll out a vastly improved business class seat across most of its international fleet beginning later this year. Those jets will be the Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 fleet, along with factory-fresh Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and the Airbus A350-1000 being delivered over the coming y...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2018 13 Comments

  • Qantas Airbus A380s to get two inflight business class lounges

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas' revamp of its Airbus A380 will see the superjumbos fitted with two new business class lounges on the upper deck, located either side of the 'grand staircase' which leads down to first class. The current A380 lounge will go from this always-questionable design... ... to a m...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 34 Comments

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