• Emirates offers gratis hotel in Sydney, longer chauffeur rides

    Emirates is broadening the driving distance of its complimentary chauffeur service for business class and first class passengers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, with journeys of up to 80 driven kilometres now covered for eligible passengers. High flyers departing on Emirates’ ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2019 4 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

    With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While t...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 8 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 787 business class seat will be a new design

    Virgin Atlantic is planning a a new business class seat for its Boeing 787s, but it won't be the same as the Upper Class suites which the airline will launch mid-year on its Airbus A350 jets. Instead, travellers on the Dreamliner – and the older Airbus A330s – will see a different se...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Should Qantas' Project Sunrise business class seats have doors?

    TALKING POINT | All of a sudden, doors are the thing for business class. Four airlines already have them – most recently, British Airways with its new Club Suites – and little doubt that other airlines will tap this trend in the years to come. Which brings us to Qantas’ ne...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2019 50 Comments

  • JetBlue to launch London flights from New York, Boston in 2021

    JetBlue will launch flights from New York and Boston to London in 2021 using long-range Airbus A321 jets, expected to sport private business class suites. Although the airline hasn't yet confirmed which London airport it will serve, its UK playbook will rely not only on the fuel-efficient Airbus...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2019 20 Comments

  • British Airways vs Virgin Atlantic: new business class seats compared

    The battle for British business travellers is well and truly on, with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both launching all-new business class seats. Ironically, each will take to the skies in the UK summer on factory-fresh Airbus A350-1000 jets. So how do they compare? Here's our executive su...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Japan Airlines plans new Airbus A350 first class, business class

    Japan Airlines will roll out new domestic first class and business class seats when its Airbus A350 jets takes wing from September. The Oneworld member expects to pick up the keys to the first of eighteen A350s in June, and is keeping details of the new seats under wraps until then. JAL has con...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Why BA's new business class has a door, but Virgin Atlantic's doesn't

    Now that Britain's two international airlines have revealed their next-generation business class, the most obvious different is how British Airways and Virgin Atlantic each approached the issue of privacy at the pointy end. British Airways' Club Suite sports a sliding door which fully enclo...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 6 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic's A350 Upper Class business class seat revealed

    Yes, Virgin Atlantic's all-new Airbus A350 Upper Class business class seat has a sliding door. But oddly, that door doesn't close all the way to create the same private cocoon as British Airways' new Club Suite (also making an A350 debut mid-year) or the similar door de jour seats of Qatar Airwa...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 20 Comments

  • What to expect from Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class business class

    Looking for the latest on Virgin Atlantic's all-new Airbus A350 Upper Class business class seat? You'll find our coverage here. PREVIOUS | Virgin Atlantic will pull back the curtain on its new Airbus A350 Upper Class business class seat  on April 8, just three weeks after British Airways ra...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 7 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8s

    Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8 jets feature on the German airline's key routes to Asia (including Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo) and the United States, including Los Angeles and New York to Frankfurt. With up to 92 business class seats to choose from on any given flight – spanning both the main dec...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Air France transforms haute cuisine into height cuisine

    Given the French reputation for fine dining, you’d almost expect to be dazzled when stepping onto an Air France flight. But the airline is going above and beyond with its latest menu for La Premiere first class and business class between Singapore and Paris. Julien Royer, co-founder and ch...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2019 11 Comments

  • Airbus’ swish Settee Corner concept seat is a business class couch

    With an increasing number of airlines considering flat-beds in business class for single-aisle jets such as the Airbus A320 family, Airbus itself has revealed a new twist on the concept. Introducing the business class Settee Corner, in which the passenger reclines rather than the seat. Making...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 14 Comments

  • Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787 business class seat becomes a double bed

    Hawaiian Airlines' Boeing 787 will take to the sky with a cutting-edge business class seat designed by none other than Boeing itself. The Dreamliners' 'Premium Cabin' will feature the all-new Ascent business class from Boeing 's Adient Aerospace project, which offers all the mod cons i...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • Can F1 racing technology shape the future of business class?

    At first glance, the cramped and noisy cockpit of a Formula One racer and the cosy cocoon of a business class seat would appear to have little in common, except perhaps speed – where, ironically, that business class seat in flight can be travelling three times as fast as a record-breaking F...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Your guide to Emirates' seven 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 1 Apr, 2019 7 Comments

  • A sofa in the sky? Here are the business class seats that BA rejected

    British Airways' all-new Club Suites business class seat will debut in mid-2019, over a dozen years since the current Club World cubicles took to the sky. But there were plenty of contenders for the Club World crown, including several patented and highly-bespoke designs which broke cover as BA b...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2019 5 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines taps Airbus A350 for Brisbane business travel boost

    Singapore Airlines is set to make life sweeter for Brisbane's business travellers as the Star Alliance member shifts all four of its daily Brisbane-Singapore flights onto its latest Airbus A350 jets. The move comes as Singapore Airlines notches up 35 years of flights to the Queensland capit...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2019 18 Comments

  • Visiting Emirates' Moët & Chandon Champagne bar in Dubai

    Nestled in Emirates’ business class lounge at Dubai Airport’s Concourse B is the Moët & Chandon Champagne bar, where passengers can sample a range of fizz from the well-known winery before their Emirates or Qantas flight. That’s where you’ll find not just the &ls...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2019 7 Comments

  • Air New Zealand's new business class seat launches late 2019

    Air New Zealand will debut an upgraded version of its Business Premier international business class seat by the end of 2019, ahead of the debut of an all-new business class seat in the early 2020s. That next-gen seat – currently under development at a secret site dubbed 'Hangar 22' –...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2019 9 Comments

  • BA's new Club Suites business class coming to Sydney, Singapore, HK

    The good news: British Airways' impressive new business class Club Suites are coming to Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. The reason to be patient: we don't know exactly when this will be happening, apart from sometime between the start of 2020 and the end of 2022. That's the expected r...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 0 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

  • 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 26 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

  • 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

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