• Japan Airlines upgrades Boeing 787 fleet with Sky Suite III

    Japan Airlines will upgrade its international Boeing 787 fleet to the carrier's latest Sky Suite III business class seat from July. The third-gen Sky Suite is based on the same business class design and 1-2-1 layout as popularised by Cathay Pacific. The seats convert into a 78 inch (1.98 me...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 12 Comments

  • Etihad scraps free chauffeur drive for business, first class

    Etihad Airways is cutting back its free chauffeur drive service as of July 3. Business class and first class travellers in all cities other than Etihad's home port of Abu Dhabi will now be charged for the service, at what the airline describes as 'specially negotiated rates' through designated l...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 9 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Sydney-Honolulu flights

    Whether you’re jetting to Hawaii for work or play, several airlines can take you there in business class, including Qantas, Hawaiian Airlines and low-cost option Jetstar. On some flights: fully-flat beds with direct aisle access as travellers are now coming to expect, while on others, seat...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 7 Comments

  • Qatar confirms Paris, New York are next for Qsuite business class

    Qatar Airways has confirmed Paris and New York as the next destinations to see the airline's new Qsuite business class berths, following the debut of the 'super business class' on Doha-London flights from June 24, 2017. The Oneworld member airline runs three flights daily between Doha and Paris,...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • Qatar's Qsuite business class: how to book double beds, quads

    EXCLUSIVE | With Qatar Airways' new Qsuite business class suites taking wing from June 24, how can travellers go about booking one of the 'business class double beds' or even a four-suite quad? With the aid of the airline's internal Qsuite Seating Policy document obtained by ...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 7 Comments

  • Revealed: Qatar Airways Qsuite plans for the Airbus A350-1000

    EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways will load the front of its new Airbus A350-1000 with 46 of its Qsuite business class suites when the airline takes delivery of the stretched jet by the end of this year, but trim the premium cabin to just two dozen suites in its 'high-density' Boeing 777-300ER. The inno...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2017 5 Comments

  • Buying Starpoints for Virgin Australia business class upgrades

    Fancy upgrading to Virgin Australia business class on the airline's longest domestic flights – including Sydney-Perth or Melbourne-Perth in 'The Business' aboard Virgin's Airbus A330s – for just $218 per flight? The secret lies in the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) hotel loyalty prog...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2017 14 Comments

  • High-tech, high-touch and privacy: the future of business class

    While the vast majority of fliers are feeling the squeeze with tighter and tighter economy seats (we’re looking at you, American Airlines) and downright frightening customer-service disasters (United), we might well be witnessing the dawn of a new golden age of travel in the business-class ...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2017 13 Comments

  • Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 to drop first class for 'Business Plus'?

    Lufthansa could drop first class from some of its forthcoming Boeing 777-9 jets in favour of a 'Business Plus' cabin as part of a review of the airline's future fleet, and is also unlikely to fit its new Boeing 777X business class seats onto its current fleet – including the Airbus A380s an...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 8 Comments

  • Delta's Italian-design upgrade in first, business class

    Delta flyers, prepare to say arrivederci to the plain Jane plates and glasses of the past as the carrier rolls out 86 new pieces from Alessi in its Delta One business class and first class cabins. Best known for such whimsical housewares as Michael Graves’s tea kettle with a bird on the ...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 0 Comments

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