• Emirates upgrades first class audio experience with Bowers & Wilkins

    Already boasting a superb first class experience from lounges at the airport to suites in the sky, Emirates is buffing up the rest of its inflight offering through partnerships with premium brands Bowers & Wilkins, Bulgari and BYREDO skincare. Passengers settling into their first class suite...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2018 18 Comments

  • Fare deal: fly to Europe via Asia & Finland on Finnair

    Take the scenic route to Europe with Finnair - for a fare of $5,650, you'll get business class flights from Australia to Singapore / Hong Kong and onwards to Helsinki for a range of European destinations. Your leg to Asia will be operated by a Oneworld member airline such as Qantas, Cathay Pacif...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Air China's new Airbus A350 business class raises the bar

    Air China has revealed its all-new business class for its Airbus A350 fleet as the first of the advanced jets took wing from Toulouse to Beijing overnight. The date was not by accident: a delivery flight on the eighth day of the eighth month reflects the importance of the number eight in Chinese...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2018 14 Comments

  • United hopes to open London Heathrow Polaris lounge by mid-2019

    United Airlines is aiming to open its new Polaris business class lounge at London's Heathrow Airport by the middle of 2019. Airline CEO  Oscar Munoz confirmed the tentative timetable, saying the upmarket lounge at Heathrow's Terminal 2 would lay out its welcome mat "hopefully the first half...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • BA pops cork on new Champagne list for first & business class, lounges

    British Airways is extending its selection of Champagnes – and local English 'sparkling wines' – in first class and Club World business class, as well as on the ground at BA's first class lounges. In BA First Lounges – which are open not only to first class travellers but passe...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 3 Comments

  • Regional business class is business with a difference

    Think of business class and the images which spring to mind are wide comfortable seats that convert into a fully flat bed. Direct access to the aisle. Ample personal space surrounding you. Seats so good that the best of them are starting to threaten first class. But that's not always the case. A...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2018 16 Comments

  • Delta One business class suites coming to Sydney-Los Angeles in 2019

    Delta Air Lines will launch its private business class Delta One suites onto the Sydney-Los Angeles route next year, raising the bar for premium travel on the popular and competitive trans-Pacific route. The airline has confirmed that one of its long-range Boeing 777-200LR jets, which are being ...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 37 Comments

  • Melbourne-Hong Kong business class: Cathay Pacific vs Qantas vs Virgin

    With five daily flights between Melbourne and Hong Kong, this Asian corridor is one of Australia's busiest regional routes – and among the most competitive, with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Virgin Australia in a three-cornered race. Here's how the Melbourne-Hong Kong offerings of each airli...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 38 Comments

  • Review: Qantas Boeing 787 business class, Brisbane-Melbourne

    Qantas is now flying its latest Boeing 787-9 between Melbourne and Brisbane, giving business travellers a domestic Dreamliner treat along this popular east coast route. The Boeing 787 is seen on around four flights each day – the best flight numbers to watch are QF609, QF611, QF614, QF625,...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 33 Comments

  • What you can expect from Cathay's new business class dining concept

    Cathay Pacific will roll out its new 'business class dining concept' this month, with the meal service taking a step closer to a first class experience. Meals will be individually plated and delivered to passengers by hand rather than by trolley, as the airline adopts more personalised and upmar...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 19 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' new business class menu for flights to China

    Singapore Airlines is serving up a new business class menu on selected flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It's based on the Chinese dining concept known as Shi Quan Wei Mei, which relies on traditional cooking methods and fresh seasonal produce to present what the airline pro...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Five things we love about Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350

    Cathay Pacific already has one of the youngest long-range fleets in the sky, with an average age of five years, and the raft of new Airbus A350 jets bearing the iconic ‘brushwing’ tail means the fleet is only getting younger. The Airbus A350-900 and the larger A350-1000 will form the...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Philippine Airlines brings new business class, A321neo to Brisbane

    Passengers jetting between Brisbane and Manila with Philippine Airlines will now find fully-flat beds in business class, with the route now served by the airline's new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The single-aisle cabin sports a 2-2 layout at the pointy end, housing just 12 business class passengers...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • United's Houston Polaris lounge opens June 29

    United Airlines will open its latest Polaris business class lounge at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday June 29. It's the fourth of the new-look lounges, following Chicago, San Francisco and Newark, ahead of a November 2018 opening for a Polaris Los Angeles ...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2018 8 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000

    There are 46 business class seats on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-1000 jets, but which of those are the best business class seats – and more importantly, which ones should you avoid? The seats themselves are identical to those on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-900 fleet (the smal...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2018 16 Comments

  • Fare Deal: Fly Air NZ business to LA or San Francisco from $4291

    If you’re heading stateside, save hundreds with this exclusive fare deal with Air New Zealand to the West Coast of the United States. This special offer is valid for travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to either Los Angeles or San Francisco. You’ll be flying in Air New Zealand...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new 'restaurant-style' business class meal service

    Cathay Pacific will roll out its new business class dining service on Boeing 777 flights to Chicago in July, with the 'restaurant-style' program coming to Sydney in February 2019 and the rest of Australia in May 2019. The revamped service – which will extend to some 34 destinations by June...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 33 Comments

  • Fare Offer: business class return to Europe via Malaysia from $5,399

    The hop to Europe can be an arduous journey - so why not arrive relaxed and refreshed with this fare offer that will see you jetting off on the Kangaroo Route with Malaysia Airlines' recently renewed business class product. Key offer highlights Fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Ade...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qatar Airways brings its Qsuites to Sydney, Canberra from July 2018

    Qatar Airways will begin flying its highly-regarded Qsuite business class to Sydney and Canberra from next month. The airline has confirmed that its flights QR906/QR907 will be upgraded to the business class suites "up to four times a week" as of July 1, with Qsuites every day from August 1...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 26 Comments

  • What's next for Cathay Pacific first class, business class?

    With 79 new aircraft headed for Cathay Pacific’s hangars by the end of 2024, the fresh fleet will see an overhaul of first class and business class for the Hong Kong flag carrier. Australian Business Traveller sat down with Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg for an update on what’s to co...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2018 12 Comments

  • Bombardier's next-gen business class seat for the private jet-set

    There's plenty to be said for flying on a private jet, but Bombardier reckons that the seats themselves have plenty of room for improvement – so here is how the Canadian company plans to bring those business class seats up to spec. Christened the Nuage – the French word for 'c...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2018 4 Comments

  • Jetstar could add business class to its domestic Airbus A321neo fleet

    Jetstar could begin offering business class within Australia in its forthcoming Airbus A321neo jets, in a move which would be at odds with the airline's low-cost mantra but also boosts its appeal to domestic business travellers on a budget. 18 of the long-range A321neo LR series will arrive in J...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 36 Comments

  • No more 2-3-2 business class, promises Emirates CEO

    The era of 2-3-2 business class is over – at least for Emirates – proclaims CEO Tim Clark, describing the Boeing 777 seating layout with a despised middle seat as "history". "What you see on the upper deck of the A380 is what's going to be in all our cabins from now on," Clark told...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 4 Comments

  • United's Newark Polaris lounge opens June 4

    United Airlines will open its latest Polaris business class lounge at New York-adjacent Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday June 4. It's the third of the new-look lounges, following Chicago and San Francisco, with two more Polaris facilities slated for Houston in "late (northern) summ...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2018 2 Comments

  • Designing Gulf Air's new Boeing 787 business class suites

    Gulf Air's new Boeing 787 begins flying between Bahrain and London on June 15 and introduces an all-new business class seat for the middle-east airline. It’s the well-regarded Apex Suite also flown by Japan Airlines and Korean Air, but with a few twists from UK-based design consultancy T...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2018 3 Comments

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