• Would you trust a robot to handle your bags at the airport?

    Emirates can’t understand why robots – like the ones used by Amazon's warehouses – aren’t handling airport baggage yet. Outlining what automation, artificial intelligence and big data can do for air travel, the carrier’s President Tim Clark laid out a vision in whic...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 5 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

  • Emirates premium economy will have all-new ‘sleeperette’ seats

    Emirates says its forthcoming premium economy seat will adopt an all-new design exclusive to the airline as what CEO Tim Clark describes as a ‘sleeperette’. Speaking to Australian Business Traveller on the sidelines of the IATA aviation summit in Sydney this morning, Emirates CEO Tim...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 15 Comments

  • Emirates confirms premium economy launch for 2020 on new Airbus A380s

    Emirates will add premium economy seats to its new Airbus A380 fleet from 2020, airline CEO Tim Clark has confirmed. Update: Emirates CEO Tim Clark has revealed the first premium economy details to AusBT, with what he described as ‘sleeperette’ seats with an exclusive-to-Emirates des...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2018 27 Comments

  • Now you can share your Emirates Skywards miles with family pooling

    Members of Emirates’ Skywards frequent flyer program can now pool the Skywards miles they each earn from Emirates flights into a central ‘My Family’ account, making it easier to book reward flights or upgrades to business class when the family’s points are all kept togethe...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • Emirates rules out merger with Etihad

    Dubai’s Emirates Group reported a 67% jump in full-year profit and said there are no plans to merge with Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi airline that’s shrinking operations following a record loss. “Many people have reported there will be a merger,” chairman Sheikh Ahmed bi...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 8 Comments

  • Etihad mulls Emirates tie-up rather than become a 'boutique' airline

    Etihad Airways intends to remain a major global carrier as it works on re-sizing its global business following record losses, according to new Chief Executive Officer Tony Douglas. The Persian Gulf company, which has built up a vast inter-continental route network and spent billions of dollars o...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 10 Comments

  • Emirates upgrades spirits menu for first class, business class

    Emirates is adding a selection of new spirits and liqueurs to its inflight drinks menu for first class and business class travellers, along with shaking up the cocktail menu by adding the Negroni, Old Fashioned and Aperol Spritz. Headlining the tipples will be Hennessy Paradis Imp&eacu...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2018 6 Comments

  • Emirates' new Airbus A380 first class suites due 2021

    Emirates plans luxurious new first class suites for its Airbus A380s, along with bathrooms and shower spa suites, in what airline CEO Sir Tim Clark describes as a "transformation of the cabin." Clark has previously confirmed the suites will be the same as the Mercedes-Benz inspired cribs of its ...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2018 19 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific reaches for top shelf with new first class Champagne

    Is this the start of a new Champagne War between Asia's premium airlines? Cathay Pacific's first class flyers are now being treated to Krug 2004 vintage Champagne on selected routes from Hong Kong. The iconic fruit-forward drop – which sells locally for around $450 a bottle – re...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 16 Comments


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