• Leg room, seat pitch & your 'personal space' on an aircraft explained

    How much legroom will you find when you reach your airline seat? What's this aircraft "seat pitch" business all about? And how is it measured on board the plane? If you're a newly minted frequent flyer, or just need a refresher on what pitch is and how it works, we've got you covered. What is s...

    POSTED 26 Nov, 2012 11 Comments

  • How to get extra legroom in economy class

    While the world's economy seems to be getting back on track after the global financial crisis, many business travellers are still flying in economy class -- especially on shorter international trips. Numerous companies that previously allowed business class travel downgraded to premium economy a...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2011 1 Comment

  • Travel tip: how to get extra legroom in Economy in Europe

    Many travellers are surprised that frequent flyers within Europe don't get a proper business class on European airlines, even on flights of four or five hours. Instead, they have what's called "Eurobusiness" convertible seating at the front of the plane. On some planes, this is as simple as blo...

    POSTED 5 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Jetstar to install iPad seats with extra legroom

    Jetstar will retrofit around 25 aircraft this year with new seats that include iPad holders, which will also be installed on all its new A320s. Australian Business Traveller revealed insider details of the Qantas subsidiary's plans to rent passengers iPads last month. Jetstar has now decid...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand coy on plans to increase Premium Economy legroom on new Boeing 777-300ER

    Is Air New Zealand looking to boost the amount of legroom for its Premium Economy Spaceseats on the carrier's brand new Boeing 777-300ER? The rumours say yes, and an Air New Zealand spokesperson pointedly chose not to deny those rumours when speaking with Australian Business Traveller. "We...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • How to survive international economy torture flights

    International economy to Europe or the US -- we've all had to do it, and, it's somewhere between unpleasant and downright tortuous, depending on how your cards fall. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make economy flying better. None of them are rocket science, but it's evident on every...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2011 4 Comments

  • AirNZ brings back

    Air New Zealand will offer passengers extra legroom in economy class at no added cost on trans-Tasman flights from late next month. The move comes in response to criticism from business travellers and frequent flyers who regularly ply the skies between Australia and New Zealand – a route w...

    POSTED 10 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas introduces Premium Economy on Frankfurt flights from February

    Qantas will offer premium economy seating on daily flights between Australia and Frankfurt starting February 3rd. The carrier has refitted several two-class Boeing 747s to include 40 premium economy seats between the business and economy cabins. These will run on the Sydney-Singapore-Frankfurt Q...

    POSTED 31 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa reveals new European seating with more capacity and legroom

    Lufthansa has finally revealed the cabin revamp for its short and medium-haul fleet. The European cabin upgrade involves some 32,000 new seats installed on over 180 aircraft, and provides passengers with more legroom while increasing the capacity of Lufthansa’s fleet and reducing weight.&nb...

    POSTED 24 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Skinny seats boost legroom for tall passengers

    These new economy-class seats won’t win any awards for plush finish but their space-saving design means a substantial increase in usable legroom, even for the tallest of passengers. Designed by UK firm Acro Aircraft Seating, the minimalist Superlight series is intended for short-haul aircr...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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