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Emirates’ new First Class configuration revealed?

May 23, 2017 No Comments by

The configuration for the much anticipated new Emirates First Class product may have been revealed. Seat maps on the carrier’s daily Dubai – Seattle Boeing 777-300ER operated services (EK229/EK230) show a different seating configuration from 01 December 2017. The present First Class product on the Emirates Boeing 777-300ERs/200LRs feature 8 Suites in a 1 x […]

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ALITALIA praised for its reply to homophobic tweet

May 20, 2017 No Comments by

ALITALIA which has been in the news recently for not the best reasons given it is under administration, finally has some good news. The Italian carrier has been praised in the way it has replied to a homophobic tweet. ALITALIA was promoting “International Museum Day” on 18 May 2018 using a photo of Michelangelo’s iconic […]

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Alaska Airlines will offer flights from Boeing’s iconic Paine Field

May 18, 2017 No Comments by

Alaska Airlines will launch regular scheduled flights late 2018 from Everett’s Paine Field in Washington State. Apart from giving residents another alternative to using Seattle’s Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma) International Airport, this is great news for aviation geeks as it is Boeing’s main production factory for aircraft such as the 747 and 777. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad […]

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Air New Zealand increases services to North and South America

May 10, 2017 No Comments

Air New Zealand will increase frequency of services to North and South America. Services from Auckland to Buenos Aires (EZE) which commenced in December 2015 and are operated in collaboration with Aerolineas Argentinas, will have up to five weekly services. Air New Zealand presently operates three weekly services. however effective 29 October 2017 these will […]

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Southwest Airlines migrates to new reservation system

May 09, 2017 No Comments

Southwest Airlines migrated to a new reservations system on Tuesday, 08 May 2017. America’s original low-cost carrier will use the Amadeus Altéa platform to perform its reservation and check-in functions. This system is used by major airlines such as QANTAS, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines. The Madrid-based Amadeus in fact has over 100 airlines […]

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Zone A First Cabin on QANTAS 747 VH-OEB gets a refresh

Apr 28, 2017 No Comments

Business Class passengers travelling in Zone A, the iconic “nose” section  aboard QANTAS’ Boeing 747-400 registration VH-OEB would have been in for quite a treat. The cabin has been recently refreshed. The seats have have received new padding and coverings in a deep blue colour. The cabin has new carpet along with a general refresh […]

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QANTAS 787-9 Perth-London schedules announced

Apr 27, 2017 No Comments

The much anticipated QANTAS Boeing 787-9 non-stop flights from Perth to London Heathrow will commence on 24 March 2018. The carrier has confirmed the flight would originate in Melbourne Tullamarine leaving directly from the International Terminal (MEL T2). For the Perth – London leg the flight will depart from QANTAS own terminal (T3/T4) which have […]

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QANTAS 787-9 delivery dates and registrations

Apr 26, 2017 No Comments

The registrations and tentative delivery dates for the first four QANTAS’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are: VH-ZNA due for delivery 12 October 2017 VH-ZNB due for delivery 01 December 2017 VH-ZNC due for delivery 31 December 2017 VH-ZND due for delivery 22 February 2018 The three-class configured aircraft has a total of 236 seats made up […]

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Emirates clarifies laptop/electronics ban

Mar 24, 2017 No Comments

In a memo to the travel industry Emirates has clarified the what the laptop/electronics ban means for travelers on services to the USA. The Dubai based carrier has confirmed that the restrictions do no apply to travelers on non-stop flights from Dubai to the United Kingdom, including those operated by partner airline QANTAS. Unlike the […]

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Virgin Australia confirms Melbourne – Hong Kong flights

Mar 21, 2017 No Comments

Virgin Australia has announced its new Hong Kong flights will operate non-stop from Melbourne Tullamarine airport. The flights are scheduled to commence from 05 July 2017 initially five times weekly in collaboration with the HNA Group of airlines such as Hong Kong Airlines. VA will use two-class configured Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Virgin’s arrival on this […]

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