Etihad is a five-star airline with excellent products and fantastic service that is felt from the airport all the way up to the clouds. Even though the airline has been going through some difficulties in terms of revenue, it continues to stay true to its brand, bringing the best to all of its amenities including business class.
One of the best business class seats the airline has to offer is available on their Dreamliner (Boeing 787-9) and the A380, which the airline calls the “Business Studio”. Etihad also has other business class seat versions on their Boeing 777 that they call the “Business Flat Bed”, whereas their smaller planes have a “Business Seat” that doesn’t convert into a fully flat bed. Since the Business Studio is a preferred seat, let’s take a look at this one a little further.
Denmark has been inhabited for thousands of years, although evidence of those who previously settled where the current city of Copenhagen stands, only dates back to the 11th century. Throughout the centuries, Copenhagen faced several sieges, fires and even the plague. Fast forward to the 21st century, and you see an urban capital with trendy cafes, high-end restaurants, historical buildings, royal palaces, cobbled streets, and water that surrounds the city. But to make sure you see some of the best parts of Copenhagen, we recommend the you add the following sites to your list of must-dos. (more…)
Oman Air, a 4-star airline according to Skytrax, is one of the most luxurious airlines in the world, and although they are not as big as other competitors, Oman Air is still impressive. Just recently, the carrier released a brand new first class suite, along with a brilliant business and first class lounge in Muscat, and they blew our minds.
Earlier this year, Oman Air released a new version of the Boeing 787, version -9, which features a three-class cabin, and one of our favorite business class seats Oman Air has on the market. (The same business class seat is also available on the Boeing 787-8.)
Based on B/E Aerospace’s Apex Suite—an ingenious concept allowing for direct-aisle access in a 2-2-2 configuration—Oman Air business class can accommodate 18 passengers on the 787-8, and 30 passengers on the 787-9. If you’ve seen Korean Air’s most recent First Class upgrade, you may notice that it’s almost the same seat.
Last year, Air Canada released a phenomenal new business class available on their Dreamliners, and this year, have opened up a brand new lounge located in LaGuardia Airport Terminal B, which has also just been remodeled.
Air Canada’s Vice President of Product, Andrew Yiu, stated, “We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to our new LaGuardia Airport Maple Leaf Lounge, which has been created to enhance the overall travel experience for our premium customers.” Air Canada business class lounge in LaGuardia has been designed with “maple wood screen walls” and decorated with furniture from Canadian craftsmen to create “a calm environment in which to work or relax before their Air Canada flight,” said Yiu. Let’s venture inside Air Canada’s newest lounge to see what it’s all about. (more…)
Istanbul recently opened what will become one of the world’s largest airports, which will also become the main hub for Turkish Airlines (moving away from Ataturk). The airline is also planning on building an exclusive lounge for business and first class passengers flying on Turkish Airlines, located in the new airport.
With all these new changes, Turkish Airlines decided to make another move by upgrading their premium cabin set to debut next year, and it’s about time. This award-winning airline has claimed the number one spot in the Skytrax 2018 Best Business Class Airline Lounges and Best First Class Lounge Dining categories, and its loyal passengers have waited years for the airline to design a cabin that’s up to par with the times.
The new Turkish Airlines business class seat will be available on their Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A350s. Unfortunately, their Boeing 777s, A330 and A340 will not be retrofitted with the new cabin. So for those who will be flying in business class on either of those two jets, here’s what you can expect.
Aviation technology is transforming quickly, and in the last decade, we’ve seen some innovative technology come to life and spread like wildfire, including a biometric takeover throughout airports around the world. Plus, companies that focus on the future of aviation have taken steps to create interesting concepts that may very likely be implemented. Even more so, businesses invested in making the flying experience even better have envisioned products and services that are not only realistic, but are also on the way to becoming a reality. From movable modules and curated onboard entertainment, to augmented reality and 3D viewing capabilities, here are the top six “inventions” that will improve travel (or are already doing so).
Although not as top-notch as some of its rivals in the Middle East like Oman Air, Etihad, Emirates or Qatar, EgyptAir is a surprisingly decent airline with a comfortable business class and pleasant service. It may not be the first choice for those flying directly from the New York to Cairo, or London to Cairo (two popular routes), but for those of you who may end up with a premium ticket on EgyptAir, here’s a look inside their business class.
With winter starting right around the corner, travelers who are planning a vacation are either heading to somewhere tropical to get away from the cold and snow, or are doing just the opposite—planning a trip to a winter wonderland destination. Whether it’s the Swiss Alps or Ginzan Onsen in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, the world is abundant with places to plan a getaway during the colder season—but you have to love the snow! If you’re preparing on being in a place where you have to bundle up, we recommend these following international hot spots.
Over the course of three years, from 2016 to 2018, fourteen new Airbus A350s were delivered to China Airlines. These airplanes, which replaced the A340s, have been suited up with a newer business class seat that China Airlines hasn’t offered on other planes.
When compared to their previous designs, China Airlines business class seat on the A350 was a huge improvement, thanks to Ray Chen, the designer from Taiwan, who also recreated the airline’s lounge at Taoyuan International Airport (located in Terminal 1). (more…)
Sometimes, a shorter vacation is all you need to relax and unwind. Then there are other moments when we need a lot more time away from work and home. From East to West, the world if full of destinations waiting to be explored, and some of these destinations are overlooked more than others.
So for those of you who like to stay in one country for a longer period of time, we recommend you check out the following places, which have also become some of our favorite getaways!