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Peeping into Air France A380 Business Class

by Richa 30. August 2013 06:46

Air France is one of the premier airlines operating out of Europe. The airline serves various domestic and international destinations. The airline is renowned for offering a unique experience in its business class. Let us peep into the carrier’s Airbus superjumbo A380 business class to find out what the aircraft has in store for its travelers.

The airline is proud to possess a modern plane like the A380. Many flyers dream to board the A380, and many fantasize flying business class on it. For the ones who have had the privilege, it is graceful. The cabin is a mix of sophistication and contemporary. Fresh and airy, it comprises seats in cream, beige, and brown colors that are stunningly beautiful. These seats are as much comfortable as gorgeous by appearance. All the business class seats in the aircraft are angle-lie flat beds. Seating by the window gives you the access to the mighty clouds, mountains and other wonders of nature outside.

Window seats are equipped with handy storage bins along the sidewalls. The onboard service is great and flight attendants make sure to cater to the passengers swiftly. The airline has taken special care to serve delicious foods and drink on its double-decker planes.

For the entertainment, the carrier offers screens with good resolution. The moving map provides the solace of flying high above the clouds. Passengers get to choose from a variety of films, television shows, videos, and audios. The noise cancelling headphones are a treat.

There is a lot more to explore on the might aircraft. Book Air France tickets to discover the goodness of flying business class on a double-decker plane!

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Singapore Changi Airport airlines bring ATA to boost air travel

by Richa 29. August 2013 03:14

After having a successful run in Australia in 2012, Singapore Changi Airport and various international airlines have now brought ‘Achieve Thru Art’ (ATA) competition in Singapore. This is for the first time that this online visual art competition has landed in Singapore.

The 3-month art competition is aimed at encouraging the enhancing the development of visual arts as well as boost air travel. More than 400,000 students and youths across all the schools in Singapore would be participating in the ATA competition. The winners would be presented with airline tickets to 12 destinations.

The ATA competition has already started and shall continue up till October 21. The competition is based on the theme “Countries, Cultures & Festivals”. The students are required to create their artwork using any medium such as crayons, charcoal or paint. The artwork would be uploaded on the ATA website thus creating a visual gallery to be visible worldwide.

The partner airlines sponsoring the ATA competition include Vietnam Airlines, Turkish Airlines, SilkAir, Royal Brunei Airlines, Lao Airlines, Jet Airways, Finnair, China Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air. The travel prizes to various destinations to be won include Changsha, Hanoi, Iloilo, Bandar Seri Begawan, Vientiane, Kaoshiung, Delhi, Istanbul and Helsinki. The winners will be announced on November 11.

Meanwhile, here’s good news for those flying through Singapore’s Changi Airport. Singapore Airlines, which introduced $16 (20 Singapore Dollars) transit vouchers in October last year and doubled the amount this January, has now extended the offer until December 31 because of the popular demand. The travel vouchers can be used at any restaurant or shop in the airport. The voucher can also be utilized for accessing the lounge, having a shower between flights, and accessing the rooftop pool area or go to the gym.

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Air New Zealand offers premium economy on 777-200 and 747 planes

by Richa 27. August 2013 05:08

Air New Zealand, the flagship carrier of New Zealand is a name identical with luxury. The carrier operates service to 27 domestic and 29 international destinations across continents. The airline offers tickets in economy, premium economy, business, and first class.

The airline comprises premium economy class on its 777-200 and 747 series aircrafts. This class offers the customers more leg space and large seat pitch. Seat pitch on 777-200s is 41 inches while on 747s it varies between 38 and 40 inches. Customers can even enjoy 50% more recline than their co-passengers in the economy class. The seats are also equipped with in-built power and bottle storage nets.

On long haul flights, passengers can get to taste the best of Kiwi cuisine onboard. The airline has carefully designed the menu for passengers traveling on premium economy flights with the carrier. In consultation with the chefs, the airline has prepared a list of delicacies to be savored up in the air. Best of New Zealand wines compliment the meals and accentuate the dining experience. Even the crockery and cutlery is exclusively designed. This class also includes a self-service refreshment bar.

Customers also get unlimited access to more than 580 hours of on-demand entertainment on their personal 8.4-inch monitors. The noise cancelling headsets simply enhance the experience. One can choose from an assortment of videos, audios, movies, TV programs, and CD collections. The airline has carefully charted special leisure activities to entertain the young ones.

However, the customers can get to feel these privileges much ahead of boarding their planes as the airline offers premium check-ins for passengers at the airport.

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Air France to add another A380 on Paris-Shanghai route

by Richa 26. August 2013 05:18

Air France has announced its decision to deploy yet another Airbus A380 on its Paris-Shanghai route. A380 is the modern, technically advanced, wide body, double-decker aircraft. Many airlines are gradually adding this aircraft to their fleet. The premier airline has plans to increase the frequency of these A380 planes to four times per week. Currently it is using the service of three A380 in its itinerary.

Beginning September 2, 2013 the A380 will fly between Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and Pu Dong Airport in Shanghai. Passengers who wish to fly on this route can book Air France tickets and experience the pleasure of flying on a double decker plane. With the commencement of this service Air France will beat another European carrier Lufthansa to become the first airline to launch A380 between Europe and Shanghai.

As per the schedule, the superjumbo jet will depart Charles de Gaulle at 2320 hours and arrive in Shanghai at 1620 hours local time three times a week. The return flights will depart Pu Dong at 2320 hours and arrive in Paris at 0535 hours the next day. Early morning arrivals will allow the passengers to align their onward travels or the day ahead in an organized fashion. At present Air France operates two flights between Paris and Shanghai.

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Qatar to start thrice a week service to Chengdu from September

by Richa 23. August 2013 07:04

Qatar Airways has announced its decision to launch thrice a week service to Chengdu in China. The new flights are set to commence from September 3, 2013. The airline, which operates out of its hub in Doha has arrived at this decision in the wake of high passenger demand. The carrier, which is synonymous with luxury will use the Airbus A330 on this route. These aircrafts comprise 284 seats of which 248 will be offered in economy class and 36 will be offered in business class.

The airline said it is trying to tap business and leisure travelers from China who have interests in other countries like France, Germany, Italy, and the U.K. The airline understands the potential of 72-hours transit visa offered at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and aims to capitalize on this opportunity by offering three flights to the city per week. These visas are available for 45 countries. Passengers who wish to fly to the city have an option to book Qatar Airways tickets on one of its three flights departing each week.

Over the years, China has turned into one of the key markets for the airline. It has been trying to penetrate into the Chinese aviation market and expand its presence across the country. Chengdu is one of the major cities located in the Sichuan Province in the western part of the country. This city is believed to be another entry point into China. Apart from Chengdu, the airline offers flights to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The airline is expanding its international network at a fast pace.

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Peeping into Air France A380 Business Class

by Richa 22. August 2013 04:47

Air France is one of the premier airlines operating out of Europe. The airline serves various domestic and international destinations. The airline is renowned for offering a unique experience to its business class passengers. Let us peep into the carrier’s Airbus superjumbo A380 business class to find out what the aircraft has in store for its travelers.

The airline is proud to possess a modern plane like the A380. Many flyers dream to board the A380, and many fantasize flying business class on it. For the ones who have had the privilege, it is graceful. The cabin is a mix of sophistication and contemporary. Fresh and airy, it comprises seats in cream, beige, and brown colors that are stunningly beautiful. These seats are as much comfortable as gorgeous by appearance. However, they are angle-lie flat beds. Seating by the window gives you the access to the mighty clouds, mountains and other wonders of nature outside. Window seats are equipped with handy storage bins along the sidewalls. The onboard service is great and flight attendants make sure to cater to the passengers swiftly. The airline has taken special care to serve delicious foods and drink on its double-decker planes.

For the entertainment, the carrier offers screens with good resolution. The moving map provides the solace of flying high above the clouds. Passengers get to choose from a variety of films, television shows, videos, and audios. The noise cancelling headphones are a treat.

There is a lot more to explore on the might aircraft. Book Air France tickets to discover the goodness of flying business class on a double-decker plane!

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United Airlines Launches Lounge at San Diego

by Richa 21. August 2013 07:11

United Airlines, the big commercial player in the aviation business recently inaugurated its new lounge at San Diego International Airport. The United Club lounge opened in Terminal 2 of the airport. The lounge is located on the Mezzanine level of the terminal. Earlier, the airline had consolidated its business operations to the newly extended terminal. This new lounge is set to benefit the carrier’s customers in many ways. The sprawling 5,842 square feet United Club will facilitate the passengers to rest in its plush interiors during transit and help cut short their otherwise boring wait.

The new terminal is a blessing in disguise for its travelers. Customers can now gain access to the ticketing lobby, baggage claim, shopping, dining, and the airline’s lounge in the same terminal. This new lounge is strategically located above the airport’s Sunset Cove, an atrium, which offers glimpses into the natures bounties just across. Passengers can take a refreshing break from the monotony of the tedious wait by peeping outside to catch the panoramic views of the Point Loma seaside neighborhood. The lounge seating in the atrium gives an option to feel the cool breeze gently touching your face and soul. The airline has taken care to refurbish the interiors to provide a more relaxing atmosphere.

The airline believes its investments will benefit the customers traveling with it. It is committed to serve passengers worldwide and offer the best travel experiences through lounges and onboard services. Anyone who wishes to experience the novel facilities provided by the carrier can book United Airlines tickets to feel the luxury from close quarters.

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Virgin America signs interline deal with Russia’s Transaero

by Richa 20. August 2013 07:02

Virgin America has recently signed an interline deal with Russian airline Transaero. The deal is a part of Virgin’s expansion program in terms of “interline agreements.” An interline agreement is a deliberate commercial pact between two individual airlines to carry passengers and their baggage during connecting flights. Such deals allow passengers to use the services of multiple airlines through their journey.

The Virgin America-Transaero deal will help accommodate Transaero passengers traveling on its flights to New York and Los Angeles to board Virgin’s planes out of these two destinations. This is good news for all the passengers who have planned or are planning their journeys on one of the two airlines in the near future. Virgin America is based in California, but San Francisco and Los Angeles are two of its biggest bases in the country.

Transaero has said that travelers from the United States can board their planes from San Francisco or New York on Virgin and continue their onwards journey to Moscow on Transaero and vice versa. The new deal, which covers Virgin America’s routes via Los Angeles and New York will also connects its other destinations. These comprise Washington, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland (Oregon) and San Jose (California).

Adam Green, Virgin America’s Director of Network planning said that the airline is happy to seal this interline deal with Transaero. He said that the pact would allow guests traveling onboard Transaero access to routes extensively operated by Virgin. He added that the airline looks forward to welcome travelers from Russia into the United States.

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Swiss Air Lines business class seats, comfort at its best

by Richa 19. August 2013 07:03
Business class seats is one domain that has led to a different kind of a fight altogether. Many airlines are competing with each other to leave an impression on the minds of their customers. In a bid to churn out the best of comforts to their travelers, airlines are going out of their ways. The rat race in the domain has reached an interesting phase. The fight to please the business class customers has reached a new high. The skies are full of tales from exciting battles be it in Europe or the United States.

Swiss Air Lines has come out as a new player in this warzone. It recently unveiled the new look of its business class seats. Creating a flutter in the market, the airline has given reasons for comparisons with other premier carriers like the Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and British Airways. The airline has gone a step ahead of its competitors on A340 and A330-300 series by offering aisle access to all its premium passengers.

The seats are very comfortable and well thought-out. The built-in power outlet offer different plug-in formats. The small compartment to stock shoes and the countertop to stack things adds a touch of privacy to the whole experience. The seats are 78.7inch in length and 20.5 inches in width in lie-flat position, enough for one to rest peacefully. The blond wood and cross-stitched upholstery accentuates the feeling of flying the grand style. The cushion can be inflated or deflated as per your personal liking. Overall flying business class on Swiss Air Lines tickets is a delightful experience!

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BAs B787 Dreamliner takes off its maiden journey

by Richa 16. August 2013 06:47

The special aircraft departed from Edinburgh for a round trip over the Highlands and Scottish Islands. It was a memorable experience for 30 Scottish frequent fliers who had booked plane tickets with the carrier on this particular day. These customers were not only delighted to take the flight but were also decorated to become the first BA passengers to fly on the B787 Dreamliner.

Simon Scholey, BA's chief technical pilot, who was handling the controls, said that the airline is happy to hit the skies on its maiden journey. He expressed pleasure at the carrier’s chance to demonstrate the might of this contemporary aircraft to passengers in Edinburgh.

The airline also displayed this modern aircraft to the curious aficionados in Derby and Newcastle as a mark of respect to all involved in its manufacturing and assembling.

This was the aircraft’s first and the last journey from the Scottish capital as British Airways has no plans to operate commercially out of Edinburgh again. However, Thomson Airways has been flying Dreamliners on Glasgow-Florida and Glasgow-Mexico routes from the past one month.

BA is set to commence passenger service on London Heathrow-Toronto and London Heathrow-Newark routes beginning September 1 and October 1, 2013 respectively.

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