The First and Only First Class Option on U.S. Domestic Flights Ever

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Recently, American Airlines has become the first and only U.S. carrier to offer travelers first-class seating on domestic flights. Until recently, passengers have only had the choice between economy and business-class flights when flying between U.S. cities.   This options doesn’t come cheap, however, at $8,000 for a round trip ticket between Los Angeles and […]

Airlines Consider Replacing First Class with Larger Business Class

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The world’s leading airlines are considering whether there is a need for first-class cabins any longer, when flat-bed seats cradle their corporate customers in, once unthought of comfort, making it harder to justify the premium for first-class. Ever since the introduction of the fully reclining business berths by Air France-KLM Group, the corporate cabins of […]

Tips and Tales from a Gate Agent to Increase Your Chance for an Upgrade

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Lets Fly wanted to know some of the leaps and bounds weary travelers will go through to get an upgrade to first or business class, so we went to the source. Former United Airlines gate agent Chasen Richardson was happy to answer some of our questions. Richardson also shares some passenger stories.   1.      […]

Singapore Airlines Teams Up With Design Firms For Cabin Comfort

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Singapore Airlines has teamed up with U.S design firm,Designworks USA as well as UK and Singapore-basedJames Parker and Associates (JPA). Both firms will work together to develop new in-flight cabin amenities to be introduced sometime next year.   Singapore will utilize both firms to revamp seats, cabin interiors and in-flight entertainment. Passengers should notice the […]

The Evolution of Airline Food

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I’ll be honest, I can’t remember the last time I had a meal in coach on a domestic flight here in the U.S. I would guess it was sometime in the late 90s. However, I can tell you that Frontier Airlines had some pretty tasty chocolate chip cookies until recently when they decided to pull […]

In-Flight Etiquette for the Business Traveler

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When it comes to flying, even business travelers must pay close attention to what may or may not be rude. Short of hiring a private jet, every airline experience you receive will be highly dependent on the courtesy of other passengers around you. The only way to ensure that your flights go without a hitch […]

Now enjoy first class in Etihad Airways Boeing 777 – their latest addition

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Etihad Airways EY11 flight flying enroute Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow took its maiden flight recently, its special feature being the 3-cabin configuration on Boeing 777. Etihad’s new addition to its fleet of aircrafts is the first Boeing 777-300ER to have 3-cabin configuration. The aircraft has 8 Diamond suites (first class category), 40 Pearl seats […]

Business class guests on MAS on the rise – upgrade facilities

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Malaysian Airlines gears up for the increase in their business class passengers with upgraded facilities. The national carrier is anticipating considerable increase in their business class category and is gearing up for it by upgrading their policy on cabin luggage. They have also upgraded their facilities in their waiting room – Golden lounge at the […]

Air France’s A380 Flight To Singapore Now Has Business Class

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  Passengers will now experience great luxury traveling in Airbus A380 super jumbo traveling to Singapore from Charles de Gaulle, France effective from 1st of April, 2012. After Montreal, Tokyo – Narita, Johannesburg, Washington, New York and Singapore this is the seventh destination for Air France A380 summer schedule.   There shall be regular services […]

Frank Oerthle meals now served on Swiss Air’s business and first class

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Furthering the culinary program that SWISS has launched under the title “SWISS Taste of Switzerland”, the latest addition is serving its business class and first class travelers with meals designed by Frank Oerthle.     Frank Oerthle is the chef de cuisine at Lugano’s Galerie Arté al Lago restaurant. He has won the Michelin stars […]