JetBlue promised it would take delivery of its first A220 in 2020 and it beat the deadline by mere hours, with an evening ferry flight from Mobile to JFK on New Year’s Eve.
Seats & Cabin
The newest Emirates A380 will fly a dedicated route starting this week. That’s great news for travelers looking to try out the updated cabins, though getting a premium economy seat will still require a bit of luck.
Emirates’ customers finally have a premium economy option for their travels. But there’s a catch: Travelers cannot book the seat yet and might not be able to for some time.
Delivering a wholesale change to the in-flight dining experience requires more than just menu planning. As Singapore Airlines revamped its economy class menus on regional routes earlier this month the 40+ new dishes are only part of the story. Also enabling the shift in dining options was the team at Global-C, a leading supplier of in-flight products worldwide, and its line of bamboo and paper-derived packaging.
Starlux aims to serve the US market from 2022. The carrier formally applied to the US Department of Transportation last Friday for the authority to fly between Taipei and Los Angeles with its A350-900 aircraft.
Call it an anti-social networking option. Oman Air has a new “My Space” option for economy class travelers to secure a blocked middle seat when flying.
A little more space, a little more baggage, a little more comfort. Air Astana’s new Premium Economy service is a solid step up from the regular economy class product. But it also might not really be an upgrade for the carrier’s offerings.
The US Department of Transportation published its final rule on Traveling by Air with Service Animals today, bringing an end to the Emotional Support Animal (ESA) era. Under the new guidelines only dogs may be designated as service animals and owners must attest that they are specially trained to provide services to the passenger, among other requirements.
The carrier is pitching the move as a push to improve on-time performance, but easyJet’s new hand baggage policy looks an awful lot like an ancillary revenue push.
It is a creative way to generate a bit of extra revenue and great margins on the cost of the extra pillow and blanket loaded for the flight.