Is $50/hour a fair price to pay for upgrading to a business class seat? American Airlines suggested that price to me last week, and after a long couple days of work north of Los Angeles I took the offer. With a transcon flight home ahead, I figured the extra space and comfort would be worthwhile. It was a pleasant and comfortable trip, though the A321T fleet is starting to show its age.
Singapore Airlines unveils new 737 MAX cabins
As Singapore Airlines resumes 737 MAX flights later this year passengers will see a new product on board. The carrier unveiled its new premium cabin today, including lie-flat seats, as part of the overall offering.
JetBlue’s Mint Studio to London: Most of the premium, none of the crowd
With half of the aircraft space devoted to the Mint business class cabin it is clear that JetBlue wants to win over the premium travel market to London. And while loads are light as service ramps up (and COVID continues to impact international travel rules), the on-board offering represents well versus the competition.
JetBlue unveils Mint 2.0, business class cabin for London
This is the new JetBlue Mint business class seat that will carry passengers to London later this year. After years of development the carrier unveiled its Mint 2.0 cabin with a unique all-aisle access, flat bed option for travelers on the A321LR fleet.
Thompson Aero Seating sees financial challenges, seeks additional funding
It is a standard legal phrasing that no company wants to include in its financial reports. This week premium cabin seating manufacturer Thompson Aero disclosed concerns about its finances and a need to secure additional, external funding.
Stelia launches Opera, new business class seat for single-aisle market
With single-aisle aircraft flying further than ever before, airlines continue to invest in delivering a more compelling premium cabin experience on board. And now they have another choice of seating supplier to help make that happen. Stelia Aerospace launched the Opera business class seat today, bringing a new luxury option to the single-aisle fleets of tomorrow.
SAS selects Thompson for A321LR business class
Lie-flat for long-haul. Even on its new, smaller planes, that’s the plan for SAS. Business class passengers will fly on the Thompson Vantage seat as the A321LR joins the carrier’s fleet starting early next year.
PaxEx Update: 2 August 2019
A new A321LR enters service for Aer Lingus, faster security screening for United and promises of faster infilght WiFi. Plus Hulu takes flight on Delta and more! Get all the details in this week’s PaxEx Update.
Aer Lingus’s first A321LR joins the fleet
Aer Lingus took delivery of its first A321LR last week and is wasting little time in pressing the aircraft into service. Flights to Hartford begin on Friday, August 2, 2019.
JetBlue makes its London plans official
It is finally, finally, finally official. JetBlue will fly to London (and likely other European cities) from its hubs at Boston and New York City starting in 2021.