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JetBlue shows it means business with its new Transatlantic Mint product

JetBlue has been long touting its desire to compete on the Transatlantic market. With the recent exit of Norwegian’s long haul operations, there’s certainly a slot to be filled in competitively priced disrupters, and JetBlue has jumped at the opportunity. However, it certainly means business, trying to take a slice of the highly lucrative Transatlantic…

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Malaysia Airlines Brings Great Fares To The Skies… And Yes, That Means Another TheDesignAir Giveaway! (Maybe our best one yet!)

Yes, its certainly that time of the year. Another great carrier, Malaysia Airlines is offering some fantastic bargains, especially in economy. However, those wanting to experience the premium cabins are also able to get some great deals. For those travelling from London, passengers will get to experience the airlines’ state-of-the-art A350 aircraft, and enjoy their…

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Innovation At The Heart Of Finnair, With Seat And Meal Package For Economy Passengers

  Finnair have impressed us with a new bolt-on package for their economy class passengers currently flying on Finnair flights between Helsinki and Barcelona, Biarritz, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Nice, Paris, Reykjavik and Rome. It’s a really simple premise, but we love the idea of bundling options that passengers really want, similar to…

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LATAM Introduces New Economy Meals To Entice International Flyers

LATAM Airlines unveiled a fantastic and innovative new dining concept for the Economy cabin of its long-haul international flights (longer than seven hours), which is now available onboard flights to/from Chile and will be introduced throughout the airline group’s international network before the end of 2017. LATAM has defied convention and replaced the traditional tray…

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United Airlines declares ‘Passenger Experience war’ against rivals with impressive new interiors

United Airlines, now profitable once again has firmly set its stall as a leading Passenger Experience airline, vying for market dominance through modern, comfortable cabins that give passengers what they want: more space, more entertainment and more choice. This is something we applaud and have been promoting as the right approach to winning over customer…

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Qatar Airways reveals new 787-9 Business Class Suite, and as expected, it’s the new Ascent seat

Tomorrow, Qatar Airways will see the first flight by its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft, featuring its much anticipated new Adient Aerospace ‘Ascent’ Business Class Suite. The aircraft will operate on a number of key routes to Europe and Asia, starting with its Doha to Milan service followed by Doha to Athens, Barcelona, Dammam,…

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TheDesignAir celebrates 9 years

“When I started this site back in 2012, I had no idea that I’d still be writing almost daily on the design developments across aviation, or that it would grow to become one of the top online aviation resources with thousands of subscribers, followers and countless emails and messages of support.” Jonny Clark, Founder TheDesignAir…

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PaperClip Design’s ‘Peacock’ concept could ruffle some feathers

with the rise of the all-aisle business class product, and now with doors, the benefits of First Class as a separate cabin class become more questionable. True exclusivity, privacy, space and dining are some of the only real benefits now, which doesn’t often equate to the price tag they come with. What if the needs of passengers looking for exclusivity, space or privacy could benefit from a space onboard that suits their needs, without the label of it being First Class? That’s what Paperclip Design in Hong Kong have considered in their latest concept, hot off the heels from their Butterfly seat design. 

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JPA Design and Williams Advanced Engineering’s ‘Airtek’ seat signals shift to smarter design thinking

A little while ago, JPA Design announced a new type of Business Class seat, which on the surface may look like just another seat, but thanks to its partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering and SWS, the skin-deep appearance is anything but. Not only does the product learn from current design trends, it embraces lightweight technology,…

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