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Little Red Is Riding – Good!

Well, It’s official, and whilst we are awaiting images of the actual product itself, the end of the month will bring the launch of Virgin Atlantic‘s newly nicknamed ‘Little Red’ domestic services. The 26 daily flights, whilst a smaller proposition

Little Red Is Riding – Good!

Well, It’s official, and whilst we are awaiting images of the actual product itself, the end of the month will bring the launch of Virgin Atlantic‘s newly nicknamed ‘Little Red’ domestic services. The 26 daily flights, whilst a smaller proposition

Japan Airlines’ new uniforms are true to form, but leaves us a little underwhelmed

Last week, Japan Airlines announced new designs for the company’s uniformed staff and which will be officially adopted in April 2020 in time for the Japanese Olympics. In early 2019, Japan Airlines reached out to customers and fans requesting comments

Japan Airlines’ new uniforms are true to form, but leaves us a little underwhelmed

Last week, Japan Airlines announced new designs for the company’s uniformed staff and which will be officially adopted in April 2020 in time for the Japanese Olympics. In early 2019, Japan Airlines reached out to customers and fans requesting comments

Joon Delves A Little Deeper With Its Brand Image

Joon has recently pulled back the curtain on its brand image. The ‘younger’ sister carrier to Air France, Joon is actively targeting millennials, a similar concept to competitor IAG’s Level product. The difference between Joon and Level being the key

Joon Delves A Little Deeper With Its Brand Image

Joon has recently pulled back the curtain on its brand image. The ‘younger’ sister carrier to Air France, Joon is actively targeting millennials, a similar concept to competitor IAG’s Level product. The difference between Joon and Level being the key

Ladies In Red. Austrian Launch Latest Threads

Austrian Airlines have been busy reinventing themselves recently, with new liveries, business class seats, and now a new uniform, which will be worn by about 3,500 Austrian Airlines employees. Move over Avianca and Virgin, there are new ‘ladies in red’ in town, with

Ladies In Red. Austrian Launch Latest Threads

Austrian Airlines have been busy reinventing themselves recently, with new liveries, business class seats, and now a new uniform, which will be worn by about 3,500 Austrian Airlines employees. Move over Avianca and Virgin, there are new ‘ladies in red’ in town, with

Red Arrows Become A Real Flag Carrier

Perhaps one of the longest lasting unchanged liveries is owned by the Royal Air Force’s world famous Red Arrows. Well, until now. After over 50 years, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, has revealed a new Union flag-inspired design

Red Arrows Become A Real Flag Carrier

Perhaps one of the longest lasting unchanged liveries is owned by the Royal Air Force’s world famous Red Arrows. Well, until now. After over 50 years, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, has revealed a new Union flag-inspired design

Qantas Improve The Little Things To Make A Big Difference

In the past few days, Qantas have announced a wave of improvements both in the front and the back of the aircraft for their passengers comfort. The introduction of refreshed Kate Spade and Jack Spade amenity kits, improved IFE and the upgrade

Qantas Improve The Little Things To Make A Big Difference

In the past few days, Qantas have announced a wave of improvements both in the front and the back of the aircraft for their passengers comfort. The introduction of refreshed Kate Spade and Jack Spade amenity kits, improved IFE and the upgrade

Etihad’s New 787 Livery Shows Us A Little Bit More

We covered the A380 roll out for Etihad a few days ago, but their quick succession in rolling out their 787-9 colours shows the world how the livery transposes onto more regularly-shaped airframes. Last night the airline revealed their new 787-9, a proportionally

Etihad’s New 787 Livery Shows Us A Little Bit More

We covered the A380 roll out for Etihad a few days ago, but their quick succession in rolling out their 787-9 colours shows the world how the livery transposes onto more regularly-shaped airframes. Last night the airline revealed their new 787-9, a proportionally

A Little Late To Report, We Admit, But It’s Well Worth It… The Qantas Lounge Hong Kong

When Qantas released images of their new lounge in Hong Kong back in April, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the design ethos of the new lounge, brought to us by Sumu Design, an architecture and interior design

A Little Late To Report, We Admit, But It’s Well Worth It… The Qantas Lounge Hong Kong

When Qantas released images of their new lounge in Hong Kong back in April, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the design ethos of the new lounge, brought to us by Sumu Design, an architecture and interior design

Dubai Just Got A Little More Luxurious

FlyDubai, the up and coming short-mid haul carrier from Dubai, has recently given their competitors a run for their money. They’ve just announced that by the end of the year, they will be rolling out business class seating across their

Dubai Just Got A Little More Luxurious

FlyDubai, the up and coming short-mid haul carrier from Dubai, has recently given their competitors a run for their money. They’ve just announced that by the end of the year, they will be rolling out business class seating across their

Frontier: Doctor Dolittle Has Been Talking To The Animals Again

Vladimir the Bat, Samson the Sloth, Doug the Dung Beetle, Chloe the Chipmunk and Enrique the Tree Frog seem like characters from a Disney film, however, they were the competitors against the winner ‘Polly the Parrot’ to become Frontier Airlines

Frontier: Doctor Dolittle Has Been Talking To The Animals Again

Vladimir the Bat, Samson the Sloth, Doug the Dung Beetle, Chloe the Chipmunk and Enrique the Tree Frog seem like characters from a Disney film, however, they were the competitors against the winner ‘Polly the Parrot’ to become Frontier Airlines

Breaking Down Walls, Are Doors In Business Class Really That Important For Passengers?

A few years ago, the race was on to kit out an airline’s entire fleet with fully-flat, all-aisle access seats in business class, as this was a quantifiable benefit from competitors who were offering either angled lie-flat or seats that

Breaking Down Walls, Are Doors In Business Class Really That Important For Passengers?

A few years ago, the race was on to kit out an airline’s entire fleet with fully-flat, all-aisle access seats in business class, as this was a quantifiable benefit from competitors who were offering either angled lie-flat or seats that

TRIP REPORT: Etihad A380 Business Class February 2015

Flight: EY12 Aircraft Type: A380 Class: Business “Studios”  Route: LHR-AUH Flight time: 6:40 Seat: 12E Date: Februrary 2015 http://www.etihad.com Best for: Savvy one-stop travellers who want one of the very best products in the skies The crowd: Mainly international travellers, less UAE based passengers than its rivals. Business or pleasure: Definitely

TRIP REPORT: Etihad A380 Business Class February 2015

Flight: EY12 Aircraft Type: A380 Class: Business “Studios”  Route: LHR-AUH Flight time: 6:40 Seat: 12E Date: Februrary 2015 http://www.etihad.com Best for: Savvy one-stop travellers who want one of the very best products in the skies The crowd: Mainly international travellers, less UAE based passengers than its rivals. Business or pleasure: Definitely

Heathrow’s Terminal 2’s Slipstream Is An Artistic Achievement

  We were lucky enough to be invited to the official press unveiling of Heathrow’s brand new Terminal today, and the launch of the new ‘SlipStream‘ Artwork by Richard Wilson, which sits proudly in front of the building in a

Heathrow’s Terminal 2’s Slipstream Is An Artistic Achievement

  We were lucky enough to be invited to the official press unveiling of Heathrow’s brand new Terminal today, and the launch of the new ‘SlipStream‘ Artwork by Richard Wilson, which sits proudly in front of the building in a

London Heathrow Terminal 2A Is Shaping Up

Over the past few years, thedesignair.net team based in London have seen the 1955 version of Terminal 2 get knocked down and rebuilt ready for 2014, and its now starting to become one of the best examples of terminal architecture

London Heathrow Terminal 2A Is Shaping Up

Over the past few years, thedesignair.net team based in London have seen the 1955 version of Terminal 2 get knocked down and rebuilt ready for 2014, and its now starting to become one of the best examples of terminal architecture

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Virgin Atlantic Announce Inflight Entertainment As Soon As You Sit Down

“…and the killer is… [blank screen]” annoying when that happens isn’t it? Not any more! Virgin Atlantic today announced they have now switched on their inflight entertainment from gate to gate, meaning that a passenger can watch an estimated extra

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Virgin Atlantic Announce Inflight Entertainment As Soon As You Sit Down

“…and the killer is… [blank screen]” annoying when that happens isn’t it? Not any more! Virgin Atlantic today announced they have now switched on their inflight entertainment from gate to gate, meaning that a passenger can watch an estimated extra

Interview With Simon Lloyd, Virgin’s Newest Secret Weapon

thedesignair.net interview with Simon Lloyd Marketing Director, Virgin Atlantic I was lucky enough to grab some time between meetings with a very busy Simon Lloyd, Marketing Director for Virgin Atlantic on the VS045 headed to New York. After sipping on

Interview With Simon Lloyd, Virgin’s Newest Secret Weapon

thedesignair.net interview with Simon Lloyd Marketing Director, Virgin Atlantic I was lucky enough to grab some time between meetings with a very busy Simon Lloyd, Marketing Director for Virgin Atlantic on the VS045 headed to New York. After sipping on

Virgin Atlantic Launches Manchester-London Flights

So, for those of you who have been following my posts will probably be expecting this report. It’s safe to say I’ve been confident that a ‘Virgin America’ product would end up over in Europe, recently covering such a concept

Virgin Atlantic Launches Manchester-London Flights

So, for those of you who have been following my posts will probably be expecting this report. It’s safe to say I’ve been confident that a ‘Virgin America’ product would end up over in Europe, recently covering such a concept

Opinion: Why the world needs innovative airlines like Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand

As the phrase goes, “good things come in small packages.” In 2018, the airline industry carried 4.4billion passengers. It has become an integral part of human life, but it’s also an industry of behemoth players. In fact, in 2018, the

Opinion: Why the world needs innovative airlines like Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand

As the phrase goes, “good things come in small packages.” In 2018, the airline industry carried 4.4billion passengers. It has become an integral part of human life, but it’s also an industry of behemoth players. In fact, in 2018, the

A global call to governments and airlines, to think differently and do the right thing…

While our previous article asked airlines to think differently, the global landscape continues to evolve at a speed that few can keep up with. You might have noticed we’ve not been updating recently, but considering the current landscape, you can’t

A global call to governments and airlines, to think differently and do the right thing…

While our previous article asked airlines to think differently, the global landscape continues to evolve at a speed that few can keep up with. You might have noticed we’ve not been updating recently, but considering the current landscape, you can’t

Hot Hotel: Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

The Maldives has just opened its doors to a new resort, taking the all-inclusive concept to an entirely new level. Part of the Accor Group of hotels, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa – situated in the south of the Maldives – is

Hot Hotel: Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

The Maldives has just opened its doors to a new resort, taking the all-inclusive concept to an entirely new level. Part of the Accor Group of hotels, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa – situated in the south of the Maldives – is

Qatar Airways opens new lounge in Singapore Changi Airport

Qatar Airways officially opened its new Premium Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport at Terminal 1, and wanted to show it some love, opening it on Valentines Day, this month.According to the airline, the new Singapore lounge “serves as the benchmark

Qatar Airways opens new lounge in Singapore Changi Airport

Qatar Airways officially opened its new Premium Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport at Terminal 1, and wanted to show it some love, opening it on Valentines Day, this month.According to the airline, the new Singapore lounge “serves as the benchmark

Aer Lingus launches new uniform re-designed by Louise Kennedy

Today saw Aer Lingus reveal its new look uniform which will be graced by its 4,000 cabin and ground crew around the world from 10th February. Created by the same Irish fashion designer who brought its previous threads to life –

Aer Lingus launches new uniform re-designed by Louise Kennedy

Today saw Aer Lingus reveal its new look uniform which will be graced by its 4,000 cabin and ground crew around the world from 10th February. Created by the same Irish fashion designer who brought its previous threads to life –

Zip Air Tokyo launches a … well… confusing product, fulfilling its low cost roots – to some extent

ZIPAIR Tokyo, JAL’s low-cost subsidiary has just announced its new cabins that will feature on the carrier’s 787-8s. While the airline will start flying two Seoul and Bangkok as of May next year, little was known about the product it

Zip Air Tokyo launches a … well… confusing product, fulfilling its low cost roots – to some extent

ZIPAIR Tokyo, JAL’s low-cost subsidiary has just announced its new cabins that will feature on the carrier’s 787-8s. While the airline will start flying two Seoul and Bangkok as of May next year, little was known about the product it

Announcing the winners of TheDesignAir awards 2019

TheDesignAir is thrilled to announce the 2019 award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. Year after year, we see more improvements and enhancements across the passenger experience, from narrow to wide bodies to lounges and airports around the globe. We showcase the 2019 winners here.

Announcing the winners of TheDesignAir awards 2019

TheDesignAir is thrilled to announce the 2019 award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. Year after year, we see more improvements and enhancements across the passenger experience, from narrow to wide bodies to lounges and airports around the globe. We showcase the 2019 winners here.

Air New Zealand celebrates its sustainable business leadership award with edible coffee cups. Nomnomnom

There is good reason why Air New Zealand has recently won the Sustainable Business Leadership award at the Deloitte Top 200 awards in Auckland. It is constantly innovating in their small, but powerful community on the global stage. One of

Air New Zealand celebrates its sustainable business leadership award with edible coffee cups. Nomnomnom

There is good reason why Air New Zealand has recently won the Sustainable Business Leadership award at the Deloitte Top 200 awards in Auckland. It is constantly innovating in their small, but powerful community on the global stage. One of

British Airways’ new 787-10 cabins, which includes the existing 787-9 First product and new Club Suite, raises a question

British Airways this week announced that it will take delivery of its first of 12 brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020, with its first route being Atlanta in February next year. It will be quickly followed by a further

British Airways’ new 787-10 cabins, which includes the existing 787-9 First product and new Club Suite, raises a question

British Airways this week announced that it will take delivery of its first of 12 brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020, with its first route being Atlanta in February next year. It will be quickly followed by a further

JAL reveals rebranded 777 Infused Essence cabin by Tangerine, following the recent A350 and 787 cabin designs

It looks like ANA and Japan Airlines are both working hard to improve their passenger experience. While ANA lunched the Room, JAL has also recently launched the upgraded cabin interior of their international Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fleet, extending tangerine’s “Infused

JAL reveals rebranded 777 Infused Essence cabin by Tangerine, following the recent A350 and 787 cabin designs

It looks like ANA and Japan Airlines are both working hard to improve their passenger experience. While ANA lunched the Room, JAL has also recently launched the upgraded cabin interior of their international Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fleet, extending tangerine’s “Infused

Why branding airlines for Millennials and Gen Z’s is the wrong approach

The past few years has seen a few airlines decide to position themselves as a lifestyle brand, appealing to the younger, time-rich generation who are gap-year embracing, iPhone toting and generally bank-rolled by their parents. While airlines – like the

Why branding airlines for Millennials and Gen Z’s is the wrong approach

The past few years has seen a few airlines decide to position themselves as a lifestyle brand, appealing to the younger, time-rich generation who are gap-year embracing, iPhone toting and generally bank-rolled by their parents. While airlines – like the

Lounging Around: Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge, Istanbul

If you haven’t travelled through Istanbul’s newest behemoth airport yet, you’re certainly in for a surprise. It certainly dwarves the previous airport and it couldn’t be more different. Light, airy and architecturally stunning, it’s a true gateway hub for the

Lounging Around: Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge, Istanbul

If you haven’t travelled through Istanbul’s newest behemoth airport yet, you’re certainly in for a surprise. It certainly dwarves the previous airport and it couldn’t be more different. Light, airy and architecturally stunning, it’s a true gateway hub for the

Trip Report: Turkish Airlines B787-9 Business Class September 2019

Flight: TK67 Aircraft Type: 787-9 Class: Business Class Route: DPS-IST Date: September 2019 http://www.turkishairlines.com It’s not a secret that Turkish Airlines has one of the best soft products in the sky. From our previous reports, we’ve always been impressed with the food & drink, amenities

Trip Report: Turkish Airlines B787-9 Business Class September 2019

Flight: TK67 Aircraft Type: 787-9 Class: Business Class Route: DPS-IST Date: September 2019 http://www.turkishairlines.com It’s not a secret that Turkish Airlines has one of the best soft products in the sky. From our previous reports, we’ve always been impressed with the food & drink, amenities