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Tampa International Airport becomes home to a series of art installations including a rather large, hungry flamingo

In the hunt to be instagram-friendly, airports are increasingly installing large-scale artworks to delight passengers and become memorable parts of the passenger experience. After all, Sacramento has its rabbit. Denver has its mustang and further afield, Doha has it’s well documented teddy bear/desk lamp combo. Perhaps in a less likely location, Tampa has announced it…

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LATAM’s new South American narrow body ‘Premium Economy’ is everyone else’s Business Class, and we love them for it…

If you’ve ever travelled within Europe (excluding on Turkish Airlines) you’ve probably flown what is dubbed Euro Business. It’s a fairly simple concept of the first few rows of an otherwise fairly normal narrow-body jet becoming the carrier’s Business Class, which comes with all the bells and whistles of a Business Class ticket, including priority…

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Trip Report: LATAM B777-300ER Business Class January 2019

Flight: LA8084 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Business Class Route: GRU-LHR Date: January 2019 http://www.latam.com LATAM‘s 777 has long been on our radar to experience. While we had experienced the 787-8 operated by LAN back in 2015, the 777 offered a very different experience, with a traditional 2 x 3 x 2 configuration in business class with the ‘dreaded’ middle seat. While…

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LATAM And Priestmangoode Showcase New Interiors

Priestmangoode today announced a new cabin design for LATAM’s fleet of aircraft. Following the design company’s short haul aircraft interiors, PriestmanGoode has worked with LATAM to design new cabin interiors for the South American carrier as part of its vision to offer passengers “a travel experience with more options, flexibility and personalisation.” The new cabin interiors…

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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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LATAM Finally Reveal New Livery And Brand Ethos. But Do We Love It?

Today was the big reveal for LATAM, where new livery, full brand realisation, uniforms, airport signage and counter design were finally revealed to the public as well as a consolidated website (www.latam.com). Everything has been perfectly timed to coincide in May, with liveries, website and even new branded magazine for the combined carriers called Vamos all launching…

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LATAM Pack A Punch With New Sao Paulo Lounge

LAN and TAM announced today the opening of their impressive and striking new VIP lounge, at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport. The new lounge is the largest in Latin America, spanning over a fairly massive 1,800 square metres. We love the wallpaper-esque style injected into the space, really showcasing the very best in South America architecture and design. Located on…

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TAM Launches Spectacular New 777 In-flight Cabin

TAM airlines has pretty much been under the radar since their recent merger with LAN earlier this year, with many of the details still being ironed out since the combination of two of South America’s biggest carriers. That was until a couple of days ago, when LAN blasted their competitors out of the water with…

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Singapore Airlines reimagines economy dining concept with increased choice and sustainability at its heart

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will start to offer a wider range of main courses on flights under three and a half hours from next month, providing customers with a greater variety of local Singaporean and international favourites on these routes as part of its new Economy Class meal concept. At first, the new presentation might take…

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A cleaner TheDesignAir for your enjoyment

“It’s hard to believe I created this site over eight years ago. In such a short time the passenger experience has developed so much. It is testament to the airlines, design agencies and passengers who collectively morphed the airline experience in to the best the skies have seen since aircraft first flew. I created this site…

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