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Ten stories we loved in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of our most popular stories on the site this year, as well a few of our own favourites too. Do let us know what were your own personal highlights too, we’d love to hear from you. Here’s to another exciting year in…

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10 Great Flights To Take From London In 2018

Next year will see some exciting developments for passengers travelling to and from London, UK. With new routes, frequencies, upgraded aircraft and enhanced cabin products, London is getting the best of what the skies have to offer. Here is our low-down for the best trips you can take from London in 2018. Mahé, Seychelles Direct…

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TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Premium Economy Classes 2015

This month we cover 2015’s Top 10 Premium Economy Classes. Investing more into their new mid-cabin classes, airlines are fighting to offer passengers extra elements to lift the experience—on the ground and in the air. With Singapore Airlines entering the fray this year, the list is open to change as we continue to review the world’s very best Premium Economy Classes.…

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TheDesignAir Top 10 ‘Passenger’s Choice’ Airline Brands 2015

Things have changed in our Top 10! Every month, our esteemed judge panel—which consists of industry experts, frequent travelers, industry analysts and aviation enthusiasts—votes its Top 10 airlines by measuring different elements such as Best Liveries, Business Classes, and so on. This month, we’ve announced our annual Passenger Choice awards. TheDesignAir asked the public to vote for their favorite airline brand, and the results are…

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Hot Hotel: Kempinski Muscat, Oman

Now celebrating it’s one year Anniversary, the Kempinski Hotel in Muscat is one of the hottest opening’s in Oman’s capital city, Muscat. Situated in the prestigious Al Mouj district, just a short drive from the airport, it’s slightly away from the central Muscat area but benefits from a quiet beach, nearby marina and majestic views…

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TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Business Classes 2015

It has been a busy year for Business Class, with a staggering array of new products being launched as carriers fight for their most lucrative passenger base. Our list contains some surprises, with familiar names falling off and lesser-known carriers appearing. Generally speaking, the products scored lower this year, possibly because consumers’ expectations are rising. The judges looked, as always, at hard and soft product first— but the very highest…

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TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Low Cost Carrier Brands 2015

We are introducing a new Top 10 this month. One of the most diverse categories, ‘Low Cost Carrier Brands’ is now getting the recognition it rightfully deserves. Traditionally speaking, the low-cost model is only three decades old, and has grown up fast. The once ‘bare-essentials’ image that these carriers used to have, has now evolved into intuitive, modern and…

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TheDesignAir Top 10 Liveries of 2015

This month we are turning our eyes to the outside of the aircraft. Usually bright and colorful, these calling cards fill international airports with a myriad of designs. A livery, if designed correctly, can convey the brand experience that takes place inside. Each year, our judges (including some new faces) sort through the best of the best to find out what is hitting the mark and ticking the right…

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Plaza Premium Up Their Offering With New First Class Pay-For Lounge Concept

Plaza Premium certainly knows how to celebrate its 20th anniversary in style. The pay-for-lounge company has launched a brand new lounge concept. Plaza Premium First is the group’s step above their existing lounge offerings, with a lounge concept that is more akin to traditional First Class lounges. The launch lounge, designed by award-winning Hong Konger Kinney…

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TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Economy Classes 2015

We are pleased to announce our Top 10 economy classes for 2015. The last 18 months have changed the landscape for economy class travel, with passengers around the world benefiting from new aircraft, new products and increased inflight entertainment options. While there are some new entrants into our list this year, the competition was tougher than ever, due to an increasingly…

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First Singapore Airlines A350 Delivered

3rd March saw the arrival of Singapore Airlines‘ new A350 airframe to Changi airport. Aviation fans celebrating the arrival which pulled onto stand with a traditional water cannon salute. But the first of 67 A350’s for the carrier signals more than just the arrival of a new aircraft, it’s about renewing the airline’s fleet with some of…

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Air France Uniforms Have Delighted For Decades

Air France has won praise from TheDesignAir through the years for their current Lacroix designed uniform, placing in the Top 10 uniforms on more than one occasion. But the current stylish outfit is just the tip of a historical iceberg of fashionable threads. There are an impressive 13,500 Air France flight attendants and over two thirds are stewardesses. They are…

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Trip Report: OmanAir B787-9 Business Class March 2019

Flight: WY103 Aircraft Type: 787-9 Class: Business Class Route: MCT-LHR Date: March 2019 http://www.omanair.com After our outbound trip in Oman Air’s outstanding First Class product, it was time to return home and give the equally impressive Business Class a run for its money. While the Apex Suite is a seasoned favourite for many travellers, it is interesting to see how this…

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XiamenAir Introduce New ‘Modern-Classic’ Uniforms

Starting this month passengers on XiamenAir may notice they are being served by cabin crew wearing entirely new threads. The new uniforms for men will join the women’s uniforms that were launched May last year. Designed by famous Taiwanese fashion designer Jamei Chen, the new male uniforms for include off tailored silhouettes that hark back to the JetSet…

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TheDesignAir Exclusive Interview With Ink’s Jamie Trendall, Creative Director Of Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Magazine

Singapore Airlines has just relaunched its SilverKris magazine. The new magazine is just one of a multitude of improvements currently happening at the airline, all tasked with making the passenger experience better. Published by Ink, the world’s leading travel media company, the magazine has undergone a massive revamp, completely redesigning the magazine from the ground…

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