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As ‘Project Sunrise’ research flight takes to the skies, we ask is ultra-long travel really just pushing passengers too far?

The airline industry has a history of records from fastest flight to longest flight, the highest to the biggest, there’s a list as long as an A340-600 of impressive stats and figures that celebrate the innovation and scientific advancements in the airline industry. For a sector celebrating a centenary this year its amazing how far…

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Qantas Opens Long-Awaited New London Heathrow Lounge

Qantas will finally welcome customers into a new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport as of tomorrow, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has invested on one of its most prestigious routes, spending the past 12 months creating a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as…

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Trip Report: Gulf Air B787-9 Business Class October 2018

Flight: GF2 Aircraft Type: 787-9 Class: Business Class (Flacon Gold) Route: LHR-BAH Date: October 2018 http://www.gulfair.com Gulf Air used to be one of the leading carriers in the Gulf region, however, bold upstarts like Emirates quickly stole the crown, with heavy investment in new aircraft and a fairly courageous growth plan, leaving Gulf Air with a lacklustre, dated product that…

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British Airways’ New Club Europe Dining Signals Airline’s Continued Desire To Improve Business Class Passenger Experience

British Airways is making a multi-million pound investment in its short haul business class cabin, Club Europe as part of the airline’s existing £4.5bn investment plan that has already seen a range of improvements to BA’s passenger experience. Starting September 12th the airline will introduce what seem to be delicious new menus with improved recipes and…

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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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Plaza Premium To Open New Lounge in Helsinki

Helsinki is increasingly becoming a popular stopover for passengers between Europe and Asia. Dubbed the ‘fastest way to Asia’ Helsinki Airport benefits from a geographical advantage, meaning flights from Helsinki are much shorter than flying from other European capitals. Appealing to economy passengers who are less inclined to spend hours on end bolt-upright, Helsinki will…

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Air Canada Opens New Lounge In LaGuardia

Air Canada passengers travelling from New York’s LaGuardia rejoice. The new lounge is now officially open. Opened at the start of December, this new space signals the opening of the new Eastern concourse at Terminal B. The new lounge, conveniently located after security near Air Canada’s gates features popular amenities, including refreshments and a business centre,…

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10 Things We Loved In 2018

Air Tahiti Nui’s brand new image We fell in love with Air Tahiti Nui’s new brand image by FutureBrand and Alexander Lee, which brought the island nation to life in the skies of the Pacific. Careful attention to detail, bright bold colours and stunning iconographic patterns caught our eye this year and certainly brought a…

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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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Trip Report: SriLankan A330-300 Business Class February 2018

Flight: UL506 Aircraft Type: A330-300 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-CMB Date: February 2018 http://www.srilankan.com SriLankan Airlines recently added two daytime flights per week from London to Colombo, flying on Saturdays and Sundays, providing better connections and more convenient departure times. This now makes the airline even more attractive to passengers looking for one-stop carriers between London and the Maldives, Sri…

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British Airways Revamps Concorde Room Including Expanded Terrace Concept

British Airways has just revamped its award-winning flagship Concorde Room at Heathrow T5, exclusive to British Airways’ customers travelling in the airline’s First cabin. The refurb has once again drawn inspiration from the ‘very best’ of British Design. The refurbishment to the airline’s exclusive lounge included re-upholstering iconic pieces of furniture, and adding new feature pieces to the…

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Cathay Opens London Heathrow Lounge – And It Feels Like Home

Cathay Pacific have finally previewed their latest outstation lounge in Terminal 3 of London’s Heathrow Airport. Featuring separate First and Business Class areas, the London lounge which has been long awaited, matches the design template that Stusdioilse has brought to the other recent lounge openings. The lounge, which officially opens its doors on Wednesday, 7 December features…

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Trip Report: Condor B767 Business Class May 2018

Flight: DE2114 Aircraft Type: B767-300ER Class: Business Class Route: FRA-CUN Date: May 2018 http://www.condor.com While a recent announcement that Condor is going to replace its ‘ageing’ fleet of Boeing 767’s may have hit the headlines, we decided to take this leisure-airline hybrid for a spin to see what their business class product delivers. Although part of the Thomas Cook Group,…

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Grimshaw Picked To Take Heathrow To The Future

Championing British design talent, Heathrow Airport today announced the globally renowned architectural practice, Grimshaw as their concept designers after a rigorous assessment from a shortlist of four of the UK’s top architects which also included Zaha Hadid, HOK and Benoy. “Grimshaw were successful in the competitive tender process not only for their visionary concept designs, which pushed…

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