Posts Tagged: IFE

China Eastern retrofits 737s with new lie-flat Business Class seats, but seems to miss a trick…

China Eastern took another step forwards in the last week of 2019 with the introduction of a new retro-fitted business class cabin on some of its narrow body aircraft. Reflecting the increasing demand for air travel in China and the

China Eastern retrofits 737s with new lie-flat Business Class seats, but seems to miss a trick…

China Eastern took another step forwards in the last week of 2019 with the introduction of a new retro-fitted business class cabin on some of its narrow body aircraft. Reflecting the increasing demand for air travel in China and the

Turkish Airlines Impress With New A321 Neo Cabin Product

Turkish Airlines has just received its new A321Neo aircraft. The aircraft, which will be deployed on its short and medium haul routes. The aircraft also features the Airbus Cabin Flex configuration, which has removed the usual door positions locating them

Turkish Airlines Impress With New A321 Neo Cabin Product

Turkish Airlines has just received its new A321Neo aircraft. The aircraft, which will be deployed on its short and medium haul routes. The aircraft also features the Airbus Cabin Flex configuration, which has removed the usual door positions locating them

Alitalia Reveal Another Improvement To Their Passenger Experience

Alitalia today announced their latest wave of improvements to the passenger experience. Guests on all Alitalia flights can now use their phone to  check emails or send text messages immediately after their flight has landed, while the aircraft is taxiing to the

Alitalia Reveal Another Improvement To Their Passenger Experience

Alitalia today announced their latest wave of improvements to the passenger experience. Guests on all Alitalia flights can now use their phone to  check emails or send text messages immediately after their flight has landed, while the aircraft is taxiing to the

Emirates Introduces New Generation IFE That Is Best In Class

Emirates last week announced that all new 777-300ER and A380 deliveries will be outfitted with enhanced IFE screens and technology, allowing passengers to flick through a massive 4,300 hours of entertainment. That is virtually half a year non-stop of watching

Emirates Introduces New Generation IFE That Is Best In Class

Emirates last week announced that all new 777-300ER and A380 deliveries will be outfitted with enhanced IFE screens and technology, allowing passengers to flick through a massive 4,300 hours of entertainment. That is virtually half a year non-stop of watching

Hawaiian Talk Safety With A Taste Of Kama’aina

So re-inventing the safety video isn’t really anything new, we’ve covered countless airlines and their spin-off from the stereotypical safety video, where seat belts have been fastened anywhere from Middle Earth to tropical beaches and Retirement homes. However, Hawaiian Airlines has removed

Hawaiian Talk Safety With A Taste Of Kama’aina

So re-inventing the safety video isn’t really anything new, we’ve covered countless airlines and their spin-off from the stereotypical safety video, where seat belts have been fastened anywhere from Middle Earth to tropical beaches and Retirement homes. However, Hawaiian Airlines has removed

Qantas Virtually Entertain Us

The future is here. Qantas has partnered with Samsung Electronics Australia to launch a futuristic trial entertainment service that uses Samsung virtual reality (VR) technology to give customers a spectacular three dimensional experience in a 360 degree style interactive format. Qantas’ clunky yet “Apple generation”

Qantas Virtually Entertain Us

The future is here. Qantas has partnered with Samsung Electronics Australia to launch a futuristic trial entertainment service that uses Samsung virtual reality (VR) technology to give customers a spectacular three dimensional experience in a 360 degree style interactive format. Qantas’ clunky yet “Apple generation”

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We Have Just Seen The Future Of Infotainment

This will please the avgeeks. Did it infuriate you as much as it did us, when onboard, we looked at the fleet information or route maps to find they were out of date, or the information wasn’t detailed enough? London

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We Have Just Seen The Future Of Infotainment

This will please the avgeeks. Did it infuriate you as much as it did us, when onboard, we looked at the fleet information or route maps to find they were out of date, or the information wasn’t detailed enough? London

TRIP REPORT: Emirates Business Class February 2014

Flight: EK216 Aircraft Type: A380-800 Class: Business Class Route: LAX-DXB Date: February 2014 http://www.emirates.com Best for: Luxury long haul explorers wanting all the trimmings. Most likely to sit next to: Either your partner or no-one thanks to their staggered seating. But this is ex-pat country, with many

TRIP REPORT: Emirates Business Class February 2014

Flight: EK216 Aircraft Type: A380-800 Class: Business Class Route: LAX-DXB Date: February 2014 http://www.emirates.com Best for: Luxury long haul explorers wanting all the trimmings. Most likely to sit next to: Either your partner or no-one thanks to their staggered seating. But this is ex-pat country, with many

The World’s Most Beautiful Safety Video Courtesy Of… You Guessed It

Holy smokes, another safety video from Air New Zealand? Hell, why not?  The previous, dubbed “Safety Old School Style” features America’s sweetheart comedienne Betty White and a cast of golden oldies. Past Air New Zealand safety video hits have included the

The World’s Most Beautiful Safety Video Courtesy Of… You Guessed It

Holy smokes, another safety video from Air New Zealand? Hell, why not?  The previous, dubbed “Safety Old School Style” features America’s sweetheart comedienne Betty White and a cast of golden oldies. Past Air New Zealand safety video hits have included the

Kenya Airways Showcase 787 Interior Including Flatbeds

Just like the new 777’s that Kenya Airways launched late last year, Kenya Airways have released on YouTube a computer generated image of what their new 787’s will be like when they arrive. The first thing that strikes us is

Kenya Airways Showcase 787 Interior Including Flatbeds

Just like the new 777’s that Kenya Airways launched late last year, Kenya Airways have released on YouTube a computer generated image of what their new 787’s will be like when they arrive. The first thing that strikes us is

Air New Zealand Do It Yet Again With Another Safety Video

Our friends, and one of our favourite airlines, Air New Zealand are no stranger to producing safety videos, in fact they produce a new one with alarmingly increasing regularity. The latest, dubbed “Safety Old School Style” features America’s sweetheart comedienne Betty

Air New Zealand Do It Yet Again With Another Safety Video

Our friends, and one of our favourite airlines, Air New Zealand are no stranger to producing safety videos, in fact they produce a new one with alarmingly increasing regularity. The latest, dubbed “Safety Old School Style” features America’s sweetheart comedienne Betty

Air France Make Subtle Differences To Try And Make A Big Difference

Air France has made a “Best&Beyond” promise to change it’s ways recently, shaking off some of the history it has steeped up over the years, and add a more contemporary ‘luxury’ feel to the airline. The French legacy carrier, like

Air France Make Subtle Differences To Try And Make A Big Difference

Air France has made a “Best&Beyond” promise to change it’s ways recently, shaking off some of the history it has steeped up over the years, and add a more contemporary ‘luxury’ feel to the airline. The French legacy carrier, like

Report: The LAX LHR Business Class comparison

Starting our series of competitive routes around the world, we are breaking down the details of what each airline has to offer to help you find the perfect airline for you for your trip. To start with, we are looking

Report: The LAX LHR Business Class comparison

Starting our series of competitive routes around the world, we are breaking down the details of what each airline has to offer to help you find the perfect airline for you for your trip. To start with, we are looking

Air Niugini Might Just Be An Airline To Take Notice Of

We reckon, unless you lived in the regions this airline flies to, you wouldn’t have heard of an airline with over 40 years of flying behind it. The national airline of Papua New Guinea has always been seen as an

Air Niugini Might Just Be An Airline To Take Notice Of

We reckon, unless you lived in the regions this airline flies to, you wouldn’t have heard of an airline with over 40 years of flying behind it. The national airline of Papua New Guinea has always been seen as an

Emirates Launch Luxury Beyond First Class

Emirates has always been a luxurious airline, and their first class is amongst one of the best in the skies, so no surprise that they have decided to include the award winning first class suite in their new executive jet.

Emirates Launch Luxury Beyond First Class

Emirates has always been a luxurious airline, and their first class is amongst one of the best in the skies, so no surprise that they have decided to include the award winning first class suite in their new executive jet.

Battle Of The Trans-Con With Delta Taking On JetBlue

Only a day after JetBlue announced their new premium trans-continental product launch including mini-suites, Delta have announced their new premium trans-continental US service onboard their 757 fleet. All in all, they have pulled out the big guns, and with American

Battle Of The Trans-Con With Delta Taking On JetBlue

Only a day after JetBlue announced their new premium trans-continental product launch including mini-suites, Delta have announced their new premium trans-continental US service onboard their 757 fleet. All in all, they have pulled out the big guns, and with American

Singapore Airlines Reinvent Pure Luxury

Singapore Airlines has been the epitome of luxury for many years now. Many airlines look to the airline, not only for the product they have onboard, but the way that Singapore Airlines effortlessly conveys luxury and sophistication. Singapore Airlines has not

Singapore Airlines Reinvent Pure Luxury

Singapore Airlines has been the epitome of luxury for many years now. Many airlines look to the airline, not only for the product they have onboard, but the way that Singapore Airlines effortlessly conveys luxury and sophistication. Singapore Airlines has not

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

Fiji Airways Dazzle With New Uniforms

Our friends, Fiji Airways, have announced the latest stage of their rebranding excercise, bringing back the original glamour and authentic of their previous incarnation of the airline. The carrier on Thursday 27th June, relaunched itself worldwide as Fiji Airways, retiring its

Fiji Airways Dazzle With New Uniforms

Our friends, Fiji Airways, have announced the latest stage of their rebranding excercise, bringing back the original glamour and authentic of their previous incarnation of the airline. The carrier on Thursday 27th June, relaunched itself worldwide as Fiji Airways, retiring its

TheDesignAir Top 10 Economy Classes Of 2013

We are pleased to announce our Top 10 economy classes for 2013. We have scoured the world for airlines that have really shown us something truly special. Whilst many airlines didn’t make the list, we’d like to state that generally

TheDesignAir Top 10 Economy Classes Of 2013

We are pleased to announce our Top 10 economy classes for 2013. We have scoured the world for airlines that have really shown us something truly special. Whilst many airlines didn’t make the list, we’d like to state that generally

Taking A Look At Batik Air’s Brand New Look

Now that Batik Air, Lion Air’s latest ‘Premium’ venture, has been flying for a few weeks, we thought it best to take some time to take a look at this new carrier and what you can expect. Firstly, Let’s talk

Taking A Look At Batik Air’s Brand New Look

Now that Batik Air, Lion Air’s latest ‘Premium’ venture, has been flying for a few weeks, we thought it best to take some time to take a look at this new carrier and what you can expect. Firstly, Let’s talk

Garuda Indonesia Impress With New First Class Offering

Garuda Indonesia has had a resurgence in the past few years, and as part of their ‘Quantum Leap’ program announced last year, Garuda have re-launched both their first class product (whilst other carriers continue to remove their products) and ‘executive’

Garuda Indonesia Impress With New First Class Offering

Garuda Indonesia has had a resurgence in the past few years, and as part of their ‘Quantum Leap’ program announced last year, Garuda have re-launched both their first class product (whilst other carriers continue to remove their products) and ‘executive’

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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

A Closer Look At JAL’s Sky Suite 777 Interior

As JAL announced today that they were launching the JAL 777 ‘Sky Suite’ interior on their New York route as of May this year, we thought we would take a look at the new product that has already been rolled

A Closer Look At JAL’s Sky Suite 777 Interior

As JAL announced today that they were launching the JAL 777 ‘Sky Suite’ interior on their New York route as of May this year, we thought we would take a look at the new product that has already been rolled

TRIP REPORT: Virgin America Main Cabin Express – November 2012

Virgin America Economy Class Report Flight: VX290 Aircraft Type: A320 Class: Economy Class (Main Cabin Express) Route: LAX – CUN Date: 06th November 2012 Best for: Cheap tickets to cool destinations, with less emphasis on cheap, more on chic. Most likely to sit next to: If you

TRIP REPORT: Virgin America Main Cabin Express – November 2012

Virgin America Economy Class Report Flight: VX290 Aircraft Type: A320 Class: Economy Class (Main Cabin Express) Route: LAX – CUN Date: 06th November 2012 Best for: Cheap tickets to cool destinations, with less emphasis on cheap, more on chic. Most likely to sit next to: If you

TRIP REPORT: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class November 2012

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Report Flight: VS023 Aircraft Type: A340-600 Class: Upper Class (Premium Business Class) Route: LHR – LAX Date: 02nd November 2012 Best for: Someone at home on the red-carpet… or an extra from ‘Made in Chelsea’. Most likely to sit next to: Fashion

TRIP REPORT: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class November 2012

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Report Flight: VS023 Aircraft Type: A340-600 Class: Upper Class (Premium Business Class) Route: LHR – LAX Date: 02nd November 2012 Best for: Someone at home on the red-carpet… or an extra from ‘Made in Chelsea’. Most likely to sit next to: Fashion

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

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

Behind The Scenes of Air New Zealand’s Latest Safety Video

After the super-successful safety video viral that is going around the net right now, we take a look at the making of the safety video for Air New Zealand‘s latest 777 in-flight announcement. Produced by Weta NZ the same people

Behind The Scenes of Air New Zealand’s Latest Safety Video

After the super-successful safety video viral that is going around the net right now, we take a look at the making of the safety video for Air New Zealand‘s latest 777 in-flight announcement. Produced by Weta NZ the same people

Air New Zealand Impress With Hobbit Safety Video

Air New Zealand rarely take their safety videos seriously. With most of them becoming viral hits on YouTube. From disco work-outs to naked cabin crew, the airline has had it all. They are also quick to get on the Middle

Air New Zealand Impress With Hobbit Safety Video

Air New Zealand rarely take their safety videos seriously. With most of them becoming viral hits on YouTube. From disco work-outs to naked cabin crew, the airline has had it all. They are also quick to get on the Middle

Fiji Airways Impress With New Livery & Branding

Now I have a feeling this is going to be a “Marmite/Vegimite” of liveries. You are either going to love it, or hate it. But Fiji Airways rebranding gets a big thumbs up from TheDesignAir. When first mentioned on TheDesignAir we

Fiji Airways Impress With New Livery & Branding

Now I have a feeling this is going to be a “Marmite/Vegimite” of liveries. You are either going to love it, or hate it. But Fiji Airways rebranding gets a big thumbs up from TheDesignAir. When first mentioned on TheDesignAir we