Posts Tagged: Thedesignair

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

Featured / Leave a comment

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

Featured / Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE TheDesignAir ‘Future of Travel’ White Paper

TheDesignAir is pleased to share a free-to-download White paper on the ‘Future of Travel’, reflecting on the changes to the passenger experience post-Covid19. Founder of the site, Jonny Clark, explores gradual shifts and changes we can expect to see across

EXCLUSIVE TheDesignAir ‘Future of Travel’ White Paper

TheDesignAir is pleased to share a free-to-download White paper on the ‘Future of Travel’, reflecting on the changes to the passenger experience post-Covid19. Founder of the site, Jonny Clark, explores gradual shifts and changes we can expect to see across

Hot Hotel openings in 2020 we’re excited about, including one with underwater bedrooms!

2020 sees a wave of new hotel openings across the globe, and we’re already aware of a few in 2021 that we’re even more excited about, but have to remain tight-lipped. But here’s a round-up of just a few that

Hot Hotel openings in 2020 we’re excited about, including one with underwater bedrooms!

2020 sees a wave of new hotel openings across the globe, and we’re already aware of a few in 2021 that we’re even more excited about, but have to remain tight-lipped. But here’s a round-up of just a few that

Thank you for 2019. Here’s to a brand new decade with TheDesignAir

“2020 sees our 9th year in operation. Those nine years have seen us report on a myriad of new product releases, seats and lounges across the globe, and it’s been a pleasure running it for so many years. It’s seen

Thank you for 2019. Here’s to a brand new decade with TheDesignAir

“2020 sees our 9th year in operation. Those nine years have seen us report on a myriad of new product releases, seats and lounges across the globe, and it’s been a pleasure running it for so many years. It’s seen

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.

TheDesignAir Awards 2019 voting has now closed!

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2019 and just like last couple of years, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public. The voting is now closed! Now is your chance to pick from

TheDesignAir Awards 2019 voting has now closed!

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2019 and just like last couple of years, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public. The voting is now closed! Now is your chance to pick from

Thank You For 2018. Here’s To 2019 With TheDesignAir

“2019 will see TheDesignAir’s eighth year operating. If you had asked me 7 years ago when I wrote my first post whether I would still be doing this today, my answer would have probably been a simple ‘nope’. Yet here

Thank You For 2018. Here’s To 2019 With TheDesignAir

“2019 will see TheDesignAir’s eighth year operating. If you had asked me 7 years ago when I wrote my first post whether I would still be doing this today, my answer would have probably been a simple ‘nope’. Yet here

Announcing TheDesignAir Awards 2018 Winners

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the 2018 Award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. This year has seen a wave of improvements around the world in the field of passenger experience. From impressive new

Announcing TheDesignAir Awards 2018 Winners

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the 2018 Award winners as voted for by our esteemed judging panel and our readers. This year has seen a wave of improvements around the world in the field of passenger experience. From impressive new

TheDesignAir Launches 2018 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2018 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners you feel are most worthy. Now is

TheDesignAir Launches 2018 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2018 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners you feel are most worthy. Now is

Help Support TheDesignAir in 2018

Helping TheDesignAir in 2018 “Thank you for taking the time to read this. You’ve done that as hopefully you are keen to help support TheDesignAir in 2018 and have found our site useful in the past and in the future

Help Support TheDesignAir in 2018

Helping TheDesignAir in 2018 “Thank you for taking the time to read this. You’ve done that as hopefully you are keen to help support TheDesignAir in 2018 and have found our site useful in the past and in the future

TheDesignAir Launches 2017 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2017 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners. Now is your chance to pick from

TheDesignAir Launches 2017 Awards Shortlist

TheDesignAir is pleased to announce the shortlist for the DesignAir Awards 2017 and just like last year, we’ve opened some of the categories to the public, so you can vote for the winners. Now is your chance to pick from

TheDesignAir 2016 Award Winners Announced

From everyone at TheDesignAir, we want to wish you a very Happy New Year. As the new year rolls in, we take the time to celebrate 2016. It’s been yet another fantastic year in aviation with numerous new products rolled out and airlines

TheDesignAir 2016 Award Winners Announced

From everyone at TheDesignAir, we want to wish you a very Happy New Year. As the new year rolls in, we take the time to celebrate 2016. It’s been yet another fantastic year in aviation with numerous new products rolled out and airlines

TheDesignAir Awards 2016 – You Can Vote Now

The long-awaited TheDesignAir 2016 Awards are back. This year, we’ve changed things a little bit, giving our readership the chance to get involved. Not only will TheDesignAir be announcing a few of the awards based on their own opinion, but we’ve opened six categories

TheDesignAir Awards 2016 – You Can Vote Now

The long-awaited TheDesignAir 2016 Awards are back. This year, we’ve changed things a little bit, giving our readership the chance to get involved. Not only will TheDesignAir be announcing a few of the awards based on their own opinion, but we’ve opened six categories

Hawaiian Airlines Hint At Refreshed Brand, Livery And Uniforms In Exclusive Interview With TheDesignAir

In the heart of Honolulu Airport, TheDesignAir talks exclusively with Avi Mannis at Hawaiian Airlines on their home turf, discussing the past, the future, brand and livery, plus what it means to be a truly successful ‘destination carrier’ The Roots

Hawaiian Airlines Hint At Refreshed Brand, Livery And Uniforms In Exclusive Interview With TheDesignAir

In the heart of Honolulu Airport, TheDesignAir talks exclusively with Avi Mannis at Hawaiian Airlines on their home turf, discussing the past, the future, brand and livery, plus what it means to be a truly successful ‘destination carrier’ The Roots

TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Best Aviation Product Releases For 2015

2015 has been an impressive year for the aviation industry, with many carriers pulling up their socks and vying for the all-elusive lucrative passenger. With oil-prices lower than before, airlines are snapping at the opportunity to revisit their products, launch

TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Best Aviation Product Releases For 2015

2015 has been an impressive year for the aviation industry, with many carriers pulling up their socks and vying for the all-elusive lucrative passenger. With oil-prices lower than before, airlines are snapping at the opportunity to revisit their products, launch

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

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

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

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

Introducing ‘The Aviator’ Episode One, Exclusively On TheDesignAir

We’re pleased to announce that we have brought a brand new podcast to TheDesignAir.net. None other than legendary presenter Ted Kravitz and TheDesignAir.net founder Jonny Clark present The Aviator Podcast, covering everything in the air from departure gate to arrival

Introducing ‘The Aviator’ Episode One, Exclusively On TheDesignAir

We’re pleased to announce that we have brought a brand new podcast to TheDesignAir.net. None other than legendary presenter Ted Kravitz and TheDesignAir.net founder Jonny Clark present The Aviator Podcast, covering everything in the air from departure gate to arrival

Exclusive: We Talk To The Designers Behind SIA’s New Premium Economy

London based JPA Design has had a long working history with Singapore Airlines, starting back in 1998 when they first launched the 747 first class suite. Since then the creative studio has tackled a variety of cabin designs for one of the

Exclusive: We Talk To The Designers Behind SIA’s New Premium Economy

London based JPA Design has had a long working history with Singapore Airlines, starting back in 1998 when they first launched the 747 first class suite. Since then the creative studio has tackled a variety of cabin designs for one of the

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

TRIP REPORT: British Airways 747 Business Class October 2014

Flight: BA117 Aircraft Type: B747-400 Class: “Club World” Business Class Route: LHR-JFK Date: October 2014 http://www.ba.com Best for: UK based travellers who travel a lot, who can benefit from frequent flier perks. Most likely to sit next to: On this route, expect NY-LON travellers, who take the

TRIP REPORT: British Airways 747 Business Class October 2014

Flight: BA117 Aircraft Type: B747-400 Class: “Club World” Business Class Route: LHR-JFK Date: October 2014 http://www.ba.com Best for: UK based travellers who travel a lot, who can benefit from frequent flier perks. Most likely to sit next to: On this route, expect NY-LON travellers, who take the

TRIP REPORT: Etihad Pearl Business Class July 2014

Flight: EY18 Aircraft Type: A330-300 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-AUH Date: July 2014 http://www.etihad.com Best for: International business class travellers looking for luxury with one-stop connections Most likely to sit next to: Local Abu Dhabi residents or über-cool marketing and media types. Business or pleasure: This is an airline

TRIP REPORT: Etihad Pearl Business Class July 2014

Flight: EY18 Aircraft Type: A330-300 Class: Business Class Route: LHR-AUH Date: July 2014 http://www.etihad.com Best for: International business class travellers looking for luxury with one-stop connections Most likely to sit next to: Local Abu Dhabi residents or über-cool marketing and media types. Business or pleasure: This is an airline

TheDesignAir Top 10 Liveries of 2014

It’s that time again, and the judges have voted for their Top 10 Liveries for 2014. Each year the judges sort through the best of the best to find out what is hitting the mark. This year some familiar faces

TheDesignAir Top 10 Liveries of 2014

It’s that time again, and the judges have voted for their Top 10 Liveries for 2014. Each year the judges sort through the best of the best to find out what is hitting the mark. This year some familiar faces

Hot Hotel: Soneva Kiri, Thailand

When you hear ‘sustainable tourism’, let’s be honest, you wouldn’t picture yourself in a luxurious villa like the one above. However, we explored the finer side of the latest travel buzz-word in one of Thailand’s best hotels. Welcome to this month’s Hot

Hot Hotel: Soneva Kiri, Thailand

When you hear ‘sustainable tourism’, let’s be honest, you wouldn’t picture yourself in a luxurious villa like the one above. However, we explored the finer side of the latest travel buzz-word in one of Thailand’s best hotels. Welcome to this month’s Hot

TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Premium Economy Classes 2014

Our TheDesignAir Top 10 lists have undergone a revamp in 2014, and to aid transparency, our top 10 airlines will now have their rating out of 100 shown, as voted for and calculated by our judging panel. This month we cover our top

TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Premium Economy Classes 2014

Our TheDesignAir Top 10 lists have undergone a revamp in 2014, and to aid transparency, our top 10 airlines will now have their rating out of 100 shown, as voted for and calculated by our judging panel. This month we cover our top

Cathay Pacific On Being The Best In Business Class

Originally by Dominique Afacan, one of our DesignAir judges for forbes.com. She talks business, beds and Boeing with Roberto Abbondio, Head of Sales and Marketing UK/IR for Cathay Pacific. Cathay just won Best Business Class in the Airline Ratings.com awards – how does the cabin differ

Cathay Pacific On Being The Best In Business Class

Originally by Dominique Afacan, one of our DesignAir judges for forbes.com. She talks business, beds and Boeing with Roberto Abbondio, Head of Sales and Marketing UK/IR for Cathay Pacific. Cathay just won Best Business Class in the Airline Ratings.com awards – how does the cabin differ

American Airlines Tail Finalised

So the votes are in. American Airlines employees have voted, and the figures have been totted up. The new American tail stays. According to airchive, there were 60,418 voters, which accounts for 60% of their staff. Interestingly, 31,355 people voted

American Airlines Tail Finalised

So the votes are in. American Airlines employees have voted, and the figures have been totted up. The new American tail stays. According to airchive, there were 60,418 voters, which accounts for 60% of their staff. Interestingly, 31,355 people voted

American Airlines New Tail Conundrum

It’s no secret that we weren’t fans of American’s new livery when it came out, and although we loved the new 777 premium cabins, we thought the livery was missing the mark, being overtly American, one thing that Internationally has

American Airlines New Tail Conundrum

It’s no secret that we weren’t fans of American’s new livery when it came out, and although we loved the new 777 premium cabins, we thought the livery was missing the mark, being overtly American, one thing that Internationally has

TRIP REPORT: Cathay Pacific Business Class December 2013

Flight: CX237 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Business Class Route: HKG-LHR Date: 1st December 2013 http://www.cathaypacific.co.uk Best for: Passengers wanting no-fuss elegant luxury, space and dining flying to and from Hong Kong. Most likely to sit next to: A mix of couples, suited business men and mainly passengers

TRIP REPORT: Cathay Pacific Business Class December 2013

Flight: CX237 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Business Class Route: HKG-LHR Date: 1st December 2013 http://www.cathaypacific.co.uk Best for: Passengers wanting no-fuss elegant luxury, space and dining flying to and from Hong Kong. Most likely to sit next to: A mix of couples, suited business men and mainly passengers

TRIP REPORT: Cathay Pacific Premium Economy November 2013

Flight: CX254 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Premium Economy Route: LHR-HKG Date: 30th November 2013 http://www.cathaypacific.co.uk Best for: Savvy frequent travellers who are happy with a great reclining chair but don’t want to spend their money on business class. Most likely to sit next to: On our flight,

TRIP REPORT: Cathay Pacific Premium Economy November 2013

Flight: CX254 Aircraft Type: 777-300ER Class: Premium Economy Route: LHR-HKG Date: 30th November 2013 http://www.cathaypacific.co.uk Best for: Savvy frequent travellers who are happy with a great reclining chair but don’t want to spend their money on business class. Most likely to sit next to: On our flight,