It’s a goodie bag! Virgin Atlantic revamps amenities, with cool eco-credentials

Virgin Atlantic has just pulled back the drawstring on a series of eco-savvy amenity enhancements across its cabins. Naturally focussing on their Upper Class product, which has recently had an upgrade, there are a plethora of extra enhancements from socks to pyjamas. The hero of these enhancement is Virgin’s quirkily-named ‘Goodie bag’ which features REN…

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Qantas Celebrates Opening Of Reservations Between London And Perth. Yes, non-stop.

Today saw the opening of reservations on Qantas’ much anticipated London-Perth-Melbourne route which will commence service 24th March 2018. Touting the airline’s most advanced aircraft the 787-9, the airline is boasting increased comfort on a cabin interior that’s been ‘designed with long-haul in mind’. Launched on the same day, Qantas revealed its new heart-warming campaign…

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Inside Cathay’s New A350 Inaugural Flight From Gatwick

Today saw the launch of Cathay Pacific’s 4-times-a-week service between Hong Kong and Gatwick airport. The airline has rolled out it’s most technologically advanced airframe on the route, the A350-900, which also flies to Dusseldorf from Hong Kong. Being one of the lucky few invited for the inaugural event at Gatwick, TheDesignAir was able to…

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ANA’s Seven UK Samurai Chefs Announced

ANA’s hunt for seven talented British chefs to take off on a unique trip to Japan to learn the secrets of the country’s legendary cuisine has taken another step forward. The chefs have now been whittled down to ANA’s seven ‘Samurai Chefs.’ The up-and-coming chefs from the UK, were whisked across to Japan for an immersive culinary…

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Trip Report: Avianca A330 Business Class July 2015

Flight: AV121 Aircraft Type: A330-200 Class: ‘Previous Generation’ Business Class Route: LHR-BOG Flight time: 10:27 Seat: 1J Date: July 2015 http://www.avianca.com Best for: People travelling in pairs. The previous generation business class seats are in a 2 x 2 x 2 format. Fares are low, and offer good connections through most of South & Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. The crowd: Mainly South American…

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Hainan Airlines Is Latest Connection From UK To China

Hainan Airlines, one of Skytrax’s 7 exclusive five star carriers, announced on the weekend that it would be starting a Beijing – Manchester connection. Flying four times a week to the UK’s second most favourite destination for long haul carriers, Hainan Airlines will be the latest connection from the UK to China, a growing market,…

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Birmingham & Manchester Get Upgraded Cabins

Passengers flying from Manchester and Birmingham in the UK are starting to see real improvements in the inflight product being offered them. The airports have had fairly good connections around the world for years, but as they have been seen as less important routes for international airlines, the product rolled out to these airports weren’t the flagship products seen…

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South African Airways Reveal New Short Haul Interiors

Priestmangoode, UK based design firm have just revealed their fantastic new interiors for South African Airways latest short haul Airbus fleet. The studio worked in collaboration with The Brand Union, Johannesburg, South Africa, a brand consultancy, to develop a new brand identity and experience for the leading African airline. Kim Thipe, Head of Marketing at South African Airways…

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Transaero Launch Spectacular 737 Cabin

We are slightly taken aback by Transaero’s latest announcement regarding the cabin offerings on their six new 737-800 aircraft. Transaero, a Russian carrier, that was fairly unheard of until a few years ago, was recently awarded by SkyTrax “Most Improved Airline In the World” and by the looks of things, quite rightly so. In what…

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Thomas Cook Group Launch A New Brand Image

Leisure travel operator, Thomas Cook, have launched their latest logo which will be rolled out throughout the group to unify its brands and market activity under one common symbol, the ‘Sunny Heart’. The ‘Sunny Heart’ is being rolled out from today, and will replace the current ‘Globe’ in the Group’s websites, international stores, the airline fleet…

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