• RIP superjumbo: Airbus axes the A380

    Feb 18, 2019, 01:22 PM

    The irony would be if Boeing actually picked up passenger 747-8 orders. Boeing has had half a century to write off 747 development costs so presumably it has built-in economies of scale and time the A380 creators could only dream of, not to mention an established second hand market and freighter ...

  • This will hammer star alliance award space ex Syd as Thai always had the largest availability and whilst the 744 features a dated J product the F was always the sweet spot with quite a good chance of award redemption. I’ll miss the F lounge in BKK.

  • Until Air NZ’s recent messy divorce with VA I’d fly Air NZ stateside just to have a PM arrival. It makes all the difference from hotel room availability to jet lag and even rental car pick up and ease of hitting the LA freeway system. An early arrival only makes sense if you’...

  • My experience on A380s with a similar lounge configuration - such as Asiana - find the space a little dark and oppressive and rarely used. Maybe Qantas has some solution but it’s a tough ask. The only airline to turn the odd space into something spectacular is Etihad by using it for The Ap...

  • Rebranding of business class is nothing new. United and Continental got the ball rolling in the early 1999s with United’s Connoisseur Class (which Americans pronounced as con-e-sewer, slightly disconcerting), and Continental branded as BusinessFirst when they eliminated first class and wer...

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