Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Eva Leonard

American Airlines Gogo Entertainment On Demand In-Flight Streaming Video Review

American Airlines Gogo Entertainment On Demand In-Flight Streaming Video Review

This summer, American Airlines became the first airline in North America to offer Entertainment On Demand in-flight streaming video. The new technology, powered by Gogo, enables customers to wirelessly stream content such as movies and TV shows from an in-flight library to select Wi-Fi-enabled laptops during flights. I recently tested American Airlines Entertainment on Demand in-flight streaming video on AA flight 179 from New York’s JFK airport to San Francisco (SFO).  …

American Airlines Business Class Flight 20 San Francisco to New York JFK Review

American Airlines Business Class Flight 20 San Francisco to New York JFK Review

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the tenth busiest airport in the U.S. and the 12th largest in the world.   Among its many unusual amenities are the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum and  the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library.  I arrived a couple of hours early at SFO’s Terminal 2 for my 3 p.m. flight.  Short queues at both business-class check-in and the Priority Access security lane took about …

Vino Volo Wine Lounge, Restaurant, and Wine Shop San Francisco Airport Review

Vino Volo Wine Lounge, Restaurant, and Wine Shop San Francisco Airport Review

Looking for something different to do before boarding a recent American Airlines flight out of SFO’s Terminal 2, I headed to Vino Volo, the wine lounge, restaurant and boutique wine shop, located opposite the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge, just after security. Branches of the Vino Volo chain can be found at airports in cities including Baltimore, Detroit, Newark, Washington, D.C.  (Dulles), New York (JFK), Oakland, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Seattle, …

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport’s new 2011/2012 Winter Timetable, which goes into effect on October 30, in tandem with the time change in Germany, features expanded flight services from the airlines who are using the extra capacity available following the recent inauguration of Frankfurt Airport’s new Runway Northwest.
In intercontinental traffic, Lufthansa will return to Rio de Janeiro, with five flights per week. Lufthansa last served this route from Frankfurt in 2005. Effective January …

Transaero to Be First Airbus A380 Customer in Russia

Transaero to Be First Airbus A380 Customer in Russia

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, has announced plans to purchase four Airbus A380 aircraft.
Transaero will become the first customer for the Airbus A380 in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Eastern Europe.  The airline plans to begin flying the A380 on long-haul flights in and out of Moscow.  Its current long-haul routes include Hong Kong, London, New York, and Tokyo.
Transaero’s A380s will feature a three-class cabin …

Delta to Expand Economy Comfort Seating to Domestic Flights

Delta to Expand Economy Comfort Seating to Domestic Flights

Delta Air Lines announced it will expand Economy Comfort – a premium economy cabin product launched on long-haul international flights earlier this year – to its entire mainline fleet of more than 550 aircraft, in addition to more than 250 two-class regional jets.
Economy Comfort has been available on Delta’s long-haul international flights served by Boeing 747, 777, 767 and Airbus A330 aircraft since June 2011. Economy Comfort seats have a …

Shangri-La Hotel’s Shang Palace Brings Chinese Fine Dining to Paris

Shangri-La Hotel’s Shang Palace Brings Chinese Fine Dining to Paris

Looking for a restaurant to impress Chinese clients or colleagues in Paris? With Chinese investment in France growing (one Chinese firm, telecom vendor ZTE, has even based its North American headquarters in the City of Light), the first hotel restaurant in Paris dedicated to Chinese fine dining has opened in the 16th arrondissement.
In September, Shangri-La Hotel Paris unveiled authentic Cantonese restaurant Shang Palace, with a 60-dish menu, spotlighting seasonal delicacies …