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United Places New Order for Airbus A350 XWBs

United Places New Order for Airbus A350 XWBs

United Airlines and Airbus announced an order for 45 Airbus A350-900s. The aircraft model and number is an updated version of the carrier’s previous order of 35 A350-1000s, which the airline has since cancelled.
The A350-900 is part of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB family, which can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout.  It has a carbon fuselage and new wings, and is powered by Rolls Royce Trent …

Delta Becomes First Operator of Airbus A350-900 in U.S.

Delta Becomes First Operator of Airbus A350-900 in U.S.

Delta Air Lines announced that it took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The carrier is the first in North America to operate the plane.
The Atlanta-based airline plans to deploy the aircraft on its Detroit-Tokyo Narita route on October 30.
The new A350-900 is equipped with 306 seats in a three class configuration, with 32 seats in Delta One, 48 seats in the new Delta Premium Select cabin, and 226 …

Brussels Airlines to Upgrade Long-Haul Fleet

Brussels Airlines to Upgrade Long-Haul Fleet

Brussels Airlines announced that it plans to replace seven of its ten long-haul aircraft by the end of 2019.
The carrier will take delivery of seven Airbus A330-300ceo aircraft, replacing seven of its A330-200 and A330-300 planes during that period.
The new aircraft will be equipped with newly-designed cabins in all three classes, namely business class, Economy Privilege, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and economy class.
The first of the new planes …

Lobby Bar – October 14: Indoor Cars, Broadway Takes Flight, and Parachuting to the Bay Area

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Icebreaker. Paul Riegler heads to California and checks into the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Rather than using alarm wakeup calls, the hotel dispatches a butler to use the ice machine nearest your room at the hour you request. The mechanical grinding sound of ice being crushed is far more pleasant than the phone’s ringtone, the hotel insists.
Mini stereos. Jonathan Spira …

Airbus Delivers 10,000th Aircraft

Airbus Delivers 10,000th Aircraft

Airbus Industrie, which launched its very first aircraft – an A300 – into commercial service with Air France in 1974, celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th. The new plane – an Airbus A350 – was presented to Singapore Airlines on Friday in Toulouse, France.
The European consortium placed its 100th A300 in 1979 but it was the A320 – introduced in 1984, with a first flight in 1987 and first delivery …

Allegiant to Order 12 Airbus A320ceos

Allegiant to Order 12 Airbus A320ceos

Allegiant Air announced an order for 12 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. The ceo designation indicates the “current engine option” model of the planes.
The single-aisle planes feature sharklet wing tips and will be up to 4% more fuel efficient than current jets.  They also have their range extended by up to 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers).
Presently, Allegiant’s fleet consists of 15 A319ceos and 16 A320ceos.
To date, Airbus has had approximately 12,600 orders …

Lobby Bar – July 15: Pokémon Prey, In-Flight Swimming, and Driving Two Cars at Once

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Refresh, revive. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was upgraded to business class on Singapore Airlines’ service to …