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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 …

Delta Adds Gogo Vision Video-On-Demand and Wi-Fi Portal

Delta Adds Gogo Vision Video-On-Demand and Wi-Fi Portal

Delta Air Lines launched new in-flight entertainment options in conjunction with its wireless partner Gogo.  The Delta Connect Wi-Fi portal offers passengers free access to real-time travel information, destination content, news and information, and on-line shopping.  Gift.com and OpenTable.com are included in the free content.
In addition, Delta announced the deployment of Gogo’s new video-on-demand service, Gogo Vision, on its fleet of 16 Boeing 757-300 aircraft.  Gogo Vision allows passengers to …

British Airways Invests in Aircraft, Lounge Upgrades

British Airways Invests in Aircraft, Lounge Upgrades

British Airways, a member of the oneworld Alliance, announced a major program to update its aircraft and lounges.
Starting in November, the airline will begin refurbishing 18 of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.  The result will be all-new cabins, similar to those found in the airline’s new 777-300ER aircraft.
The upgrade will provide passengers with more comfortable seats that sport adjustable head rests in World Traveler, greater seat recline in World Traveler Plus, …

Lufthansa Unveils Thinner, Lighter Seats With More Legroom – Review

Lufthansa Unveils Thinner, Lighter Seats With More Legroom – Review

Two weeks ago, I traveled on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Brussels and something looked different. At first glance, it seemed as if all of the seats had been pushed closer together and indeed they had, but that was only part of the story.  In fact, the Airbus A319’s entire interior had been completely redone.
The Neue Europa Kabine (New European Cabin) was first announced in 2010 and features an …

American Airlines First Class Flight 181 New York JFK Los Angeles Review

American Airlines First Class Flight 181 New York JFK Los Angeles Review

American Airlines flies as many as ten flights each day from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles, with many passengers continuing on to far away destinations including Sydney, Australia and Hawaii.  Flights from JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco offer American Flagship Service (AFS) and most utilize the Boeing 767-200 aircraft , which has a three-class configuration with ten first-class seats, 30 business-class seats, and …

KLM World Business Class New York (JFK) to Amsterdam Flight 644 Review

KLM World Business Class New York (JFK) to Amsterdam Flight 644 Review

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport occupies the site of the former International Arrivals Building and serves 40 airlines and almost 10 million passengers a year.
KLM has two daily non-stop flights to Amsterdam from Terminal 4 including flight 644, which also operates as a codeshare with Delta Air Lines as flight 9347. One of the non-stops is on a Boeing 777-200ER and the other uses an unusual aircraft, …

Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal

Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal

Yesterday, after weeks of speculation, American Airlines announced the largest ever order for new aircraft.  Would it be Boeing? Or perhaps Airbus? In the end, it turned out to be both.  With one of the oldest fleets among major U.S. carriers, American’s ambitious five-year fleet renewal plan meant that no one manufacturer could deliver within the airline’s timeline.
According to American Airlines executives we spoke with, the deal “was literally signed …