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British Airways Announces New ‘Club Suite’ Business-Class Seat

British Airways Announces New ‘Club Suite’ Business-Class Seat

British Airways announced plans for its new Club Suite business-class seat.
The new seat will make its debut in the airline’s Airbus A350 aircraft, which will begin to fly on long-haul routes in October. All seats will have direct-aisle access, a vanity unit and mirror, an 18.5” in-flight entertainment display, electric outlets and USB ports, and a privacy door. The airline says each seat will provide 40% more storage as well.
The seat …

Lobby Bar – February 8: To Hell with Brexiters, Shiny Object Syndrome, and ‘I’ll Take Mockingbirds for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: You Can’t Beat the Feeling
The Shining. Following the news of the planned demolition of the Grand Hyatt New York, Donald Trump’s first project in Manhattan, news leaked about the planned renovation of the White House exterior, to make up for the loss of the Hyatt.  Just as he told the architects working on the 1980 renovation “I want shiny,” with respect to the original granite exterior, the White House …

American Airlines and British Airways Announce $344 Million Terminal 8 Expansion at JFK

American Airlines and British Airways Announce $344 Million Terminal 8 Expansion at JFK

American Airlines, British Airways, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday a $344 million plan to expand Terminal 8, which is operated by American, and relocate BA to Terminal 8 from Terminal 7, its current home.
The project calls adding 70,400 square feet (6,540 square meters) of additional space including 33,000 square feet (3066 square meters) of public space ad the refurbishment of 57,000 square …

Lobby Bar – January 11, 2019: Lost in Space, Jethro Tull, and ‘I’ll Take Soon-to-Be Defunct Airlines for €1,000, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: Being All It Can Be
Moved. Left no forwarding address?  Aeroplan tried to reconnect to its former owner Air Canada on Thursday and, upon returning home, found the building empty and the locks changed.  The frequent-flyer program can be found wandering the streets of Montreal, asking passers-by, have you seen my parent
No planes for you. Security staff at several German airports went on strike on Thursday, leaving thousands of travelers stranded …

British Airways Galleries First Lounge London-Heathrow Terminal 3 – Review

While some view London Heathrow Airport as the epitome of chaos, those in the know see it for what it really is: a massive airport with several fetching oases. One of them is the British Airways Galleries First Lounge in Terminal 3.
After arriving in London at Terminal 5 on a short-haul flight in the airline’s business class, I had over three hours to make my connecting flight on American Airlines …

What You Read in 2018: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

As the year 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year.
The big news over the past year was the opening of the first new terminal at the renovated LaGuardia Airport, the integration of flight attendant groups at both United Airlines (which had merged with Continental Airlines in 2010) and American Airlines (which merged with US Airways …

Aer Lingus Applies to Join Transatlantic AA-BA Joint Venture

Aer Lingus Applies to Join Transatlantic AA-BA Joint Venture

Aer Lingus will likely become a part of the transatlantic joint venture with American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.
The carriers have submitted a joint motion to the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking approval.
“We respectfully request that the Department amend DOT Order 2010-7-8 to extend its approval and grant of antitrust immunity (“ATI”) to Aer Lingus and an Amended Joint Business Agreement,” they said in the motion, filed on December …