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Articles tagged “business class”

American, United and Delta Finally Invest in Business Class. Which Is Best?

American, United and Delta Finally Invest in Business Class. Which Is Best?

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Airline passengers are tough critics, but even the most hardened road warrior should agree that the premium cabin experience is much improved from five years ago. Now airlines should turn their attention to coach, right?

1 month ago

Frugal Travelers Turn to Business Class Fares to Earn Elite Status

Frugal Travelers Turn to Business Class Fares to Earn Elite Status

Grant Martin, Skift

Business class fares are becoming so reasonable that it often makes sense to book the tickets for the mileage bonuses. In many cases, elite status can be earned with one single flight.

2 months ago

La Compagnie Blames Brexit for London Route Suspension

La Compagnie Blames Brexit for London Route Suspension

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Brexit is a fig leaf that can be used to cover up pretty much anything. Would the carrier be halting the service if it had been a runaway success?

3 months ago

Delta’s New Business Class Suites Put It Ahead of Its Competitors, Again

Delta’s New Business Class Suites Put It Ahead of Its Competitors, Again

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many airlines spin new products as industry-leading. But this is the real deal. Delta's new suite looks about as good as business class can get.

4 months ago

As Losses Mount, Air Berlin Will Focus on Business Travelers

As Losses Mount, Air Berlin Will Focus on Business Travelers

Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

Air Berlin, which has long struggled with how to position itself in the marketplace, will now try to attract European business travelers. Will this help it improve its financial position?

4 months ago

How United Airlines Is Turning Value Flyers Into First-Class Customers

How United Airlines Is Turning Value Flyers Into First-Class Customers

Grant Martin, Skift

Can we now say that the radical evolution of loyalty and premium upgrade is nearly complete?

5 months ago

Hawaiian Airlines’ Snazzy Flatbed Seats Reveal Its Big Ambitions

Hawaiian Airlines’ Snazzy Flatbed Seats Reveal Its Big Ambitions

Brian Sumers, Skift

Hawaiian Airlines is introducing new business class seats. But if you live in the mainland United States, you may not see a lot of them.

6 months ago

The Unexpected Micro-Revolution Behind United Airlines’ New Business Class Seat

The Unexpected Micro-Revolution Behind United Airlines’ New Business Class Seat

Brian Sumers, Skift

Design firm Acumen did something no one thought possible. It created a high-density, direct-aisle access business class cabin for United Airlines. Will passengers like it? We'll find out early next year.

6 months ago

Cheaper Premium Cabins on the Horizon as Delta Cuts Back on Upgrades

Cheaper Premium Cabins on the Horizon as Delta Cuts Back on Upgrades

Grant Martin, Skift

Fewer upgrades are on the horizon, but that may mean more discount premium fares.

9 months ago

The New Business Class Seating Concept That Does So Much More With Less

The New Business Class Seating Concept That Does So Much More With Less

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Given their cost-reductions and revenue benefits, we expect more nested seats in the air soon.

2 years ago

Virgin Australia’s New Business Class Challenges Regional Rivals

Virgin Australia’s New Business Class Challenges Regional Rivals

Jonny Clark, TheDesignAir

The most creative work in cabins is taking place in business class.

2 years ago

Three-Class Planes Are an Unnecessary Luxury in Air Travel Today

Three-Class Planes Are an Unnecessary Luxury in Air Travel Today

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Three-class cabins only make sense on airline's most lucrative and trafficked routes where a broad variety of customers actually fill up all sections. On all other routes, two cabins allow airlines to differentiate services with added operation costs.

2 years ago