Articles tagged “business class”

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Daily Podcast: A Small Amount of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, June 10, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: A Small Amount of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Hawaiian Airlines Gambles on Big New Business Class Cabin

Hawaiian Airlines is late to the lie-flat seat game, but its new Boeing 787s will have 34 beds in the front of the aircraft. Why? The airline thinks leisure travelers, especially from Japan, will pony up when travel restrictions ease and they resume vacations to Hawaii again.

Hawaiian Airlines Gambles on Big New Business Class Cabin

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If You Souffle It, Will They Fly? Airlines Bring Back Hot Meals to Woo High-End Flyers

Some airlines are bringing back hot meals for their premium passengers, but is this all pomp-and-circumstance or will it help rev up sales? People are tired of paying for everything when they fly, airlines need to consider bringing back free food for all if they really want to attract customers.

If You Souffle It, Will They Fly? Airlines Bring Back Hot Meals to Woo High-End Flyers

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Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

Emirates has fired the first salvo in the unbundling of business class fares. Now you can buy just the seat, with none of the other trimmings that travelers are used to with top-tier carriers. It's a pragmatic strategy, one that gives more choice to travelers. The tension will now be maintaining that great luxury brand halo and still letting the premium cabins do the marketing hard yards for the carrier.

Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

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British Airways Updates Its Business Class Seat and Adds a Privacy Door

British Airways was the first airline to create a lie-flat business class seat. But its design had not been updated in years, and it has not been competitive for awhile. The airline needed an upgrade.

British Airways Updates Its Business Class Seat and Adds a Privacy Door

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Is Business Class Heading for an Upgrade?

We know first class is on the way out on routes between the biggest business cities. But do travelers want a better-than-business option at a reasonable price?

Is Business Class Heading for an Upgrade?

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How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

Technological advancements make the Singapore-New York route much more cost-effective but what happens if oil breaks the $100-a-barrel mark?

How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

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Why United Is Considering Putting Flatbed Seats on New Domestic Jets

Here's another reminder that airlines are fiercely competitive. Until recently, U.S. airlines generally weren't considering adding premium business class seats on domestic routes beyond New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. But a few years ago, JetBlue disrupted the market with its Mint business class, and now United is considering a similar move.

Why United Is Considering Putting Flatbed Seats on New Domestic Jets

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One Airplane Seat Manufacturer Promises ‘Germ-Free Travel’ Within a Few Years

The average airline seat is probably gross, filled with germs passengers don't even know are there. But while some passengers get sick, most handle air travel just fine. It begs the question: Is this technological advance necessary?

One Airplane Seat Manufacturer Promises ‘Germ-Free Travel’ Within a Few Years

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JetBlue’s Popular Mint Business Class Disrupted All of Its Rivals

JetBlue's not the most profitable U.S. airline. It's not the most on-time. It doesn't have nearly the selection of destinations as its larger competitors. But the airline has succeeded in disrupting the industry with its innovative business class product.

JetBlue’s Popular Mint Business Class Disrupted All of Its Rivals