Articles tagged “business class”

British Airways Announces a $495 Million Investment in Premium Experience

British Airways Announces a $495 Million Investment in Premium Experience

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways has finally come around and started investing in its business class cabin. But it may be too late to catch up with Delta, United, and the Middle East carriers.

5 months ago

Alaska Air Won’t Have Flatbeds But Will Reward Frequent Flyers With Free Upgrades

Alaska Air Won’t Have Flatbeds But Will Reward Frequent Flyers With Free Upgrades

Brian Sumers, Skift

Alaska's frequent flyers should love this decision. No, they won't get flatbed business class seats to New York, but they'll keep plentiful free upgrades. For most road warriors, that's a big deal.

6 months ago

Why International First Class Is Slowly Disappearing From Airlines

Why International First Class Is Slowly Disappearing From Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

There is still a market for international first class. It's just not big, and its generally on flights between financial centers. Qatar Airways is making the right decision in focusing on business class, rather than first.

6 months ago

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?

11 months 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.

11 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago