Articles tagged “business class”

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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.

4 years 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 years ago

Analysts Question Whether JetBlue’s Business Class Will Make a Difference

Analysts Question Whether JetBlue’s Business Class Will Make a Difference

Reuters

JetBlue's new Mint business class service isn't only an exercise in numbers-crunching, but is a first volley in changing the airline's identity.

5 years ago

JetBlue Balances Creation of New Mint Business Class with Perks in Coach

JetBlue Balances Creation of New Mint Business Class with Perks in Coach

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue's Mint business class should prove to be very popular, and there are enough improvements in the rest of the plane to ensure that the airline's existing customer base won't get alienated. Still, it remains to be seen how long JetBlue will keep Mint at its current price points, and whether the service will be an economic success.

5 years ago

How Long Can Singapore Airlines Continue to be a Holdout on Premium Economy?

How Long Can Singapore Airlines Continue to be a Holdout on Premium Economy?

Karamjit Kaur, Straits Times

With losses mounting, Singapore Airlines may have no choice but to introduce premium economy as analysts argue there is not much of a danger that business class passengers will downgrade.

6 years ago

The New Airline Trying to Crowd Fund an All-Business Class, Trans-Atlantic Service

The New Airline Trying to Crowd Fund an All-Business Class, Trans-Atlantic Service

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Everything about an all-business class, trans-Atlantic airline screams 2004, with the exception of the crow-funding bit. That, frankly, doesn't make us any more optimistic.

6 years ago

Etihad Is the First Airline to Put Multi-Room Suites on a Plane

Etihad Is the First Airline to Put Multi-Room Suites on a Plane

Adam Schrek, Associated Press

The smallest of the three Middle Eastern airlines is carving a niche as an ultra-luxurious commercial carrier and looking to generate buzz by being the first to announce over-the-top amenities.

6 years ago

Emirates Business Class Service on A380s Makes an Impression

Emirates Business Class Service on A380s Makes an Impression

John O'Ceallaigh, Daily Telegraph

There's not much to quibble with about Emirates' business class service in its A380s. Lie back and enjoy.

6 years ago

Airlines Cloistering the Wealthy From the Masses in Coach

Airlines Cloistering the Wealthy From the Masses in Coach

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

The 1% are finally getting private jet-like service from mainstream commercial airlines, which are catering to their biggest spenders.

6 years ago

Delta Swaps Empty Premium Seats for Coach Seats That Flyers Will Buy

Delta Swaps Empty Premium Seats for Coach Seats That Flyers Will Buy

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Airlines are investing in expensive premium seats in a bid for lucrative business flyers, but its the coach seats with even the smallest amount of legroom that will fill up for the right price.

6 years ago