Articles tagged “first class”

Hotels

The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality

Big brands have a tendency for stasis: I'm particularly interested to see how AI and new technology will soften the ground for a new wave of hospitality entrepreneurs and visionaries to shape a very dynamic industry, particularly in emerging markets like Saudi.

The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality

Airlines

Abu Dhabi International Airport Launches ‘Terminal A’  

It almost sounded like 'Mission Impossible,' but Abu Dhabi’s new Terminal A is open after a delay of over six years. It should make customers consider Abu Dhabi as a viable option to transfer on their travels again.

Abu Dhabi International Airport Launches ‘Terminal A’  

Airlines

Japan Airlines’ Big Updates to Business and First Class for the A350-1000

Asian airlines’ customers still take innovation and premium cabins seriously and are willing to pay for them. For these customers, Japan Airlines is bringing in their new flagship, the A350-1000s in a premium-heavy configuration.

Japan Airlines’ Big Updates to Business and First Class for the A350-1000

Airlines

New Rules of Long-Haul Travel: Business vs. First Class, ‘Densification’ of Economy

As travel comes back strong, airlines are doing everything they can to add capacity to their existing aircraft and roll out the red carpet for their premium customers.

New Rules of Long-Haul Travel: Business vs. First Class, ‘Densification’ of Economy

Airlines

Emirates President Says First Class is Here to Stay

First class on long, intercontinental flights is slowly disappearing at most airlines. But not everywhere, with Emirates and Lufthansa keeping the posh offering.

Emirates President Says First Class is Here to Stay

Coronavirus

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

Airlines

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Travelers hoping for more free first-class upgrades should probably root for a recession. The economy is too strong for airlines to give away their best seats for free.

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Airlines

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

As airlines double down on investment in business class, there are some experiential table stakes for customers paying the money to sit up front.

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Airlines

Singapore Airlines Unveils a Massive First-Class Suite to Compete with Gulf Rivals

We expect Singapore's new first-class suites will be considered among the world's best products. But the airline still faces intense competition from Gulf and Asian airlines. It's not clear how much this cabin update will help on that front.

Singapore Airlines Unveils a Massive First-Class Suite to Compete with Gulf Rivals

Airlines

First Class Is Shrinking but Here’s Why It Remains Important

First class is becoming more rarified as carriers emphasize dense business class configurations. But the most exclusive product does still play a role for well-heeled customers and the marketing departments of top carriers.

First Class Is Shrinking but Here’s Why It Remains Important