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Airbnb Wants Your Next Destination To Be A “Surprise”

Vibe may be an overused word in 2022, but every traveler has one, and seeks one. Sometimes finding that “vibe” is more about a general trip... The post Airbnb Wants... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Panasonic to supply its NEXT IFEC platform for Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 fleet

Panasonic Avionic have tied another deal – this time with Lufthansa for the supply of Inflight Entertainment hardware for their Boeing 747-8 fleet. Lufthansa Boeing... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
International Airlines Group pulls the trigger for a 737 MAX fleet

International Airlines Group (IAG) has finally decided to follow through on a commitment for an order for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order covers a combined total of... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
ATR Aircraft unveils their plan for the future – introducing EVO

ATR Aircraft has announced its plans for the future of its regional aircraft – dubbing the new generation the ATR ‘EVO’. ATR’s plan for the EVO foresees advanced... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines expand codeshares

Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines are building on their strategic partnership, following Malaysia Airlines’ announcement to launch a non-stop service from Kuala... Read More

God Save The Points
It’s A Great Time To Invest In Airport “Fast Track” Subscriptions

It’s summer, which usually just means its amateur hour at the airport. But add in two years of pent up demand, even non-amateurs out of practice,... The post It’s A... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Heathrow Express names carriages of its trains after cities of the world

Heathrow Express has been busy as its new fleet of trains has entered service. Yesterday, they unveiled a fleet of newly named train carriages at a special event held at... Read More

God Save The Points
How Apple AirTags Fought Travel Crime. Yes, Seriously.

About a decade ago, I made a “rip the band-aid off” decision to mostly exit the Apple ecosystem. Goodbye, iPhone, hello, Google Pixel. It’s all been... The post... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Panasonic Avionics to into IFE systems aboard Bamboo Airways

Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways is preparing to add to its long haul passenger experience, with the airline selecting Panasonic Avionics hardware for in-flight... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Finnair annouces new catering updates in in Business and Premium Economy Cabin

With the rollout of Finnair’s new business class, the airline has been working on its food and beverage offering. Finnair Business Class offering – Image, Finnair.... Read More

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Your Japan Travel Reopening Questions, Answered!

If the Prime Minister says it, it’s gotta be at least somewhat likely, right? During a May visit to the UK, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida... The post Your... Read More

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Surprised: I Had A Great Expedia Customer Service Experience

There’s one piece of advice you’ll constantly hear travel experts harp on. Historically, it’s been for very-very good reason. If prices are the same, or even...... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 at London Heathrow

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more Airplane Art. This week, we have a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 at its home base of London Heathrow Airport as... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
The Crystal Cabin Awards – Finalists Annouced

One of the major Passenger Experience highlights of the year is coming soon – with the Crystal Cabin Awards finalists announced. The Crystal Cabin Awards from 2019 –... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond (14/15th May)

We’re running a bit late, as the Eurovision Song Contest has just concluded – so time for some quick headlines. It’s time for Last Week at Economy Class and... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Crossrail gets the green light to start operations on 24th May

One of the last major regulatory hurdles for the opening of the Elizabeth Line/Crossrail has been cleared, with the Office of Rail and Road delivering final... Read More

God Save The Points
Europe Set To Drop Mask Rules On Flights, But It Might Not Be Smooth

Times, they are a’ changing. After more than two years of airports and airplanes feeling even more awkward than usual, with masks, social distancing and ever... The... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Southwest to install some intresting passenger experiance upgrades

It seems some major passenger experience improvements are inbound for Southwest Airlines – with a few surprisingly minor detail things that have caught my eye.... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
SWISS and SBB to launch a Munich-Zurich Airport “SWISS Air Rail” route

Swiss International Air Lines is deepening its collaboration with SBB Swiss Federal Railways to expand its intermodal rail/air travel product under the new name of... Read More

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$1400 Business Class Ticket Lets You See Europe, North & South America

This deal is brought to you by our friends Premium-Flights There’s yet another great airfare deal with a variety of Star Alliance airlines, and these days,... The post... Read More

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What Makes A Business Class Seat Into A “Suite”?

With the latest news of Air France launching a business class seat with a door, and doors becoming “the norm” for new business class setups, it’s... The post What... Read More

God Save The Points
Malaysia Is Open Again, So We Went To Test Out The Travel Experience

As the competition to draw in tourists heats up in South East Asia and Australasia, Malaysia has joined nearby hotspots Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in dropping...... Read More

God Save The Points
The Best Airline Sustainability Thing Yet

Airlines aren’t the world’s largest emitters. No, aviation as a whole only accounts for circa 3% of global emissions, but that doesn’t excuse it, nor does... The... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
Discover Transylvania’s magical castles on a one-day self drive tour

Transylvania is a land of mystery and intrigue, a true to life fairytale that the Romanian government encourage to attract tourists. Truth and fiction interweave in a... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
Be enchanted by fairytale scenes on a magical walking tour of Brasov

The charming Transylvanian town of Brasov is less than 3 hours north of Bucharest by car and is just one of several stunning towns in the area. Its hidden courtyards,... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
Explore the Paris of the East on a fascinating Bucharest walking tour

Stunning Bucharest is truly an enigma. On the surface, it appears to be a bustling, energetic European city that fully embraces its EU home. Look closer however and... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: To the Journey – Sweet Home, Chicago

Sweet Home, Chicago To the Journey Well, it’s been a long two years, hasn’t it? Testing, Testing, Swab 1-2-3… Off to Heathrow (Take the coach they say. It’s fun... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Welcome Back to the UK (Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory) – Sweet Home, Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago Welcome Back to the UK – Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory Well, it’s been a long two years, hasn’t it? Testing, Testing, Swab 1-2-3…... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: British Airways BA296 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow (World Traveller Plus) – Sweet Home Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago British Airways BA296 Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5 to London Heathrow Terminal 5 (World Traveller Plus/Premium Economy) Well, it’s been a long two... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Back to O’Hare Terminal 5, British Airways Terraces Lounge – Sweet Home, Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago Back to Terminal 5 and the British Airways Terraces Lounge Well, it’s been a long two years, hasn’t it? Testing, Testing, Swab 1-2-3… Off to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Exploring Parts of Chicago with a Smartphone Camera

Sweet Home Chicago Exploring Parts of Chicago with a Smartphone Camera Well, it’s been a long two years, hasn’t it? Testing, Testing, Swab 1-2-3… Off to Heathrow... Read More

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