Etihad introduces new uniforms and livery
Etihad Airways is introducing new Italian designed uniforms and new aircraft livery from December 27 2014. The change also coincides with the introduction of two new aircraft the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with new aircraft livery inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns.
The new A380 features The Residence by Etihad™ which comes with a living room, a separate ensuite shower room, and a bedroom. It includes another first in the airline industry - a dedicated Butler.
Measuring 125 square feet in total, The Residence by Etihad™ is located on the forward upper deck of the A380 and is for single or double occupancy. Now that is the new definition of luxury in the sky.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:42
Qatar Airways to have 8 flights a week to Salalah, Oman
The greenest city in the region is the second largest city of Oman - Salalah. And now Qatar Airways is making it easier to get to. The current 3 flights a week is being increased to daily flights from today and beginning in Februarym there will be 8 flights a week to this popular tourist destination.
Salalah is a great place for a weekend getaway or a longer holiday with the family. Rain and forests and waterfalls can all be experienced in this city.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:53
Air Canada to launch direct flights to Dubai
Air Canada has announced that they will start thrice weekly direct flights from Toronto Pearson airport to Dubai from November 2015. This will be the first direct Air Canada flight to the Middle East.
After the introduction of the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet, Air Canada has been expanding its international network. In the last one year it has announced new international service to Delhi, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Osaka, Tokyo-Haneda and Panama City. Including Dubai, Air Canada now serves or has announced service to a total of 66 international destinations on five continents from its Toronto global hub.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 08:50
British Airways introduces the Happiness Blanket
Are you having a pleasant flight? Now British Airways knows exactly how happy you are flying with them. An experimental new blanket and head-band is being used by BA to test the physical and mental state of passengers during every phase of the flight. How does the new BA menu impact the body, how does the in-flight entertainment affect the passenger's mood and what is the impact of the advanced lighting system were some of the questions answered by the Happiness Blanket.
British Airways invited seven people on a flight from London to New York and seated them across World Traveller Plus, Club World through to First Class, so they could measure the effect of refinements made in all cabins. A Myndplay headband was used to measure tiny electrical fluctuations in the neurons of the brain. This information was sent via Bluetooth, every second, to fibre optic lights woven directly into each Happiness Blanket. When the blanket goes red, the wearer is stressed and if it goes blue, the wearer is relaxed.
Now that is so much better than filling out a comments card.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 08:32
United Airlines to introduce iPhone 6+ for flight attendants
United Airlines will be equipping their 23,000 flight attendants with the iPhone 6 Plus. The devices will have the ability to handle most onboard retail transactions and will place important safety and service information at flight attendants’ fingertips. In future they will replace the flight attendants’ printed safety manual with an electronic version on their iPhones and provide real-time reporting and improved follow-up on aircraft cabin issues and repairs.
The deployment of iPhone 6 Plus for United flight attendants follows the airline’s deployment of iPads to pilots beginning in 2011, in a move toward creating paperless aircraft and flight decks.
United operates an average of 5,100 flights daily to 374 airports around the world. It has a fleet of over 700 aircraft.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 17:01
Qatar Airways adding more flights to Europe
Qatar Airways is adding significant additional flights on its European routes starting next year. Copenhagen will have 11 weekly flights while Barcelona and Manchester will now be served by two flights a day. Stockholm, which is served by a daily flight will now have 10 flights a week.
These changes come into effect in February 2015. So, if you are planning a vacation early next year, this is the best time to book your seats. Hint: usually when an airline launches a new flight the seats are sold at low rates.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 20:42
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