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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Five Terrifying Emergency Landings In 2017

The year came and went with no fatal commercial passenger jet crashes, an exceptional performance in an exceptionally safe industry. That didn’t mean passengers weren’t left holding their breath at times. Commercial aviation remains the safest mode of transportation worldwide — by far. But any incidents involving emergency landings and commercial airplanes raise eyebrows. Air…

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Review: Air France Salon Lounge, Paris Charles De Gaulle Terminal 2E, the Best SkyTeam Lounge?

Most airport lounges serve as hideouts. A good lounge makes for a respite, one step away from the nonsense and noise of an airport terminal, with drinks, a few snacks and slightly improved wi-fi. Then there are those few lounges that transform the airport experience from a pass through into something outright pleasurable. I consider…

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Free Cocktail from Air France in NYC, Miami, DC, Vegas, & Palm Beach

To celebrate signature fall dishes from Daniel Boulud on Air France flights from the US to Paris, Air France is offering complimentary cocktails at participating Boulud restaurants with any entrée purchase. Locations include New York City, Miami, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Palm Beach. For those in NYC restaurants include Daniel, Café Boulud, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, db bistro moderne and DBGB Kitchen & Bar restaurants. Full T&Cs…

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Air France Cancels Remaining A380 Orders – Not a Fit W/ Future Strategy & Vision, First Class Removal?

Buried on page 87 of the Air France-KLM year-end financial statements was this note regarding the substitution of two on order A380s for three A350-900s: Air France previously deferred these in 2013, pushing delivery back to 2017. As per Aviation Daily, A380s no longer fit with the “future strategy and vision” of Air France. The airline…

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Delta, United, AF, & LH Allow Crews to Switch from Zika Routes

The New York Times is reporting that Delta, United, Air France, and Lufthansa are allowing flight attendants and pilots to switch from Zika impacted routes. In an internal memo on Jan. 28, seen by Reuters, United said expectant flight attendants as well as those seeking to become pregnant could switch routes to avoid Zika-affected regions without…

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Air France & Lufthansa Halt Flying over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in Wake of KGL9268 Crash

The BBC and AFP are reporting that both Air France and Lufthansa have stopped flying over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula while authorities investigate the crash of the Kogalymavia jet carrying 217 people that went down earlier in the day. Both airlines say it is a precaution until more is known. The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has…

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Air France to Shrink Like Alitalia + Apology Letter, Delta #1 On-time & Achieves JD Power Customer Service Recognition

Is Air France at risk of becoming a “second tier” player like Alitalia? According to this linked Reuters article, it’s a distinct possibility: Over the coming decade the worst-case scenario for Air France would be to end up like Alitalia, where successive restructuring plans were not effective enough, ending with a need for repeated recapitalizations that…

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Trip Report – United 777 Business Class Review

Recently, when United opened up some last-minute premium cabin saver level award seats, I had the opportunity to fly United’s business class on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago. Even though it was a domestic flight, the plane in use was United’s 777-200, one of their flagship long-haul international planes. Since View From the…

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