The new British Airways Business Class seats (officially called “Club Suites”) are one of the most highly anticipated upgrades to the airline’s offering in years. This is partly because the new suite promises to be very nice indeed, but it’s mainly because the seats that it will be replacing are so out of date they’re in danger of being considered retro.
Air France is well-known for partnering with French Michelin-starred chefs when it comes to creating meals for its Business Class and First Class cabins across all its worldwide routes…but now the airline has turned to an American for some culinary inspiration.
Norwegian is going through a serious cost-cutting exercise in a bid to stem the outflow of cash and to get the airline on a road which, eventually, will hopefully see it operate profitably and without the threat of bankruptcy hanging over its head.
When Norwegian burst on to the scene with its low-cost transatlantic fares just a few years ago a good number of its US routes operated in and out of secondary airports adjacent to the major cities which travelers want to visit. While the airline still offers flights to a number of such airports (Stewart airport in New York for example), a recent change of strategy has seen Norwegian move some of its flights to the primary airports in the metropolitan areas it serves.
Emirates has now announced that it will be launching service between Dubai and Mexico City via Barcelona in the coming winter season, and the airline has confirmed that it will be a 2-class 777-200LR which will operate the route.
A significant proportion of British Airways cabin crews have used a recent union ballot to indicate an overwhelming willingness to take industrial action should their employer not improve the latest pay and conditions deal presented to them.
British Airways launched its ‘Centenary Offers’ sale on the 28th of June and if you haven’t yet checked to see if any of the fares or holidays on offer work for you it’s time to hurry things up – the British Airways sale ends tomorrow, 16 July 2019 (for travel up to February 2020).
While most of us have been focusing on the potential British Airways pilots' strike that's looming over a lot of people's travels, two other issues have been bubbling under the surface which, before Friday, hadn't really received much publicity...and then they exploded on to the scene.
Towards the end of last year, the main unions representing BA's pilots, cabin crew and ground crews came together in a rare show of solidarity to negotiate with the airlines for better pay and conditions for their members. Negotiations haven't been going well at all and last month we heard that the main pilots' union (BALPA) was preparing to ballot its members on strike action.
Virgin Atlantic only recently announced the flights on which you can try out its new Upper Class suite and now it looks as if the airline has loaded a very good fare on which you can try it out.