The British Airways A350-1000 may have been the launch aircraft for the airline's new Club Suite Business Class product but it's also the aircraft that has been at the center of the recent controversy surrounding how the airline has chosen to equip the latest addition to its fleet.
TAP Air Portugal has been offering a fantastic 20% discount on most fares (for travel on select dates through 31 May 2020) for the past 7 days, but today is the last day to make the most of this offer so I thought I'd highlight it one more time in case any readers can score a great Business Class or Economy Class deal (long-haul and short-haul flights are all included).
Savvy travelers are always looking to book the most comfortable cabins possible when planning their trips and with most domestic routes dominated by narrow-body abominations, the appearance of a wide-body aircraft on a domestic route is often a great chance to travel that route in considerably more comfort than normal and a great chance for flyers to try out an international premium cabin for a lot less than it would usually cost.
British Airways is the latest major airline to confirm that it is suspending its flights to/from China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The UK flag carrier today announced that it was cancelling all of its scheduled flights to China through Friday 31 January (flights to Hong Kong are unaffected) and suspending ticket sales for its China routes through 1 March 2020...and BA isn't alone in cutting services to China.
One of the oddities of Air France is that although it offers one of the best First Class long-haul cabins, some excellent long-haul Business Class cabins and (admittedly mediocre) Business Class cabins on short-haul routes traveling outside of France, the airline hasn't offered a premium cabin domestically for years.
It's no secret that Norwegian's finances have been strained to near breaking point in the past few years so the airline's latest move to introduce new fees for carry-on baggage probably shouldn't come as a surprise. Nevertheless, they're disappointing.
The entry criteria to the American Airlines arrival lounge at London Heathrow T3 have always been stricter than the entry requirements to most other oneworld airline lounges and now it seems that the lounge is about to get even more exclusive as Qantas pulls the plug on access for its flyers.
As someone who books the majority of his flights on oneworld airlines, I take more than a passing interest in the announcements that emanate from the likes of BA, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, JAL, etc... and a recent press release by Iberia caught my eye.
United's Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners all offer true Polaris Business Class seats and are mostly (possibly entirely) based at the airline's Newark hub and, in a recent schedule change, one such aircraft has been scheduled on a route that I didn't expect to see it operate.
Thanks to the introduction of new aircraft and the increased speed with which Qatar Airways is refitting its older aircraft, the Qsuite Business Class cabin is not nearly as hard to find and book as it once was...but it's still exciting to see it being rolled out to more and more new cities.