Monday, June 28, 2010

Cathay Pacific B747 upper deck Business Class

CX367 will dept soon from PVG to HKG, today the aircraft rotated to B747 with Olympus business class product, i.e. the fishbone flat bed. This is upper deck.Cathay Pacific new Business Class makes flying a pleasure. Relax in a comfortable seat with massage function and easy access to the aisle. Enjoy more entertainment choices than ever before. Access all your inflight essentials with convenient stowage. There's mood lighting to enhance your flying experience and when it's time to sleep, simply press a button to turn your seat into a perfectly flat bed for a wonderful night's rest.

Aurela Boeing 737 300 airplane

LY-SKW, originally uploaded by Speed-pics.

Currently Aurela operates two aircraft Boeing 737-300 capacity of 148 passengers and two Boeing 757-200 capacities of 217 passengers and two 9 seat business class aircraft Hawker 850XP as well as the new Hawker 900XP. Operating services for Thomas Cook
Class: tourist and business
Number of seats: 148
Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW): 63,300 kg
Flight distance: 3,800 km
Flight height: 11,000 m
Cruising speed: 850 km/h

Boeing 737-382
C/n 25162

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Finnair a340 cabin interior

AY058 Shanghai - Helsinki
On the Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 aircraft, every seat is equipped with a personal entertainment system and screen that the passenger can use, including in Economy Class.

The personal entertainment system in the seats on the Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 aircraft, include a satellite phone, a large selection of films, several TV and audio programmes, 16 games and a power outlet for a laptop computer and your own music player (no adaptor needed).

American Airlines Boeing 777 200ER

First Class and Business Class upgrades and Flagship Suite installation in First Class was completed mid-2008

Business Class Seats
Last year American Airlines introduced its Boeing 777 Business Class seat, continuing its ongoing strategy to focus on providing customers – and especially premium customers – with greater comfort, flexibility and privacy.

The 777 Business Class seat design has similar features to the 767-300 seat, but also includes several differences that customers value. Some of the key features are an angled lie-flat seat that has five independent motors, allowing for infinite adjustability; a bed length of 76 inches; a seat width that ranges from 21-26 inches including a fixed privacy divider and adjustable armrest; and an in-seat monitor with tilting capability.

Flagship Suite Seats
Last year, American completed the installation of its Flagship Suite® seats in 20 additional aircraft – meaning all of American's 777 fleet now have the Flagship Suite, considered one of the most comfortable and popular First Class seats in the industry. Each Flagship Suite transforms into a fully flat six-foot, six-inch bed with drop-down armrests that allow for easier access and more sleeping space. Each suite features privacy dividers, power ports, leather headrests, two large tray tables, a swivel seat and a host of other comforts designed to enhance the travel experience.

Inside Singapore Airlines b777 cabin

Inside Singapore Airlines 9V-SWK, originally uploaded by Sutanto.

9V-SWK operating as SQ15 from SFO to SIN via ICN
Singapore Airlines B777-300ER, The ergonomically designed new Economy Class seat not only maximises knee and legroom, it also boasts intelligent features such as a non-intrusive reading light and height adjustable leather headrests with side panels.

Singapore airlines InFlight Meal coach class

In Flight Meal, originally uploaded by Sutanto.

Lunch served on board SQ15 flying from SFO to ICN.
San Francisco to Seoul, South Korea
economy class InFlight Meal
The main course is the Korean selection, which includes jap chae (sauteed noodles), rice and chicken in spicy sauce. The starter dish consisted ham and potato salad served a long with a roll of matter what they say about airline food, Asian based airlines serve above average airplane food. One of the things I look forward to when I fly any Asian airline. Sounds corny but food like this is GOOD. I have tried Asiana, Korean, Japan Airlines - all have good airplane food.

Singapore Airlines Japanese Food photo

Airline Food 3, originally uploaded by Sutanto.

Japanese meal...served on Singapore Airlines SQ11 from NRT tokyo to SIN. business Class.looks really good and exquisite!!
Japanese meal concept comprising an elaborate spread of nine appetisers and entrees presented and served elegantly in traditional. Japanese style
Seafood Meal: Meat used must be fish/other seafood only
Japanese Meal: Available in Suites and First Class and from Singapore and selected routes only

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Inside the Air Asia a330 cabin interior

Inside the Aircraft, originally uploaded by CAUT.

The World's Best Low-Cost Airline
Air Asia X Flight D7 2702. From Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia to Gold Coast (Coolangatta). Australia.
Be captivated with the latest movies, TV shows, music and games brought to you by Xcite, our exclusive in-flight entertainment system.
AirAsia X operates on the Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Experience Premium Economy or Economy Class when you are flying on the Airbus 330 or Airbus 340 for long-haul flights
Get to your dream destination comfortably with a reclining leather seat
Hot Seats
Enjoy exclusivity with seats at the front of the cabin or at the emergency row
Standard Seats
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Premium Economy
Comparable to business class, you can indulge in extra legroom and even more spacious seats
Find out more about Pick A Seat fees for D7 flights

Etihad airbus Economy Class PTV

Etihad Entertainment, originally uploaded by Ravenous Pigeon.

Stay entertained with over 600 hours of on-demand entertainment, including the latest movies, TV shows, music and interactive games, when you travel in our Coral Economy Class.
airbus a330 200 and b777 have 10.4-inch individual touchscreens, the largest economy class screens in the industry, are your ticket to non-stop entertainment.

The new in-flight entertainment incorporates a range of up-to-the-minute features including:
• An iPOD connector in every seat on the aircraft, for playing and recharging iPODS, with an additional RCA connection in first and business class making it possible to connect other portable entertainment devices (MP3’s, DVD players etc) to the IFE system;
• An easy-to-use interactive interface in Arabic and English; and
• A specially designed ‘Just for Kids’ interface for children under 12, featuring a sub-set of all the entertainment options that would appeal to a younger audience.
Enjoy the latest blockbusters, timeless classics and the best in interactive games.

Coral Economy Class

An industry-leading, 10.4-inch touch-screen to let you play, pause, rewind and fast-forward your choice of entertainment.

Choose from over 600 hours of on-demand entertainment on our E-BOX inflight system.

Enjoy big-screen entertainment on our 10.4-inch individual touch-screens.

Every seat in our Coral Economy Class is equipped with power sockets to charge laptops or phones, and sockets for USBs, Ethernet and audio jacks, allowing you to plug and play your own devices or music through the E-BOX system.

Play, pause, rewind as you like; our E-BOX entertainment system is easy to use and puts you in complete control.

Czech Airlines ATR42 cabin photo

Flight OK553 from Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM) to Prague - Ruzyne (PRG / LKPR),
ATR Aircraft
Czech Airlines has operated ATR aircraft since 1992. Presently, the fleet has a total of 12 turbo-propeller ATRs, of which four are from the 72 line, which accommodate 64 passengers. The remaining eight are from the 42 line and provide carriage for 46 passengers.

Singapore A380 economy class upstairs

Seat configuration for Economy Class on lower deck is 3-4-3 while upstairs is 2-4-2
The new Singapore Airlines Economy Class seat offers greater comfort through improved seat design and the use of new, lighter and thinner materials. The new seats, designed and built by Weber (USA), provide more personal space, legroom and knee-room.
seat pitch 81.5 centimetres 32 inches
Customers can catch the latest movies on KrisWorld on a larger 27-centimetre (10.6-inch) screen in each seat. A USB port is also available at each seat to allow customers to access the enhanced functionalities on KrisWorld.

Other intelligent features include the non-intrusive reading light installed underneath the seatback screen, personal storage space for spectacles and small personal items, a coat hook, foot rest and in-seat power supply.

The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in three classes, with 12 Singapore Airlines Suites – a cabin class beyond first – on the main deck, 60 Business Class on the upper deck, and 399 Economy Class seats, across both decks. This new cabin design ensures that the A380 will deliver unprecedented comfort, space and luxury to Singapore Airlines customers.

Southwest Airlines 737-500 cabin photo

A Boeing 737-500 for Southwest Airlines en route from Portland International Airport (PDX) to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).
Southwest currently operates 541 Boeing 737 jets (as of March 31, 2010).

The Company’s fleet has an average age of approximately 10.5 years.
The average aircraft trip length is 633 miles with an average duration of one hour and 54 minutes.
Southwest aircraft fly an average of 6.5 flights per day, or almost 12 hours and 15 minutes per day.
Southwest was the launch customer for the Boeing 737-700 in 1997. Southwest was also a launch customer for the Boeing 737-500 and -300 series aircraft.
Southwest recently completed updating its original color scheme of gold, red and orange paint with the addition of Canyon Blue. Three Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft will continue flying with a commemorative livery of Desert Gold to honor the carrier’s original three cities—Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
Performance-enhancing Blended Winglets have been added to our fleet of 737-700s, and all new 737-700 aircraft arrive from Boeing with Blended Winglets installed. Additionally, Southwest began installation of Blended Winglets on some of our 737-300 aircraft in early 2007. Approximately 90 -300 aircraft have been retrofitted with Blended Winglets as of the end of third quarter 2009; an additional 12 -300 aircraft are expected to be retrofitted by mid-2010.
Southwest tested Wi-Fi on four of our airplanes, and in late 2009, we made the decision to begin installing satellite-delivered broadband from our Wi-Fi provider, Row 44, on the rest of our fleet. We currently estimate that our entire fleet will be Wi-Fi enabled in the first half of 2012.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

qantas Premium Economy VS BA World Traveller Plus

qantas airways Y+ class is a step down from J while BA economy plus is a step up from Y.QF Premium Economy has Great service, very good food and good drinks selection (almost Business Class standard). BA offer the same service and same food with a slightly better seat.

qantas international Premium Economy really is a 'business lite' rather than the BA World Traveller Plus which is just economy class with extra legroom. It is pretty much the same as a domestic business class in terms of service and amenities, except that you have champagne and international business class bar (the vodka was really good!).

Experience the comfort of Qantas Premium Economy with a spacious 19,5" seat, seat pitch 42" a fold out foot rest and a 9" recline.
QF Premium Economy is now available on selected flights from Sydney to Los Angeles, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and New York and from Melbourne to Los Angeles, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Qantas Premium Economy is on sale for travel on flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires for departures commencing from 1 June 2009 and is also on sale for travel on flights from Sydney to San Francisco for departures commencing from 4 July 2009. Premium Economy is available on all Qantas A380 aircraft and selected B747-400 aircraft.

turkish airline car rental promotion codes

Europcar Has Teamed up with Turkish Airlines to Offer Added Value Service!
Europcar n°1 car rental company in Europe operates a fleet of over 240.000 quality vehicles at more than 3.000 locations in 160 different countries covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, North and Central America, Mexico, Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

Book your car with the Miles&Smiles Frequent Flyer Programme to benefit from Europcar preferential rates* and collect 500 bonus miles per rental.

To make sure your bonus miles are credited and benefit from these rates, please show your membership card at the Europcar counter:
Miles&Smiles Classic and Classic Plus members should quote the promotion codes: 44850753
Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus members should quote promo code : 44850770

Rent carefree cars from Sixt and earn 500 Bonus Miles at every rental
Sixt rent a car is crowned by “Business Diamond Award 2008” for offering quality service at 3500 locations in 100 countries on five continents.
Miles&Smiles cardholders earn 500 Bonus Miles for every rental* with Sixt and enjoy the following discounts**:
Miles&Smiles Classic cardholders benefit from 10% discount* (code 9967783)
Miles&Smiles Classic Plus cardholders benefit from 10% discount* (code 9967783)
Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus cardholders benefit from 15% discount* (code 9967782)
Further benefits for Miles&Smiles cardholders:

Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus cardholders receive a free upgrade (**upon availability)
Miles&Smiles cardholders earn 1000 Bonus Miles with every Sixt Limousine Service.
Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus cardholders receive 20% discount on the Sixt Limousine Service in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and 10% discount in all other countries

marriott free companion airline ticket

Florida Keys Companion Airfare Package - Key West, Florida

Receive one free domestic companion airline ticket upon check-out when you stay two consecutive nights at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel!

Companion ticket issued at check-out and is valid on six major airlines. Companion ticket is valid for 18 months from departure date. No replacement issued for tickets that or lost or stolen. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.
Rates from: $159-$590

Spirit Airlines $9 fare club review

Spirits ultra cheap promotional fares Is it worth the annual membership fee of $39.95

If you belong to the $9 club, your fare will always be $9 cheaper one way than a non-member's. Spirit posts sales reasonably frequently. There have been $1 one way fares for members before, but a roundtrip will actually come out to about $40 with the taxes and fees. You must be able to check online fairly frequently for these fares because they go fast. As a side note, these fares are date-specific, not just a general timeframe. You can get a sale fare on your outbound flight, for example, and combine it with a regular fare for your inbound if that date doesn't work. Spirit is great if price is your main concern.

The seats are larger than most airlines and are leather and very comfortable compared to other airlines. The most I have ever paid for a round trip ticket was $153.00 and that is unusual to be that high. I LOVE Spirit! I have had tickets for $19.00 round trip, and there are a ton of places you can choose from besides Florida. You will be happy if you join. It's a great deal and they are very nice and polite
There are two tips I can give to benefit from Spirits ultra cheap promotional fares.

TIP ONE: Look at the fare as essentially a one way ticket. If you can use the outbound, consider simply discarding whatever return you book. Use some other low cost carrier (i.e. Southwest or AirTran) for your return. WIth this in mind, you can get $18.00 tickets (i.e. $9 twice, discarding the return) down to Florida on a regular basis.

TIP TWO: Nest your Spirit tickets. Spirit promotional fares are usually set up so they are FROM Florida/Carribean up to the chilly north, with the returns at $9.00 AFTER the outbound northbound. Nest your tickets. Buy two round trips where one of your outbounds is really your return.

You can also book a refundable ticket and get a 60 day trial of the club for $9. Then call up and cancel the ticket.

british airways air miles lifespan

the british airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions states that 'If a Member has not earned or redeemed Mileage for 36 consecutive months, all Mileage that has accrued to that date will expire.'
ba Frequent flyer air miles expire after 3 years of inactivity.
To keep your current mileage balance you need to continue to earn or redeem BA Miles, as each mileage transaction extends the life of your
BA Miles for a further 36 months. Membership accounts will be activated by any form of mileage activity including: taking a flight on any
British Airways or oneworld partner airline (excluding American Airlines direct services between Europe and the Americas); by redeeming miles on British Airways (including Part Cash Part Miles or Miles for Upgrade redemptions) or a oneworld partner airline; by earning BA Miles with any of our Executive Club partners eg credit card, financial services, car rental or hotel partners.
If your BA Miles are about to expire, there are ways you can stop this happening.
Find out how to prevent your BA Miles expiring

Monday, June 7, 2010

Air New Zealand economy couch seating

Air New Zealand will transform international air travel later this year when it introduces revolutionary, Kiwi designed lie-flat economy seat

The airline today revealed its Economy Skycouch
One of the best economy class seats ever had in the air
The Economy Sky couch seats will be available on air NZ new BOeing 777-300 aircraft and will be flying on selected services to and from London (via LA) from April 2011. It will be progressively rolled out until completed in 2012.

Whether you’re a couple who’d like a bit of extra room, parent with a young child or a parent with two restless kids, you’ll find new Economy Skycouch is the perfect solution. The Skycouch is a trio of three Economy seats that together create a flexible space for whatever you want it to be - an area to relax and stretch out in, or for the kids to use as a play area. It’s like having your very own couch on the plane.
Twenty-two sets of Skycouch seats will be available, being the first 11 window rows in the Economy Class cabin.

For two adults travelling, purchasing the Skycouch will be based on buying two seats at standard prices with the third seat at approximately half price. Full airfare details will be announced when it goes on sale from late April.

airlines Prohibited Items Sharp Objects policies

United Airlines Restricted Articles in Baggage
Dangerous objects not allowed in the cabin No knives of any length, or made from any material, are permitted in the cabin of an aircraft. (Plastic knives are permitted for meal services.) Cutting instruments of every kind are banned, including but not limited to, carpet knives, box cutters, knives with folding or retractable blades (regardless of blade length), steak knives, straight edge razors, ice picks, and metal scissors with pointed tips. Other prohibited items include lighters, baseball bats, golf clubs, pool cues, ski poles, and hockey sticks. air canada

Recent security measures imposed by Canadian and U.S. government authorities on flights from Canada to the U.S. have been lifted. Effective April 8, 2010, passengers travelling to or through the United States are once again allowed to bring one standard article and one personal article in the cabin, provided both items are within accepted weight and size limits as stated in the table above.

Below is a partial list* of items that are prohibited from carry-on baggage. Always store them in your checked baggage:
Sharp, piercing or cutting objects such as:
Straight razors and razor blades
Scissors with pointed tips and metal nail files
Box cutters
Knives of any length, including hunting knives, jackknives (Swiss army knives), and chef's knives (e.g. meat cleavers)
Screwdrivers, saws, drills
Darts, skates, tackle boxes, fishing hooks/lures, crossbows and arrows. View the Sports Equipment page for more information on transporting such items

midwest frontier airlines
airtran airways
Restricted Items
Knives or sharp objects will not be allowed in carry-on baggage or past the security checkpoint. Any sharp items you may need in your travels should be packed in your checked baggage. Customers dependent upon syringe-injected medications may carry on such items. The TSA has instituted specific rules for carry-on of liquids, gels and aerosols. We encourage you to review the security rules for these carry-on items.
Specific items prohibited from carry-on baggage due to security restrictions include: metal scissors with pointed tips and a cutting edge longer than four inches in length, tools greater than seven inches in length, knives of any length, cutting instruments including carpet knives, box cutters and folding or retractable blades regardless of blade length or composition. Straight razors are prohibited, but disposable razors, e.g., Gillette or Bic, are allowed. Learn more about specific items that are permitted or not permitted on AirTran Airways flights.

American Airlines Prohibited Items Information On

Many common items used everyday in the home or workplace may seem harmless. However, when transported by air, they can be very dangerous. In flight, variations in temperature and pressure can cause items to leak, generate toxic fumes or start a fire.

Refer to the chart below to determine if items you plan to bring with you are allowed for air transportation. Items which are listed below as restricted for transport by air will be confiscated by the TSA.

Continental Airlines Things To Know About Your Carry-on Bags
When you bring your bag onboard, you save time - avoid lines at the check-in counter and waiting at baggage claim - so you can ease in and out of the airport.
If you are traveling with any liquid, gel or aerosol items, here's a few things you should remember:
Customers departing from U.S. airports on any domestic or international flight may bring carry-on bags through security and aboard the aircraft with trial-size toiletries (3.4 ounces or less) which can be purchased at any drug store.
Toiletries must fit comfortably in one, quart-size (7.5" x 8"), clear plastic zip-top bag.
The zip-top bag may need to be presented separately at airport security so make sure it is easily accessible when you approach the screening area.
Additionally, beverages or toiletries purchased inside the airport beyond the security checkpoints will be allowed onboard the aircraft.
Items greater than 3.4 ounces and/or not contained in a zip-top bag may be allowed on board but must be declared to the TSA at the security checkpoint for screening. These items include baby formula, milk (to include breast milk), baby food, juice, medications and liquids/gels that are needed for diabetic or other medical conditions.
Restrictions vary for flights departing from non - U.S. locations. Travelers should check with the departure airport for specific security restrictions.
It's always a good idea to check the airport processing times before departing for the airport to ensure that you allow enough time for additional processing when required.
Please note, customers are prohibited from bringing aboard any device to alter or limit the functionality (permanently or temporarily) of any aircraft structure, seat assembly, tray table, etc.
Additional references with detailed information and examples of allowable items may be found at the TSA's Web site.