Qatar Airways Unveils New Business Class Product

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new business class seats at the ITB Berlin travel trade fair. The Qsuite is the result of 3 years of development by the airline and is intended to bring a new level of luxury to business class flying, incorporating features previously seen only in first class cabins.   Finished in … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Flies World’s Longest Commercial Flight

As the sun rose over Auckland on Waitangi Day, New Zealand welcomed the inaugural arrival of flight QR 920, the new record holder for the world’s longest commercial flight.   Award-winning aerial cinematography specialist Tony Monk captured the Boeing 777’s descent past the city skyline towards Auckland Airport, where a traditional water cannon salute greeted … Continue reading

Delta Unveils New Business Class Suite

Delta Airlines has unveiled the new Delta One Suite, its next-generation business class seat set to debut in 2017.   Designed with an emphasis on enhanced comfort and privacy over competing products, the suite promises every passenger a private space accessed by a full-height sliding door (the first business class product to offer the feature), … Continue reading

Gulf Carriers Focus On North America

The big 3 Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways- have reaffirmed their focus on the North American market. Amid lobbying from rivals American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines against US expansion by the Middle Eastern airlines, all 3 are moving ahead with introducing new destinations and deploying their flagship products.   … Continue reading

Etihad Airways A380 Makes American Debut

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways celebrated the North American debut of its flagship Airbus A380 this week, raising the bar on luxury travel between New York and the Middle East. The airline’s inaugural service by the double deck jet touched down at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport yesterday morning, introducing its luxurious The Residence private … Continue reading