United Airlines Receives First Boeing 777-300ER

United Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER jet, featuring the all-new United Polaris business class. The aircraft, registered N2331U, was ferried from the plane maker’s Everett factory to San Francisco, where it is planned to begin scheduled services to New York (Newark) from February 2017.   Configured with 366 seats across 2 … Continue reading

airberlin To Introduce Short-Haul Business Class

German carrier and Oneworld member airberlin will introduce a new short-haul Business Class product, in a shift of its intra-European strategy.   The airline has long offered a premium product on long-haul flights, but an Economy-only product for its short-haul routes, resulting in an inconsistency for travellers connecting through its hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf. … Continue reading

Virgin Hotels Debuts In Chicago

The highly-anticipated Virgin Hotels Chicago has opened its doors, heralding the arrival of Sir Richard Branson’s new hotel venture since it was first announced in late 2010. The 250-room property occupies the historic Old Dearborn Bank building in the city’s downtown business district, following an extensive refurbishment of the art deco landmark.   Dubbed as … Continue reading

Etihad To Add Dallas, Perth In 2014

Etihad Airways continues its expansion with the announcement of plans to connect the UAE capital to Dallas and Perth in 2014. The national airline of the UAE will fly 3 times weekly to Texas and daily to Western Australia, boosting the hub status of its Abu Dhabi base.   Abu Dhabi – Dallas/Fort Worth Scheduled … Continue reading

Now Open: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Chicago-headquartered Hyatt Hotels Corporation has added the latest world-class property to its global portfolio with the opening of the new Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. Located in the heart of the city adjacent to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the 412-room property is the first international luxury hotel to open in the Malaysian capital city since … Continue reading