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Hainan Airlines unveils new uniforms at Paris Couture Week

July 10, 2017 Category: ,

Hainan Airlines new uniforms designed by renowned fashion designer, Laurence Xu The fifth-generation Hainan Airlines uniforms highlight the combination of traditional Chinese features and internationally popular elements. Repurposing the alluring look of the Cheongsam, a stylish traditional Chinese dress for women usually worn on more formal occasions, the uniforms feature a collar overlaid with a… Read more ›

Airline chiefs attend the 2017 World Airline Awards

July 9, 2017 Category:

Referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, over 425 guests attended the recent 2017 World Airline Awards at Paris Air Show, with the strongest ever presence by airline chiefs. The Awards are held in high esteem for clarity of process and guaranteed independence, operated on a not-for-profit basis by Skytrax, with no outside… Read more ›

Flight Review: American Airlines from London Heathrow to Los Angeles

July 6, 2017 Category: ,

Departure Airport Check-in for American Airlines is in Terminal 3 at London Heathrow. The space is well branded and is very quiet with no queues. I use the self-check-in units which seem quite dated and slow and the process takes in excess of 5-minutes. Boarding Boarding is completed in a zonal format, and is well… Read more ›

Flight Review: Swiss Economy Class from Moscow to Geneva

Departure Airport Lufthansa group, which includes Swiss and Austrian, has a very strong presence and impressive frequency at Moscow Domodedovo airport. The advantage to this is that I am able to check-in four hours prior to be scheduled departure time, after connecting in from Novosibirsk. The check-in is permanently set-up in a central location of… Read more ›

Qatar Airways is voted the World’s Best Airline in 2017

June 20, 2017 Category:

20th June 2017 : Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, France Qatar Airways was today announced the World’s Best Airline at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards. Voted Best Airline by travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey, the Doha based carrier has now won the prestigious Airline of the Year title for a… Read more ›

Flight Review: British Airways World Traveller Economy Class from London to Houston

April 18, 2017 Category:

Departure Airport British Airways check-in is in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow. I checked in online the previous day but was unable to print my boarding pass. I tried to collect this using the self-check-in machines but this also did not work. At the bag-drop counter I retrieve the boarding pass and check-in my bag… Read more ›

Haikou Airport is the first 5-Star Regional Airport in China

April 7, 2017 Category: ,

Mr Wang Zhen (right), Chairman of Haikou Airport receives Award from Mr Edward Plaisted 7th April 2017 : Haikou City, China Haikou Meilan International Airport has been announced as a 5-Star Regional Airport by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating organisation. Haikou Airport is the first airport in China to receive the 5-Star Regional Airport… Read more ›

ANA receives 5-Star Airline Rating for 5th Consecutive Year

April 3, 2017 Category: ,

Mr Edward Plaisted of Skytrax (left) Mr Yuji Hirako, President & CEO of ANA (right) In a ceremony held at Tokyo Haneda Airport on 1st April 2017, ANA was awarded with the highest 5-Star Airline rating for the fifth consecutive year by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating organisation. SKYTRAX has bestowed this distinguished honor… Read more ›

Hainan Airlines launch the Prime Wings International Lounge at Terminal 2 Beijing Airport

March 29, 2017 Category: ,

Hainan Airlines is shortly to open it’s first international VIP lounge, the Prime Wings Lounge, located at Terminal 2 of Beijing Capital International Airport. Regarded as Hainan Airlines current flagship project, the Prime Wings Lounge will be available to Hainan Airlines business class customers and top tier frequent flyer guests travelling on international flights. Refreshing… Read more ›

Lufthansa business class flight review from Munich to London

March 25, 2017 Category:

Lufthansa A319 Departure Airport An early afternoon flight (14.40 hrs) from Munich Airport Terminal 2. Used self-serve check in to obtain boarding pass, and then headed to the First/Business class security lane which had no queues, and was through in less than 2 minutes. Easypass electronic passport control worked well, and once airside here at… Read more ›