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Air Canada, Virgin America tops for in-flight nutrition

Air Canada and Virgin America have topped other North American airlines in a health ranking of on-board food. According to DietDetective, which runs an annual survey examining the nutritional values of the food served to economy class passengers flying domestic, five-star-rated Air Canada “cares about its passengers’ health, that’s for sure.” Virgin America was described [...]

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Lufthansa offers new First Class cabin

Last week Lufthansa sent its first retrofitted 747-400 from Hong Kong to Frankfurt and those flying first class were in for quite a surprise. Where previously these planes catered for 16 passengers in their ultra-luxury section, now they are fitted out for just eight and that means a full-length, window-side bed next to the seat, [...]

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Delta rolls out full premium economy product

US airline Delta, which introduced a middle ‘Economy Comfort’ class earlier this year on long-haul services, is to roll out a premium economy class across its entire fleet. The new class will be introduced on over 800 of its aircraft operating in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and northern South America. The [...]

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Etihad joins neighbors with in-flight wifi

Abu Dhabi flag-carrier Etihad has announced plans to roll out onboard wireless connectivity for its long-haul routes. The carrier confirmed September 28 that two aircraft flying between Abu Dhabi and Europe would be kitted out by the end of the year. Further aircraft will be added by March 2012, the airline said, and it is [...]

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Qantas in ‘world-first’ tablet trial

Passengers on Qantas will be the first in the world to have in-flight entertainment streamed wirelessly to tablet devices in a trial announced by the airline Thursday. To be rolled out from the end of next month on one Boeing 767-300 flying domestic routes, the six-week test will see Qantas’s current entertainment programme broadcast to [...]

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Inside Korean Air’s new Airbus A380

Korean Air is to inaugurate its new A380 “superjumbo” on a route between New York City and Seoul this week. The airline, which is the seventh in the world to fly the enormous Airbus aircraft, will wave off the first A380 flight from New York across the Pacific Ocean on August 9, launching what it [...]

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