Lufthansa plans to walk away from Munich to Dubai

Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 at Frankfurt Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

It seems the heat is too much for Lufthansa, as the airline plans to withdrawn operations between Munich and Dubai from April next year. Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 at Frankfurt Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond According to airlineroute, it seems that operations on flights LH638/LH639 will be ceasing after the 10th April (11th from Dubai). Meanwhile, two of the … [Read more...]

Malware hits Starwood properties – check your statements

Starwood Malware

It seems that information security is never high up on anyone's list... until it is way late. Malware has hot Starwood hotels in a nasty way - with it collecting credit card information from payment points and cash terminals at some of its hotels in the USA and Canada. The malware spread to 54 hotels including Sheratons, St Regis W and  Westin brand hotels - the full … [Read more...]

Brussels: Public Transport affected during terror alert

The Grande Place, Brussels

I'm sure you're all aware that public transport in Brussels (Metro primarily) has been affected due to an increase in terror alert in the city (with the city remaining at the highest level of terror alert). The Grande Place, Brussels - Image, Economy Class and Beyond However, other public transport services are affected. Inside Brussels, the Metro/PreMetro will … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – South African Airways Airbus A330-200

South African Airways Airbus A333-200 - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

It's Sunday again, and time for some more airplane art. This week, sitting on the tarmac at the maintenance pads at London Heathrow airport is a South African Airways Airbus A330-200. South African Airways operate six Airbus A330-200s in their fleet, which support the quad engined Airbus A340s in their long haul operation based out of OR Tambo International … [Read more...]

United to bring Illy Coffee to its planes and lounges


Airline coffee. I think it's the one thing that we can all agree that needs drastic improvement in the air. Let's face it, in economy class coffee is akin to day-old dishwater. Even business class coffee is a disappointment more often than not. In fact, thinking about it, the only really decent cup of coffee I've had in the air was when I flew Openskies. Coffee aboard … [Read more...]

Aer Lingus pulls Belfast City to London Gatwick services

Aer Lingus A320 on the tarmac at BHX - Image GhettoIFE

It seems that Aer Lingus will be pulling its Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick services next year. Aer Lingus Airbus A320 at Birmingham Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond The three times a day service between Belfast City and Gatwick will be pulled on 26th March 2016 to release slots that are required when International Airlines Group brought Aer … [Read more...]

KLM to start charging for Advanced Seat Reservations

KLM CityHopper Embraer 170 and Fokker F70 - Image, Ecomomy Class and Beyond

In news that is sadly not surprising, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will now be charging for Advanced Seat Reservations. KLM CityHopper Embraer 170 and Fokker F70 - Image, Economy Class and Beyond So to the nitty-gritty - the Advanced Seat Reservation fee will be €20 per person per segment - and goes into effect on the 1st December, for flights from 26th January. The charges … [Read more...]

The Force is Strong with Singapore Changi Airport…. with a massive X-Wing on display…

Star Wars X Wing at Singapore Changi

As we count down to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (well - some of us.... and ANA), more Star Wars related promotions art starting to appear. So, what does this have to do with Singapore Changi Airport? Well... they've got a small X Wing Fighter on display. It's life-sized. Star Wars X Wing at Singapore Changi Airport - Ground side. The X Wing fighter will take … [Read more...]