Emirates next A380 destination: Perth

Emirates Airbus A380 - Image GhettoIFE

The Emirates A380 fleet continues to break new ground, with the next destination announced for the airlines type... and it's Perth in Australia. Emirates Airbus A380 taxing out at Heathrow Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. Perth is served three times a day by Emirates, and one of the rotations - EK420/421 will switch to the double decker plane. This will … [Read more...]

Finnair’s First Airbus A350XWB enters the final assembly line


As the Airbus A350 continues to move from a test aircraft into an aircraft that will carry paying passengers in the sky, more new production aircraft are being built. The first aircraft as we all know is for Qatar Airways (who are planning to accept their aicraft on the 22nd December subject to the usual last minute hicups). However, other airlines are still waiting in the … [Read more...]

Air Asia X confirms its A330neo order – increases it to 55 aircraft

Air Asia X Airbus A330neo - Rendering Airbus

Air Asia X has confirmed its order it made at Farnborough 2014 for new Airbus A330neo aircraft, with the airline to order 55 aircraft instead of original fifty that were signed for. Air Asia X Airbus A330-900neo - Rendering Airbus The order for 55 A330neo aircraft is the biggest single order of the type so far from an airline company, as well as making Air Asia X the largest … [Read more...]

ANA to boost International Economy Class Luggage Allowances

All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-300ER - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

All Nippon Airlines is to improve its offering to its economy class passengers, with an offering to double the luggage allowance offered on such a ticket on international routes. All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-300ER coming into Chicago O'Hare International - Image, Economy Class and Beyond For tickets booked on or after 8th January 2015 tickets, ticketed into Economy … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – Air Canada Express E-175

Air Canada Express E-175, Image Economy Class and Beyond

It's Sunday again, so it's time for some more airplane art. This week, on a fine autumn morning is an Air Canada Express Embraer E-175 in landing configuration - on final approach to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The Air Canada Express Embraer E-175s were initially operated by Air Canada directly, before being transferred to the current operator - Sky Regional … [Read more...]

Safety Video Saturday – Thai Airways

Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 preparing to take off at London Heathrow

It's time to stow your luggage in the overhead bin, stow your tray table, and bring your seat into the upright position as we go to this weeks safety video. This week - a bit of a classic (and one I certainly remember aboard my flights), is the Thai Airways safety video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKyMZPC_KpY Why is it a classic? Its got the works - captain … [Read more...]

I booked Ryanair… and I’m fine with that now.

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

I admit it. I avoid Low Cost Carriers like the plague normally (but then, what airline doesn't play the low cost carrier game these days by offering optional "extras" and creature comforts these days), but there are times when you have to bite the bullet and say "what the heck". I need to get to Dublin in early January for a reason that will come clear (If you were at FTU … [Read more...]

Don’t forget to enter my IHG Points giveaway!

IHG Points Giveway

Editors note: I'm a little light today as I'm mainly dealing with the real world at the moment. Nothing like the joy of meetings and deadlines to focus the mind elsewhere. On Tuesday, I let rip one of my bigger giveaways - the offer of 5,000 IHG Rewards Points for entering my birthday draw... I'm amazed at the comments that have piled in, with 140 of you vying for … [Read more...]