We’re getting to the end of the week, with the full January blues settled in. It’s time for Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond.
- TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i Chromebook – What are the compromises moving to ChromeOS? – What’s the price of living in a Google focused world…?
- Google sticks it to legacy G-Suite/Google Workspace “Free” users – Pay up or get out – and the answer is $6-7 upwards a month. We’ll have lots of coverage on this over the next week or so.
Routes and Networks
- USDOT Approves Norse Atlantic Airways’ Application for Transatlantic Flights – paving the way for the Spring startup of Norse Atlantic
- Virgin Atlantic and LATAM announce a codeshare agreement – Why have friends when you can have more codeshares?
- Virgin Atlantic to restart Tobago service – Back to more sun for Virgin Atlantic
- Ryanair prepares to scale up services at its Dublin base – It’s amazing what “launch aid” can do for a network
- ZIM to manufacture premium economy seats for Lufthansa Group – Well, let’s hope it’s a generational improvement over the PC-01. My back has not forgiven me for that
- SWISS to introduce its first Airspace by Airbus Aircraft – New cabins for SWISS, inbound
With the sales ending, I have a few travel tickets to buy for some upcoming trips. I’ve also got an eye closely locked on Google and its GSuite end-of-life announcement and I am coming up with some options for those of you who are hit hard by it.
And judging by some of the conversations I’ve had, it has caught a lot of people off-guard.
We will also throw in our usual mix of news, route updates and things that keep me interested.
Until then – stay safe out there.
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