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The rear economy class cabin consisting solely of standard economy seats as indicated by the all-blue seats. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Opinion: Think Before Reclining

The aviation world has been sharply divided yet again. It’s not unusual for this to happen in the community, we argue about a lot of things such as the merits of tomato juice on flights to the impact of the industry to climate change. This time, however, the issue has more to do will civility instead of beverage choice or the ire of a 17-year-old Swedish girl. A video came to light recently of a passenger sitting in the last…

LATAM to Start Offering Premium Economy on all Narrowbody Flights

LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America's largest airline, announced this Wednesday it would start offering a new premium class on all its Airbus A320 family operations, branded as "Premium Economy." LATAM will be the first major airline in South America to offer a premium product on narrowbody short-haul flights, a practice…

Delta Begins Testing Free Onboard Wi-Fi

Delta has decided to take the first step towards providing free internet connection onboard its aircraft by setting up an “initial, limited test” on 55 domestic routes every day, starting on May 13. In the never-ending quest to improve in-flight customer experience one of the hottest battlefields is represented by…

Airlines Continue to Enhance Premium Economy Offerings

Premium economy class is an interesting experience, the customers don’t need to go on a spending spree to enjoy better services, ample legroom, priority check-in and boarding, eligibility for using the lounge, along with even more hand luggage. British Airways has recently announced that they are giving a new experience…

Scotland’s Loganair Signs Partnership Deal with Qatar Airways

Scottish regional airline Loganair has taken a massive step in expanding its international footprint by signing a partnership agreement with Middle Eastern titan Qatar Airways. The interline agreement allows Loganair customers from around Scotland to connect to any of Qatar Airways' international destinations through Edinburgh Airport on a single ticket,…

Clock Ticking for OneJet After Missing Service Resumption Date

Almost a week after it was supposed to resume scheduled services, charter airline OneJet seems to be no closer to returning to the skies over the U.S. According to the company's website, flights were due to restart on Oct 1 upon the acquisition of a 'full' 135 operating certificate, part…

Ryanair Facing “Biggest Strikes They’ve Ever Seen”

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe has been warned it faces continent-wide strike-action at the end of September unless it improves working conditions for cabin crew. The move comes on a day where Ryanair has cancelled plans to move jobs and planes from Dublin to Poland, a situation that inspired…

SAS Posts Strong Quarterly Figures Despite Operational Challenges

Scandinavian Airlines has posted what CEO Rickard Gustafson describes as "One of the strongest results in SAS’ history" on Friday with the publication of its Q3 interim report. Revenue, pre-tax profit and passenger numbers all saw an increase over the same period last year, despite such issues as staff shortages…

Ryanair Requests Third-Party Mediator in Face of More Pilot Strikes

Europe's largest low-cost carrier, Ireland's Ryanair, has proposed third-party mediation in an attempt to stem the almost relentless strike-action by its pilots in recent weeks. The airline has suggested Kieran Mulvey, formerly of the Irish Labour and Workplace Relations Commissions and a specialist in employee/employer relations, act as a mediator to…

South African Airways to Begin Restructuring to Combat Financial Woes

South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jaraya has admitted that "tough decisions" are required in order to save the continent's largest carrier from financial ruin. On the verge of collapse, Jaraya indicated a streamlining of the airline's 10,000-plus workforce, as well as an assessment of the suitability of the airline's current…