Review | Ahlan Business Class Lounge, Dubai T1

Ahlan operates both a Business and First Class lounge in Dubai, offering contract access to a number of airlines and lounge membership groups. Both have recently been renovated and provide a very sophisticated haven in Concourse D/ Terminal 1. The lounge has previously been known as the “Dubai International Airport Hotel”. Access Business Class passengers…

Review | Virgin Australia Economy X (Sydney – Denpasar)

Flight Details: Carrier: Virgin Australia (VA) Flight Number: VA 35 Route: Sydney (SYD) – Denpasar Bali (DPS) Duration: 5h 45m Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 Registration: VH-YHI Cabin Class: Economy X Seat Number: 5D Economy X is Virgin Australia’s take on the strange middle ground between Economy and Premium Economy. As airlines continue to de-bundle their products and try to price discriminate as much as…

The impact of budget carriers: What is happening to First Class?

Aviation is changing. The industry is moving far, far away from what it once was, and evolving into something completely different. Whilst there are endless developments, most recently, changes to First Class are a sign of the current state of the world, all due to two core issues: increasing costs and Low Cost Carriers (LCC’s)….

Kiwis can’t fly… or can they?

Air New Zealand is famous for its whimsical advertising campaigns and blockbuster-style safety videos. This gives the airline a signature, almost ’boutique’ feel, compared to major carriers, pushing it very high in global airline rankings. One recent campaign focuses on the “Better Way to Fly” slogan, by following a journey of a native New Zealand…

Review | Oman Air Economy Class (Khasab – Muscat)

Flight Details: Carrier: Oman Air (WY) Flight Number: WY 932 Route: Khasab (KHS) – Muscat (MCT) Duration: 0h 45m Aircraft: Embraer E-175 Registration: A4O-EA Cabin Class: Economy Class Seat Number: 9B Khasab is an interesting part of the Sultanate of Oman, as it’s located within the Musandam Governorate, and separated from the rest of Oman by the UAE. This is an incredible spot,…

The new Singapore Airlines products take innovation to a new level

The spirit of innovation indeed lives on at SIA. Following the global launch of their spectacular new A380 products, SIA have showcased an array of frills that are sure to disrupt the industry. Aside from the beautiful new cabin fitout, a range of brand new technologies have been introduced to heighten personalisation and innovation. “myKrisWorld”…

Singapore Airlines actually leaked their new products many months ago

Today, Singapore Airlines will finally reveal their new cabin products, after much anticipation. In the last few days, we’ve seen leaked images of mock-ups of the new Suites. These were reaffirmed by the leaked A380 seat map: Now, at the beginning of the year, the airline was featured in a National Geographic documentary, “Inside Singapore…

Change is in the air at Singapore Airlines

Exciting times are ahead, with SIA scheduled to reveal all new cabins at a media event in Singapore on November 2nd. The new cabins are intended to be delivered on 5 factory-fresh A380’s that will replace the first 5 A380’s the carrier received (these are leased capital). There have been rumours and speculation for months…

The Qantas 787 Arrival Event

Qantas has taken delivery of its very first Boeing 787-9 aircraft with a warm welcome event at Sydney Airport’s Hangar 96 on the 20th October. After performing a flyby across Sydney Harbour, the aircraft touched down just after 7:30am and taxied past the domestic terminal to be met by a water-cannon salute. It made its…

Review | The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Marina)

Dubai has two Ritz-Carlton properties, with a hotel located in the central financial district and a resort situated on the beach along Dubai Marina. About a 30-minute drive from the airport and a short taxi ride/ tram ride from major attractions, the resort is will located for those wishing to relax in a beach environment,…