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Lufthansa reopen Athens lounge The newly refurbished Business Lounge at Athens airport features Greek hospitality and traditional German touches.

Famous Greek drinks like Metaxa Private Reserve, the traditional Chios mastic liqueur Homericon and Greek ouzo are also on offer.

There is an extensive Greek wine selection.

Delight at new Qantas Brisbane Business Class lounge
The Qantas Brisbane Domestic Business Class lounge boast Mexican dining and a fine bar
New Premium Economy for Qantas
The 787 Qantas Premium Economy seat has been launched.
Japan Airlines opens Bangkok and Okinawa lounge
Japan Airlines has opened two new lounges at Bangkok and Okinawa.
South African new A330 Business Class
South African Airways has taken delivery of new A330 Business Class seats.
United Airlines Polaris Boeing 777-300ER flies
The new Polaris Business Class seat slides into a lie-flat two meter long bed.
Emirates amenity kit revamped in Business & First
Emirates has revamped the amenity kits and frills in First and Business Class. New amenities include First Class pyjamas, new blankets and slippers.

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Qatar opens Paris CDG lounge The combined Qatar Airways business class and first class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle is now open.

There is an a la carte restaurant, and a brasserie and deli.

There are also two open air roof terraces.

Virgin London Gatwick lounge unveiled
Virgin Holidays has opened its new a v-room lounge at London Gatwick Airport, promising a calming atmosphere away from the hectic airport terminal.

Delta Airlines continues to roll out new Skyclubs
Delta rolls out new Skyclubs at Denver, Minneapolis, Newark, Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham.
United unveils new Polaris business-class lounges
United's new style Chicago Business Class lounge has now fully opened.
Cathay Pacific reopens London Heathrow lounges
Cathay Pacific has unveiled its revamped First and Business Class Lounges at London Heathrow.
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Seating & Airline Cabin News More seating & airline cabin news

Iberia Premium Economy ready to be fitted The Spanish Airline Iberia has started to retrofit it's Airbus A330-300 and A340-600 aircraft with Premium Economy.

The seat will be wider than the current economy seat at 19 inches, and seat pitch will be 37 inches.

Seatback TV screens will be 12 inches compared to 9 inches in Economy Class.

Delta Premium Economy cabin flies
Delta Air Lines will add an upgraded premium-economy cabin to its long-haul international flights beginning in 2017.
British Airways makes seats smaller on Boeing 777
Each economy row will have ten seats rather than the current nine for Boeing 777 at LGW.
Qantas 787 Business and Economy seats revealed
Seat pitch increased to 32 inches, but with nine seats abreast.
Revamp of Virgin Australia Business Class continues
Virgin Australia has welcomed back the fourth of its refitted longhaul widebody Boeing 777 aircraft.

Airline Frequent Flyer News More frequent flyer news

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club changes Virgin Atlantic is to make large scale changes to its Flying Club loyalty programme.

Most passengers, flying on the cheapest of economy tickets, will now earn fewer Miles flying Virgin Atlantic, and will find it much harder to earn status. However, passengers paying for Flexible Premium Economy or any Upper Class ticket will do well under the changes.

Virgin Australia status via Coles Flybuys
Virgin Australia has announced a new link up to the Coles Flybuys scheme.
Virgin Australia revamp Velocity frequent flyer
Some economy passengers will earn fewer Status Credits.

Lux-Traveller Features

Trip report: Shanghai to Hong Kong on Cathay Dragon Luxtraveller.com takes an exclusive look at the new Cathay Dragon service, which is the newly branded service of the Cathay Pacific regional airline Dragonair.

We fly on Cathay Dragon from Shanghai to Hong Kong, and find the food above average, with the same good Cathay lounges, but the IFE and service is below par.

Flying to your wedding: The best wedding websites Lux-traveller branches out into reviews of wedding websites, for those planning a destination wedding you may fly to!

We look at the best wedding websites for a destination weddings, and the top five wedding website editors.

Trip Report: Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class Hong Kong to Bangkok
We report on the new Cathay Pacific A350 service.
Trip Report: Garuda Business Class Sydney to Bali Depasar and Jakarta
We review the upgraded Garuda Airbus A330 service from Australia to Bali and Indonesia.
Trip Report: American Airlines Boeing 777 Los Angeles to Sydney
The new American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER from Los Angeles to Sydney
Trip Report: Qantas A330 Sydney to Perth Business Class
Qantas now has five domestic Airbus A330s reconfigured with the new Business Class seat.

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