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Air New Zealand Melbourne lounge open Air New Zealand has unveiled a new lounge at Melbourne Airport.

There is a self-service food buffet, an upmarket coffee bar with barista coffee, and 8 shower suites.

The new Melbourne lounge is part of Air New Zealand's $100 million lounge development program.

Drinking at Singapore Airport - bars galore
Is it possible to spend all night on a pub crawl of every bar at Singapore airport?
British Airways Boston Lounge opens
British Airways has opened a new lounge at Boston Logan Airport
Lufthansa reopen Athens lounge
The new Athens Lufthansa Lounge is now open.
Delight at new Qantas Brisbane Business Class lounge
The Qantas Brisbane Domestic Business Class lounge boast Mexican dining and a fine bar
British Airways Gatwick lounges now open
The two BA lounges offer First and Business Class spaces.
New Premium Economy for Qantas
The 787 Qantas Premium Economy seat has been launched.

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Japan Airlines opens Bangkok and Okinawa lounge Japan Airlines has opened two new lounges.

The new-look Bangkok Sakura Lounge has opened with more shower suites and dining menus designed by Nippon-Tei, a well-known Japanese restaurant in Bangkok.

The Okinawa lounge has been designed by famous Japanese interior designer Ryu Kosaka.

Qatar opens Paris CDG lounge
Qatar Airways opens a Business and First lounge at Paris CDG.
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.
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Seating & Airline Cabin News More seating & airline cabin news

South African new A330 Business Class South African Airways has taken delivery of the first of its new fleet of A330-300 aircraft.

There are 46 brand new business class lie flat seats.

The design is inspired by traditional African crafts, textiles, basket weaving and furniture.

United Airlines Polaris Boeing 777-300ER flies
The new Polaris Business Class seat slides into a lie-flat two meter long bed.
Iberia Premium Economy ready to be fitted
Iberia has started to retrofit Airbus A330 aircraft with Premium Economy.
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.

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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