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New Sao Paulo lounge for GOL, Delta, Air France & KLM A brand new quasi Sky Team lounge has opened in South America.

The GOL Premium Lounge at Sao Paulo airport now serves GOL, Delta, Air France and KLM business class, and elite frequent flyers.

There is a great bar, balcony, and impressive dining.

Etihad open new Los Angeles Lounge
There is a separate dining area, and an attended bar.
American Airlines open London Heathrow Arrivals Lounge
It offers a full breakfast and lunch buffet, 29 showers, smoothies and a coffee bar
Virgin Australia revamp Velocity frequent flyer
Some economy passengers will earn fewer Status Credits.
British Airways start Buy-On-Board snack trial
British Airways is now selling food on board.

This follows the removal of the second meal service on most long haul flights.

From this week, chocolate and crisps are available for purchase.

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Cathay Pacific open Vancouver Lounge The new noodle bar in the Cathay Pacific lounge at Vancouver is its main attraction.

The Hong Kong airline has now fully opened its new Business and First Class lounge at the western Canadian city.

The new lounge features warm wood veneers and walls, in the same warm, natural materials that can be found in the other signature lounges for Cathay Pacific.

British Airways Heathrow lounge refurbishment complete
British Airways have completed their refurbishment of the lounges at the London Heathrow hub.
Qantas to improve lounges at Brisbane
The First and Business Class lounges are to combined and in Domestic there will be a 'new lounge precinct'.
Rome and Milan Alitalia lounges open
Features include a live cooking area and buffet, a library, and bar.
Etihad First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi opens
There is a restaurant, bar, fitness room, cigar lounge, Six Senses Spa, barbers, nail bar, TV & relaxation room, and children’s play area.
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Seating & Airline Cabin News More seating & airline cabin news

Emirates launch new Business Class seats Emirates' new business class seat will still come in rows of threes with no direct aisle access.

However the seat has bucked the trend for moving to single and double seats all with aisle access, by being in a traditional 2-3-2 layout.

It will offer passengers more legroom, a private minibar and 23in television screen.

American Airlines premium economy launches
American Airlines will add premium economy class to most of its international aircraft from late 2016.
Hawaiian Airlines upgrades A330 business class
Hawaiian Airlines will upgrade its Airbus A330 business class seats to a fully flat seats.
American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER continues roll out
American Airlines are continuing to extend the number of routes flown by its flagship Boeing 777-300ER.
New First on BA 787 the stuff of dreams
British Airways have given a tantalising glimpse of the new Boeing 787 First Class cabin.

Airline Frequent Flyer News More frequent flyer news

Changes to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer There are significant changes to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer.

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy bookings using Krisflyer points are now available.

However Singapore Airlines has changed the redemption rates for Business Class and upgrades.

Virgin Australia Velocity changes redemption rates
Virgin Australia has unveiled major changes to its Velocity frequent flyer program.
American Airlines AAdvantage program changes
American Airlines has announced changes to its AAdvantage frequent flier program.

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