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Trip report: Finnair elite lounge & pre-booked business class meals Finnair regularly flying the new A350 to Asia and America.

The airline has recently revamped the business class meal selection, which you can order in advance. Lux-traveller has been along for the flight.

Plus, in this trip report we check out the Helsinki oneworld Emerald lounge.

Emirates opens new lounge in Boston
Emirates new Boston lounge has a business centre, shower facilities, a complementary bar and dining area.
New York SAS lounge Newark opens
SAS Airlines opens a new lounge at Newark, New York.
 
Cathay Pacific brews own beer again
Cathay Pacific's own beer, Betsy, is once available in the airline's lounges and on board.
Trip Report: British Airways First Class to Hong Kong
A trip in First Class on British Airways, and the A380 degustation meal.
New Icelandair lounge opens in Reykjavik
The brand new Icelandair Saga Lounge at Reykjavik has fully opened.
American Airlines Flagship Lounge at New York JFK opens
American Airlines has opened the renovated Flagship Lounge at New York JFK

Airline Lounge News More lounge news

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.

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.
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Seating & Airline Cabin News More seating & airline cabin news

New Premium Economy for Qantas Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline's fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Pitch is the industry standard 38 inches, and a recline of 9.5 inches, but width is only 20 inches.

The seat also has a 'lazy Z' position which supports most parts of your body and has a netting basket for your feet.

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.
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.

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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