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SkyTeam’s ITA Airways inches closer to joining Star Alliance

As SAS prepares to swap from Star Alliance to SkyTeam, ITA Airways could do the reverse. The move comes as ITA prepares to join Lufthansa Group, following the path of SWISS and Austrian Airlines.

04 July 2024.

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ITA Airways joining Star Alliance

Delta’s new seat concept lets passengers fly in their own wheelchair

This new cabin concept by Delta Flight Products could make travelling more accessible for passengers with a disability. Automated closed captioning of inflight announcements is also on the table.

03 July 2024.

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Delta PRM Suite concept

Stelia’s new ‘Opera Essential’ seat helps airlines improve their own performance in Business Class

Single-aisle planes can sing a new tune as Stelia's revolutionary seat hits the high notes. For one thing, it can recline into a bed without using a motor to move the chair...

01 July 2024.

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Stelia Opera Essential Seat

Will long-range, single-aisle jets overtake aviation megahubs? Tim Clark & Willie Walsh say no

In our latest exclusive, the President of Emirates and the Director General of IATA share why long point-to-point flights – for instance, 11 hours non-stop on the single-aisle A321XLR – aren't a threat for traditional aviation hubs.

28 June 2024.

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Mock-up of the single-aisle Airbus A321XLR

Qantas domestic priority boarding is now enforced electronically

Try to board before your group number is called and it's 'computer says no', literally. Here's how the new process works in practice.

27 June 2024.

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Qantas group and priority boarding

How Amex cards can unlock Lufthansa Business and Senator lounges

With the right American Express Card, Business Lounge access may be available when flying Economy on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines or SWISS. Already booked in Business? The Senator Lounge awaits instead.

26 June 2024.

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Use Amex Card for Lufthansa lounge entry

Delta Sky Club, Los Angeles Terminal 3

Complete with an outdoor terrace, this top-shelf lounge even has a kerbside check-in suite and private TSA checkpoint for Delta's most premium travellers. It's one of Delta's best.

25 June 2024.

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Bar in Delta's T3 Sky Club in Los Angeles

Keen to avoid detours, Qantas begins charting Project Sunrise flight paths

On the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Dubai, Qantas Group CEO Vanessa Hudson and Qantas International CEO Cam Wallace share how the airline's Project Sunrise flights are already taking off – virtually, anyway.

21 June 2024.

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Qantas crew for Project Sunrise

Emirates Business Class Lounge, Dubai Terminal 3, Concourse C

This may not be Emirates' newest Business Class Lounge, but it'll still meet the needs of most flyers passing through this section of the airline's sprawling home hub.

21 June 2024.

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Seating in Emirates' Concourse C Business Class Lounge in Dubai

American Airlines previews new Airbus A321XLR cabin for LAX-JFK flights

American's newest plane will take over the airline's flagship AA1 flight from New York to Los Angeles – but this single-aisle jet can also cover non-stop routes of up to 11 hours.

20 June 2024.

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Flagship cabin on American Airlines' Airbus A321XLR