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Iberia is set to take ownership of its first A350, one of 16 ordered by the Spanish airline. This is great news for Iberian flyers, particularly those travelling long haul to New York with the aircraft identifying Madrid – New York as the first long haul route to get the plane.
The Qantas Domestic Business Lounge in Brisbane is something quite special right from the moment you check into the airport. Not simply a revamp, the Premium Business Lounge, which was reopened in 2017, was completely reworked from the ground up.
Ah yes, we live in the age of aviation cost cutting. Whilst airlines are happy to trickle down the in-flight experience sadly we don’t see the savings passed on in the ticket price for consumers. It is a shame that aviation has turned this corner, especially on those deemed ‘premium airlines’. British Airways is guilty of this having removed their complimentary drinks and snacks from their internal European flights to a buy on board scheme. The changes have left a sour taste in passengers mouths and subsequently the BA reputation has been tarnished.
Qatar Airways has announced the extension of their successful +Qatar program where Qatar passengers in any cabin class can claim a free 96 hour Qatar transit visa and one free hotel night stopover to 31 December 2018. This is great value and something that when I was transiting into Doha last year would have taken up instantly.