Could you be sold on paying the same for less space?

Could you be sold on paying the same for less space?

August 21, 2017 6

If the rush is on for 'basic' economy seat pricing, why not clearly tell the customer what this really means?

US court case may force tight airline seating review

US court case may force tight airline seating review

August 2, 2017 20

Do bigger passengers in smaller seats reduce air safety in an emergency evacuation?

Pay more for less quality courtesy American Airlines?

Pay more for less quality courtesy American Airlines?

May 5, 2017 6

American apparently wants to find out just where the insufferable pain barrier for full service passengers can be found

Air NZ defies trend, gives passengers wider seats

Air NZ defies trend, gives passengers wider seats

April 7, 2017 3

If you've ever been sandwiched between NZ sports stars crossing the Tasman, there is hope the crush will soon be over

Qantas 787 premium Y seats anything but dreamy

Qantas 787 premium Y seats anything but dreamy

February 25, 2017 30

How could Qantas get key passenger needs so wrong on its new 787-9s?

Qantas reveals a wide new premium economy seat for 787s

Qantas reveals a wide new premium economy seat for 787s

February 23, 2017 4

Qantas has flagged a premium economy emphasis in future marketing with a seat that offers relief from the terrible things being done in ordinary Y class cabins everywhere

A350 versus 787 comfort contests spreads to NZ, but for how long?

A350 versus 787 comfort contests spreads to NZ, but for how long?

October 30, 2016 5

Enjoy the ‘golden age’ of roomy A350s versus super efficient but passenger unfriendly higher density 777s and 787s. It mightn't last long

Qantas has some tight news for full sized Australians in its 787s

Qantas has some tight news for full sized Australians in its 787s

October 27, 2016 29

Nothing can disguise the fact that if you fly economy in a Qantas 787-9 you will be crammed into a small space

Cathay Pacific gives up on Y seat quality, wants to join the mob

Cathay Pacific gives up on Y seat quality, wants to join the mob

October 2, 2016 5

We are getting bigger and economy class is getting smaller. Will future passengers have to be passed as 'sized to fly'?

Japan Airlines shades Qantas, Air NZ with roomier economy seats

Japan Airlines shades Qantas, Air NZ with roomier economy seats

June 14, 2016 3

The idea that being nice to economy class passengers could give an airline a cost and reputation advantage mightn't make sense to many carriers, but Japan Airlines is giving it a work out with better seating

Tigerair Australia: First we take Bali, then Berlin

Tigerair Australia: First we take Bali, then Berlin

February 1, 2016 3

There was a bit more to today’s unveiling of the first Tigerair Australia 737-800, which has been reallocated to it from owner Virgin Australia’s fleet than was officially re-announced.

Qantas 787-9s said to offer dreamy comfy 235 seat count

Qantas 787-9s said to offer dreamy comfy 235 seat count

January 26, 2016 22

There are credible rumours that the seat count in the Qantas Boeing 787-9s due from the end of 2017 will be a low, and comfortable 235, and Melbourne-Dallas will be one of the routes.

Emirates keeps the space safe for economy flyers in its 615 seat A380s

Emirates keeps the space safe for economy flyers in its 615 seat A380s

November 9, 2015 5

There is some rare good news for the large majority of air travellers in the new 615 seat version of the Emirates A380 on display at the Dubai Air Show.

Is Cathay Pacific considering hurting its economy passengers?

Is Cathay Pacific considering hurting its economy passengers?

October 25, 2015 26

If the view is taken that a business model that involves deliberately hurting and humiliating adult sized passengers is ultimately bad for air travel then a report in the South China Morning Post about Cathay Pacific’s thoughts on smaller seats in 777s is rather bad news.

Virgin Australia runs into a seat design problem or two?

Virgin Australia runs into a seat design problem or two?

July 18, 2015 2

A rather forensic overseas report into the delays in Virgin Australia introducing a new business class seat for its A330s and 777s is something of a blow for competition at the top end of Australian air travel market.

Airbus: Never mind the length feel the width

Airbus: Never mind the length feel the width

May 28, 2015 4

The trenches around the battle lines between Airbus and Boeing have been dug, well, wider, by the European planemakers’ chief operating officer commercial John Leahy.

Report from the front line on BA’s war (?) on big people

Report from the front line on BA’s war (?) on big people

May 27, 2015 6

It’s less than a day since this reporter saw at least four very large passengers some of whom might have been your typical average American adults suffer a flight in British Airways’ new Club Europe cabin on an A319 flying from London Heathrow to Toulouse.

SingaporeAir poses some premium questions with new seats

SingaporeAir poses some premium questions with new seats

May 22, 2015 6

It looks like everything economy class used to be before it was ruined by bean counters and high density seating