August 21, 2017 6
If the rush is on for 'basic' economy seat pricing, why not clearly tell the customer what this really means?
August 2, 2017 20
Do bigger passengers in smaller seats reduce air safety in an emergency evacuation?
May 5, 2017 6
American apparently wants to find out just where the insufferable pain barrier for full service passengers can be found
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
February 25, 2017 30
How could Qantas get key passenger needs so wrong on its new 787-9s?
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
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
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
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'?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 22, 2015 6
It looks like everything economy class used to be before it was ruined by bean counters and high density seating