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Swiss goes stylish with new 777-300 for long haul

Swiss have unveiled their new long haul product, twinned with the imminent arrival of the Boeing 777-300, the new flagship aircraft of the carriers fleet. Starting in January, the carrier will receive the first of nine 777 aircraft and will be the largest in the fleet seating 340 passengers in a three class configuration.  Seating […]

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High Flying Virgin

What a great breath of fresh air the ITV documentary on Virgin Atlantic was, quite unheard of over the last 20 years with the UK aviation. Instead of seeing crowds of people moaning about missing their flights or problems occurring at airports, or draconian measures when employing staff as seen British Airways, this was a […]

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Looking at flyBe – Simplifying the Confusion

Flybe have had some difficult times over the last couple of years, but according to the reports announced last week the financials look to be on the up, but that still doesn’t take away from the sometimes disorganised way the airline has to route planning and bases in the UK. The story really starts with […]

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Travelling is no longer a luxury

There was once a time where travelling was a real luxury, at best a once a year vacation to the sun. Times have changed at that luxury is no longer there, its now just the same as getting a train or bus service, although it usually means leaving the country. I know there is the […]

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The Art of Changing Perception

It is great to be successful to one market, but that isn’t always the sure fire way to keep that success going in the future. You never know what is around the corner and to futureproof from what could otherwise be a difficult time is surely the most prudent and sensible plan of action. The […]

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Backwards is the new Forwards

We are heading into a new cycle in travel, it was once all about the internet and ‘low cost airlines’ flying to places you didn’t really want to go. That is changing though, and not really for the reasons which most people think. Yes, the internet and low cost airlines are not going anywhere, in […]

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La Compagnie – Means Business

There are sometimes when you feel like you have deja vu. Now is one of those times. The concept of a long haul airline, providing a low cost business class product across the Atlantic is one that we have seen before, and fail. La Compagnie though comes with something different, the benefit of hindsight and […]

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When easyJet does business, British Airways does leisure…

Since deregulation of airlines in the mid 90’s, the ‘new’ airlines have often been as second rate, a different kind of animal that the established carriers everyone became reliant upon. However, the tide is turning and the budget carriers are now becoming the animal in the industry. Ryanair has been the pioneer in flying you […]

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British Airways: One Monarch to rule them all

British Airways was once the darling of the UK skies, flying from around the UK to domestic, European and International destinations. Deregulation happened, and the low cost airlines eroded the market for the flag carrier at regional airports retreating to London, and specifically its home hub at London Heathrow. After years of decline, routes at […]