As coach travel gets more cramped, airlines have added "premium economy" sections that promise more space and comfort — often at a substantially higher price. Air carriers have discovered many travelers are willing to pay two or even three times the prevailing economy fare to escape the crowded confines of coach. The extra money is mostly profit for the airlines, which is why so many now offer this class of service. But what you get can vary dramatically by airline. A little buyer-beware knowledge next time you plan a trip can help you avoid wasting your money on an upgrade that isn't worth it. MORE SPACE, BUT NOT NECESSARILY MORE COMFORT Premium economy's big selling point is more space. The seats are an inch or two wider on average than the typical coach seat, and the rows are farther apart, offering several more inches of legroom. Most premium economy seats recline, and many have footrests. How much space you actually get depends on the airline. According to airline seat … [Read more...] about Liz Weston: Is premium economy airfare worth the money?
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SYDNEY, Australia—Qantas on Thursday said it will run "ultra long-haul" test flights in the coming months from New York and London to Sydney in order to assess the health of pilots and passengers, as it eyes commercial services on the marathon routes. Three flights aboard Boeing 787-9 aircraft will take place from October, with up to 40 passengers and crew on the 19-hour flight. Those on board will be subjected to medical checks, while their sleep patterns and food consumption will be monitored, as Qantas bids to establish non-stop commercial flights from Australia's east coast to London and New York. Qantas last year introduced the first direct service from the western Australian city of Perth to London, with the 17-hour journey one of the longest passenger flights in the world. "Flying non-stop from the East Coast of Australia to London and New York is truly the final frontier in aviation, so we're determined to do all the groundwork to get this right," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce … [Read more...] about Qantas to test ‘ultra long-haul’ Sydney to NY, London flights
NCCA inaugurates Sentro Rizal in Sydney and LondonThe National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman, National Artist Virgilio Almario and Executive Director Rico Pableo, Jr., established Sentro Rizal in Sydney and London to support the government’s aim on global promotion of Philippine arts, cultural heritage and language. The establishment of Sentro Rizal at the library of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney was commenced by the ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Agreement followed by a ribbon-cutting to officially open it to the public. There were lecture-performances showcased by the Philippine Educational Theater Association focused on the evolution of Philippine history and how it survived from its occupants for hundreds of years. On the other hand, the inauguration in London was held in coordination with the Philippine Embassy in London, exhibiting the journey of Jose Rizal as a historian and a talk by Philippine historian Jose Victor … [Read more...] about NCCA inaugurates Sentro Rizal in Sydney and London
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | JetBlue Will Begin Service to London in 2021 Advertisement Supported by ByZach Wichter April 10, 2019 JetBlue Airways, the New York-based low cost carrier, announced on Wednesday that it would begin flying across the Atlantic Ocean, from London to Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International, in 2021. The company’s chief executive Robin Hayes said the new routes are a response to passenger demand. JetBlue is known for having a loyal customer base, but entering the hypercompetitive trans-Atlantic market is still likely to be a challenge. The three major airlines in the United States — American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — have multiple flights each day between the East Coast and Britain. The market is further crowded by two British carriers and … [Read more...] about JetBlue Will Begin Service to London in 2021
On Thursday, Icelandic budget airline WOW Air totally ceased operations, leaving passengers stranded. Now several airlines, some of which serve Logan International Airport, are providing discounted airfare to those passengers. Logan officials are instructing WOW Air passengers traveling through Logan to avoid going to the airport, instead directing them to a WOW Air travel alert that says all flights have been canceled and to check available flights with other airlines. Irish airline Aer Lingus, which can be found at Logan, is one of the airlines offering WOW Air passengers a special fare. It’s eligible to those who were scheduled to fly between March 28 and April 11, and a representative said it varies in price depending on the route. Passengers need to show proof of an existing WOW Air booking and can call 516-622-4222 to book. Norwegian Air is offering a 25% discount on economy fares on routes that include Boston to London and Boston to Paris, according to a Norwegian … [Read more...] about Some Logan airlines are offering discounted airfare to WOW Air passengers