Turkish Airlines plans new business class seats for Boeing 777 jets!

Turkish Airlines announced their new business class seats on new planes entering service this year earlier and I was excited that they are moving to a 1-2-1 layout on their Airbus A350 and Boeing B787 planes. Now, they have announced that they are planning to renovate their fleet of Boeing B777 planes and also introduce direct aisle access in business … Continue reading

Cebu Pacific Airlines cancels 116 flights in May to improve operations

Cebu Pacific Airlines is cancelling 116 domestic flights between May 1-10, reflecting 58 round-trip flights mostly from its Manila hub. According to local paper “Inquirer” this is part of the “ongoing effort to improve on time performance and reduce inconvenience” for the low-cost carrier’s passengers. While this might cause inconvenience for passengers affected, I think it’s actually a step into … Continue reading

Move – a better seat coming to airline economy class?

Airbus and design agency Layer have presented the innovative “Move” economy seat for airlines, offering smart textiles to adjust to the individual needs of economy passengers, promising more comfort at the back of the plane. After years of shrinking legroom, reduced seat padding and recline and elimination of food and drinks, this is the first good news for economy travelers … Continue reading

Jet Airways India ceases operations, what passengers can do now…

Jet Airways has ceased all operations, leaving thousands of travelers stranded around the world. Jet Airways was in negotiations with lenders to rescue the struggling airline, but wasn’t able to get financing to continue operations and had to shut down. While those negotiations are continuing, the likelihood of rescue is getting smaller by the day, as airports re-assign valuable landing … Continue reading

Plaza Premium Lounge expanding to United States!

Plaza Premium Group, with headquarters in Hong Kong, is planning to open lounges in the USA. I’m a frequent guest at Plaza Premium lounges at airports around Asia thanks to my Priority Pass membership and enjoy their services. This is great news for US travelers as there are far to few lounges at US airports, they are frequently overcrowded and … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: Cebu Pacific Airlines

Updated 2019: Cebu Pacific is a low-cost carrier based in the Philippines and has been my “home town” airline for many trips from Manila. You can snatch great fares, fly with friendly crews on new planes and now even earn points for it – what’s not to like? Find out more in my “Travel Made Easy” about the fleet, destinations, … Continue reading

Review: New Turkish Airlines Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabumi Airport, with access for Priority Pass and StarAlliance!

Turkish Airlines just opened a new lounge at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. It’s large, peaceful and service food that’s just as good as what you expect onboard Turkish Airlines. Service is friendly and you can even get a shower to refresh before your flight.  It’s available to Business Class passengers of Turkish Airlines, StarAlliance Gold Elite members departing on a StarAlliance … Continue reading