The last time JetBlue updated the interior cabins of its planes was during the early 2000s, so news of coming upgrades is welcome among crew and passengers. JetBlue’s fleet of Airbus planes will see new seats with adjustable headrests, seat-back power stations, upgraded television screens and LED lighting throughout the cabin.
Despite these long overdue improvements, one changing aspect of the interior cabin is less beneficial to travelers. Passengers accustomed to 34 inches of legroom will have only 32 inches of legroom with the new models. The two-inch difference may not be noticeable for travelers of average height, and JetBlue will still offer the largest amount of legroom, on average, of any other U.S. airline. The decreased legroom will allow for 162 seats on board — an increase from the former 150 seats.
JetBlue’s original completion date was scheduled for 2019, but, after a few problems with seat fitting, toilets and the in-flight entertainment system, it is likely the new completion date will be as many as 36 months in the future, as it takes 30 days to update each plane.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
British Airways launched a new in-flight entertainment channel in honor of its year-long centenary celebration. The new channel, christened Celebrate BA100, highlights the best of British in-flight entertainment.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
An industry-first update to the award-winning Four Seasons app allows guests to plan travel more seamlessly. The app, completely overhauled, now includes a new trip planning itinerary feature that allows guests to easily customize their stay.