Virgin Atlantic will now have a hand-baggage only fare tier. It’s also adding upgraded economy seats.
The changes mean the airline will have three different economy classes going forward. On the lowest end, there will be Economy Light, the HBO product matched by Delta, which owns 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic. More rivals will follow next month.
Economy Classic will mirror the economy-class tier as it currently exists with added free-seat assignment, priority check-in and boarding. At the higher end, Economy Delight offers passengers three more inches of legroom.
It remains unclear whether or not HBO tariffs will be limited to trans-Atlantic routes.The airline said pricing details would be available at a later date.
Craig Kreeger, chief executive, Virgin Atlantic, said, “We’re unveiling the biggest change to our economy cabin in over a decade – launching three new ways to fly and a host of other innovations on the ground and in the air as part of a wider £300 million investment in our customers. Customers can afford to be choosy and still travel in the UK’s leading economy cabin.”
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Emirates boarding passes act as My Emirates Passes through March 31. A My Emirates Pass gives passengers benefits and discounts at leisure destinations across the United Arab Emirates and more than 500 retailers. The pass provides passengers with as much as up to 50 percent savings in some instances, including at hotel spas and fine-dining restaurants.
New tech amenities from IHG make guests’ stays even more convenient. The newly unveiled IHG Studio is a digital, in-room guest entertainment solution. Found on guests’ televisions, IHG Studio allows guests to connect and stream content from personal devices to in-room televisions, order extra pillows, arrange for late check-outs, review room charges, access a TV remote from the mobile app and order room service or on-property amenities.
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Earlier in the month, American Airlines and British Airways kicked off construction on a $344 million project at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8. The project aims to improve the overall customer experience with the addition of five gates, enhanced baggage systems, new lounges, premium check-in space, upgraded concessions and retail and more. Construction is due to wrap up in 2022.
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