July 24, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
The economic climate may be tough, but Etithad Airways is planning to launch new first-class cabins in August: 12 individual suites of pure luxury. What's in store for lucky travelers to Abu Dhabi (and beyond)? For one, a huge seat that converts to a flatbed, equipped with a built-in massager, lumbar support and adjustable headrest, as well as power sockets. The bathroom even has a full-length mirror. What's more: the suite boasts its own personal wardrobe, mini bar, and 23" wide-screen LCD screen TV with more more than 600 hours of "on demand" entertainment.
February 13, 2009
By: Mackenzie Allison
When flying nowadays, you are lucky to even get a bag of peanuts. Don't even try to ask for a pillow or blanket on those long-haul cramped flights. Well, American Airlines (www.aa.com) is changing all that with the introduction of a new amenity kit. First-class and business-class passengers traveling on the airline's International Flagship Service will get a durable makeup-size bag full of goodies (think Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm, Colgate toothpaste, a toothbrush, cozy socks and eyeshades). Traditional items, such as a pen, tissues and earplugs, are also in the case. To change things up a bit, the airline is swapping out the case color every three months. On your next flight, you might have a red, blue, gray or black bag full of comfort waiting for you!