Business Class


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A touch of business class

Flight attendants have been sent to charm school to learn the finer points of etiquette, grooming and wine appreciation as Virgin Australia attempts to put some of the glamour back into business travel.

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China Southern Flight Attendant

Sky report

Down to business

Isobel King flew round the world at the pointy end to road-test China Southern and Aerolineas Argentinas.

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Qantas, Virgin in battle for business class

Passengers celebrating the prospect of lower fares on domestic flights are in for more treats in the coming months as Qantas and Virgin Australia step up their efforts to boost their inflight technology.

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Attitude at altitude ... Long flights can bring out the worst in some people.

High Flyer

A guide to flight etiquette

Seat reclining, iPod noise levels and armrests - David Flynn has some suggestions for his fellow passengers.

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Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

Air travel

Is premium economy worth it?

Premium economy class is proving popular with passengers, but what do you get for the money? David Flynn investigates.

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Lufthansa 747-8 jumbo


'Living room' cabin plan for new Lufthansa jumbo jet

Lufthansa will offer flat-bed seats in a brown and grey-themed business-class cabin designed to feel less clinical than the current version when it takes delivery of Boeing new jumbo jet in coming months.

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The first Qantas flight from Sydney to Dallas arrives at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas.

Flight test

Qantas 747 business class

Qantas's six 747-400ERs are the only examples of the ultra-long-range type in existence.

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