Airlines in sneaky seat squeeze

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Don Ross, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 3 August 2017: Passengers measuring leg room between airline seats is not a trendy habit in Asia, but apparently it’s a hot topic in the US.

CNN reported the squeeze on the typical airline seat made it all the way to a Congress hearing when the spotlight shone on how airlines have quietly eroded the centimetres between seat rows.

CNN reported that American Airlines is planning to squeeze in more seats on its new Boeing 737 Max aircraft due for introduction later this year. Apart shaving space between seat rows it may also introduce slim-fit  toilets. Read more

Qantas creates dream seats

October 31, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, PACIFIC

SYDNEY, 31 October 2016: Qantas newest 787-9 Dreamliner due to arrive in a year’s time will feature the next generation of its Business Suite.

The Qantas Dreamliner will seat 236 passengers across business, premium economy and economy cabins in a layout that the airline says will maximise comfort for the long-distance traveller.

A hallmark feature of the new aircraft will be the Business Suite, the next generation of a seat recently installed on Qantas’ Airbus A330 fleet. Read more

Seat quotas up on Thai-Lao air routes

October 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Laos PDR, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 10 October 2016: Weekly airline seat quotas on routes between Thailand and Lao PDR have been substantially increased in a bid to promote trade, investment and tourism between the two countries.

Thai and Lao PDR officials approved, last week, a revised Thai-Lao accord that increases the ceiling on seat capacity on routes between the two countries to as many as 14,500 seats weekly depending on the route.

According to the statement, the agreement will pave the way for designated carriers, registered in both countries, to add more flights on routes that have been restricted for years. Read more