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1. Review: Seating aboard Iceland's Wow Air

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

This review of seating aboard budget carrier Wow Air outlines the various seating options, including the 35 inches of legroom on Wow XL seats for a fee of $33 and 33 inches of legroom for L seats, at a cost of $24. Wow recently added service connecting Iceland and the U.S. Jaunted.com (04/28)


2. China is on track to open the globe's largest airport in 2018

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

As China moves toward becoming the world's largest aviation market, it will also become home to the largest airport on the planet. Due to open in 2018, Daxing Airport in Beijing will have more than 7.5 million square feet. USA Today (04/30)


3. Jamco, JPA Design unveil new business-class DoveTail seats

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2015

Jamco and JPA Design recently unveiled their DoveTail seat design, created for the premium business class market. "DoveTail has been an exciting and at the same time a challenging product to design and develop," said Ben Orson, managing director at JPA Design. Australian Business Traveller (04/28)


4. Why people cry during in-flight movies

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

USA Today (04/29)


5. List: Top 6 airport spas worldwide

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

The Absolute Spa at Vancouver International and The Jetsetter Spa at Miami-Dade International lead this list of the six best airport spas from the around the world. Haute Living online (04/28)


6. Thai Airways expands colors for popular amenity kits

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Thai Airways is offering new colors this year for its RIMOWA amenity kits. "We are delighted that Thai Airways is reiterating their confidence in FORMIA with this new series of First Class amenity kits," said FORMIA's Roland Grohmann. "There has been universally positive feedback from passengers since these innovative cases were first introduced." PAX International (04/29)


7. Alitalia will focus on long-haul flights, technology in turnaround effort, CEO says

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

CEO Silvano Cassano is leading a turnaround effort at Alitalia that will focus on long-haul routes and technology upgrades. "Alitalia can only thrive as a five-star airline," he said. "Consumers are saying: give us an excuse to come back to you. They want the love affair to start again." Bloomberg (04/29)


8. Qantas, Singapore Airlines are No. 1 in Australia for customer service

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2015

Qantas is Australia's leading airline for customer service when it comes to domestic flights, with Singapore Airlines leading in customer satisfaction on international flights, according to Roy Morgan Research. Qantas received a customer satisfaction rating of 87% on mainline flights. Australian Business Traveller (04/27)


9. Air Europa brings on 22 Boeing 787s

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2015

Air Transport World (04/27)


10. Airlines move toward dynamic pricing of rewards

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

Delta and Southwest are offering dynamic pricing of loyalty rewards, changing the numbers of points or miles it takes to receive a free flight based on market conditions. United Airlines looks to be the next carrier joining the trend. "This is likely to become the new norm on the award side of these loyalty programs," said Tim Winship, editor of FrequentFlier.com. Bloomberg (04/30)




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