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1. These aircraft suites make flying a breeze

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

Japan Airlines' 777 Sky Suite, Singapore Airlines' A380 First Class Suite and Emirates' First Class Private Suite are among in-flight accommodations that are "so sweet you won't want to get off the plane at the other end," writes Marisa Garcia. Others include the Etihad First Apartment, Asiana Airlines' A380 First Suite and the Air France 777-300 La Première Suite. Skift (07/24)

2. Review: Air New Zealand offers "real beds" in business class

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Air New Zealand's business class cabin features "friendly, attentive service, seats that are converted into real beds, not just flat seats and a curated menu highlighting the best food and wine in the world," writes reviewer Freddy Sherman. He notes the popularity of the carrier's daily, direct service between Los Angeles and London. (07/28)

3. KLM's Dreamliner will include new seats for business class

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will feature its new World Business Class seats when it debuts its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner this fall. The fully-flat seats provide easy aisle access for all passengers in a 1-2-1 layout. Australian Business Traveller (07/27)

4. Delta customers will soon be able to upgrade to private jets

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Delta's Medallion-level customers will soon be able to upgrade their tickets to a whole new level. The program is available only at Delta's East Coast hubs as a trial run, but it may expand worldwide. USA Today (07/27) Bloomberg (07/27)

5. Star Alliance offers round-the-world pricing for premium economy seats

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015

Star Alliance has launched a new round-the-world premium economy offering that allows travelers to price routes based on distance traveled in three tiers with ceilings of 29,000, 34,000 and 39,000 miles. Australian Business Traveller (07/29)

6. Aer Lingus unveils new class aimed for business travelers

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2015

Aer Lingus hopes its new premium class will help it attract more business travelers on its shorter U.K. and European flights. The class, called Aer Space, is the first three rows of the economy cabin. The middle seat will be left empty. The class will also include free meal service. Australian Business Traveller (07/30)

7. Air France announces free accommodations for business-class transit passengers

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Air France will offer a free hotel night in Paris for business-class passengers in transit from Aug. 1 through the end of the year. The offer matches a similar service from Etihad and Emirates for premium cabin passengers in transit. Business Standard (India) (07/28)

8. Technology greatly expands in-flight entertainment options

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015

Digital content and in-flight Wi-Fi are providing more entertainment options than ever for air passengers. "Servers have come on the market that are affordable for airlines to use," said Henry Harteveldt of Atmosphere Research Group. "They can have hundreds or thousands of video titles, and as many audio titles, from pop artists to obscure world music and everything in between." The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (07/29)

9. WestJet begins installation of new Wi-Fi, IFE system

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Frequent Business Traveler (07/28)

10. Site lists amenities for specific flights on 100-plus airlines

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015

Routehappy enables travelers to view amenities offered on specific flights across 100-plus airlines, including whether there will be meal service and what it will cost. TravelPulse (07/29)

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