Emirates has just announced a partnership with Thales to equip the new Boeing 777X fleet with the Thales AVANT inflight entertainment system. The new aircraft is due for delivery starting mid-2020 and it will be enhaced with the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system. This major investment underscores Emirates’ continued commitment to providing the best possible passenger experience, and its strategy to ensure the best and latest technology complements its young and modern fleet.
The deal covers IFEC systems for Emirates’ first 50 Boeing 777X aircraft. The airline has a firm order of 150 Boeing 777X aircraft. The new Thales AVANT system will feature an innovative and highly customisable user experience, providing a further boost to Emirates’ award winning inflight entertainment system, ice.
Emirates has an unbeaten 12-year record as the winner of World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline offers up to 2,500 channels on demand including the latest blockbuster movies, award-winning television box sets, comedy series, live TV, music and computer games. Currently, 85% of Emirates’ fleet of 240 passenger aircraft is equipped with Wi-Fi on board including all A380 aircraft and 107 aircraft are equipped with live TV, which has up to nine channels of live news and sport.
Flight review of QF52 from Singapore to Brisbane in Business Class on A330-300. Yes, this was the flight where I was offered just 5,000 Qantas Points ‘as a gesture of goodwill’ for a broken seat that did not recline.
Spend 30% less KrisFlyer Miles to selected destinations in August 2019 - book by 31 July 2019!
The rumours are true - the SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges in Singapore Changi Airport (T3) will be renovated. Yup, The Private Room is going to be revamped too.
Enjoy savings with Emirates when you book before the end of 07 July 2019 for travel until the end of the year - Economy Class from SGD 649 and Business Class from SGD 2,809. Take up to an extra SGD 100 off for travels in September.
The latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escape list has just been published! You know the drill - simply redeem an eligible flight to and from the listed destinations to save 30% off the number of KrisFlyer miles required. All bookings have to be made online before the end of 30 June 2019 for travel between 1-31 July 2019!
With lounges in Dubai, Melbourne and Karachi, marhaba (part of dnata) has officially opened another airport lounge in Singapore Changi Airport. Located in Terminal 3, the newest airport lounge (which you can access with your Priority Pass membership) features seating for over 130 guests, a quiet zone for relaxation as well as shower facilities.
Star Alliance has just announced plans for THAI Smile Airways to become the second Connecting Partner in its global network.
After much speculation and apprehension, British Airways Executive Club has just launched their brand new Partner Award Charts that goes live effective immediately - find out how much more do you need to fork out in Business and First Class!
Terminal 2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is a relatively new addition to the third busiest airport in China. Officially opened back in April 2018, this 600,000 sqm space is home to China Southern Airlines but more importantly, a brand new lounge (accessible via Priority Pass) that I was meaning to check out — Premium Lounge. My flight from Guangzhou back to Singapore was on Singapore Airlines and it was conveniently departing from the relatively-new Terminal 2 of the airport.
The school holidays in June are coming right up so if you are a working parent and you would like to go somewhere with your children next month, it is worthwhile to check out the latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes. Enjoy 30% savings on the number of required KrisFlyer miles to a wide selection of destinations in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network - simply redeem online between now and 31 May 2019 for travel from 01 June 2019 to 30 June 2019 inclusive.