Finnair’s four youngest Airbus A330-300s feature both a new Business Class seat – a lie-flat bed which angles down to become completely horizontal – and a new seat-row configuration. Finnair also works hard to keep the in-flight service in its Business Class cabins excellent.

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The Star Alliance is to replace its existing premium-class and frequent-flyer lounge at Los Angeles International Airport with a new lounge in the redeveloped Tom Bradley International Terminal. Air New Zealand will design and manage the new lounge, which is set to open in May 2013.

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Alaska Airlines has unveiled its new ‘Airport of the Future’ location at Los Angeles International Airport in the newly remodeled Terminal 6, where the carrier has replaced traditional ticket counters with customer-friendly check-in kiosks and bag-check stations.

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Our reviewer found some things to like about United Airlines’ BusinessFirst service on a round trip between San Francisco and Sydney. But while the in-flight service was fair and the flat-bed seat good, the reviewer found the service in the United Club lounge at SFO’s International Terminal to be poor.

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To maximize passenger comfort, choice and productivity, Swiss International Air Lines has created a Business Class cabin configuration in which alternate seat rows have a 1-2-1 configuration and a 2-2-1 configuration. This means, importantly, that there are only five seats in the cabin which don’t have direct access to an aisle.

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Swiss International Air Lines is set to complete a re-branding exercise. This is meant not only to emphasize its close association with Switzerland and the country’s core national values, but also to remove any lingering impressions of Swiss cliché associated with the branding of predecessor national carrier Swissair.

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US Airways and its regional-airline partners have completed installing domestic First Class cabins in 110 US Airways Express regional jets, with the U.S. major carrier also upgrading its service product elsewhere throughout its mainline fleet and airport lounges.

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The shared lounge at Honolulu International Airport is the two oneworld carriers’ first joint lounge since gaining antitrust immunity and becoming partners in a transpacific joint business in 2010.

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The re-branding of United’s Red Carpet Club and Continental’s Presidents Club lounges marks a further step in the integration of the two airlines’ products and services to provide a more consistent travel experience for customers, according to United Continental Holdings.

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With the move, American Airlines Admirals Club customers at Philadelphia International Airport will now have access to a lounge inside the security checkpoint – a significant enhancement for American Airlines passengers departing from PHL.

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The airline will begin serving Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on February 2 and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on March 1, offering daily non-stop flights to both destinations. Emirates will also open a new customer lounge at San Francisco International Airport in November.

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Delta’s new club, located on the roof of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s South Satellite terminal, measures nearly 8,300 square feet in area and offers a full wall of windows with a view of Mount Rainier.

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Delta Air Lines has officially re-opened a renovated Delta Sky Club on Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Concourse A. Later this month, a new Delta Sky Club will open on Concourse D, putting at least one Delta Sky Club on every concourse at the airport.

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Delta Air Lines and Aerolineas Argentinas plan to launch a codesharing agreement for flights connecting Miami and Atlanta to Buenos Aires, as well as service to 14 U.S. destinations, eight domestic destinations in Argentina, three flights to Canada and flights to Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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From August 1, Singapore Airlines customers are able to connect to a range of Australian destinations served by Virgin Australia on one ticket, with terminal transfers, in-flight entertainment and meals included. Reciprocal lounge access for eligible Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia customers is also now available.

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The deal offers the same services as an annual Admirals Club membership for a period of 30 consecutive days from the date of purchase.

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Singapore Airlines and the Virgin Australia group of airlines – formerly the Virgin Blue group – have signed an agreement that will enable them to establish a long-term alliance.

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From May 21, the expanded service will allow Delta Air Lines customers to connect seamlessly to Perth, Adelaide and Canberra in Australia, as well as Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. Virgin Blue customers flying V Australia will now be able to connect in Los Angeles to Delta flights to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Detroit.

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Located in Concourse E just beyond the security checkpoint on the fifth floor, the Premium lounge will provide seamless service as part of the joint business agreement among AA, BA and IB to share revenue, coordinate networks and schedules and co-operate commercially on routes between North America and Europe.

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