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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US Airways is introducing DineFresh, a premium-meal-for-purchase option in Economy class on its international flights to Europe, the Middle East and South America.

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American Airlines is planning to outfit its entire mainline fleet with new premium-economy seating, creating a service product which the airline will call Main Cabin Extra.

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The airline is introducing United Global First, its new international first-class service on three-cabin aircraft; and United BusinessFirst, its international business-class service on two- and three-cabin aircraft. United is also upgrading its premium-class food, in-flight entertainment and amenities.

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British Airways has completed refurbishing the first of 18 Boeing 777-200ERs with the same new First, World Traveller economy and World Traveller Plus cabin interiors and new Thales in-flight entertainment system that are installed on BA’s six new Boeing 777-300ERs.

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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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Only three years after it introduced a new business class product, Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways is rolling out another new business class service, presently being installed in the airline’s Boeing 777-300ERs and Airbus A330-300s.

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Now available on all Virgin Atlantic Airways flights, the new meal service is intended to create a more restaurant-like environment, using a redesigned menu which aims to offer a fresh approach to dining at 30,000 feet.

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According to British Airways, the iPads are enabling its flight attendants to have prior awareness of customer preferences and a greater understanding of each customer’s previous travel arrangements, allowing the cabin crew to offer a bespoke, personalized service.

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From September 1, premium-class passengers traveling on American Airlines flights between the U.S. and London Heathrow Airport will be among the first to be offered the new amenities.

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United Continental Holdings says it will invest more than $500 million dollars in its on-board service product in addition to the 25 new aircraft – among them some Boeing 787s – that the airline will introduce to its fleet next year.

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Air China’s A330-200 Business Class cabin revamp includes upgrading each seat to a 180-degree, fully lie-flat bed and improving the in-flight entertainment system at each seat.

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From autumn 2010, Continental Airlines is doing away with free meal service in economy class on most U.S. domestic flights, as well as on many flights to Canada and certain Latin American routes.

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Following seven months of tasting and development, Continental Airlines is introducing new BusinessFirst menus on international flights. The first in a series of four different cycles of lunch and dinner menus debuts this month.

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U.S. airline passengers value in-flight Wi-Fi access more than meal service, free movies and other perks, according to a poll conducted by Wakefield Research for the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Singapore Airlines has launched an aircraft cabin retrofit program that will see new interior elements introduced in all three cabins of some of its Boeing 777s.

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