How about some flat-bed seats on luxury United Air flights?
United Airlines has upgraded its Business class seats on its 757s that travel between Los Angeles-JFK and San Francisco-JFK.
In BusinessFirst, the seats fold down into full flatbeds with 6 feet and 4 inches of sleeping space. Large touchscreen monitors at each seat feature more than 150 hours of on-demand programming, including TV, movies, music and other audio. Four-course meals with an expanded wine selection are also offered.
Ryanair lifts Boeing with $16 billion 737 order
Ryanair placed an order with Boeing for 175 Boeing 737-800s worth $16 billion at list price.
The order for current-generation Boeing 737-800s will increase Ryanair’s fleet to 400 planes from 300 at present, as 75 old planes are retired in coming years, allowing the carrier to increase passenger numbers by 25 percent over the next five years as rivals plan capacity cuts.
Southwest and AirTran complete connecting their networks
Southwest Airlines has finished connecting its network with AirTran’s network.
Customers are now able to purchase itineraries to the airlines’ combined 97 destinations, including international destinations, in one transaction, according to Southwest Airlines. Newly connected itineraries are now available for booking via all Southwest and AirTran sales channels, for service starting on April 14.
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