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Finnair long-haul revamp: New business class and premium economy cabins on offer – PaxEx.aero
Finnair is putting a new cabin on its long-haul fleet, and the new business class seat is the most interesting. It’s what they call a “nest” in the sense that there is no fixed recline. You just use the different parts of the seat to move around and get comfortable in different ways. I have absolutely no idea how that works in practice, especially with seatbelts, but I do like when airlines try something different.
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Two for the Road
United Plans to Expand Service to Cape Town With Year-Round, Non-Stop Flights From New York/Newark – United Newsroom
I’m making it official. Winning the Network Victory Award at the Cranky Network Awards has the opposite effect of getting on the Sports Illustrated cover. United is taking last year’s winner — Newark to Cape Town — year-round now.
Stewart Airport welcomes $37M facility, return of international flights amid recovery – Times Herald-Record
I assume that when WOW Jr — better known as PLAY — decided to add flights from its Keflavik base to New York’s Stewart, the discussion must have been something like this:
Someoneson 1: New York airports are expensive
Someondottir 2: Not Stewart
Someoneson: What’s a Stewart?
Someondottir: It’s an airport only 1,000 miles north of the city
Someoneson: Let’s do it