New British Airways First Class Suites Same Seat But With Closing Doors

There’s not much good news coming out of the airline industry these days. Many carriers have grounded large portions of their fleets, slashed flight schedules in response to travel restrictions and border closures, and even put up their frequent-flier programs as collateral for loans and bailouts. But at least one bright spot landed at London Heathrow Airport earlier this week in the form of a gleaming new first-class suite with closing doors aboard British Airways’ most recently delivered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Last year, the airline began a much-needed update of its business-class cabins, starting with the Airbus A350-1000s joining its fleet, and followed by a refurbishment of some Boeing 777s, then the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10s earlier this year. Taking a cue from newer suite-style layouts with closing doors that can be found aboard competitors like

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Qatar Airways In $20M Legal Fight Over Business Class Seats

Law360, London (October 1, 2020, 3:45 PM BST) — A manufacturer of business-class aircraft seats says it is owed at least $20 million by Qatar Airways after the company canceled orders during the difficult market conditions caused by the spread of coronavirus in Europe.

Optimares S.p.A. claims to have been left out of pocket because the Qatari state-owned carrier refused to honor four contracts under which the Italian seat-maker would kit out a fleet of Boeing jets, according to a claim form filed at the High Court on Monday.

According to the court document, Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C signed up for Optimares to design, manufacture and supply seats for 90…

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All Nippon Airways Advances Digital Transformation Strategy with PROS


PROS® (NYSE: PRO), a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, today announced All Nippon Airways (ANA) has selected and implemented SaaS-based Pros Revenue Management Essentials (RM Essentials) to better forecast passenger demand and deliver revenue-optimal offers as a next step in its comprehensive digital transformation strategy. With PROS, ANA will utilize this next-generation AI-driven system designed to drive revenue uplift within a scalable solution as it restores its expansive domestic and international networks.


ANA is the largest commercial airline in Japan and a Skytrax 5-Star airline for eight consecutive years. Headquartered in Tokyo, ANA has comprehensive flight networks that include 118 domestic and 82 international routes across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America (as of December 2019).


“As our networks come back online, RM Essentials will help us to better anticipate changes in passenger demand, adjust pricing, and ultimately maximize revenue,”

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