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Project Sunrise: the battle to fly non-stop to any city in the world

The inaugural non-stop service between London and Perth launched to much fanfare last month, but the 8,991-mile flight is just the beginning.<p>Qantas, which operated the route, the first direct connection between the UK and Australia, has already begun plotting its next move, a revolution that will …

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways wins Crystal Cabin Award 2018 for ‘Best Cabin Concept’

Qatar Airways has won a Crystal Cabin Award for ‘Best Cabin Concept’, in recognition of its innovative new Business Class seat, Qsuite. <br>The award, …

Qatar Airways

Airbus to transform planes' cargo holds into sleeping pods for passengers and children's play areas

Jet lag could soon become a thing of the past as Airbus looks to make some major changes to its aircraft.<p>That's because the company is looking to …

Jet Lag

Double beds and urinals at 35,000 feet – introducing the aircraft interiors of the future

The winners of the 2018 Crystal Cabin Awards were revealed this week at the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The prestigious awards, which this year saw a record 91 shortlisted entries, highlight the most innovative futuristic aircraft cabin designs across eight different categories.<p>Here …

Qatar Airways

A 9-year-old Got an Upgrade to Business Class With This Adorable Letter

A nine-year-old traveler got his wish to fly business class, and all he had to do was ask.<p>“My name is Jasper Francis and I am 9 years old and live an …

Cute

How a tiny city-state became a military powerhouse with the best air force and navy in Southeast Asia

When thinking of countries that have the strongest militaries in the world, giants like the US, Russia, China, and the UK come to mind. In Asia — and Southeast Asia in particular — China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand are usually mentioned.<p>But the country that boasts the best air force and navy …

Military

Qatar Airways invests in JetBlue-backed private jet company after American Airlines rebuff

Qatar Airways buys a minority stake in JetBlue-backed private-jet operator JetSuite after getting rebuffed by American Airlines.

Qatar Airways

The Best Airlines In The World 2018

When it comes to air travel, competition is fierce between the carriers ferrying us around the world. But which is the best? And, more importantly, …

Air New Zealand

AIX18: KLM sign with JAMCO for new World Business Class seat

From the sidelines of AIX 2018, KLM has announced it will be using the JAMACO Venture Business Class seat in its Boeing 787-10 aircraft.These will be …

Air France-KLM

Airbus turns aircraft cargo bays into spacious sleeping berths

Sometimes air travel is so cramped that we grumble that they might as well put passengers in the cargo hold. It seems that Airbus has heard this and …

Aviation

We’ve Ranked The Best Business Class Experiences For Your Next Trans-Pacific Flight

With a bar and fully-reclining seat, it's hard to go wrong in business. But if you're spending a small fortune to be cradled over the clouds, you …

Lips

5 Reasons Airline Delivery Flights Are Amazing

Taking a delivery flight is one of the most exciting aviation experiences out there. For those of you who aren’t #AvGeeks, a delivery flight is the …

Qatar Airways

Qantas Airline CEO wants to seat passengers in cargo area, but it's not what it sounds like

If you’ve ever yearned for just a little more room to sleep or stretch out on a plane, Qantas Airlines may be your ideal airline for future travel.<p>Earlier this week, Alan Joyce, CEO of the Australian carrier, suggested creating a new cabin class in the cargo hold, giving passengers room to sleep in …

Chamber of Commerce

The world’s most competitive flight route

The Middle Eastern carrier has pulled services from Auckland to Melbourne and Brisbane in favour of its direct service to Dubai, the <i>NZ Herald</i> reports.<p>…

Air New Zealand

Revealed: Gulf Air’s Incredible New 787 Business Class

Gulf Air is in the process of taking delivery of their first ever Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The airline has 21 of these planes on order, which will help …

Qatar Airways

Ten reasons why the Dreamliner is worth the hype

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Aviation

Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class Boston to Hong Kong (777-300ER)

I recently had the opportunity to fly Cathay Pacific’s Business Class cabin, from Boston Logan Airport to Hong Kong on the 777-300ER. It was for an …

Hong Kong

The 10 best airlines in the world, according to travellers

TripAdvisor has revealed the winners of its 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards for Airlines — and some of the results are pretty surprising.<p>The winners were chosen based on airline reviews submitted on TripAdvisor Flights or via one of TripAdvisor's review collection partners from February 2017 to …

Travelers

Escape from Davao — Meet the POWs Who Brought News of the Bataan Death March to the Outside World

“Civilians from coast to coast were both riveted to and revolted by what the Chicago Tribune called ‘the biggest bombshell since Pearl Harbor.’” By …

Military History

Communities unite to defy 'Punish a Muslim Day'

<b>People online are expressing support for Muslims after letters were sent urging violence against them on 3 April, so-called "Punish a Muslim Day".</b><p>A police investigation has been taking place since letters and online images circulated in March advocating a points-based system for the performance of …

Religion

17 tweets about Muslims that'll make you laugh, cry — and look at coffee in a new light.

With their small acts of kindness, people from all around the world are coming together today to make one important point: Only love can drive out …

Religion

Every statistic in Brexit campaign's racist post about Sadiq Khan's 'Londonistan' is false

Every single statistic a Brexit campaign used to claim Sadiq Khan had helped turn London into ‘Londonistan’ in a racist Twitter post is …

United Kingdom

Dozens hit out at ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ by forming human chain around mosque

Nearly 100 people have formed a human chain outside a mosque in Newcastle to fight against racism and Islamophobia.<p>Members of Citizens UK are …

Islam

A Drone Endangered a Passenger Plane in New Zealand. Nobody Called the Police

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — When a drone flew within meters of a landing plane last week, endangering 278 passengers and crew, Air New Zealand …

Drones

Take 5: A Guide to Getting Started and Succeeding with Data Analytics

Everyone wants to make solid, data-driven decisions. Yet collecting and using data optimally can often feel daunting.

Big Data

Is the Dreamliner worth the hype? Here's 10 reasons why it might just be

Boeing delivered the first of its newest Dreamliner aircraft to Singapore Airlines this week, marking the first of 49 787-10 planes on order to the carrier, the largest buyer of the jet.<p>The latest model, flown to Singapore from the manufacturer’s North Charleston facility in South Carolina, …

Aviation

Why I Visit a Mosque Wherever I Travel

When traveling, mosques around the world become more than just a place to pray.<p>On my first trip to Rome, I did as the tourists do: paid my respects at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican, and no fewer than a dozen gelato shops. But the memory that lingers strongest a decade later …

Cape Town

Qur'an: The Word of God

The Quran, the holy book of Islam, begins with a short <i>surah</i> (chapter) called the <i>Fātihah</i>, [The Opening]:<p>In the Name of God,<p>The Merciful, the …

Harvard

The Beauty—and Business—of the Hajj

Piety, profit, and their intersection at one of the world's biggest religious gatherings.<p>Each year, Muslims travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia during Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, to perform a series of rituals that follow in the footsteps of the prophet Muhammad, who completed …

Islam

Last Ditch Efforts – Six of History’s Doomed Final Offensives

“Operation Spring Awakening represented Nazi Germany’s last major attack in World War Two. Here are some of history’s other doomed final assaults.” …

History