Posts Tagged ‘Boeing 777-300ER’

Qatar Airways Business Class

Qatar Airways Business Class provides a comfortable and spacious environment for passengers. They offer an exceptional in-flight experience and are listed as a 5 star airline by Skytrax.

On top of the cabin experience, Qatar Airways offers a rare experience with their Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport exclusively for business and first class passengers. Making it a very attractive transit point and ideal hub of choice if not making Doha your final destination.


Business class seating on the Boeing 777’s is fully flat which is an enhancement on the angled lie-flat seats found on the long-haul Airbus aircraft. The product if fairly similar, though Qatar Airways has upgraded the product to the latest industry benchmark. It is likely that Airbus aircraft will be retrofitted in the future to have this fully flat business class seat.

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Air France Business Class

Affaires is the international business class cabin for Air France. The latest product was introduced on the Airbus A380, which is a slight variation on the Affaires product available on other long-haul aircraft.

It is designed to maximize space where passengers are able to relax, work and sleep when and how they want. Contour Premium Aircraft Seating designed Affaires with attention paid to in-seat performance and durability. The outcome being a stylish business class product. The colour tones of blue and beige create a calm and tranquil seating environment.

The main differences between Affaires on the Airbus A380 and other Air France long-haul aircraft is when in the sleep position it goes fully flat, it is wider and the seat pitch is closer. The original version of this Affaires product was launched with Boeing 777-300ER services which first took to the skies in 2007.


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Japan Airlines Business Class

Executive Class is the business class cabin for Japan Airlines, Japan’s flag carrier. They have a number of products available depending on which service you are travelling on. The latest product is the “Shell Flat Neo” seat, which made it’s debut in August 2008.

Japan Airlines has two angled lie-flat seat version and then a recliner seat version. This is for their international services.

JAL oneworld

Passengers can expect to experience great Japanese hospitality and service levels that one comes to expect when travelling with leading Asian carriers.

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Etihad Airways Business Class

The carriers from the Middle East are setting global standards for the rest of the world’s airlines to keep up with, Etihad Airways is no exception.

Etihad Airways is a very young airline based out of Abu Dhabi, having launched in February 2003 and established as the national airline of the United Arab Emirates by a royal decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa.

The airline is world acclaimed and has picked up awards from: Skytrax, World Travel Awards, Business Travel Awards, Business Traveller, Inside Flyer and Aviation Business Awards.

Pearl Business Class is the name of their Business Class product and they have two variations between their long-haul (fully flat seat) and short-haul flights (recliner seat).


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V Australia Business Class

V Australia is the long-haul international airline for Virgin Blue, they launched in 2007 with their first flight in early 2009. The business class product is ‘International Business’.

The airline utilises a fleet of modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for their operations. They are based out of Sydney, Australia with initial flights being between Sydney and Los Angeles.

It was clear that V Australia needed to convince the market that even though they are the long-haul airline for Virgin Blue, they certainly do not want to be perceived as a low cost carrier flying to international destinations. They are without a doubt a full service carrier with great on-board products, especially in the International Business cabin.


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Air Canada Executive First

Air Canada has introduced the next generation of Business Class seats into their international fleet. The airline totally skipped a ‘product range’ (angle lie-flat or ‘z-shape’ in design), going from cradle design straight to 180 degree flat.

In 2008 the Executive First Suite was listed by The Times newspaper in the United Kingdom as being amongst the world’s top 10 Business Class products.

The new product is a part of Air Canada’s complete transformation, where we have seen new branding, new aircraft and new in-flight products across the entire fleet in all cabins. They are placing great emphasis on customer service; it’s great to finally see that a North American carrier has identified this as a key to success.


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Cathay Pacific Business Class

Cathay Pacific launched a Business Class product which was progressively being rolled out throughout their medium-haul and long-haul fleet, the product was announced in 2007. In December 2010, Cathay Pacific announced a new product for long-haul routes which will go into service from March 2011.

Cathay Pacific is renowned for their impeccable service on-board, their premium products have been strong in the past and the previous upgrade to Business Class was a welcome change, bringing them in line with the latest generation of premium offerings.

The Business Class cabin has been designed to meet the requirements of business travellers: sleeping comfort and privacy, though at the same time retaining quality and attention to details.

Cathay Pacific World Airline 2009, image credit: Skytrax

Similar to other airlines’, Cathay Pacific has introduced a herringbone design – enhancing privacy. It is a fully flat seat which is 6’6″ in sleep mode, with a width of 20.0″ that extends in the shoulder area when flat to 32.0″.

Adjust the angle of the seat, leg-rest and footrest. There is lumbar support and the seats are ergonomically tested, everything can be done at the touch of a button.

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