Lufthansas new seating
Lufthansa has published a rendering of the new business class seat which will debut on its Boeing 777-9 aircraft from 2020. According to the carrier’s official media relations, the new seat will offer more privacy, “a special shoulder zone for side sleepers”, as well as larger monitors, and aisle access for all passengers.
Lufthansa has 20 of the next-generation Boeing aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2020 and 2025.
The Boeing 777X is a new series of the long-range wide-body twin-engine Boeing 777 family that is under development. The 777X is to feature GE9X new engines, new composite wings with folding wingtips, a denser cabin, and new technologies from the Boeing 787. The 777X series was launched in November 2013 with two variants: the 777-8 and the 777-9. The 777-8 has seating for 365 and range of over 8,700 nmi (16,110 km) and the 777-9 has seating for 414 and range of over 7,600 nmi (14,075 km). The -9 is to fly in the first quarter of 2019 with deliveries to begin in December 2019.
Earlier this year Boeing released full technical details of its future 777-9 series aircraft, with recommended seating plans revealing that the unpopular ten-across (3-4-3) economy class layout will almost certainly be adopted by airline customers.
Carnival Cruise Line has revamped menus at a number of its dining spots, and baked Alaska has been reintroduced across the fleet with fanfare.
Menus at steakhouses, the Cucina del Capitano Italian restaurant, delis and the main dining room’s breakfast have undergone changes. Carnival said the new items reflect “lighter ingredients, updated preparation techniques and exquisite presentation to keep pace with changing palates.”
A revamped menu at Cucina del Capitano reflects the different culinary regions in
Italy, with dishes like risotto milanese with saffron and parmesan cheese; potato-crusted branzino with tomatoes, stewed chickpeas and salmoriglio; pork chop with fennel pollen, shallots and crispy sage; and beef short ribs with porcini mushrooms, salsa verde and tomato bruschetta. House-made burrata (a creamy fresh mozzerella) has been added to the menu.
The new menus are available on the Carnival Magic, Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze. Next month, the Carnival Sunshine is expected to feature Cucina del Capitano’s new menu.
Carnival said the Seafood Shack aboard Carnival Vista has proven to be a popular dining option, and it has been expanded to another nine ships.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Jaguar customers now have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the highly sought-after Jaguar F-Type SVR. In select locations throughout the U.S., the Jaguar F-Type SVR is now available for rent through the Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise.
The Jaguar F-Type SVR will be added to the Exotic Car Collection fleet at locations in Atlanta, Orlando, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Minnesota, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Naples, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Seattle, Phoenix, North Carolina, Las Vegas and Nashville.
The Exotic Car Collection was founded in 2006 to meet customer demand for luxury vehicle rentals. Today, there are more than 50 locations in cities throughout the country, and the brand continues to expand the offering to new markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.
U.S travelers who will need a new passport in 2018 can potentially save themselves a few dollars if they avoid waiting until the last minute to apply.
According to the U.S. Department of State, passport “execution fees” will increase from $25 to $35 starting April 2, 2018. The fee change will bump the total cost of a U.S. passport to $145 for adults and $115 for children 16 and younger.
The execution fee, however, is only charged to people who apply in person at an official passport agency, such as the U.S. post office or other consular offices. The $10 fee increase will not apply to individuals who renew their passports by mail.
In a blockbuster move for the aviation industry, Dubai Airports has signed a pledge to only purchase environmentally safe green vehicles moving forward.
The agreement between members of Dubai’s aviation community was signed by
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, as well as representatives from Emirates airline, flydubai, dnata, Dubai Police, Dubai Customs and Dubai’s General Directory of Residency and Foreign Affairs.
Though Dubai International Airport is the home to 6,345 ground service vehicles, only a small portion is already green, including BMW hybrid limousines and a fleet of Tesla taxis.