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Sin­ga­pore Airlines’ re­gional sub­sidiary has be­come the first car­rier to in­tro­duce the Boe­ing 737 Max 8 to Aus­tralia, specif­i­cally Dar­win and Cairns. Apart from a qui­eter en­gine, those fly­ing busi­ness class can ex­pect a 25 per­cent in­crease in seat pitch and ad­di­tional re­cline, not to men­tion freshly brewed gourmet cof­fee from Illy. Econ­omy-class seats are also sleeker and more com­fort­able, with built-in fea­tures cater­ing to wired trav­el­ers—think per­sonal USB charg­ing ports and seat-back hold­ers for phones and tablets ( De­sign De­tails Hong Kong Airlines To ex­press the iden­tity of its home in a unique fash­ion, Hong Kong Airlines tasked home­ware de­sign brand JIA to de­velop a new line of table­ware for its busi­ness-class cabins. Th­ese are largely in­spired by the Bauhinia blakeana, the floral em­blem of Hong Kong that ap­pears on the air­line’s logo: the white bowl and ap­pe­tizer plates take their cues from the petals, while the deep-brown bread plate re­calls a bauhinia leaf. Most play­ful of all, the minia­ture salt and pep­per shak­ers are styled af­ter siu mai and har gau dumplings, cre­at­ing a dim sum–themed keep­sake that pas­sen­gers can take home ( hongkon­gair­

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