Lufthansas new seat­ing

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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.

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