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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lufthansa, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Team Up

Lufthansa and Bangkok's Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit are ready to give the airline's business class meals a dash of east-meets-west flavour.
New dishes created by Luca Cesarini (below), Executive Chef of the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, will be offered to all Lufthansa business class passengers flying from Bangkok to Germany.
Cesarini is the newest member of Lufthansa's Star Chefs program, which sees tailor-made premium menus for first and business class passengers created by award-winning chefs from around the world.
From September 1, Lufthansa's business class passengers will be offered a choice of three Cesarini-inspired starters:
  • a seafood option (such as avocado crab meat timbale with vegetables curls and a capsicum-carrot -puree)
  • a meat option (for example, slow roasted beef with chickpea salad, mint tabouleh and a Mediterranean carrot salad)
  • and a vegetarian option (shaved cantaloupe melon combined with feta cheese, rocket and walnut)
Some of the main course dishes will include
  • anise seeds spiced veal tenderloin with herbed potatoes and caramelized apple
  • stir fried prawns with green peppercorn, vegetable fried rice, oyster bok choi and shiitake mushroom
  • sage butter soft potato gnocchi in blue cheese cream sauce, Swiss chard and sundried tomato
Cesarini's desset selection will feature hazelnut parfait with egg nog sauce and New York cheese cake with blueberry compote.
"As Executive Chef at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Luca Cesarini has enhanced the hotel’s reputation as a gourmet destination" said Richard Chapman, the hotel's General Manager.
"The luxurious hotel is renowned for Rossini’s, one of the finest Italian restaurants in Bangkok, and Basil, a stylish contemporary restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine with flair and creativity. We are delighted that he will provide Lufthansa’s passengers with a mouth-watering and memorable dining experience."

Asiana Axes Almost All First Class Seats

Asiana Airlines will axe first class from all but four of its aircraft in a move to reduce ongoing losses.
First class cabins across all of Asiana's Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200ER fleet will be ripped out and replaced by business class, with only the Airbus A380 retaining first class suites (below) to reflect its flagship status.
Asiana currently flies four A380s to Los Angeles and New York, along with regional legs to Bangkok and Hong Kong, and has two more superjumbos on order.
"Considering that our company is at an absolutely inferior position in terms of supply of first-class seats, all other flights will change to a two-class system, while the first class will remain on our four Airbus 380 airliners," Asiana CEO Kim Soo-cheon remarked, according to The Korea Times.

British Airways' Singapore Airport Lounge, Concorde Bar

British Airways' all-new business and first class lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport is a Cinderella-grade transformation that's taken the tired old Terminal 1 space from drab to fab.
Here's a 'before' shot of the lounge, which used to be the airport's shared Qantas/British Airways first class lounge – and even then it was a bit underwhelming!
Contrast that with the lounge's new look after a four-month make-over.
"We've taken a good look at the space and re-designed it for 2015 and beyond" says Rob Williams, BA's Head of Asia Pacific Sales.
While occupying the same physical footprint as the old lounge, what Williams calls "a smarter, much better use of space" has seen capacity boosted by some 42% over the previous total of 159 seats.
"The washrooms have been relocated within the same zone as the showers, as you go into the lounge on the left of reception," which turned the full length of the lounge into a refreshingly blank sheet for Singapore design firm Kingsmen and London-based Honour Branding.
A centrepiece of the new British Airways Singapore Lounge is the Concorde Bar: a fresh concept for BA's elite first class passengers and top-tier Executive Club frequent flyers.
The Concorde Bar borrows the private Concorde Room brand from the airline's flagship London Heathrow lounges and reworks it into a smaller footprint more suitable for 'outstation' lounges beyond BA's home hub.

Same space, more seats

"We've carved out areas within the lounge for people who want to relax, eat and drink, or work" Williams explains.
"Alone the left side of the lounge you have zones of seating all the way down, with high-backed leather armchairs and also some sofas for people travelling together."
"In the middle section of the lounge is where people can sit on a stool doing some work, having something to eat or drink, and look out at the view of the concourse."
That zone also includes the centrally-located food servery and BA's signature champagne bar.
Beyond that lies what BA's Williams describes as "a really nice area with big TV screens and a lot of beautiful high-back leather swing chairs" – whuile along the other side of the lounge stretches a row of banquettes.
A "Far East-inspired wall" above the banquettes typifies some of the mingled east-meets-west design philosophy behind the lounge.
"We wanted this lounge to look and feel like a British Airways lounge – very elegant, contemporary and very British in its feel," Williams explains.
"But that said, there is also a fantastic array of work by local Singaporean artists, some well-established and come up-and-coming, alongside some British artists as well."
Williams says that this same formula of overlaying local influences onto British Airways lounge DNA is "something you'll see in other new BA lounges."
At the far end of the lounge lies a 'study' zone with workstations and wireless printing.
The majority of visitors to the lounge will also find AC and USB power sockets close at hand. 
"Pretty much everybody gets their own universal AC point next to their seat, as well as USB charging ports" says Williams. "That's about 88% of people in in the main lounge, and everybody in the Concorde Bar."

The Concorde Bar

Also earmarked for selected BA lounges will be the Concorde Bar, which makes its debut at the British Airways Singapore Lounge.
While not a full-on lounge and dining area similar to the elite Concorde Rooms at London and New York, the Concorde Bar draws its inspiration from those spaces.
Entry is available to passengers in BA first class as well as Executive Club Gold Concorde Room Card-holders and invitation-only Executive Club Premier members.
"We have have two flights a day to London and one to Sydney, all of which have first class cabins,". "The Concorde Bar is about recognising that, and having a sanctuary where our first class customers can relaxing before or between flights."
The entrance to the Concorde Bar is located at the right side of the lounge, just past the reception area, and is accessed "via a passcode, or the attendant who greets you on arrival will open the door for you," Williams says.
"The discrete branding and entrance to the Concorde Bar has created an air of mystique to the lounge, offering an exclusive space for those in the know" suggests Mike Crump, a partner at Honor Branding who shaped this new haven for the well-heeled.
The Concorde Bar has seating for 41 high flyers who will be looked after by a dedicated attendant.
"Within that space there are different zones," Williams explains. "We have some couples' sofas, seven private booths, a high-top table for working, and again those high-backed leather winged chairs."
The Concorde Bar has a very different design to the rest of the Singapore lounge, including generous use of black Nero marble with European oak flooring, and boasts what Williams calls "electronic walls."
"These will display the sky of Singapore on the ceiling, and on the walls they will project views of Singapore, which will all change according to the time of day, so it feels like you're in an exclusive enclave overlooking the fabulous backdrop of Singapore."
Honor Branding's Crump says the The Concorde Bar was designed to have "an elegant and timeless interior" with the focal point of "a modern cabinetry bar crafted in blackened oak, akin to the kind you would find in one's private residence."

Access to British Airways Singapore Lounge

The British Airways Singapore Lounge will opens its door daily from 3pm until the 11.15pm departure of flight BA16 to London.
Eligible visitors include travellers in British Airways first class and business class, along with first and business class passengers on flights operated by Oneworld members such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Finnair and Japan Airlines; British Airways Executive Club Silver and Gold card-holders; and their Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald equivalents (such as Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold and Platinum, and Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold and Diamond members).

Malaysia Airlines Closes Perth, Singapore Airport Lounges

Malaysia Airlines has closed its airport lounges at Perth and Singapore as the airline continues efforts to slash costs and 'right-size' its operations.
Business class passengers and Enrich Platinum and Gold frequent flyers travelling from Perth Airport are being directed to the business lounge of Oneworld partner Qantas.
The Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport has also been shuttered, with travellers steered to the Premier Lounge – although MAS notes that "guests who have valid Enrich Golden Lounge Access redemption voucher to access the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge are not entitled to use this Premier Lounge as is this a 3rd party lounge."
The move mirrors MAS' decision to close Sydney lounge in 2014 in favour of the airport's superior Qantas lounges.

Upgrades for KL and London lounges

However, those lounges which remain in business – including its flagship lounges at Kuala Lumpur – will receive a much-needed upgrade to woo premium travellers.
"They will all be improved, because they are a little bit tired" Mueller said.
"There is very little consistency in terms of what we offer when it comes to food, to workspace and other facilities. This is the plan for our main three lounges in KLIA, and also London Heathrow and Melbourne."
Last month saw Malaysia Airlines axe all flights to Brisbane and reduce flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, while two of MAS' six Airbus A380s have also been offered for sale or lease as "surplus to requirements."
Malaysia Airlines has racked up debts approaching $1.5 billion since 2011, with a dire situation worsened by last year's twin tragedies of the disappearance of flight MH370 and the shooting down of MH17.
The airline was nationalised in late 2014 by Malaysia's government-owned investment arm Khazanah Nasional, which has pledged billions injection to fund the dramatic restructure aimed at returning the airline to profitability by 2018.
The company behind the airline has today changed its name from Malaysia Airline Systems Berhad to Malaysia Airlines Berhad.

Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio Gains Great Northern Hotel, London

Tribute Portfolio, the new ‘independent’ brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts makes its European debut this week with the addition of the Great Northern Hotel in London’s King’s Cross.

The brand primarily targets Starwood Preferred Guest members who enjoy staying in unique and non-chain properties but who don’t want to relinquish their usual SPG perks such as free room upgrades, Internet access and welcome gifts.

Located just 25 metres – not minutes – from the Eurostar terminus at St. Pancras, you’ll have your passport stamped as you enter the UK and will be relaxing in your hotel room before you’ve even had a chance to check your email.

First opened in 1854 but since extensively refurbished, guests can choose between Cubitt rooms with high ceilings and large twin sash windows, or Couchette rooms that serve as an interpretation of a traditional railway carriage car sleeper.

You’ll also find Wainscot rooms on the top floor of the hotel, offering high mansard-style ceilings and are lined with Black American Walnut Wainscot panelling.

When it comes time to dine, ascend the hotel’s original grand staircase to Plum + Spilt Milk for a selection of simple British dishes, or visit The GNH Bar – opening directly into King's Cross Station with etched mirror ceilings, an organically-shaped pewter and marble bar and two grand crystal chandeliers.

As you’d expect, members of Starwood Preferred Guest can both earn and redeem Starpoints at the Great Northern Hotel.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Seriously! Fuck You Cancer!


I always try to see the very best part of life has to offer. Perks of having cancer after so long. You tend to just shut down every single thing that don't really affects you. But what will you do when the tables were turn? 

Living with cancer is one thing. After you have accepted the fact that you are living with cancer for so many years, for the best and worst of things could get. I am thankful for the part where life has been very kind to me. No doubt there are times where it was really bad. But when you are just comfortable with what things are to be, things changes all over again.

There are a million questions running through my head right now and I can't even seem to get things right. The constant change I have to be prepared of. I know I would sound really stupid by saying this but when too many good things happened around me, I get terrified. In fact right now, I'm shaken to my core. My gut feeling is telling me one thing but the reports are telling me another. 

For the first time in a long time, I really do wish that nothing has changed. Maybe for a little while longer. I am afraid of losing everything, I am afraid of going through all these alone. I know being remission is great, but it is still too good to be true. These 7 years hasn't been all smooth, but I can't say that I am suffering either. 

So yea, FUCK YOU cancer! It's though screwing me over isn't enough, now you wanted to turn up a notch to spice up my life a little? I am happy. I accepted the fact that what my life could be living with it. I just wanted some peace of mind. I do not wanna worry. I do not wanna be in constant fear. I really have too much to lose. I am not ready. I don't even know what life could be after this. It's too drastic. I needed time. I don't even know what's going on in your head. I don't even know what you are thinking. 

I'm.... Lost... Just sometimes.. I wish life has an easier way to deal with. . . I just don't wanna lose anything at this very moment..  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Emirates 2 Class Config

Emirates is forging ahead with plans for two-class Airbus A380s: dropping the airline’s prestigious first class suites and showers from some of its superjumbos, while also shrinking business class in favour of more seats for economy passengers.
As previously reported, the two-class A380s will debut on Dubai-Copenhagen flights from December 1 as EK151/152 as well as theEK376/377 Dubai-Bangkok service from the same date.
This will be followed on January 1 2016 with the EK9/10 service between Dubai and London Gatwick as well as Dubai to Kuala Lumpur (EK342/343).
The seat map for Emirates' superjumbo sans first class shows that the economy passengers will now find themselves at the pointy end of the plane, with the 14 first class suites at the front of the upper deck – and a sizeable chunk of the business class cabin – making way for 120 economy seats spread across 16 rows.
18 of those business class seats have been axed, trimming the revamped A380's premium cabin count from 76 seats down to 58.
Seat numbering will still begin at row 6 (below), however this will be physically located where row 11 is now.
The five-row mini-cabin at the rear of business class has been rebadged to rows 19-23 in place of rows 22-26 on the three-class A380s.
The airline’s inflight bar and lounge for business class passengers will also be retained at the very back of the upper deck.
The new upper deck economy cabin begins at row 24...
… and is joined by two extra sets of economy seats on the lower deck in rows 52 and 53, taking the place of a galley used by the crew on all three-class A380s:
It also seems that Emirates' new two-class A380 birds won't include the ‘ultra long-haul crew rest’ on the lower deck, which ordinarily replaces the centre group of economy seats in rows 85 through 87:
This walled-off space contains nine bunks, each with a curtain for privacy and a personal entertainment system to help pass the time.

Emirates 2-Class 615 Seater A380 Service to Kuala Lumpur

Emirates today (28JUL15) continues to roll-out Airbus A380 schedule adjustment. Planned A380 service resumption on Dubai – Kuala Lumpur route, EK342/343, remains unchanged effective 01JAN16, however the airline will now be operating 2-class 615-seater Aircraft, instead of 3-class.

EK408 DXB0245 – 1345KUL 77W D
EK346 DXB0410 – 1515KUL 77W D
EK342 DXB1015 – 2125KUL 388 D
EK344 DXB2155 – 0855+1KUL 77W D

EK343 KUL0110 – 0430DXB 388 D
EK409 KUL0945 – 1255DXB 77W D
EK345 KUL1100 – 1420DXB 77W D
EK347 KUL1910 – 2230DXB 77W D

Friday, July 24, 2015

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' New Boeing 787-9 Business Class

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin flying the first of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in October 2015, featuring the airline's new World Business Class seats.
The seats lie fully-flat, with a 1-2-1 layout so that every passenger is one small step away from the aisle plus a large side storage area and 16 inch HD video screen.
The design sees each seat covered in a different shade of KLM's warm base palette, with large pillows and blankets for when it's time to bed down.
"The design of the interior of the aircraft creates a typically KLM mood, layout and character onboard the Boeing 787-9" the airline says.
"The point of departure for the cabin interior was to maximise comfort and privacy for passengers, while maintaining KLM’s brand values."
30 of the World Business Class seats will be installed at the pointy end of the plane.
Also on offer: KLM's first inflight Internet service, which has recently been trialled on other aircraft in the fleet.
KLM hasn't shared any photos of the economy seats, but says they recline 40% more than their current counterparts, and also feature an 11 inch HD touchscreen and USB power socket.
So when will KLM's Boeing 787 Dreamliner take to the skies, and where will it fly?
The inaugural is pencilled in for October 25 from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi and onwards to Bahrain, although the roster shows subsequent runs starting November 2015 to Cairo and Xiamen, with Fukuoka, Rio de Janeiro and Chengdu in early 2016, followed by Tokyo and Shanghai mid-year.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Next Stage?

Leo   : Baby, my friends asked me when are we getting married.

Ric    : Hmm.. So what did you say?

Leo.  : I didn't. But I don't think it's a problem for us. I could just marry you anytime. 

Ric    : really? Are you sure?

Leo.  : yea.. I think so.

Ric.   : ok, lemme ask you these few questions.

Leo.  : shoot

Ric.   : is your career stable now? Do we both have enough reserve? Let's not talk about kids first, just the two of us. Do we have enough insurance to cover all? How does do we go with my medical expenses? Where should we settle? New York or L.A.? Does our house whole income enough for mortgage? What are the carreer options? Can we make ends meet?

Leo.   : (-.....-) ok noted. 

Ric.    : don't get me wrong, I will marry you one day. It's just there are a lot more to think about and a lot we gotta do to make things happen. What if things goes side ways? And so far in our relationship, we are still having our honeymoon period even after nearly a year now. I know sooner or later, that will come. I just want us to build up a stronger foundation before we proceed to the next stage. I don't want us to one day come to a relationship fumed with resentment. I want us to have a strong and beautiful relationship so our kids one day will grow up in a loving environment.

Leo.  : You know that I love you and hate you at the same time right?

Ric.   : I do know that. :P

                           

Just a very typical type of conversation we usually have. Surprisingly, it's still all lovey-dovey till today. It is all kinds of weird but I will take that as a win. Being in love with your best friend does really helps. We know each other in and out and there is literally nothing to hide. You don't have to impress each other. You are just being really comfortable with each other. Things are a lot easier.

As i think now things are progressing well between us. Him juggling with his new position, means more working hours and responsibility, and me... Mostly just coping with chemo and treatments as studio time is not in the books this year as of now. I thought why not slowly introduce him into my family. Mom has the idea and kept asking me about Leo from time to time. Things would go smoothly I hope. We booked a family trip to Cambodia next year. Yes, a family trip with Leo together. All mom's reaction was,

You both get one extra room, you give me the suite and you two stay in deluxe room.

How epic my mom can be sometimes. But I'm glad things are really working out. Yes there would be bumps , and coping with my cancer and him working may be tough at times, but we make do. I wouldn't say our relationship is the easiest of all, but compromisation is the thing we that is sticking us together. Even we know each other in and out, but we are totally opposites. The food he loves, I hated it, vice versa. Music he loves, and what I love is totally off. Things he loves doing on free time and what I love doing doesn't sync. The only similarity we have is... Yes you read it right, it's singular.. DURIAN! 

I guess the only thing I wouldn't compromise is when we get married, I would want to be registered in New York. There is no way I wanted my kids to be a Californian. New Yorkers all the way. Lol.. I'm just saying, cause I know you will be reading this anyhow. 

Well, as life always be. Nothing is predictable and smooth. It's just how we make the best of what we can have. Marriage is more than just a verbal commitment to me. I want us to be ready for that. I love you and that's a fact, but we should take one step at a time. For what is worth, we already named our kids even before we are having them. I would wanna for once in my life, make that dream come true with you. 


Yours, #3 Always - Muscle

Monday, July 13, 2015

British Airways' New First Class For Boeing 787-9

British Airways will showcase its new first class seats and cabin when the airline's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes to the skies in October.
The new-look BA First has been created specifically for the Boeing 787-9 and will see just eight seats nestled into the Dreamliner's nose.
Each of those seats is a measured upgrade to BA's A380 First, which was itself finessed from the original First concept introduced on the airline's long-range Boeing 777-300ER jets (below).
Developed for BA by London design firm Forpeople, BA says the seats take into account extensive feedback from its regular first class travellers.
BA has yet to release any photos but here's what we know so far.
  • The new BA First suites include additional storage areas where passengers can park their inflight gear, with a new ottoman next to the adjustable footstool offering room for shoes, handbags and other personal items.
  • A locker positioned at eye-level is intended for smaller personal effects such as tablets, reading glasses and amenity kits.
  • The jackets and coat locker is now accessible without passengers having to move from their seat, while a mirror has been fitted to the inside of the locker door.
  • There's another nook next to their armrest where you can stow a smartphone or tablet while it's being charged by the nearby USB port.
  • The large 23 inch screen is partnered to a smaller touchscreen controller with an independent display, and unlike the current design (shown below) the monitor is fixed in position so that movies and TV shows can be enjoyed on a 'gate to gate' basis rather than having to stow the screen during taxi, take-off and landing.
Although BA is trumpeting the Boeing 787-9's first international flight from London to Delhi on October 25, a spokesperson for the airline says the jet will first enter service in a three-class configuration on flights to Austin and Toronto.
In this configuration it'll have an extended Club World business class cabin at the pointy end, but prior to the Delhi debut will be wheeled back into the workshop for the new First suites to be installed.
The next destinations on the 787-9's dance card list will be Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Kuala Lumpur, although BA doesn't yet have start dates for those Dreamliner services.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Starwood To Open First St Regis in India

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced it will open it first St Regis property in India later this year.

The St Regis Mumbai will occupy the building currently home to the Palladium Hotel in the city's Lower Parel neighbourhood.

Due to open in the third quarter after an "extensive" rebrand, the 38-storey hotel will contain 386 guestrooms, including 60 suites.

Facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, four specialty restaurants, a club lounge, three bars, a swimming pool and a fitness centre.

There will be over 5,200 sqm of meeting and event space including a 4,200 sqm ballroomn.

Jim Petrus, global brand leader at St Regis, said: "Starwood is maintaining strong growth momentum in the region and the arrival of St Regis in Mumbai reinforces our commitment to growing our luxury portfolio in this important market."

St Regis Mumbai is owned by Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure.

Starwood currently operates 43 hotels in India, with an additional 37 in the pipeline.

Earlier this year, the group announced plans to open more than 40 new properties across Europe in the next five years, including four St Regis hotels in 2015.

United New Amenities

Passengers flying with United Airlines in ‘BusinessFirst’ (business class) and Global First (first class) can soon enjoy new amenity kits with products from Cowshed Spa: a premium spa and lifestyle brand from London-based Soho House & Co.
Taking wing from August 1, the new kits will appear on United’s flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles and also from Sydney to San Francisco, along with the airline’s other intercontinental flights.
Guests in both classes will receive Cowshed moisturising hand cream, Lippy Cow natural lip balm and a chamomile refreshing towelette, while passengers in Global First will also get a Cowshed quinoa hydrating daily moisturiser and a jasmine toning eye balm.
Amenity kits will too contain the obligatory socks an eye mask, along with tissues, ear plugs, a toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss.
Styled to reflect the scents of an English country garden, United hopes the new products will help to relax its premium travellers, with a selection from the Cowshed range also found in many of the airline’s United Club lounges and in the restrooms on-board.
“Soho House’s Cowshed skincare products will be a fresh addition to the products and services we offer premium-cabin customers on United,” said Tom O’Toole: the airline’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
“This is another step in enhancing our customers’ experience in flight and on the ground,” he added, with other improvements including new United Club lounges for Chicago, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and a complete overhaul of its terminal and lounge facilities in Los Angeles.

Swiss Boeing 777-300ER

Step inside the first Swiss Boeing 777-300ER, featuring all-new first class suites and business class seats, along with super-styled cabin interiors.
Shaped by leading design house PriestmanGoode, the new seats are a natural evolution of Swiss' award-winning cabins – but with more space, more storage and greater privacy.
The colour palette throughout the cabin has been updated to richer, more sophisticated tones, while keeping very much on-brand for that unmistakeable Swiss look and feel – even in the entrance to the Boeing 777, which is a little more like a reception area.
"We took inspiration from Switzerland’s design and craft heritage, as well as Swiss’ own brand identity, including the airline’s headquarters and flagship lounges in Zurich" says Nigel Goode, Co-Founding Director of PriestmanGoode.
"The resulting cabins are luxurious, elegant and timeless with a lightness of touch, precise craftsmanship and attention to detail that embody the Swiss brand.”

Swiss Boeing 777-300ER First Class

Eight spacious private first class suites are nestled into the nose of the Boeing 777.
Each exudes a warm 'colour and materials' palette of browns, greys and accents of European oak wood, while soft walls, woven fabric bulkheads and curtain screens help dampen noise in the cabin.
There's a 50% increase in personal storage compared with the previous first class seat, including dedicated storage for amenities.
Luxe touches such as a 32 inch video screen, reading lamp and cocktail table surface with integrated lighting – plus electrically-adjustable blinds if you're at a window seat – help turn each suite into your own inflight haven.
Each passenger has their own personal wardrobe, with a sliding door which creates a partition between the seat and the aisle to offer greater privacy.

Swiss Boeing 777-300ER Business Class

The 62 business class seats represent a measured evolution of the current and highly-regarded design rather than a radical make-over.
New features include headphone hangers and straps for storing tablets and magazines, along with more personal stowage.
"The current product is a good product, but of course there are always little things you can optimise," Swiss CEO Harry Hohmeister.
For comparison, here's the current-gen Swiss business class: still superb, but now something a little less so...
As you'd expect, each seat converts into a fully flat bed that's over two metres long.
Also on Hohmeister's plan for premium passengers are "more individual services on board and in the lounges. It's a huge investment in the customer."

Swiss Boeing 777-300ER Economy Class

Travellers down the back of the bus can visit a self-service kiosk stocked with drinks and snacks.
The 270 economy seats each have a large touchscreen monitor plus USB sockets.

When (and where) Swiss will fly the Boeing 777-300ER

Swiss will fly its first Boeing 777-300ER in January 2016 – "only six months to go!", Swiss CEO Hohmeister smiles like an eager kid counting down the sleeps to Christmas – with five more to follow by August, "and then three more during 2017-18."
The first Boeing 777-300ER in the fleet will take wing in January 2016, and after European proving and familiarity flights the large twin-engine jets will start to appear on routes to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Los Angeles, plus some flights to San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv.
"The Boeing 777-300ER changes our economics compared to the Airbus A340, which is giving us more opportunity to engage ourselves in Asia again, because the Asian markets are very much under pressure by the Middle East carriers," Hohmeister explains.
2016 will be about "a 1: 1 rollover" as cities served by the fuel-guzzling four-engine A340 are upgraded to the Boeing 777-300ER.
"We want to bring more efficiency to the destinations we are flying to already, and from there we have to see where else we can develop the network. Based on higher efficiency and high profitability we also can grow to new destinations, but that’s not something for 2016."
 

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