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Thai Airways

Thai Airways International was founded in 1960 as a joint venture between Thailand’s domestic carrier, Thai Airways Company (TAC) and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) with the Scandinavian carrier initially providing a 30% share capital.
From its hub at Suvarnabhumi Airport, THAI flies to 71 destinations in 35 countries, using a fleet of 91 aircraft. The airline was once the operator of two of the world’s longest nonstop routes between Thailand and Los Angeles and New York, but due to high fuel prices and the withdrawal of aircraft, the airline abandoned all nonstop U.S. services in 2012.
Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Airlines of the Star Alliance offer 790 destinations in 138 countries, access to airport lounges around the world.

THAI is renowned for its gracious service, delicious in-flight meals, superb entertainment, and world class lounges and on-ground amenities.From its earliest days, the dynamic growth and unrivalled reputation of THAI was inspired especially by one outstanding feature – the superior quality of its Economy Class, offering levels of space, comfort and service unmatched by other airlines. While Thai Airways first class lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok was awarded ‘ World’s Best First Class Lounge’ by Skytrax in 2009.

Currently, Thai Airways operates and leases out a modern fleet of 99 aircrafts, most of them wide-bodied models. These aircrafts include several Boeing and Airbus aircrafts.

Thai Airways flight reservations can be done online and well in advance. Thai Airways also provides high-tech online options depending on the market and class you are traveling, such as online check-in. timetable, and Destination Guide.



Philippine Airlines

The Philippines is an archipelago blessed with a wealth of natural resources, a rich history and unique culture. The Philippines attractions are as many as they are diverse, with each island offering something different, something special to the most discerning visitor. White sand beaches, lush green forest, majestic mountain peaks, age-old structure, modern cities, rustic country-sides. The list goes on and on.

Formerly one of the largest Asian airlines, Philippine Air Lines is Asia’s first airline and the Philippine’s own flag carrier, operates both international and domestic flights from its hubs in Manila and Cebu, it is given a 3-star rating by Skytrax.  Philippine Airlines has garnered respect around the World with its excellent service and modern fleet of Aircraft. It gives service to at least 31 foreign major cities worldwide

As of October 2012, the Philippine Airlines fleet consists of 40 aircrafts in service plus 69 to be delivered, with an average age of 9.6 years. The fleet is mainly Airbus, with 8 Boeings.

For passengers’ relaxation, they offer amenities for total in-flight comfort.  Philippine Airlines launched a new, fresh and refined design of its Amenity Kits for Mabuhay (Business) Class on all its long-haul flights. Entertainment options include a listing of movies, TV and radio programs for your pleasure.

Philippine Airlines Online Booking System is made easy and fast for those who wants to make their online bookings. If you have your credit card, you will be able to book your flights through Philippine Airlines (PAL).

The Philippines Airlines also offers Web Check-in facility to reduce time required to check-in otherwise. Travelers with an e-ticket can print their boarding passes over the Internet. The web check-in facility is available 24 hours to 2 hours prior to departure of domestic flights and 24 hours to 3 hours prior to departure of international flights.

Cedar of Middle East Airlines

Middle East Airlines, MEA, Lebanon’s national carrier, has a prestigious history since 1945 and has come a long way since then.

Throughout its history, MEA has sustained one of the world’s best safety records and ensured the satisfaction of its customers. From the minute the passenger steps into MEA Sales Office, until the minute he reaches his destination, he /she enjoys the welcoming hospitality of the Lebanese nation.

Cedar Miles isMEA’s Frequent Flyer Program. Every time you fly with MEA or its SkyTeam partners you collect Miles on your Cedar Miles account, which you can redeem for free tickets on MEA or any other airline partner.

The global network of SkyTeam 17 airline partners, offers you a seamless experience throughout your journey. As of the 28th of June 2012, you can accumulate miles on every SkyTeam flight and can redeem them for reward tickets on any SkyTeam member. The more you fly with SkyTeam Partners, the faster you qualify to reach Elite status.

Cedar Miles top tier members, Golden Cedar (SkyTeam Elite Plus) and Silver Cedar (SkyTeam Elite), enjoy premium services throughout their journey when they fly with MEA or SkyTeam partners. Special Lounges are available at most airports served by MEA and are offered to Cedar Class passengers as well as MEA Presidents club and Cedar Miles Members.

In addition to this , Sky team Benefits include Priority servicesat airports including premium check-in, immigration and security fast track when available, and priority boarding. Extra baggage allowance and Priority baggage tag are also some of the benefits granted to cedar members.

To ensure automatic recording of your miles, you or your travel agent must quote your membership number every time you make a reservation and check-in for your flight. Furthermore, keep all your original airline tickets and boarding passes in the outside pocket provided with the member guide, until you see them credited on your account.


British Airways Cabin Classes Mystery Solved !

Instead of the regular First, Business, and Economy class configuration, British Airways offers a rather complicated scheme of 8 – yes 8- classes! But thankfully, the company classifies them into 4 main categories; Economy, Premium Economy, Business, and First Travel Classes.

Economy is the standard class of travel on any flight. It usually gives you the cheapest prices while offering the greatest value for money. Economy fares always include a free baggage allowance and check in among other features. Economy Cabin Class includes “World Traveller”, “euro Traveller” and “UK Domestic” classes.

Premium economy provides you with a little more legroom and additional levels of comfort and service over economy, at great value fares. It is available on longer international flights with selected airlines. “World Traveller Plus” is the only Premium Economy Cabin Class British Airways offers.

Business class brings you exceptional levels of comfort and service and access to exclusive airport lounges. Business class may be the highest level of service available depending on the airline and route you choose. “Club Europe”, “Club World”, and “Club World London City” lies in Business class category.

Finally there is the First Class, which is the highest class of travel available, providing the most luxurious experience throughout your journey, from exclusive airport lounges to unrivalled on-board comfort. It is available on selected longer international flights. Guess what?! It’s just called “First Class”.

Seriously though, this range of British Airways travel classes offers something for every taste and budget. No matter how you choose to travel, you can make your journey more enjoyable and special.

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American Airlines

Founded in 1930, American Airlines, formerly American Airways, Inc., was the result of the consolidation of more than 80 small airlines into The Aviation Corporation. American Airways, Inc.

American Airlines has become a major US  airline and a subsidiary of AMR Corporation. It is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American Airlines operates an extensive international and domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific

American Airlines serves four continents. Hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami serve as gateways to the Americas, while American’s Chicago hub has become the airline’s primary gateway to Europe and Asia.

In 1999 American Airlines, British Airways and other airlines founded Oneworld alliance. The slogan for Oneworld is “Oneworld revolves around you”. As of October 2012, it has a global seat capacity of 12.2%.

American Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet; the American Airlines fleet consists of 608 aircrafts. American Airlines had an average fleet age of 14.9 years in April 2012.

In American Airlines cabins, you’ll enjoy uniquely designed interiors with your comfort in mind. They’ve carefully selected customized cushions for each seat to provide the maximum comfort throughout your flight. -Coach seats in Coach Class Cabin – Economy Class, are specially designed with comfort in mind. Six way adjustable leather headrests let every customer rest comfortably with no neck discomfort. Seats and back cushions are thoroughly tested and designed for maximum comfort.

By booking online using American Airlines website or other portals, you can see a variety of lodging and flight options for a particular destination, without having to call around to hotels and airlines.

Art Work with Air India Express

Aircraft today are like flying billboards; How a commercial airline decides to brand themselves goes a long way to distinguishing themselves in an ever-increasingly competitive commercial market.

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India.
This Low Cost subsidiary of Air India is based in Mumbai and mostly flies routes to the Middle East and South East Asia. Each plane features a different tail art image expressing a unique facet of Indian culture, tradition or history. Beautifully executed, these are works of art!

Air India Express is basically a low-cost subsidiary of Air India, and also a part of the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL). Air India Express was started in 2005 with an aim to provide convenient connectivity in the short-range routes at the most affordable prices to passengers with in-flight services like free meals on-board and entertainment facility.

Air India Express offers its international and domestic services with a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 – 800 aircraft. All aircrafts of Air India Express have a single class (Economy) of travel with a capacity around 180 seats.

In addition to comfort and efficiency, Air India Express flights offer great value for money in flight tickets. The best Air India Express flight deals are offered on the airlines’ official website. You can also get cheap Air India Express flight deals through authentic travel agents.

Air India

Air India is India’s National Flag carrier. The scheduled services in India started on October 15th, 1932. Being one of the best airlines in India, Air India offers a distinctive look with a red colored flying swan and the ‘Konark Chakra’ in orange, placed inside. Air India became a public limited company in 1946 under the name of Air India. With trips to 50 worldwide destinations, this airline has received a 4 star rating for cabin safety procedures from Skytrax airline quality review.

Air India covers 50 world-wide destinations. Making air travel a pleasure, Air India runs frequent flights to varied domestic locations like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and covers the international arena with flights to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Frankfurt, Dar-es-Salam, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Chicago, New Work, and a host of other key destinations. Air India offers cheap airfare without compromising the quality of service and safety of its passengers.

Air India has a well maintained fleet of 121 aircrafts (91 owned, 22 on dry lease and 8 on sale-and-lease) from Airbus and Boeing companies covering short, medium and long haul routes. Their list of air carriers include Airbuses (24 A319s, 18 A320-300s, 20 A321-200s, 2 A330-200), Boeings (5 747-400s, 8 B777-200LR, 5 Boeing 747-400s, 12 B777-300ERs, 21 B737-800 (AIX)s), 4 CRJ-700s and 7 ATR42.

Air India offers personal audio video entertainment on each seat for First Class passengers. For Executive and Economy Class passengers, Air India is progressively installing an ‘Audio Video on Demand’ system on all 747-400 and 777 aircrafts. The in-flight magazine ‘Namaskaar’ is also well-known.

It’s extremely convenient to avail the best deals and discounts on air tickets visiting Air India official website. The website also provides information regarding Air India flight status and the flights schedule.