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British Airways (fully) reveals new business class seat!

British Airways did a full reveal of their seat today and boy is it stunning! To say the least, it has been worth the wait. BA now has its sights on the Qsuites and the Delta One suites as well.

Everybody had low expectations to begin with, but BA has exceeded all expectations, and how! They have unveiled the 'Club Suite'. Yes, you read it right.  BA now has a business class seat with a door. It is basically a reverse herringbone seat, but an enclosed version as it has a door. There seems to be plenty of storage as well.

BA have certainly knocked it out of the park with this one. Initially only the A350 -1000s will have this, but eventually all their 777s will be retrofitted with this product as well.

With the launch of this product, BA is now amongst the few airlines that offer a suite with a door in business class, the other notable airlines being Qatar Airways, Delta, and JAL. Welcome to the suites club BA, you have been long overdue!

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British Airways unveils new Club World (Business Class) seat

British Airways recently put out teasers of their new business class seat on various social media channels. As everybody keep saying, their current seat was path breaking when revealed in 2006. After a few years, reverse herringbone seats and staggered seats came along. These seats were in a 1-2-1 combination and gave all passengers direct aisle access which made flying long haul a breeze. After 8-9 years of massively disappointing business class flyers, the bosses at IAG and BA have finally decided to do something in the increasingly competitive business class world.


After checking out the teasers, I must say they look.......promising?




As is the norm with BA, blue seems to be the prominent colour. The contrast stitching looks very classy and the brushed aluminium finish on the table release only adds to that effect.




These seats will debut on BA's A350-1000 aircraft that are due for delivery soon.  If the vague pictures that BA have put up are anything to go by, the extremely lon…

Vistara gets permission to go international!

FINALLY! Delhi based Vistara has managed to get permission to fly abroad. After being under intense scrutiny due to the CBI probe into the dealings of AirAsia India, which is partly owned by the Tata group as well, a ministerial panel has cleared Vistara for international flights.They have requested for permission to fly from Delhi to Colombo 7x weekly.



Vistara has picked their first international route smartly. Indian tourists to Colombo are increasing at a rapid rate and it is fairly long for a short haul route at 2385 km and takes about 3h 35mins to cover.

                                              Vistara Business Class

                                              Vistara Premium Economy


The route is long enough to justify the premium heavy configuration of their aircraft and people would certainly pay a premium to to fly in a business or a premium economy seat for a three and a half hour flight. Now all those of you flying from New Delhi to Colombo will have a chance to '…

MAX completely MAXed out

Ever since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, there has been a huge furore over the Boeing 737 MAX. With calls from all quarters to ground the aircraft, it was only a matter of time before the 737 MAX was completely stopped from flying.

                                                      Debris from the JT610 Crash

WHAT LED TO THE GROUNDING OF THE MAX?

Two completely fatal crashes brought the prospects of the aircraft crashing down. On 29th October 2018, Lion Air flight number JT610 crashed 12 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 on board. Most recently, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed 6 minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 on board. Due to possible safety issues, all governing bodies for aviation across the world have grounded the aircraft.

                                                               Crash site of ET302

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE MAX?

All fingers point to the MCAS system on the 737 MAX. MCAS stands for Maneuver Characteristics Augmentation sys…

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For those of you who are reading, I am Praneeth Kashyap, an Aerospace engineer by qualification and an avid avgeek. My love for aviation and airplanes started at the age of eleven and is intact to this day. I will try and make as much sense as possible in this blog. Please feel free to comment and give suggestions. Kindly read further and hopefully you'll like it. Enjoy!