Corporate Culture Is Changing Travel Culture… Slowly


Often the issue of diversity was buried in more general traveler safety, with a risk management provider or an internal safety and security team providing guidance for travelers as a matter of course, particularly for geographies that have a record of discriminatory laws or cultural norms. “We direct all travelers to our travel risk management site, where there is travel advice available depending on travel destination,” was an open-ended survey response that illustrated a typical process among respondents who had educational resources in place.

For others, the responsibility fell to the individual to voice their needs and reach out to the travel manager, their direct manager or a corporate safety officer to discuss accommodation for travel concerns. In such companies, said one respondent, “Travel is completed in the same way for all, but if a traveler were to approach with a specific concern, that concern would be taken seriously and changes to the itinerary made as appropriate.” Whose judgment determined what might be “appropriate” was not specified.

Still other respondents indicated their companies were focused on offering the same travel policy for everyone, with few exceptions. Those responses varied from a simple, “We treat everyone the same,” to the more philosophical, “Our organization’s approach towards business travelers is based on mutual respect and not on differentiation on gender or color,” and to the dismissive, “People are people, none of this other nonsense.”

Discrimination While Traveling on Business

Global travel manager Kate Scully knows firsthand what it feels like to be the target of discrimination on a business trip.

“As a Black woman, I can never go into a hotel in Dubai … without being ‘prostitute-checked.’ Even if I walk in with three of my colleagues, I will get pulled to the side and asked to show my room key,” she said. “I could have been staying there for a week, and I will continue to be pulled aside in front of my white colleagues. And they look away, and I look anywhere—at my shoes, just anywhere—and let them know that I will see them at the lifts or whatever.”

Only one time did a colleague intervene on her behalf and decry what was clearly a racist directive from hotel management. “A Brazilian colleague—a compliance guy—actually stepped in and was outraged,” she said.

More than half of survey respondents said their companies had mechanisms for reporting discrimination and bias while on the job, including travel. Respondents were split about how that reporting takes place—whether it comes directly back through travel channels or would be handled through more general corporate channels like human resources. Either way, buyers said such reports would be critical for them to receive so they could take up any incidents with suppliers.



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Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge


HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren’t allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated mask mandate at skilled nursing facilities in Los Angeles County after 22 new outbreaks in a single week.

A COVID-19 surge is underway that is starting to cause disruptions as the school year wraps up and Americans prepare for summer vacations. Many people, though, have returned to their pre-pandemic routines and plans, which often involve travel.

Case counts are as high as they’ve been since mid-February and those figures are likely a major undercount because of unreported positive home test results and asymptomatic infections. Earlier this month, an influential modeling group at the University of Washington in Seattle estimated that only 13% of cases were being reported to U.S. health authorities.

Hospitalizations are also up and more than one-third of the U.S. population lives in areas that are considered at high risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Northeast has been hit the hardest.

Yet vaccinations have stagnated and elected officials nationwide seem loath to impose new restrictions on a public that’s ready to move on even as the U.S. death toll surpassed 1 million people less than 2 1/2 years into the outbreak.

“People probably are underestimating the prevalence of COVID,” said Crystal Watson, public health lead in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s Coronavirus Resource Center. “I think there’s a lot more virus out there than we recognize, and so people are much, much more likely than they anticipate to be exposed and infected.”

A major metric for the pandemic — the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the U.S. — skyrocketed over the last two weeks, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The figure was about 76,000 on May 9 and jumped to nearly 109,000 on Monday. That was the highest it had been since mid-February, when the omicron-fueled surge was winding down.

Deaths are still on the decline and hospital intensive care units aren’t swamped like they were at other times during the pandemic, likely because vaccinations and immunity from people who have already had the disease are keeping many cases less severe.

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“The nature of the disease has changed. Two years ago I was seeing a steady flow of bad pneumonia cases. Now we are in a situation where people should be able to avoid that outcome by taking advantage of vaccines, pre-exposure prophylaxis (for high risk), and early anti-viral therapy,” Dr. Jonathan Dworkin, a clinical infectious diseases physician in Hawaii, said by email.

In Hawaii, which once had one of the nation’s lowest rates of infection, hospitalization and death, new cases are surging among the state’s 1.4 million residents. The University of Hawaii will again require masks indoors across its 10-campus system beginning Wednesday.

With cases climbing for eight straight weeks, Hawaii has the second highest infection rate of any state, trailing only Rhode Island. But because positive home test results aren’t counted in official data, Hawaii’s health department estimates that the case count is actually five or six times higher.

Despite its surge, visitors have been flocking to Hawaii’s beaches, especially in recent months.

Yaling Fisher, owner of Hawaii Aloha Travel, said bookings to the islands haven’t slowed during the surge. On the contrary, they’ve increased.

“Even now we are still busy,” she said. “We don’t see any cancellations.”

Samantha Hanberg, who was in Hawaii this week with her newlywed husband, said the couple left their masks at home in California when they left for vacation. She said she contracted COVID-19 early in the pandemic and subsequently got fully vaccinated, so she too feels safe.

“Nobody wants to get sick, but it’s definitely not at the forefront of my thought process anymore,” she said, snacking on shave ice on Waikiki Beach. “I’m to the point now where I just I want to go back to living and enjoying life, and not being so worried.”

Officials initially shut down Hawaii’s tourism industry by requiring all incoming passengers to quarantine. They shifted to a testing requirement and then a vaccination exemption before dropping all restrictions in March.

Hawaii was the last state in the nation to drop its mask mandate, though it remains the only state to require all public school students to wear masks while indoors — a rule that will remain in effect throughout the summer and possibly into the next school year.

Nearly two years after California Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed the nation’s first statewide stay-home order, the state formally shifted to an “endemic” approach in February. Like Hawaii and many other states, its weekly infection rate has risen dramatically of late.

The new surge led the school districts in Pacific Grove and Berkeley to reinstate their indoor mask mandates, while an outbreak at a Northern California long-term healthcare facility had sickened at least 12 people by Friday.

Some Northeastern school districts have also revived their mask mandates, including those in Philadelphia and Providence, Rhode Island.

However New York, which was once the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, doesn’t seem likely to follow suit. The city is dealing with another surge in cases, but Mayor Eric Adams has all but ruled out bringing back a citywide mask mandate unless hospitals get inundated again.

The city’s school district jettisoned its practice of closing classrooms if multiple students test positive, merely recommends that masks be worn and even abandoned its requirement that students need to be vaccinated to attend prom.

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Dazio reported from Los Angeles.

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Find more of the AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic



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Business Travel Accessibility Still a Hurdle


Doing that likely will require a host of conversations and an effort to learn about those other “lived experiences.” Crohn has engaged in that process with her DEI lead at Coverys and come away with new perspectives, she said.

“I now look at every single thing I do through the lens of inclusivity, and I did not do that prior to two years ago,” she said. “I didn’t even know what it meant.”

Crohn specified the ways she now picks menus to be gluten free and provide choices that adhere to common restrictions like nuts or certain meats. She provides opportunities in the registration process for participants to share information that will improve their experience as an attendee. Most importantly, for Crohn, it’s about creating an environment of inclusivity for all while remaining mindful of attendees unique needs.

“I really look at it through the eyes of, ‘Am I being inclusive of as many people as possible?’ And if the answer is no, what do I need to change or what approach can I adjust or who else can I bring into this conversation to make it more inclusive?”

Evans said it’s not necessary to “boil the ocean” in one go, and one small change at a time is better than none at all. “On a scale of one to five, we all start at zero,” she said. Over time, small changes can accumulate to new models that organizations can apply to more situations, including how they work with travel and meeting suppliers.  

Partnering for Progress

Suppliers are taking note. Choice Hotels International head of associate diversity, equity and belonging Corinne Abramson told BTN, “We have an associate resource group that’s dedicated to ensuring within our organization that we think about the business in regard to including people with all different kinds of abilities.” Choice calls the group Enable, and Abramson said it continuously reviews Choice’s offerings to ensure the company is thinking about all those lived experiences. “For example, do we have within our large meetings the ability to have closed captioning? What is the technology that we’re offering, and what options can we toggle on for folks, and how do we make [those options] available?”

Meetings technology provider Cvent also has advanced its accessible options, and the company is working to further accessibility and inclusivity for meetings and events.

It recently hired Stephen Cutchins as senior product manager for accessibility to ensure Cvent technology platforms consider usability from the perspective of those who are blind, deaf or have physical disabilities. The company incorporates Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as defined by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium, that level the playing field for such users.

“They are pretty technical standards and not a lot of people know about them,” said Cutchins, citing best practices around color contrast standards, images and “alt text” that make images not only readable but meaningful within the context of the other content on the page. “There are 78 ‘success criteria’ defined in WCAG 2.1, and we have a third-party firm reviewing our technology so that we can be transparent about not only what we are doing well but also where we fall short. Because we know we aren’t perfect, but building an awareness around this type of usability is critical for us so our own users can reach as many people as possible.”



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Airlines Deal with Pilot Shortage as Travel Rebounds – Erie News Now


“People need to be aware of travel throughout the summer even though there is a pilot shortage,” said Martin. “You still need to get to the airport early. American Airlines, for example, has changed [its] requirements. You have to be here and ready to check your bag 45 minutes before departure. If you are used to being here 35 of 40 minutes before departure, you can’t do that anymore.”



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Hard Travel for Norris and the Temptation of Saudi League | Sports News


By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Shaun Norris, the last player to be paired with Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship, headed home to South Africa to see his young children, take a short break from traveling and figure out where his world travels should take him.

One option is the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational series, which has his attention.

Norris, who is No. 66 in the world with 10 career victories, said he has signed up for the inaugural event in two weeks outside London.

Still to be determined is whether he goes, or even if he’s in the field. Norris, much like everyone else, isn’t sure and hasn’t heard anything.

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“I’ve entered,” he said. “I’m just waiting to see what will happen. I’m not fully convinced or decided on going yet. I’m just hanging back and basically testing the waters.”

The money and the small schedule are appealing to the 40-year-old.

Norris has victories on the Sunshine Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour and the European tour in his career. This year alone, he has played tournaments on four of the six main golf circuits, earning his European tour card by winning a co-sanctioned event in South Africa.

He has options. He also has two children, a 3-year-old boy and a daughter born two months ago in Pretoria.

“I saw her for a week and then I had to leave,” Norris said. “She’s smiling. We do video calling every day. But it’s tough.”

That’s a big reason why he is curious about LIV Golf.

“If it does work out for me, at my age, you start to want to look after your family and stay at home,” Norris said. “All this hard traveling playing Europe, the U.S., Japan, I barely get to see my kids. We’re trying to figure out a way to make it easier. If it comes down to have to do that, you never know. But I’m not rushing into any decisions.”

He returns next week for the U.S. Open, exempt by winning the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. The first LIV Golf event is June 9-11 at Centurion Golf Club, a week before the U.S. Open outside Boston. The next one is scheduled for Oregon on July 1-3, a week before he is to play the Scottish Open and the British Open.

“If you can work out 15 or 20 weeks of the year and the rest of the time is spent at home? That’s an ideal lifestyle, especially as the father of two,” he said.

Except for 2020, when the schedule was disrupted by the pandemic, Norris has averaged 27 tournaments a year, with a high of 34.

So what’s holding him back from signing up for a series of $20 million events with $4 million for the winner?

“I just want to see how the tours are going to handle it,” he said. “Are they going to completely ban you from the tours? Fine you? I don’t want to get myself in a complete mess where I can’t get out of it. We know there are a bunch of players fully committed. Let’s see what happens.”

Norris said neither the Sunshine Tour, which just started back up again, nor the Japan Golf Tour is “not bothered” by members playing. He is a European tour member. As tempting as the money and schedule is, Norris can see why the PGA Tour and European tour are resisting.

“The PGA Tour has built something for 50 years to get to where they are. And here’s Saudi, wanting to start where the PGA Tour is now,” he said. “They’re basically throwing money at it. I can fully understand why the PGA Tour is feeling how they’re feeling, and the European tour. You don’t want to have a tour just take over like that.”

Mito Pereira cared only about winning the PGA Championship, and to close with a double bogey to finish one shot out of a playoff was devastating.

It’s a small consolation but Pereira, who was No. 100 in the world and received a special invitation to the PGA for his second major, is assured of playing the next four.

He moved to No. 49 in the world in the last tournament before the U.S. Open (top 60) and British Open (top 50) used the ranking to decide which players are exempt. His tie for third earned him a spot in his first Masters next April. And the PGA Championship takes the top 15 and ties from the previous year.

The Evian Championship was elevated to a fifth major on the LPGA Tour in 2013, and the majors represented the biggest purses in women’s golf. Evian led the way that year with a $3.25 million purse.

With boosts across the board, the five majors have more than tripled the prize money to a total of $32.8 million.

The U.S. Women’s Open is the richest in women’s golf at $10 million. The Women’s British Open last year announced another bump so the prize money will be $6.8 million at Muirfield (which until recently was an all-male club).

Evian was the latest, announcing a $2 million increase that brings the total purse this year to $6.5 million, with a $1 million payoff going to the winner.

“Elevating the purse of this major championship makes a powerful statement about the value and status of the women’s game,” LPGA Tour Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said.

The Chevron Championship purse in California was $5 million, while the KPGA Women’s Championship purse last year was $4.5 million. It has not announced the purse for this year’s tournament at Congressional.

In addition to the $1 million for the winner, the Evian will pay everyone in the field, even a stipend for those who miss the cut.

Texas Tech junior Ludvig Aberg of Sweden has won the the Ben Hogan Award, honoring the top men’s college golfer based on college, amateur and pro events over the last 12 months.

Aberg is the first winner from Texas Tech and the third Ben Hogan Award winner from a Big 12 Conference school in the last five years, joining Viktor Hovland of Oklahoma State (2019) and Doug Ghim of Texas (2018).

He was selected over Sam Bennett of Texas A&M and Eugenio Chacarra of Oklahoma State.

Aberg, the No. 2 player in the world amateur ranking, won the Big 12 Championship and The Prestige as part of his nine straight finishes in the top 15. A runner-up at the European Amateur last summer, Aberg tied for 30th in the Scandinavian Mixed on the European tour and tied for 51st in the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour.

The award comes with an exemption to play the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial next year.

The PGA Works Collegiate Championship will be held next year at Shoal Creek, the Alabama club that invited its first Black member in 1990 so it could host the PGA Championship. … Bubba Watson, in a tweet to congratulate PGA champion Justin Thomas, revealed he has a torn meniscus and will be out for four to six weeks. That means Watson won’t be going through U.S. Open qualifying. … Inbee Park has withdrawn from the U.S. Women’s Open next week. … Harris English, who hoped to return to competitive golf at the PGA Championship, withdrew from Colonial. He had surgery on his left hip and has not played since the second full week in January. … After third-place finishes the last two weeks, MJ Daffue of South Africa is the latest Korn Ferry Tour player to have enough points to be among the 25 players who get PGA Tour cards next year.

The last four major champions were all in their 20s and among the top 10 in the world when they won.

“Now I understand when people watch me on TV how nervous they get.” — Joaquin Niemann as he watched Chilean friend Mito Pereira try to win the PGA Championship.

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Couple kicked off TUI flight minutes before honeymoon take-off | Travel News | Travel


Alex and Willow Rymer were supposed to jet off from Manchester Airport to Cape Verde when TUI staff pulled them aside at the departure gate to tell them the plane was too full. The couple were two of 26 people booted off the flight 25-minutes before its departure.

Arranging time to go away is particularly difficult for the pair as Alex, 52, is a full-time carer for his 94-year-old dementia-suffering mother, reports The Mirror.

To make matters worse, the refund TUI is due to send them covers the amount they paid two years ago – which is worth considerably less now due to the high rate of inflation.

“We have the cat in the cattery, my mum has dementia and we had to organise care for her,” said Alex, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

“Family members have taken time off work to care for her. I’m my 94-year-old mother’s full-time carer and this was was my week of respite.

“TUI just don’t give a monkeys. It’s the lack of care.”

Alex and Willow were looking forward to their holiday to the TUI BLUE Cabo Verde resort in Cape Verde, having been there three times before and loved it.

They had had to delay their honeymoon for a year, having got married during Covid lockdown.

When Alex tried to check-in online the day before they were due to depart on Sunday, he received an error message, prompting him to call the TUI helpline.

After 25 minutes on the phone the line went dead, leading him to hold for 54 minutes a second time before a customer service representative told him to print the boarding pass at the airport.

On Saturday evening Alex and Willow arrived at Manchester Airport and checked into a hotel there, ready to get up bright and early for their Sunday morning flight.

After two and a half hours of waiting in the departure hall, and having checked in their bags, a Tannoy message urged them to find a member of staff.

The newlyweds were told that there was not enough room on the 767 – which had been swapped in for the 787 Dreamliner – for them or 24 other people.

“They said just six of us weren’t contacted before we got to the airport,” Alex said.

“We said that was outrageous and they must have known before. They weren’t interested.”

The couple are now fighting to get compensation for their airport hotel stay and parking, while feeling gutted that their honeymoon has been cancelled indefinitely.

A spokesperson for TUI said: “We would like to apologise for the inconvenience to our customers on flight TOM586 from Manchester to Sal, Cape Verde, on Sunday 22 May who were affected by an aircraft change due to operational issues.

“We contacted affected customers as soon as we became aware of the change, offering the options to cancel their holiday for a full refund, amend their holiday with an incentive or change onto an alternative flight.

“We understand how frustrating and disappointing this will have been and are very sorry for the inconvenience caused.”





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Monkeypox found in 16 countries


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning travelers to “practice enhanced precautions” as monkeypox spreads.

Monkeypox, a disease that results from infection with the monkeypox virus, a viral illness in the same family as smallpox, has been identified in 16 countries across the globe, including the United States.

The CDC, which issued the “Level 2” travel health notice Friday, said on its website that cases had been reported in Europe, North America and Australia.

“Some cases were reported among men who have sex with men,” the CDC said. “Some cases were also reported in people who live in the same household as an infected person.”

According to the World Health Organization, “monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding.” 

For decades, monkeypox has been seen in parts of Central and West Africa believed to jump occasionally from animals, likely rodents, to people. Typically, several travelers a year arrive in the U.S. and Europe infected with the virus, but such a large chain of person-to-person transmission has never been seen before.

“None of these people reported having recently been in central or west African countries where monkeypox usually occurs, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria, among others,” the CDC said in its travel health notice.

While the CDC has issued a monkeypox notice, the agency said that “risk to the general public is low.” 

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This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Monkeypox, a disease that rarely appears outside Africa, has been identified by European and American health authorities in recent days. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP) ORG XMIT: NY815

What precautions to take if you’re traveling

The CDC advised travelers to avoid:

  • Close contact with sick people – including people with skin or genital lesions. And contact with materials used by sick people or animals such as clothing, bedding or health care materials.
  • Contact with dead or alive animals, such as small mammals, including rodents like rats or squirrels, and non-human primates such as monkeys and apes.
  • Eating or preparing wild game meat or using products that come from wild animals from Africa, such as creams, powders and lotions.

The CDC also advises travelers to wash their hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, as well as keep their hands away from their face.

And if travelers develop a new and unexplained rash (with or without chills and fever), avoid contact with other people. The CDC also advises to call ahead before seeking medical attention and, if they can’t call ahead, to tell staff upon arrival that they have concerns about monkeypox. 

When visiting a health care facility for treatment, the CDC said to tell the doctor whether you have had contact with someone who might have had monkeypox and/or whether you were in an area where monkeypox has been reported or is commonly found in the month before symptoms appeared.

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Where has monkeypox been identified?

As a part of the health notice, the CDC listed the countries in which cases of monkeypox has been recently identified:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Scotland
  • Israel

The health agency also listed some countries where monkeypox is common, including:

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Central African Republic
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Gabon

Opinion:Monkeypox is here and spreading. But the US is well prepared to handle the threat

As of Monday, in the U.S., there was one confirmed case of monkeypox in Massachusetts, CDC spokesperson Dave Daigle told USA TODAY Tuesday. There are an additional four cases of orthopox that the CDC is doing “confirmatory testing” on. 

Daigle said states test for orthopoxvirus, the genus to which monkeypox belongs, according to the CDC

How does monkeypox appear and spread?

While monkeypox is in the same family as smallpox, it is far less dangerous. It appears first as a flu-like illness, with fever, muscle aches and malaise, followed by skin lesions, though the rash may appear first, said Capt. Jennifer McQuiston, a veterinarian and deputy director of the CDC’s Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology.

The incubation period for monkeypox is typically 6-13 days but can span anywhere between 5 and 21 days, according to WHO.

Unlike most known cases of monkeypox, where the telltale rash usually appears first on the hands, among current cases many rashes are first appearing around the genitals or anus, CDC officials said in a news conference with media.

Monkeypox is not as easily transmissible as viruses like SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, a lesion in the mouth could lead someone to spew viral particles when talking or coughing, though it is not typically considered a respiratory virus.

Of nine known cases of people infected with the virus who traveled from Nigeria before the current outbreak, none passed it on to others on the airplane or through casual contact, McQuiston said. 

“This is not an easily transmissible virus,” she said. “This is not COVID.”

Contributing: Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY



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39 million Americans expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend


(CNN) – If you are heading out of town for the Memorial Day weekend, you are going to have lots of company.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and AAA estimates that 39.2 million people will be traveling this weekend. That is up 8.3% over 2021.

It is especially good news for the airline industry with estimates that air travel will be up by 25% over last year, which is pretty close to what it was in 2019.

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Air France has unveiled its new business class seat, which will be rolled out on long-haul aircraft from autumn 2022.

Air France's new business class seats will be introduced from September 2022

Air France’s new business class seats will be introduced from September 2022

The carrier’s redesigned seat will be available onboard some Boeing 777-300s from September offering a fully flat bed of just under two metres in length, plus extra privacy for passengers as well as direct aisle access.

The seat will include a sliding door to create private space for passengers while the centre seats feature a panel that can be lowered for those travelling together.


Entertainment will be provided by a 17-inch 4K high-definition screen and a noise reducing headset, while a Bluetooth connection will allow passengers to use their own headphones.


Several of France’s Michelin-starred chefs will take turns creating a selection of vegetarian options alongside meat, poultry and fish dishes as part of the business class service.


Air France will start “progressively” introducing the new 48-seat business class cabin on 12 Boeing 777-300s from the autumn.


The carrier will also install its latest premium economy (48 seats) and economy (273 seats) cabins onboard these aircraft.


The first aircraft equipped with these new cabins will fly from Paris Charles De Gaulle airport to New York-JFK from September.  



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