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Austria Sets Minimum Airline Ticket Prices, Adds Controversial Flight Taxes

Prior to the current pandemic, one of the biggest topics in the airline industry was environmentalism. These discussions have largely been put on hold given the situation the airline industry is in, though that's not stopping Austria from introducing…

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Etihad & IAG Interested In Austria Expansion?!

While I highly doubt this will actually happen in the current environment, the prospect of this is fascinating. Lufthansa Group's government aid negotiations Lufthansa Group is one of the "big three" European airline groups, and includes Lufthansa, SWISS,…

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Vienna Airport To Offer COVID-19 Testing, With A Catch

Air travel may never return to the pre-COVID-19 normal in terms of what the passenger experience is like. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I think it’s safe to assume we’re going to see the aviation industry test all kinds of things. We’ve seen…

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Austrian Fleet
Austrian Airlines Outlines Plans For Smaller Fleet

We've heard over and over that many airlines will emerge from this pandemic smaller than in the past. That's largely coming in the form of airlines retiring planes sooner than they were originally going to. Well, Austrian Airlines has become the latest…

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Austrian Airlines Flies Nonstop To Australia, Longest Flight In Company History

While the impacts of the current global pandemic have been catastrophic for the airline industry, there are some cool flights that have emerged as a result of this, at least from the perspective of an aviation geek. That includes the furthest ever scheduled…

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Austrian Business Class 767 – 44
Austrian Airlines Suspends Operations

Austrian Airlines is joining the list of airlines that are suspending operations... Austrian Airlines has announced that they will terminate all regularly scheduled flight operations until further notice as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The last flight…

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Austrian Business Class 767 – 59
Austrian Airlines Adds Boston Flights, Cuts Miami

Austrian Airlines has today announced an adjustment to their US route network. Austrian Airlines has today announced a new nonstop flight between Vienna and Boston. The Star Alliance airline will commence service in the market as of March 29, 2020, with…

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Austrian Airlines Adding Flights To Montreal And Ending Flights To Toronto

Here's an interesting update from Austrian. Austrian Airlines will be launching flights between Vienna and Montreal as of April 29, 2019. The airline will operate this flight daily throughout the summer schedule, and 5x weekly in winter. The flight will…

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Review: Austrian Business Lounge Vienna Airport

My EgyptAir flight to Cairo was scheduled to depart at 3:30PM, so I headed from the hotel to the airport at around 1PM, plenty early. I hadn't eaten lunch, so figured I might as well head to the airport and have a snack in the lounge. I had already checked…

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Austrian Business Class 767 – 44
Review: Austrian Business Class 767 Newark To Vienna

My flight from Newark to Vienna was scheduled to depart at 5:50PM, so I headed in the direction of my departure gate around 4PM. Austrian Airlines departs from Terminal B at Newark Airport, which is a separate concourse. To access it from Terminal C…

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Oman Air 787 First Class – 2
Introduction: Around The World (And Then Some) In 5 Days

Welcome to my next trip report, covering travel in business class on Austrian, EgyptAir, Oman Air, and Air Belgium, and travel in first class on Korean Air and Oman Air. This should be a fun one! This trip was motivated entirely by being able to review…

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Excellent Star Alliance & Oman Air Business Class Fares From Europe To Asia

First of all, my apologies for those of you who may have seen this headline published earlier, without an actual article attached. The 'Save Draft' and 'Publish' buttons are quite close together, and I pressed the wrong button by accident. My bad. Recently…

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Austrian Airlines New Livery
Austrian Airlines Introduces A New Livery

In early February Lufthansa revealed their new brand design, which is their first major redesign in about 30 years. With this brand design, dark blue becomes the leading brand color, and yellow accentuates, while previously Lufthansa had a lot more yellow…

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Austrian’s New Premium Economy Is Bad News For Business Class Awards

Last September I wrote about how Austrian was planning on gradually introducing premium economy throughout their longhaul fleet of Boeing 767s and 777s. At the time we learned that Austrian would introduce premium economy between the winter of 2017 and…

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Jet Airways Cuts Ties With Four Star Alliance Airlines

Earlier in the week I wrote about how Jet Airways made the decision to cut ties with American as of December 31, 2017. As of that date it will no longer be possible to earn or redeem AAdvantage miles for travel on Jet Airways, which is a real shame.…

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Austrian Business Class A320 – 5
Review: Austrian A320 Business Class Vienna To Frankfurt

As mentioned in the previous installment, at 9:45AM the HON Circle agent informed me that my 10:10AM flight to Frankfurt was ready for boarding. I packed up my bags and followed the signage towards the F Concourse, where my departure gate was located.…

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Review: Austrian HON Circle & First Class Lounge Vienna Airport

For my return to the US, I redeemed 62,500 Aeroplan miles to fly from Vienna to Frankfurt to Newark, with the short-haul segment being in Austrian business class, and the longhaul segment being in Lufthansa first class. I got to the airport at around…

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Austrian Business Class Vienna Tokyo20
Review: Austrian Business Class Vienna to Tokyo Narita

I flew this exact routing back in January of this year, and wrote a review of my experience here. I was pretty blown away by Austrian, especially in terms of the food and service, both of which were top notch. So while I try to review new airlines, when…

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Review: Austrian Business Class Zurich to Vienna

Austrian 562 Zurich (ZRH) – Vienna (VIE) Thursday, July 4 Depart: 10:25AM Arrive: 11:50AM Duration: 1hr25min Aircraft: Airbus A319 Seat: 2D (Business Class) While intra-Europe business class is more or less the same — simply coach seating with…

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Another round the world for 90K: Introduction

In June EVA Air joined the Star Alliance, and I was really itching to try them. They have a phenomenal reverse herringbone business class product on much of their longhaul fleet and are the only airline in the world to serve Dom Perignon in business…

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Vienna to Istanbul via Tokyo: Austrian Business Class Vienna to Tokyo Narita

Austrian 51 Vienna (VIE) – Tokyo (NRT) Thursday, January 31 Depart: 1:10PM Arrive: 8:25AM (+1 day) Duration: 11hr15min Aircraft: Boeing 777-200 Seat: 5A (Business Class) I was the first aboard the 777 and seemed to catch the crew by surprise, as I don’t…

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Vienna to Istanbul via Tokyo: Austrian Senator Lounge Vienna

I arrived at the airport at around 11:30AM, about 90 minutes before departure. Terminal exterior Inside the terminal I easily found Austrian’s business class check-in, where there was no queue. Check-in desks Business class check-in The agent asked if…

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Vienna to Istanbul via Tokyo: Austrian Business Class Brussels to Vienna

Austrian 352 Brussels (BRU) – Vienna (VIE) Wednesday, January 30 Depart: 10:10AM Arrive: 12:00PM Duration: 1hr50min Aircraft: Airbus A319 Seat: 2C (Business Class) Upon boarding I was greeted by the super-friendly purser and took my seat in row two.…

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