Thurs., Dec. 8 at 1pm ET / 10am PTSponsored By: Emburse
Fri., Dec. 2 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PTSponsored by: American Express Meetings & Events, Cvent, Group360
Tues., Nov. 15 at 12pm ET / 9am PTSponsored By: TripActions
Virtual Event - 23 February, 2023
In Person Event Series
Virtual Event Series - March/April 2022
Business Travel Trends & Forecasts is a one-day,
Filter in or out as many as 200 cities, as well as hotel and car rental class and meals of the day and watch as the per-diem calculator automatically adjusts per diems to your program. Drill down into cost breakdowns and export the results.
Rival German airlines Air Berlin and Lufthansa
announced upgrades to their business- and first-class cabins, respectively. Air
Berlin, which operates business class only on long-haul flights, from November
will install roomier seats on its Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The seats will
recline 170 degrees compared to the existing 150-degree recline.
Originally a low-cost, leisure-based airline,
Air Berlin is attempting to improve its appeal to business travelers as it prepares to join the Oneworld alliance in 2012. Most of its long-haul destinations from Berlin and Düsseldorf are leisure-oriented, but it does fly
to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
Meanwhile, Lufthansa plans to scrap the 16
first-class, lie-flat seats on its 10 Boeing 747-400s and replace them with
eight berths featuring both a seat and an adjacent bed. The beds are more than
2 meters (78 inches) long and have "top-quality" mattresses,
according to the carrier. The refurbished cabin also will have sound-absorbing
curtains and insulation. The first revamped 747-400s are scheduled to take to
the skies in April, with conversions completed by November.