BUSINESS CLASS

  • Aam aadmi should also be able to fly business class: Arvind Kejriwal December 7, 2014

    Dubai/New Delhi: Under opposition fire, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal defended travelling in business class to Dubai, saying it was his dream that an 'aam aadmi' should also be able to travel the same way. Kejriwal, who has drawn flak for flying business class, said his party wanted all round...
  • Kejriwal flies in business class to Dubai, faces flak from opposition parties December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has come under severe criticism for travelling in the business class of an airplane to Dubai for an event. Opposition parties are up in the arms saying that Kejriwal's 'real face has been exposed' with this incident. However, his party came to his defence...
  • Air India expresses inability to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India has expressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers. Noting that it gets a large number of requests from MPs regarding upgrades, the national...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines and airports to treat MPs as VIPs and adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms. Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified that neither the Ministry nor the DGCA has issued any order directing private airlines to provide...
  • Aviation Ministry says no order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over the VIP culture of Parliamentarians raises more heat, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday clarified that neither the Ministry nor the Directorate General of Civil Aviations has issued any order directing private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. "No guidelines...
  • How airlines are shaping up for high-fliers March 14, 2013

    High-fliers are picky. Bone china in business class travel is so last decade. And large carriers are working very hard to woo the first and business class traveller into ever newer, even more exclusive experiences. Millions of dollars are being spent in the effort to lure the big spenders away...
  • AI approves proposal to slash business class seats February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bid to enhance revenue earnings, Air India Board on Monday approved a proposal to slash business class seats and increase economy seats on its Airbus fleet. The number of business class seats will be cut down in 34 Airbus aircraft, including A320s and A 319s, sources...