Business class

airberlin’s funny face

Excited to be visiting Berlin for a tour of airports and museums (of course), having arrived courtesy of airberlin, which was kind enough to give me one of their cozy lie-flat business class seats for the ride here and entertain me along the way with a couple of cabin amenities.

The seat:

airberlin seat

Before settling in, I looked around for the headphone/USB jack and noticed it was looking at me:

airberlin face.

I also noticed that the reading material offered passengers on my flight included newspapers, fashion and business magazines, as well as a copy of Playboy.

airberlin playboy

Clearly airberlin has a sense of humor about these offbeat amenities.

The tweets I dashed off about before the 10-hour flight were met with these responses when I landed:

air berlin

Souvenir Sunday: don’t lose your coat

Each Sunday here at is Souvenir Sunday – a day to look at some of the fun things you can find when you’re stuck at the airport.

This week, I want to share a ‘souvenir’ that you might soon find inside the airplane. At the Airline Passenger Experience Conference (APEX), held recently in Seattle, I spotted this business class coat hanger.

If you’re lucky enough to fly in the business or first class cabin, a flight attendant will offer to hang up your coat.

To make sure your coat is returned to you at the end of the flight, the flight attendant will likely also ask for your boarding pass so it can be attached to the hangar.

This new business class hangar by the folks at Asian Pioneer has two wheels built in – so if you’re in seat 4B, the flight attendant merely dials up that combination when hanging up your coat.

If you’ve got an electronic boarding pass – as more and more people do – you have nothing to hand over. So this seems like a low-tech but spot-on solution.