Emirates and Etihad’s private suites, overhauling Spirit airline brand, reviving empty storefronts in Vegas


Emirates and Etihad to launch private suites on planes

Emirates Airline and Etihad Airline will equip its planes with fully enclosed bedrooms.

Emirates Airline plans to install the new suites on its Airbus A380 jumbo jets as well as on Boeing’s new long-range 777X plane, which will be flying towards the end of the decade. The Dubai-based airline said the bedroom would go far beyond the pod-like suites it now offers. It currently has 14 enclosed suites on the upper decks of its A380s.

Spirit hopes to win over fliers with brand overhaul

Spirit Airlines realizes that they get their share of complaints due to their numerous fees. The airline is overhauling its image to educate consumers.

The goal?

“Let’s not let anybody be surprised about Spirit,” CEO Ben Baldanza says about the effort. “Let them know exactly who we are.”

As part of the relaunch, officially unveiled today (May 7), Spirit is tweaking its logo and rolling out a revamped website that includes “how to” videos meant to teach customers about what they’ll get when they fly on the airline.

Miracle Mile Shops to revive empty storefronts

Officials with the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood are planning to revive empty storefronts on the Las Vegas Strip into “a pedestrian-friendly dining and entertainment destination.”

The project would revamp 60,000 square feet along the nondescript Harmon Avenue corridor on the south side of the large, mostly indoor shopping mall. A cost estimate hasn’t been determined.

“Our goal is to create a walkable, fun destination activated with day life and nightlife including live music and restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining,” said Jerry Irwin, general manager of the Miracle Mile Shops.

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