Which LATAM Planes Have New Business Class?

In 2018, South American mega-airline LATAM announced it would spend $400 million updating the interiors of its fleet. To me the most exciting aspect of this was the introduction of a new business class product, given that the carrier’s offering has historically been pretty lackluster.

It has now been roughly four years since LATAM announced its cabin retrofit project, so I wanted to take an updated look at how the airline is doing with this, especially since a lot has changed since then — LATAM has gone through bankruptcy, LATAM has retired all of its Airbus A350s, etc.

LATAM’s new business class seats

LATAM’s new business class product consists of Vantage XL seats, similar to what you’ll find on RwandAir, Qantas, and SAS, among other airlines. These are fully flat staggered seats with direct aisle access and 18″ personal televisions, so it represents a huge improvement to the passenger experience.

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New American Airlines Business Class Seats: What We Know

In the next couple of years, American Airlines is expected to debut two new kinds of business class seats. While there aren’t any new updates (at least not that I’ve heard), I thought it would be fun to take an updated look at what we should expect, and when we should expect it.

American’s new Boeing 787 business class (2023)

American Airlines plans to introduce a new Boeing 787 business class product as of 2023. American already has 48 Boeing 787s in its fleet, with a further 41 Boeing 787s on order. The airline is currently taking delivery of Boeing 787-8s, though starting in 2023, the airline should start taking delivery of its 30 remaining Boeing 787-9 orders.

We’re expecting American to debut a new business class product on these Boeing 787-9s. Some of these 787-9s are expected to be in an uber-premium configuration, featuring just 244 seats. This will

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Splunk Earnings Beat Estimates but the Stock Falls on New Business Slowdown

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Splunk said 723 customers are generating more than $1 million in annualized revenue.



posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter ended July 31, while boosting its revenue outlook for the 2023 fiscal year ending in January.

But the stock was trading sharply lower in premarket trading Thursday on a slowdown in the company’s new business pipeline.

A provider of data security and IT monitoring software, Splunk (ticker: SPLK) posted revenue of $799 million, up 32% from a year ago, and well ahead of the company’s forecast of $735 million to $755 million. Spunk posted a loss for the quarter of 22 cents a share, narrower than the Wall Street consensus forecast for a loss of 36 cents.

Cloud revenue was $346 million, up 59%. The company said 723 customers are generating more than $1 million in annualized revenue, up 24% from a year ago.


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