• Cool photos: inside the Boeing 787's funky crew rest 'loft'

    An increasing number of airlines are now flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, including Jetstar, but here's one part of the next-generation jetliner that no passenger will ever see. It's the funky 'loft' space used by pilots and flight attendants during their scheduled breaks from duty. On most ...

    POSTED 24 Dec, 2013 5 Comments

  • Beginning of the end for Boeing

    Almost anyone who’s regularly flown overseas has probably taken at least one trip on a Boeing 747, but the grand dame of the skies is facing the end of her run. Singapore Airlines will bid farewell to the last 747 when the jumbo pays a final visit to Melbourne this weekend, before being re...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2012 16 Comments

  • Photos: inside JAL's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    JAL joins the Boeing 787 club this week when the Japanese flag-carrier takes delivery of its first Dreamliner, following in the footsteps on competitor ANA which in October 2011 became the prestigious launch customer for the next-gen jetliner. Flight will debut on April 22 when JAL beg...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • Jetstar's Boeing 787 set for Melbourne-Singapore-Beijing

    UPDATE | Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will make a second visit to Australia starting Thursday May 24, 2012 – and this time we'll be going on a test flight! Click here for all the details. PREVIOUS | Jetstar is starting to reveal its Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes, with Melbou...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2012 2 Comments

  • First Australian Boeing 787 Dreamliner due mid-2013, says Qantas

    UPDATE | Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will make a second visit to Australia starting Thursday May 24, 2012 – and this time we'll be going on a test flight! Click here for all the details. PREVIOUS | Despite delays in the delivery schedule for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner &ndas...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2011 2 Comments

  • How to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Melbourne Airport today

    LATEST | Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will make a second visit to Australia starting Thursday May 24, 2012 – and this time we'll be going on a test flight! Click here for all the details. PREVIOUS | Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will spend the next two days at Melbourn...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Why business travellers will love the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Yes, it's new and shiny and All Other Things Good – but don’t think that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is just another plane for getting from A to B. Boeing has packed a bunch of tricks and technology inside this next-generation jetliner which will make the journey better for busine...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas: no public access to Boeing 787 Dreamliner during Sydney, Melbourne visits

    LATEST | Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will make a second visit to Australia starting Thursday May 24, 2012 – and this time we'll be going on a test flight! Click here for all the details. PREVIOUS | Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will visit Sydney and Melbourne airports this...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner: amazing cutaway diagram!

    IN BRIEF | So you can't get close enough to Boeing's shiny new 787 Dreamliner on its visit to Sydney and Melbourne this week – and even our extensive photo gallery and flight report of the first ANA 787 have failed to sate your appetite. Then check out this superbly detailed cutaway diagra...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Photos and flight report: ANA

    Having already toured ANA’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Boeing factory (and served up a detailed photo gallery of same), the next logical step for Australian Business Traveller was to take a flight on the 787. I visited Tokyo as a guest of ANA for a special 90 minute ‘excursion ...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas brings Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia next week

    UPDATE | Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will make a second visit to Sydney starting Thursday May 24, 2012 – and this time we'll be going on a test flight! Click here for all the details. PREVIOUS | Australians will get a first-hand look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner next week ...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2011 6 Comments

  • Photo tour: step inside ANA's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Boeing's 787 Dreamliner makes its commercial debut today with an inaugural Tokyo-Hong Kong flight by Japan's ANA. (Among the passengers will be the winner of an eBay auction who bid A$32,700 for two business-class seats on the flight.) If you're eager for an inside look at the next-gen jet...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2011 5 Comments

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner nixes first class for business, premium economy

    Don’t go looking for the first-class cabin in Boeing’s newly-minted 787 Dreamliner – the company says that business class now takes pride of place at the pointy end of the plane. Even the three-class ‘stretch limo’ 787-9 model, which is a longer version of the 787-8...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2011 3 Comments

  • Light fantastic: Boeing 787 Dreamliner's digital window tinting

    Bothersome sliding window shades begone! Boeing’s newly-minted 787 Dreamliner sports ‘digital window tinting’ which makes the glass go dark at the touch of a button. It’s a first for commercial airliners, but like the 787’s super-sized windows which are almost half ...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Fan pays $32,700 for seat on first ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight

    Update A ticket for two seats on the inaugural flight of ANA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner has sold for a whopping A$32,700 on eBay. The auction, organised by ANA and with the proceeds going to a Japanese environmental group, began one week ago at AU$1,826 but fierce bidding between four eBay me...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2011 2 Comments

  • Boeing chooses Android for 787 Dreamliner's entertainment system

    While Apple continues to score wins in the use of its iPad for inflight entertainment, Boeing has chosen its nemesis – Google’s Android operating system – to provide music, video and even airline-specific apps for the next-gen 787 Dreamliner. According to Mark Larson, technical...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Photos & video: Inside the first ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Boeing's long-awaited but oft-delayed 787 Dreamliner is ready to roll, with Japanese carrier ANA receiving the first of 14 of the next-generation jetliners in September. Jetstar is also on the waiting list, with the Qantas-owned low-cost carrier aiming to begin 787 flights before the e...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • First Dreamliner 787 flight scheduled: October

    If you've been on tenterhooks waiting to see what Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner looks like first-hand, your opportunity is just around the corner. All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced it will operate its first 787 flight in October -- one month after the plane is delivered by Boeing in September...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • United aims for first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights by mid-2012

    Update | United will now launch its Boeing 787 in March 31st 2013, on a route between Denver and Tokyo, having cancelled plans for the originally-promised Houston-Auckland route. Previous | With Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner now out of the factory and almost ready for flights with launch c...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • Jetstar plans Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights for new routes to USA, Europe

    Jetstar aims to add Europe and the US to its international network once the airline takes delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Speaking at an aviation conference in Singapore overnight, the low-cost carrier's CEO Bruce Buchanan said "Europe has always been in our plan as well as North America....

    POSTED 28 Jan, 2011 5 Comments

  • Sydney Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines

    Hainan Airlines this week becomes the fifth Chinese airline to provide Sydney’s business travellers with direct flights into China, with the first of its thrice-weekly flights from Sydney to Shenzhen and onto Hangzhou.This is the first time these two Chinese cities have been served by direc...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Air New Zealand buys into Virgin Blue

    The relationship between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue is getting cosier, with the Kiwi flag-carrier taking up a 14.9% shareholding stake in Virgin Blue. Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe describes the investment "as part of Air New Zealand's strategy to develop scale and reach in ...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2011 3 Comments

  • Qantas looking to revamp international check-in, lounges and menus, plus major 747 upgrade

    Qantas may have more than twice the market share of its closest international rival but the Australian flag-carrier is determined to hang onto every one of its passengers – especially those in the ‘premium’ space of business travel.As part of its Q Futures programme the airline ...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2011 3 Comments

  • Boeing readies next-gen 747

    Boeing is set to debut the new 747-8 on February 13, ahead of its first commercial flights in late 2011 or early 2012. Officially dubbed the 747-8 Intercontinental, the next-gen Jumbo is a seriously stretched version of the familiar 747-400. At 250 foot (76 metre) from tip to tail it's the longe...

    POSTED 19 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Boeing pushes delivery of first 787 Dreamliner back to Q3

    Boeing has pushed the debut of its first service-ready 787 Dreamliner back to at least July and possibly as late as September. The next-generation aircraft is already three years overdue, based on Boeing's original debut date of May 2008. But the radically designed airliner, which includes a co...

    POSTED 19 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

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