• London slated for Thai Airways' sixth Airbus A380 route

    London Heathrow-bound passengers disappointed at Thai's plans to send its fifth Airbus A380 on the Sydney route – following Frankfurt, Tokyo, Paris and Osaka – shouldn't give up hope of seeing the superjumbo heading for Britain. The UK capital is top of the list for Thai's sixth A380...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • PHOTO TOUR: all three classes inside China Southern's Airbus A380

    Wondering what you'll find inside China Southern's Airbus A380 superjumbo? As one of China's Big Four airlines, CZ's chief executive confirmed last month that "China Southern does have a plan to use the A380 on the Canton Route" on the long hop from Guangzhou to London. It's ...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2012 9 Comments

  • Best seats: Premium Economy, Qantas' refurbished Airbus A380

    Flying premium economy on one of Qantas' Airbus A380s? You'll want to check your booking to see if you're on the new standard configuration for the Red Roo's superjumbos, since there are major changes to the premium economy cabin. We've already detailed Qantas' refurbished A380s so&nbs...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2012 4 Comments

  • Emirates: new flights and better seats to Europe and Africa

    In addition to its new Adelaide flights and plans to provide Perth travellers with a triple-daily schedule to Dubai, Emirates is also expanding the all-important European and African connections that Australians use. London (Heathrow), Barcelona, Madrid, Moscow, Lyon, Warsaw, Lusaka and Harare g...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2012 2 Comments

  • Qantas revamps Airbus A380: less business class, more economy seats

    Qantas will boost the number of economy and premium economy seats on its Airbus A380s and shrink the high-priced business class cabin as the airline continues to face tough times on international routes. The rejigged superjumbos will gain an extra 39 economy seats, with most of those on the uppe...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2012 19 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines' Sydney Airbus A380 flights delayed to November

    Malaysia Airlines has confirmed it will push back the start of its Airbus A380 flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney to late November. The two-month delay appeared earlier this week in the GDS timetable database used by airlines and travel agents, and an MAS spokesman has now advised ...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2012 1 Comment

  • Malaysia Airlines gets first Airbus A380, flights from July 1

    LATEST | Malaysia Airlines will commence 'A380 all the way' flights between Sydney and London in November this year, adding its own twist to Qantas' Kangaroo Route superjumbo service via Singapore, following this weekend's launch of its debut A380 service between Kuala Lumpur and London...

    POSTED 29 May, 2012 8 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines defends baby ban, kid-free zone on Airbus A380

    Malaysia Airlines is declaring a kid-free zone on the upper deck of its Airbus A380 – and it's not in business class, but in the economy cabin. An advisory issued to travel agents reveals that infants and children under 12 will not be allowed to sit in the upstairs economy section of MAS' ...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2012 5 Comments

  • Emirates offering miles, money for "downgrades" from Airbus A380

    Have you booked a flight on one of Emirates' Airbus A380s but ended up travelling on a Boeing 777, Airbus A330 or Airbus A340 due to those aircraft being substituted for the superjumbo? Then you're due a stack of Skywards miles or a partial refund on your ticket as compensation -- and that'...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2012 3 Comments

  • Best seats: business class ("Affaires"), Air France Airbus A380

    Air France's A380s will be winging their way to and from Singapore from this April, and they'll be codesharing the route with Qantas, so if you book the red roo all the way to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, you'll end up on Air France for the longer Singapore-Paris leg of the trip. You'll find Affaire...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2012 2 Comments

  • Air France (and Qantas codeshare) starts A380 Singapore-Paris

    Paris-bound Australian passengers with Qantas and Air France will connect onto the French airline's Airbus A380 three times a week from April, when Air France starts flying the superjumbo between Paris and Singapore. Qantas and Air France have a codeshare partnership on the route, and transfer p...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • Non-stop flights from Australia to London and New York by 2020?

    Direct, non-stop flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to New York, London or the rest of Europe by 2020? That's what Boeing is studying for the next evolution of its popular 777 aircraft -- used by Virgin Australia, Emirates, Delta, Air New Zealand and many others -- and it's le...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2012 12 Comments

  • Emirates starts Airbus A380 Dubai-Amsterdam flights from August

    Amsterdam-bound passengers on Emirates will welcome the arrival of the airline's Airbus A380 on flights from Dubai, starting in August. The airline currently uses a Boeing 777-300ER plane on the route, but the A380 is a step up in terms of personal space, comfort and cabin quietness, especially ...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2012 1 Comment

  • Qantas debuts daily A380 flights from Melbourne to LA, Singapore, London

    Qantas continues to ramp up its superjumbo services this week with the introduction of daily Airbus A380 flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles, Singapore and London. Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday January 17th, the Melbourne-Los Angeles flights QF93/QF94 will feature an A380 every day, up ...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2012 0 Comments

  • Qantas begins Airbus A380 flights to Hong Kong this weekend

    Qantas will begin flying its Airbus A380 between Sydney and Kong Kong this weekend, making it only the fourth city – after Singapore, London and Los Angeles – graced by the flagship of the Red Roo fleet. Starting on Sunday January 15th the A380 will replace the current Boeing 74...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2012 1 Comment

  • Malaysia Airlines adds more business class seats to Airbus A380

    Update | Malaysia Airlines will introduce its brand new Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route later this year – click here for details of the layout and dashing new-look livery. Previous | Malaysia Airlines is adding more business class seats to its Airbus A380, which is set ...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2012 4 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines returns Airbus A380 to Melbourne flights

    Singapore Airlines is returning the popular Airbus A380 superjumbo to its Melbourne flights from late March, bringing better seats, a quieter ride and a more comfortable cabin for business travellers. "The A380 aircraft will service the Singapore-Melbourne SQ227/SQ228 route from 25 March 20...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2012 0 Comments

  • Extra A380 Dubai-London flight on Emirates: more connection options

    Emirates will upgrade a third daily return flight between Dubai and London's Heathrow Airport to the airline's flagship Airbus A380 this January. For Australian travellers on the Kangaroo Route, that means another option for more comfortable seats on their connecting flight -- especially in busi...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • PHOTO TOUR: Inside Lufthansa's VIP A380 and 747 cabins

    Update | Looking for the latest on Lufthansa's new Boeing 747-8? Check out our photos and first impressions of the new 'Queen of the Skies'. Previous | If you're Middle East royalty, a super-rich oil sheik or an eccentric multi-millionaire and find that private jets just aren...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Next-gen Airbus A380 to fly further, longer

    Imagine stepping onto a Qantas flight in Sydney or Melbourne and going straight through to New York or London. At around 20 hours non-stop it’d be the longest of the world’s long haul routes – and according to Airbus, such flights are “the holy grail we’re always ch...

    POSTED 7 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas to trial international in-flight Internet on Airbus A380

    UPDATE | Qantas has now revealed details of its A380 in-flight Internet trial, which will run for six weeks from February on flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles – read our full report here. EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will begin trialling in-flight internet on its international Airbus ...

    POSTED 23 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines adds daily A380 to Frankfurt

    IN BRIEF | Singapore Airlines will introduce the Airbus A380 on its daily SQ25/26 service from Singapore to Frankfurt (and thence on to New York) from 15 January, replacing the current Boeing 747 and providing Qantas' Sydney-Singapore-Frankfurt passengers with an appealing option over the Red Roo...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Qantas unveils revamped Boeing 747 with A380-style seats

    Qantas is overhauling its nine remaining Boeing 747-400 aircraft with new seats, interiors and fittings based on those of the Red Roo's flagship Airbus A380. Each of the rejigged jumbos will be fitted with 58 fully-flat Skybeds in business class, compared to the angled beds in the current 747s; ...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2011 4 Comments

  • Qantas delays A380 to buy 110 A320s, while eyeing first 787

    Qantas is ordering a staggering 110 new Airbus A320s -- the largest single aircraft order in Australian aviation history -- to enable it to rapidly grow its Asian travel strategy. CEO Alan Joyce said this morning that in addition to the 110 firm orders, it had reserved options to buy another 194...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

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