• Virgin Atlantic: new business class debuts London-New York on Sept 10

    Virgin Atlantic will begin flying its new Airbus A350 – with its new suite-like Upper Class business class seats – between London and New York from early September. This weekend saw the airline update its schedule to set the afternoon London/Heathrow to New York/JFK flight VS153 on S...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • Fiji Airways Airbus A350: January 2020 debut for Sydney, Los Angeles

    Fiji Airways plans to fly its new Airbus A350s to Sydney and Los Angeles as of January 1, 2020. It'll be quite a way to ring in the new year, especially for passengers at the pointy end of the two advanced jets, which will sport 33 fully-flat business class seats using the popular Collins Aerosp...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2019 18 Comments

  • JAL reveals new 'first class' (business class) Airbus A350 seats

    Japan Airlines has revealed its latest-generation domestic first class seat, as well as the new ‘Class J’ seat created for its Airbus A350-900 fleet. Let's hit the pause button and break this down for a moment. These are domestic seats because all 18 of JAL's Airbus A350-900 jets wi...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 11 Comments

  • KLM rethinks Airbus A350 plans, eyes broader Qantas partnership

    With eight Boeing 787-10 jets set to join the KLM fleet between 2019 and 2023, SkyTeam’s Dutch airline is now rethinking its separate order for seven Airbus A350s – currently planned for delivery from 2021 – which may end up being transferred to KLM’s sister airline Air Fr...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Japan Airlines domestic Airbus A350, Boeing 787 flights for Sept-Oct

    Japan Airlines is raising the domestic business class bar with two of the world’s most advanced aircraft – the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 – to begin flights on key local routes before the year is out. September marks the debut of JAL’s first Airbus A350-900, with seventee...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines adds another Airbus A350 to Perth

    Singapore Airlines is continuing its rolling upgrade of flights to Australia, with Perth set to see a second Airbus A350 from July 1, 2019. The advanced jet, which boasts Singapore Airlines' latest flat-bed regional business class seats in what the airline calls a 'medium-range' configurati...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Airbus CEO tamps down talk of A350-2000

    Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury has scotched talk of a super-sized Airbus A350-2000 replacing the Airbus A380 as the company's largest commercial jetliner. With the last A380 rolling out of the hangar in 2021, speculation has swirled that Airbus would seek to stretch the A350-1000 into an even longer...

    POSTED 22 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • First photos: China Southern's Airbus A350 business class

    China Southern will pick up the keys to its first Airbus A350 in June, with a new business class seat (but no first class) taking price of place at the pointy end. The former SkyTeam member has released onto Chinese social media network Weibo these two 'sneak preview' photos of its Airbus A...

    POSTED 13 May, 2019 8 Comments

  • Here is Air France's new Airbus A350 business class seat

    With its all-new Airbus A350 business class seat, Air France hopes to please every passenger. Want to sit right up against the window and enjoy the view through as many as three large windows? Done. Prefer to be closer to the aisle? Also done. If you're set for the middle seat, how about bein...

    POSTED 1 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines upgrades business class on Perth-Singapore flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Business class flyers jetting from Perth to Singapore are in for an upgrade with one of Singapore Airlines’ four daily return flights stepping up from an ageing Boeing 777-200 to a factory-fresh Airbus A350, fitted with the airline’s newest ‘regional’ business ...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • British Airways vs Virgin Atlantic: new business class seats compared

    The battle for British business travellers is well and truly on, with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both launching all-new business class seats. Ironically, each will take to the skies in the UK summer on factory-fresh Airbus A350-1000 jets. So how do they compare? Here's our executive su...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Virgin Atlantic's A350 Upper Class business class seat revealed

    Yes, Virgin Atlantic's all-new Airbus A350 Upper Class business class seat has a sliding door. But oddly, that door doesn't close all the way to create the same private cocoon as British Airways' new Club Suite (also making an A350 debut mid-year) or the similar door de jour seats of Qatar Airwa...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 20 Comments

  • What to expect from Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class business class

    Looking for the latest on Virgin Atlantic's all-new Airbus A350 Upper Class business class seat? You'll find our coverage here. PREVIOUS | Virgin Atlantic will pull back the curtain on its new Airbus A350 Upper Class business class seat  on April 8, just three weeks after British Airways ra...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 7 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines taps Airbus A350 for Brisbane business travel boost

    Singapore Airlines is set to make life sweeter for Brisbane's business travellers as the Star Alliance member shifts all four of its daily Brisbane-Singapore flights onto its latest Airbus A350 jets. The move comes as Singapore Airlines notches up 35 years of flights to the Queensland capit...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2019 18 Comments

  • Qatar swings Airbus A350-1000 onto Sydney-Doha, Qsuites for Adelaide

    Qatar Airways’ stretched Airbus A350-1000 will make its Sydney debut from 28 October 2019, while an upgrade for Adelaide will also bring the airline's highly-regarded Qsuites business class to the City of Churches on its Airbus A350-900 starting August 16. Both can be chalked up as wi...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 27 Comments

  • Confirmed: here is Turkish Airlines' new business class seat

    Turkish Airlines has pulled back the covers on its new business class seat, and here it is. The airline has confirmed its choice of the Aurora seat from Stelia Aerospace – based on Singapore Airlines' new regional business class – for its forthcoming Boeing 787 and  ...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2019 7 Comments

  • China Eastern Airbus A350 to fly Sydney-Shanghai from March 31

    China Eastern's busy Sydney-Shanghai route is set for a stunning upgrade as the airline swings its Airbus A350 into Aussie skies. As of March 31, the SkyTeam member's daily flight MU561/MU562 service will shift from an older Airbus A330 to a factory-fresh A350. Business travellers will be the b...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2019 47 Comments

  • Best seats guide: Qatar Airways Qsuites (Boeing 777 and Airbus A350)

    Qatar Airways’ ‘super business class’ Qsuites have been flying high since June 2017, and currently grace the skies between Canberra, Sydney and Doha on the Boeing 777-300ER. You’ll also find Qsuites on all Airbus A350-1000s, plus some Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 777-200LR ...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 11 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines rebrands first class as Business Suites

    EXCLUSIVE | Malaysia Airlines is exiting the first class market and will rebrand its Airbus A380 and A350 first class cabins as an upgraded version of business class dubbed Business Suites. This change is in name only, however – Business Suites passengers will enjoy the same meals and drin...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines has a new business class seat on the way

    January 22, 2019 | Turkish Airlines has pulled back the covers on its new business class seat, revealing a modern and spacious design with direct aisle access. The seat will be fitted to Turkish Airlines' forthcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 jets, with the first Dreamliners due mid-2019...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2018 12 Comments

  • Qantas CEO dials back Project Sunrise expectations

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline will choose between the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777X within the next 12 months as partners in its non-stop Project Sunrise flights to London and New York. However, regardless of the jet chosen to make those marathon 18-20 hour treks, there’s no lo...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 28 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific brings Airbus A350 onto Sydney-Hong Kong route

    Cathay Pacific will fly its flagship Airbus A350 to Sydney from October 2019 as the airline slowly shifts the older Airbus A330s out of Australia. From Oct 27 2019, the overnight CX111 flight from Hong Kong to Sydney and the CX110 Sydney-Hong Kong return leg will step up to an A350-900. The A...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 14 Comments

  • British Airways confirms first class suites axed from Airbus A350s

    British Airways has confirmed that its forthcoming Airbus A350-1000 jets won't feature a first class cabin. The first of BA's 18 Airbus A350-1000s will arrive in July 2019 and mark the debut of an all-new business class seat – an long-awaited successor to the current 13 year old Club World...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 15 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic plans all-new business class for Airbus A350s

    Virgin Atlantic will launch an all-new Upper Class business class seat in mid-2019, going head to head with the next-gen Club World seat of British Airways. Both airlines will debut their latest business class seats on Airbus A350-1000 jets, although Virgin Atlantic is more actively talking up i...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2018 18 Comments

  • Non-stop to New York: the business traveller's guide to SQ22

    Getting from Singapore to New York in one hop is better than a layover in Frankfurt – even if it involves taking the world’s longest flight. That’s my jetlagged verdict after disembarking from Singapore Airlines' flight SQ22, the return of the carrier’s Changi-to-New York...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

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