• Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 for Melbourne in May, June

    Singapore Airlines is bringing its Airbus A350 back to Melbourne across May and June – so if you haven't yet experienced the Star Alliance's newest jet, here's your chance. The flight you'll want to book is the SQ218 redeye from Melbourne to Singapore... ... and on the way back, the mor...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2017 11 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific: Australia-wide upgrade to Airbus A350s by 2019

    Cathay Pacific expects most of its Australian flights to be running on the airline's new Airbus A350 jets by 2019. The move will see the current Airbus A330s replaced by A350s with improved business class, premium economy and economy seats, along with inflight Internet and an overall more comfor...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2017 9 Comments

  • Will Melbourne ever see Thai Airways' Airbus A350?

    The appearance of Thai Airways' new Airbus A350 on the Melbourne-Bangkok route has been an on-again off-again affair stretching back to September 2016, when the Star Alliance member originally planned to bring the sleek jet down under. However, a cascading series of delays in everything from sea...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Inside Lufthansa's new Airbus A350

    Lufthansa's new Airbus A350 is set to take wing, replacing the German flag-carrier's older gas-guzzling Airbus A340s on long-range routes to the USA and Asia. The aircraft is the airline’s most modern and technologically advanced featuring better fuel consumption and better cabin quality f...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2017 8 Comments

  • Airbus, Boeing prep new passenger-packing jets

    Airbus and Boeing are readying a new generation of jets designed to carry even more passengers from point A to point B. However, the trade-off is that these super-sized versions of the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 will fly shorter distances than their smaller siblings. At a time when many airline...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2017 24 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines: two all-new business class seats for 2017-18

    All-new Airbus A380 business class launches mid-2017 Most of SQ's older A380s to be upgraded Staggered 'regional business class' tipped for future Airbus A350s, Boeing 787-10 Singapore Airlines will launch not one but two new business class seats in the next 18 months across its Airbu...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2017 10 Comments

  • BA to adopt 'dine on demand' in Club World business class?

    In the same week as British Airways began charging many economy class passengers for food, drinks and even a cup of hot water (BYO teabag), the airline seems set to dramatically upgrade its meal service at the pointy end of the plane. Anytime dining – also known as 'dine on demand' –...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2017 12 Comments

  • Airbus A350-1000 signals rise of business class, demise of first

    Qatar Airways is on track to take delivery of the world's first Airbus A350-1000 jetliner in the second half of this year, but the big new bird is another pointer to the rise of business class at the expense of first class. Airbus president Fabrice Brégier reiterated the delivery schedule...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2017 11 Comments

  • Delta eyes Sydney for new Airbus A350 and its business class suites

    Delta will look to add Sydney to its nascent Airbus A350 network once the advanced jets begin flying in late 2017, bringing the airline's new Delta One private business class suites onto the highly competitive trans-Pacific route. The Virgin Australia partner will take delivery of the first of 2...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2017 25 Comments

  • Inside Lufthansa's VIP Airbus A350 private jet (with its own spa)

    Here's a Christmas gift for person with everything: a private jet. And not just any private jet, but a bespoke VIP version of the advanced Airbus A350, created by the customisation gurus at Lufthansa Technik. We've previously shared Lufthansa Technik's sleek sky-high styling on a joint project w...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

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