With Qatar Airways now rolling out its business class Qsuites across its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 fleet, the airline is turning its attention to a new version of the Qsuite for its Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, along with the world's first Boeing 777X due in 2020. Speaking...
POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 6 Comments
Emirates hopes to upgrade all its flights to Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to Airbus A380 jets on the back of the airline's recent US$16 billion order for an additional 36 superjumbos on top of its current 101-strong fleet. Boeing 777s currently darting between each of those three cities and...
POSTED 31 Jan, 2018 36 Comments
Here's what has to be the best value for your Qantas frequent flyer points: upgrading from premium economy seat to a first class suite for a little over 17,000 points. Yes, it comes with a few caveats – and this works best if you're a Platinum or Platinum One frequent flyer – but i...
POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 32 Comments
Qantas will slash the number of Airbus A380 flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles next month, leaving many high flyers without the option of making the trans-Pacific journey in the superjumbo's cosy first class suites. For six weeks from 10 February to 24 March, the now-daily A380 flight o...
POSTED 29 Jan, 2018 46 Comments
Airbus is in talks to sell new A380 superjumbo planes to British Airways this year after securing a program-saving deal from Emirates, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.K. carrier, which currently has a dozen A380s in its fleet, had said in the past that it was looki...
POSTED 21 Jan, 2018 31 Comments
Emirates has thrown a lifeline to the Airbus A380 with a massive order for 36 superjumbos. Worth US$16 billion at list price – although the Gulf colossus would have struck quite a discount on the sticker price, likely well below the estimated 40% discount which applies to most aircraft fro...
POSTED 18 Jan, 2018 45 Comments
Airbus publicly questioned the future of the A380, saying its flagship aircraft program risks being shut down if the manufacturer fails to win a crucial order from the plane’s main backer, Emirates. Emirates is the only airline with enough capacity to take enough planes to keep the program...
POSTED 16 Jan, 2018 0 Comments
London and Hong Kong are next on the list for Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A380s featuring the Star Alliance members' latest first class suites and business class seats. From 16 February a new A380 will take on SQ322 (Singapore-London) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and fly the S...
POSTED 15 Jan, 2018 11 Comments
Qantas partner Emirates will suspend its Airbus A380 flights between Brisbane and Dubai this year. In place of the superjumbos, the airline’s daily EK434/435 flights will be served by smaller Boeing 777-300ER jets between June 1 and August 31 2018 (June 2 to September1 departing Brisbane),...
POSTED 12 Jan, 2018 44 Comments
Malaysia Airlines will fly its flagship Airbus A380 superjumbo to Sydney on selected dates from March through to July 2018, and savvy business class passengers will be able to grab a free upgrade to first class for the nine hour journey to and from Kuala Lumpur. The daily MH122/MH123 services be...
POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 11 Comments
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