• This Airbus Day & Night first class suite concept offers a 'real' bed

    As ever-improving business class seats narrow the gap against first class, Airbus is joining the push to elevate first class to a whole new level with its Day & Night suite. This two-room concept divides each first class suite into seperate day-time and night-time areas, each designed around...

    POSTED 15 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • Qantas drops Boeing 747s from LAX, trims Dallas A380 flights

    All Qantas Los Angeles services shift to Airbus A380 or Boeing 787-9 Sydney-Dallas superjumbo drops to six days a week Sydney-San Francisco goes daily A redraw of Qantas' international network sees the ageing Boeing 747  move closer to retirement with all jumbo jets pulled from flight...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 42 Comments

  • Emirates' new Airbus A380 first class suites due 2021

    Emirates plans luxurious new first class suites for its Airbus A380s, along with bathrooms and shower spa suites, in what airline CEO Sir Tim Clark describes as a "transformation of the cabin." Clark has previously confirmed the suites will be the same as the Mercedes-Benz inspired cribs of its ...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2018 19 Comments

  • Qantas to fit more seats on its Airbus A380 by blocking two exit doors

    Qantas plans to squeeze more passengers onto its Airbus A380 superjumbos – by blocking off a pair of emergency exit doors. Airbus, which will oversee an upgrade of Qantas' twelve-strong superjumbo fleet from mid-2019, is promoting plans to "deactivate" the rear-most doors on the upper...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 27 Comments

  • British Airways wants more Airbus A380s but without the high price tag

    British Airways parent IAG could consider buying more A380s from Airbus if the superjumbo was cheaper, CEO Willie Walsh said. IAG operates the British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus airlines, as well as Level, a low cost unit launched last year which flies between Europe and the United ...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas brings Airbus A380 – and first class – back to Sydney-Singapore

    Qantas is once again flying first class between Sydney and Singapore in the lead-up to Singapore replacing Dubai as the stopover point for its flagship QF1 Airbus 380 flight to London (and of course QF2 on the rebound). The Ditching of Dubai happens on March 25 – one day after the launch o...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2018 46 Comments

  • Qatar Airways: next-gen Qsuites for Airbus A380, Boeing 787, 777X

    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 CEO plans Airbus A380s for Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

    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

  • Upgrade to a Qantas first class suite for 17,100 frequent flyer points

    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 33 Comments

  • Qantas cuts Airbus A380, first class between Melbourne and Los Angeles

    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

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