We've already presented a detailed photo tour of Emirates' new first class suites for its Boeing 777 (and eventually Airbus A380) jets – but if a picture is worth a thousand words, then video must be worth even more again. So sit back and join Australian Business Traveller&n...
POSTED 15 Nov, 2017 1 Comment
Virgin Australia will offer inflight Internet on selected flights to Los Angeles from the end of November 2017, as the first of the airline's five Boeing 777-300ER jets to be upgraded with satellite WiFi takes wing. That aircraft will be shared between the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane routes t...
POSTED 8 Nov, 2017 9 Comments
Qantas partner Emirates' will reveal its new Boeing 777-300ER first class suites on November 12 – the opening day of the Dubai Airshow – following competitor Singapore Airlines' relaunch of its own Airbus A380 first class cribs last week. Latest: we've now got a first glimpse of Emir...
POSTED 8 Nov, 2017 11 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways will load the front of its new Airbus A350-1000 with 46 of its Qsuite business class suites when the airline takes delivery of the stretched jet by the end of this year, but trim the premium cabin to just two dozen suites in its 'high-density' Boeing 777-300ER. The inno...
POSTED 13 Jun, 2017 5 Comments
Lufthansa is considering stretching out deliveries of Boeing's new 777X aircraft, concerned about the cost and size of the big jet as managers review the airline's fleet needs. A decision on the new timeline is “urgent” and could be reached by September, according to an internal vide...
POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 2 Comments
Etihad Airways is axing Airbus A380 flights from Melbourne, and with them the superjumbo's superbly spacious first class 'Apartment' suites. The Gulf carrier and Virgin Australia partner will pull the plug on the A380 from October 29, 2017 – just 16 months after commencing the daily supe...
POSTED 25 Apr, 2017 17 Comments
Cathay Pacific will fit an all-new economy seat across its Boeing 777-300 fleet as the airline moves to a tighter but more profitable 10-across layout instead of the current 3-3-3 seating. All 17 of the Oneworld airline's regional Boeing 777-300 jets along with 48 of its 53 long-range Boeing 777...
POSTED 17 Apr, 2017 13 Comments
Cathay Pacific will use the arrival of the Boeing 777-9X to debut a new generation of first class suites and business class seats, cementing Boeing's advanced 777X series as the flagship of Cathay’s fleet for the next decade. “At the moment we’re looking at what’s the o...
POSTED 12 Apr, 2017 9 Comments
United Airlines faces a new setback in its bid to win back business customers as production snags hinder deliveries of Boeing jetliners outfitted with new luxury seats. "Short delays" are affecting two 777-300ER aircraft with United’s Polaris luxury interiors (below), said Megan McCar...
POSTED 8 Apr, 2017 1 Comment
Cathay Pacific, the premium airline that is seeking ways to revive earnings after its first annual loss in eight years, plans to cram more passengers in some aircraft to squeeze out extra revenue. 60 of its Boeing 777-300 family aircraft will have another seat in each economy-class row, shrinkin...
POSTED 31 Mar, 2017 17 Comments
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