• Video tour: step inside Emirates' new first class suites

    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 to launch inflight WiFi on US flights this month

    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

  • Emirates' new first class suites: what we know so far

    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

  • Revealed: Qatar Airways Qsuite plans for the Airbus A350-1000

    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 could slow deliveries of Boeing 777X

    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 drops Airbus A380, first class 'Apartments' from Melbourne

    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: narrow new Boeing 777 economy seat due 2018

    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 confirms new first class, business class for Boeing 777-9X

    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's luxury Boeing 777 cabin stumbles on Zodiac seat delays

    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 puts the squeeze on Boeing 777 economy seating

    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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