• Is Qatar's Qsuite business class about to get a little less private?

    Qatar will lop a few inches off the height of its Qsuite business class seats in an evolution of the design for its forthcoming Boeing 777X fleet. Speaking on the sidelines of the airline's launch of daily flights to Canberra, Qatar Airways CEO His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said the revision was...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 0 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

  • Qatar Airways promises Qsuites for Sydney, Canberra from June 2018

    Qatar Airways will begin flying its advanced Qsuite business class seats to Sydney and Canberra from June 2018 as the Gulf airline continued its push into the highly competitive Australian market with new and upgraded Boeing 777-300ER jets. "From June you will receive a Qsuite every day, unless ...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 15 Comments

  • Qantas seeks foreign money to buy Boeing 777X or Airbus A350 jets

    Qantas looks set to renew its push to lift a government-imposed limit on foreign ownership and drawing the dots between new long-range jets from Airbus or Boeing with the need for deep-pocketed overseas investors. Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford says the Qantas Sale Act, which caps...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2018 15 Comments

  • No first class for Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 jets

    Lufthansa is thinking big with business class for its new Boeing 777-9s, but something the new jets won't have will be first class seats. While the final layout of Lufthansa’s 34 ordered 777-9s hasn’t been decided, the carrier says they’ll accommodate 45 to 60 business passenge...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 2 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to offer free inflight Internet on USA flights

    Virgin Australia will offer free inflight Internet on selected flights to Los Angeles from December 2017, as the first two of the airline's five Boeing 777-300ER jets to be upgraded with satellite WiFi take wing. That aircraft will be shared between the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane routes to L...

    POSTED 25 Nov, 2017 21 Comments

  • 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

  • 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 6 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

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