• Etihad's Sydney swap: Airbus A380 replaced by Boeing 777 to mid-2019

    Etihad Airways will downgrade one of its two daily Sydney-Abu Dhabi flights to a Boeing 777-300ER from October 2018 to late May 2019, except for an eight-week window over the peak summer season. Flight EY451 – which departs Sydney at 3pm for a midnight arrival into Abu Dhabi – and th...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 21 Comments

  • Qatar Airways brings its Qsuites to Sydney, Canberra from July 2018

    Qatar Airways will begin flying its highly-regarded Qsuite business class to Sydney and Canberra from next month. The airline has confirmed that its flights QR906/QR907 will be upgraded to the business class suites "up to four times a week" as of July 1, with Qsuites every day from August 1...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 26 Comments

  • Qantas wants four classes, 300+ passengers in ultra-long range jets

    Qantas is aiming to have its ultra-long range Project Sunrise jets carry over 300 passengers across four classes, with new seating on the radar from first class to economy and possibly a lounge or bar. The airline is now working through the configuration of the globe-striding jets which will mak...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 38 Comments

  • Qantas looks to order ultra-long range Airbus or Boeing jets in 2019

    The countdown clock is ticking on Qantas' ambitious plans to launch non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York, with the airline ready to place an order for ultra-long range Airbus or Boeing jets next year for flights from 2022. "We're having good dialog with both Boeing a...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2018 34 Comments

  • Qatar rolls out Qsuite business class to its Boeing 777-200LR jets

    Qatar Airways is now adding its superb Qsuite business class suites to the airline's long-range Boeing 777-200LR jets, which will bring the best-in-class seats closer to the 17+ hour Auckland-Doha route. The first of Qatar's nine Boeing 777-200LRs to be fitted with the Qsuites will make its de...

    POSTED 23 May, 2018 10 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines: new first class, business class for Boeing 777-9

    Singapore Airlines will launch all-new first class suites and business class seats for its Boeing 777-9 jets, with airline CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong predicting a "quantum leap" from today's Boeing 777 premium cabins. Speaking to Australian Business Traveller ahead of the delivery fli...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2018 6 Comments

  • First photos: British Airways' Club World business class refresh

    British Airways has rolled out a subtle refresh to its Club World business class ahead of a broader overhaul due to arrive in 2019 in the airline's Airbus A350 fleet. And 'subtle' is the operative word. Only the most observant of frequent flyers would spot the differences at first glance, w...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Emirates ditches middle seat with new wider Boeing 777 business class

    Emirates has finally dropped that hated middle seat from its Boeing 777 business class cabin – but only on the long-range Boeing 777-200LR jets, which this week debut with a wider business class seat. All ten of Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR jets will shift to a 2-2-2 layout in business class...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2018 33 Comments

  • 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 doors 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 revisio...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 6 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cathay Pacific upgrades Boeing 777 premium economy

    Cathay Pacific is upgrading the premium economy cabin across its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. This doesn't involve a new seat, no doubt to the disappointment of those who have flown in Cathay's Airbus A350 premium economy seat (shown below, and which we rate as among the very best in the skies). I...

    POSTED 17 Mar, 2017 29 Comments

  • Emirates teases Boeing 777 'enhancements' on the way

    Emirates is expected to unveil something new for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet in the coming weeks, and the mystery product could be showcased alongside the redesigned Airbus A380 bar at Berlin's annual ITB travel expo from March 8, 2017. The Gulf powerhouse has teased media with the promise it wil...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2017 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific upgrades another Sydney flight to the Boeing 777

    Cathay Pacific will add a third Boeing 777 onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route from October 29 to cater for increased demand, especially for onwards flights to Europe and North America. The Boeing 777-300ER will slot into Cathay's daily CX161/162 service, replacing the current Airbus A330 and adding...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2017 18 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines orders Boeing 777-9 plus more 787-10s

    Singapore Airlines is turning to Boeing to shape its long-range fleet for the next decade, with a US$13.8 billion (A$18bn) order for both the Boeing 777-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner jets. The Singaporean flag-carrier has inked a deal for 20 of the next-gen Boeing 777-9, due for delivery from the 2021...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2017 11 Comments

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