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 27 Comments
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 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 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
Lufthansa will launch an all-new business class seat for its Boeing 777-9 fleet in 2020, but there won't be a first class suite in sight. The German flag-carrier has confirmed that its long-range Boeing 777-9 (below) will top out at business class, reports industry news publication FlightGlobal,...
POSTED 6 Feb, 2017 10 Comments
United Airlines will begin flights of its new Boeing 777-300ER – with the Polaris business class seats – between San Francisco and Hong Kong from March 25, 2017, replacing an ageing Boeing 747 on the route. It's the first international route for the factory-fresh birds, and will...
POSTED 10 Dec, 2016 9 Comments
Emirates will launch an all-new premium economy class in the next 12 to 18 months. Airline president Tim Clark confirmed a green light for the long-awaited premium economy cabin at a media event in London, saying that the next step was to finalise the premium economy package from seats to servic...
POSTED 9 Dec, 2016 24 Comments
When a luxury cruise line decides to launch its own airline, you know it won't be business as usual – or even businessclass as usual, for that matter. Instead, Crystal Cruises aims to replicate the luxury cruise ship experience at 30,000 feet on board two private Boeing jets designed ...
POSTED 22 Sep, 2016 1 Comment
SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air will upgrade its daily Sydney-Seoul flights to its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft from October. Replacing the current Airbus A330s plying the route, the A380 brings with it almost 50% more seats to offer 12 suites in first class, 94 fully-flat business class bed...
POSTED 29 Aug, 2016 13 Comments
Virgin Australia's upgraded Boeing 777-300ER jets are now flying from Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles, boasting the best business class and premium economy on the trans-Pacific route. AusBT review: Virgin Australia 'The Business' business class (Sydney-Los Angeles) And of course, the sa...
POSTED 30 Jul, 2016 8 Comments
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