As the launch customer for the Boeing 777X, Lufthansa is planning to do business a little differently when its fleet of those Boeing 777-9s begin arriving in 2020, moving from a one-size-fits-all business class cabin to a more bespoke offering tailored to individual needs and price points. But r...
POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 0 Comments
Emirates will launch what it describes as "next-generation bespoke cabins" on its future flagship Boeing 777X aircraft next year as the first of a massive order for 150 Boeing 777X jets rolls into the hangars at Dubai. A spokeswoman for Emirates has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller tha...
POSTED 14 May, 2019 5 Comments
Boeing's first concept images of its 777X business class cabin suggests the next-generation jet could adopt what’s generally considered as a last-generation design. Taking advantage of the 777x's slightly wider floorplan compared to the rest of the 777 family, Boeing has squeezed an extr...
POSTED 25 Jan, 2019 25 Comments
Lufthansa is expected to roll out a new first class suite on its long-range Boeing 777X fleet, although the initial deliveries of the 777-9 series will top out at business class. This will of course be the Star Alliance member's all-new business class, which will begin flying from 2020 and offer...
POSTED 3 Dec, 2018 5 Comments
Here are the first photos of Lufthansa's all-new business class seats for its Boeing 777X (777-9) jets, which will begin flying from 2020. As previously and exclusively revealed by Australian Business Traveller, the next-gen design finally provides direct aisle access for every passenger: no mor...
POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 20 Comments
Emirates’ new Boeing 777X jets will sport all-new business class seats when they take wing in Emirates colours in 2020. Speaking to media in Dubai at the launch of the airline’s new first class suite, Emirates President Sir Tim Clark shared that the upgraded Boeing 777X business clas...
POSTED 12 Nov, 2017 3 Comments
Qantas wants to fly non-stop from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York, and Boeing wants those passengers to be flying on its next-generation Boeing 777-8 jetliner. The airline manufacturer says that the 777-8 – the long-range member of the 777X family, compared to the larger 777-9 ...
POSTED 16 Oct, 2017 26 Comments
Air New Zealand plans to join Qantas in launching non-stop flights from Auckland to New York and Chicago on the back of a new generation of ultra-long range jets. The Star Alliance member airline is looking at both the Airbus A350-900ULR and the Boeing 777X jets. Qantas is weighing up a similar...
POSTED 21 Sep, 2017 8 Comments
Lufthansa could drop first class from some of its forthcoming Boeing 777-9 jets in favour of a 'Business Plus' cabin as part of a review of the airline's future fleet, and is also unlikely to fit its new Boeing 777X business class seats onto its current fleet – including the Airbus A380s an...
POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 8 Comments
Qantas is weighing up the ultra-long range Airbus A350 for its post-2020 fleet as the airline begins to redraw its network map around non-stop flights of 16+ hours. Speaking on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference in Dublin this week, Qantas CEO Alan Joy...
POSTED 3 Jun, 2016 64 Comments
Qantas has its eye on non-stop Sydney to New York flights using the advanced Boeing 777-8X jetliner, which the airline has touted as a potential replacement for its flagship Airbus A380 superjumbo. The direct route would swap the long-standing Los Angeles stopover for a 19 hour 'Harbour Bri...
POSTED 17 Nov, 2015 61 Comments
Qatar Airways has boosted its Boeing 777X order to include ten of the long-range 777-8X jets alongside its standing order for fifty of the larger Boeing 777-9X aircraft. The Boeing-friendly fillip, announced during this week's Paris Air Show, adds to a total of 320 orders and opti...
POSTED 15 Jun, 2015 4 Comments
Qantas has flagged the Boeing 777X as a possible replacement for its Airbus A380s when it's eventually time for the superjumbos to be put out to pasture. While the Flying Kangaroo's short-term focus for renewing its fleet remains on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which would replace older Boeing 7...
POSTED 8 Jun, 2015 71 Comments
Emirates reportedly plans to upgrade its entire Boeing 777 fleet in favour of the next-gen Boeing 777X jet from 2020, marking a sweeping update for the Gulf colossus. With 150 of the 777X airliners on order, that's enough to see all 139 of Emirates' current 777 models – from the 777-2...
POSTED 18 May, 2015 11 Comments
The first Boeing 777X will trundle off the production line in 2018, a Boeing exec has revealed, as the company edges closer to commercial flights of the new long-range jets from 2020. That debutante is likely to be the Boeing 777-9X, although the X will be dropped as the plane makes its jou...
POSTED 9 May, 2015 38 Comments
ANA has firmed up two sizeable aircraft orders – one for 30 Airbus A320neo jets, and the other for 40 twin-aisle Boeing planes worth a staggering $13 billion at list prices. Comprised of 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and six Boeing 777-300ERs, the airline plans to use the ...
POSTED 31 Jul, 2014 8 Comments
Air New Zealand will run the ruler over both the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350 as replacements for its current long-range Boeing 777 fleet, the airline revealed today. Also in the mix is a second batch of 787-9s with more premium seating for the North American market. "In the next decade we&...
POSTED 10 Jul, 2014 5 Comments
Emirates has signed on the dotted line for 150 of Boeing's new 777X jet, finalising an order worth a staggering US$56 billion at list prices. The Gulf carrier's Boeing 777X fleet will be split into 115 of the 777-9X variant, which will carry up to 407 passengers, and 35 of the more compact ...
POSTED 9 Jul, 2014 6 Comments
Garuda Indonesia expects to decide on the next generation of its international fleet by the end of of this year with the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X all in the mix. “We are looking at the Dreamliner compared to the (Airbus) A350, and we are looking at the A350-1000 compared to ...
POSTED 5 Mar, 2014 2 Comments
In the largest aircraft order ever placed, the Emirates fleet is set to expand by 200 aircraft – including the Boeing 777X and Airbus A380. Comprised of 35 Boeing 777-8Xs, 115 Boeing 777-9Xs and 50 Airbus A380 aircraft, the orders are worth an estimated US$99 billion at list prices, exclud...
POSTED 18 Nov, 2013 22 Comments
55 of Boeing's next-generation jets will join Etihad Airways' international fleet, from the high-capacity Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to the forthcoming Boeing 777X family, in a staggering order with a list price of some US$25.2 billion. The gulf carrier is the first airline to sign up fo...
POSTED 17 Nov, 2013 4 Comments
Qantas is considering the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X as potential replacements for its ageing fleet of Boeing 747 jumbo jets. In a presentation held in Seattle over the weekend, ahead of today's delivery flight of Jetstar's first Boeing 787, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce flagged what he called "t...
POSTED 8 Oct, 2013 45 Comments
Lufthansa is weighing the Airbus A350, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777X as contenders for its mid-sized international fleet, and is likely to make the call – and place a massive order – by year's end. The timeframe for signing on the dotted line is "still probably this year, it’...
POSTED 19 Jun, 2013 4 Comments
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