• Emirates plans new business class seat for Boeing 777X

    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 1 Comment

  • Boeing pitches 777X to Qantas for non-stop London, NY flights

    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 25 Comments

  • Air New Zealand wants to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York

    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 Boeing 777-9 to drop first class for 'Business Plus'?

    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

  • Lufthansa: next-gen business class to have direct aisle access

    Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 business class gets direct aisle access Upgraded premium economy seat Fate of first class undecided EXCLUSIVE | Lufthansa's next generation of business class seats will adopt a new design which offers direct aisle access to every passenger, in what the Star Alli...

    POSTED 16 May, 2017 13 Comments

  • Qantas considering ultra-long range Airbus A350-900ULR

    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 eyes non-stop Sydney-New York flights with Boeing 777-8X

    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 60 Comments

  • Qatar Airways boosts Boeing 777X order, will fly 777-8 and 777-9

    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 flags Boeing 777X as potential A380 replacement

    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 to replace entire Boeing 777 fleet with 777X jets

    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

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