TALKING POINT | There are plenty of good things to be said about flying business class on Qantas' new Boeing 787, but standing in line for the lav isn't one of them. And as much as many Australian Business Traveller readers tell us they're looking forward to travelling on the red-tailed Dreamlin...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2017 48 Comments
Singapore Airlines' next-generation business class seat for its Boeing 787-10 fleet will be "a brand new seat design showcasing new materials and technologies" and will also be fitted to a future tranche of Airbus A350-900 jets. The seat will be designed and supplied by Stelia Aerospace – ...
POSTED 6 Apr, 2016 9 Comments
An increasing number of airlines are now flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, including Jetstar, but here's one part of the next-generation jetliner that no passenger will ever see. It's the funky 'loft' space used by pilots and flight attendants during their scheduled breaks from duty. On most ...
POSTED 24 Dec, 2013 5 Comments
British Airways has boosted the number of Boeing 787s planned for its fleet, overnight ramping up from an initial order of 24 Dreamliners to buy an additional 18. The airline has also joined other Boeing 787 airlines in dropping the first class cabin from the next-gen jetliner in order to f...
POSTED 4 Apr, 2013 1 Comment
Qantas will look to expand its international network, including adding direct flights to Beijing and India, with the debut of the airline’s Boeing 787s expected in 2016. Speaking at today’s launch of the Qantas-Emirates alliance, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce reiterated the Dreamliner&...
POSTED 31 Mar, 2013 3 Comments
Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will put a dollar each way with the Dreamliner, rolling out both the original 787-8 and the larger 787-9 as the backbone of its fleet. Scoot inherited an order for 20 Boeing 787-9s from its parent in October last year, after Singapore Airline...
POSTED 22 Mar, 2013 6 Comments
Virgin Australia expects to choose between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 by year’s end, annointing one of the fuel-efficient aircraft as the big birds in its post-2017 fleet. But despite the well-documented woes of the Boeing 787, now in its sixth week of a worldwide grounding, Virgin...
POSTED 27 Feb, 2013 9 Comments
Qatar Airways has grounded its fleet of Boeing 787s and cancelled the planned a February 1 commencement of a daily Perth-Doha 787 service, which was to be Australia's first regular flight on Boeing's next-gen jetliner. That Perth-Doha flight has now been replaced in Qatar's timet...
POSTED 17 Jan, 2013 5 Comments
Qantas remains confident of bringing the Boeing 787 to Australian skies this year, despite a spate of problems which today culminated in leading Japanese airlines ANA and JAL grounding their entire fleet of 787s. "We are confident that the current issues will be resolved before Jetstar receives ...
POSTED 17 Jan, 2013 5 Comments
Qatar Airways is bringing the Boeing 787 to Australia, with the next-gen jetliner entering service on daily Perth-Doha flights from 1 February 2013. This marks Australia's first scheduled passenger service for the advanced aircraft, with Qatar Airways beating the likes of China Southe...
POSTED 13 Dec, 2012 14 Comments
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