• Qantas paves the way for Boeing 787 flights to Johannesburg, Santiago

    With plans to retire its last Boeing 747 aircraft by the end of 2020, Qantas is scoping out the potential replacement for its jumbos on transoceanic flights from Sydney to Santiago and Johannesburg. Traditionally requiring a larger four-engined aircraft like the Boeing 747, Qantas is now in a po...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2019 41 Comments

  • Here is Qantas' Perth-London Boeing 787 business class menu

    Qantas has already threatened promised a healthy approach to inflight dining on its non-stop Boeing 787 flights between Perth and London, and now we're seeing the new business class menu take shape. The good news: high flyers won't be force-fed kale and quinoa, although both of those hipster sta...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 51 Comments

  • Introducing the American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    From October 31 2017, American Airlines will be bringing its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to the Sydney – Los Angeles transpacific route. This article is sponsored by American Airlines The 787-9 Dreamliner offers up some significant changes, including the addition of a new tr...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • Qantas Perth-London: will you fly direct, or connect via Dubai?

    TALKING POINT | Qantas is expected to announce this week the exact 'late March 2018' launch date (and pricing, and schedule) for its non-stop flights between Perth and London. The much-trumpeted Boeing 787 service will rewrite the rules of the Kangaroo Route, which has over decades shrunk from a...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2017 77 Comments

  • American Airlines brings Boeing 787 onto Sydney-LA route

    American Airlines will shift its Sydney-Los Angeles flights to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from November 8, 2017. The advanced jet replaces the larger Boeing 777-300ER and will see first class dropped from the trans-Pacific route, although business travellers on a budget will appreciate the introd...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2017 21 Comments

  • Why you'll queue for the business class loo on Qantas' Boeing 787

    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 61 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' new regional business class for Boeing 787-10, Airbus A350

    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

  • Cool photos: inside the Boeing 787's funky crew rest 'loft'

    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 orders more Boeing 787s, details seating

    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 tips first Boeing 787 routes: Beijing, Hong Kong, India

    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

  • Scoot plans mixed Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet

    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

    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 grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners, cancels Perth-Doha debut

    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 confident of Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Australian flights

    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

  • Australia's first Boeing 787: Qatar Airways puts Dreamliner onto Perth-Doha

    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

  • BA reveals Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner seatmaps

    British Airways has unveilled the seating plan for its new Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliners, both of which will take to the skies next year. As previously reported, the British flag-carrier's A380 superjumbo will sport all four classes – from BA's lush First cabin to World ...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2012 18 Comments

  • Dreamliner delays: United to refund would-be Boeing 787 flyers

    LATEST | We reckon plenty of travellers are eager to hitch a ride on United's new Boeing 787s, which will take to the skies from November 4. But hold your horses: the airline is scaling back the rest of its planned domestic 787 schedule due to delays by Boeing in delivering as many as four more ...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2012 3 Comments

  • Scoot to buy 20 Boeing 787s

    Singapore Airline's low-cost offshoot Scoot will make the Boeing 787 Dreamliner the backbone of its fleet, with 20 of the next-gen jets on order for delivery starting 2014. Scoot will adopt the stretched 787-9 version, which with Scoot's two class layout of ScootBiz business class and economy wi...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2012 0 Comments

  • Qantas mulls Boeing 787s for international flights from Canberra

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says he is considering introducing Boeing 787s for international flights from Canberra Airport from 2016. In a Q&A session following a speech to the National Press Club, Joyce flagged Canberra as a potential long-haul destination, with Boeing's next-gen jetliner as a go...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2012 7 Comments

  • United Airlines receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    United Airlines has received the first of its next-gen Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, with the brand new jet set to revolutionise flying to and around the US. United's new livery – a sweeping gold flare running from nose to tail - will be exclusive to its 787 fleet and is inspired by t...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2012 4 Comments

  • British Airways plans "evolution" for A380, Boeing 787 business class

    British Airways has scotched hopes of an all-new Club World business class seat for its new Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft. However, a BA spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller that the airline would roll out "an evolution of the current seat", which is fully fl...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2012 7 Comments

  • Air New Zealand finalising Boeing 787 seating layout

    Air New Zealand is closing on the final seating configuration of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, which is due to begin flying by mid-2014. "Our first aircraft is due to be delivered in the first half of calendar year 2014 and we’re well advanced in specifying the interior fitout for that ...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2012 8 Comments

  • Virgin Australia tried to grab Qantas' cancelled Boeing 787 order

    Virgin Australia expects to order either the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or Airbus A350 within 12 months, as the airline’s fleet for post-2017 takes shape. “The 787 and A350 are both in the mix” says Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti. “They’re clearly the...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2012 12 Comments

  • The best seats to pick on your flights in and from Australia

    We're often asked what the best seat is to pick on a reader's flights -- on Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and many other airlines from Australia. We've pooled our collective decades of business travel experience, pored over seat maps and cabin plans, and ...

    POSTED 27 Aug, 2012 6 Comments

  • Qantas cancels Boeing 787 Dreamliner order

    Read: Qantas to buy Boeing 787, first flights from 2017 Qantas has cancelled its order for 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners as the airline restructures its fleet plan to rein in costs. "Fifty B787-9 options and purchase rights will be retained and brought forward by almost two years, available for del...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2012 19 Comments

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