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 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 20 Comments
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' 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
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