• Paris match? Qantas plots next non-stop Boeing 787 flights for 2019

    Qantas could decide on the next European destination for non-stop Boeing 787 flights from Perth as early as March 2019, with Paris a front-runner for the direct Dreamliner flights from Perth. Those flights may not begin until late 2019 or early 2020, after Qantas picks up the keys to six additio...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 59 Comments

  • EVA reveals new Boeing 787 business class styled by BMW Designworks

    Taiwan's EVA Air is about to start flying its first Boeing 787-9, and the Dreamliner marks the debut of a new Royal Laurel business class seat for the Star Alliance member. The updated Royal Laurel Class business class seats have been styled by BMW's Designworks company, which made a deli...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 15 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines' all-new business class for Boeing 787, Airbus 350

    EXCLUSIVE | Turkish Airlines will launch an all-new business class seat on its forthcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 jets. A 'new fleet, new seat' strategy will see the airline shift to a 1-2-1 business class layout with the arrival of the first Dreamliner in 2019. The new seats will be both m...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • LATAM reveals new business class seats

    LATAM Airways will roll out a vastly improved business class seat across most of its international fleet beginning later this year. Those jets will be the Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 fleet, along with factory-fresh Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and the Airbus A350-1000 being delivered over the coming y...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2018 13 Comments

  • Qantas CEO bullish on non-stop Chicago flights but Seattle is 'Plan B'

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is confident that the airline will launch direct flights to Chicago as part of a joint venture with American Airlines, pending approval of the tie-up by the US Department of Transport. However, Joyce also hedges that should the DoT not provide anti-trust immunity so that th...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 26 Comments

  • Review: Qantas Boeing 787 business class, Brisbane-Melbourne

    Qantas is now flying its latest Boeing 787-9 between Melbourne and Brisbane, giving business travellers a domestic Dreamliner treat along this popular east coast route. The Boeing 787 is seen on around four flights each day – the best flight numbers to watch are QF609, QF611, QF614, QF625,...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 33 Comments

  • Qantas begins Boeing 787 flights to Hong Kong

    Qantas will fly its Boeing 787 Hong Kong from December 2018, marking the Dreamliner’s first Asian destination – although it’s unlikely to be the last. Travellers from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will all have the choice of flying on the Boeing 787 – which boasts Qantas...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 45 Comments

  • Flight Diary: Qantas QF10 Boeing 787 business class, London-Perth

    What's it like to spend 16½ hours on Qantas' non-stop Boeing 787 flight from London to Perth? As Australian Business Traveller has already reviewed the Dreamliner's business class and premium economy seats in detail on several flights, we thought we'd take a different ...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 24 Comments

  • Designing Gulf Air's new Boeing 787 business class suites

    Gulf Air's new Boeing 787 begins flying between Bahrain and London on June 15 and introduces an all-new business class seat for the middle-east airline. It’s the well-regarded Apex Suite also flown by Japan Airlines and Korean Air, but with a few twists from UK-based design consultancy T...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2018 3 Comments

  • Royal Brunei drops Dubai detour on Melbourne-London flights

    Royal Brunei passengers travelling from Melbourne to London will shave five hours and 15 minutes from their trip when the airline's current two-stop route via Brunei and Dubai becomes a one-stop journey via Brunei only, from October 28 2018. The Brunei flag-carrier says its Boeing 787s "are pres...

    POSTED 23 May, 2018 26 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights

    Singapore Airlines has launched its new regional business class seats on a daily Boeing 787-10 flight from Perth, and expects other Australian flights to follow suit as the airline upgrades its medium-range fleet. This includes not only the Boeing 787-10 but a tranche of Airbus A350 jets due fro...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 30 Comments

  • Qantas orders six more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

    Qantas will today announce an order for six more Boeing 787-9 jets, bringing the total red-tailed Dreamliner fleet to 14 in number. The first of these additional 787-9s is due to arrive in late 2019, with a rapid delivery of all six by mid-to-late 2020 – just in time for the airline's...

    POSTED 2 May, 2018 134 Comments

  • Qantas drops Boeing 747s from LAX, trims Dallas A380 flights

    All Qantas Los Angeles services shift to Airbus A380 or Boeing 787-9 Sydney-Dallas superjumbo drops to six days a week Sydney-San Francisco goes daily A redraw of Qantas' international network sees the ageing Boeing 747  move closer to retirement with all jumbo jets pulled from flight...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 45 Comments

  • Oman Air's new Boeing 787 first class suites are cosy Dreamliner dens

    Oman Air will fit 'First Class Mini Suites' to a new tranche of Boeing 787-9 jets, joining the handful of airlines with the confidence to bring a first class travel experience to the Dreamliner. Many airlines – including Qantas – have chosen to cap their Boeing 787-9s with business...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2018 11 Comments

  • United's Boeing 787-10 to get Polaris business class, premium economy

    United Airlines will turn the Boeing 787-10 into a flagship for the US carrier on its debut later this year, with the stretched Dreamliner boasting its latest Polaris business class as well as all-new premium economy seats. A leaked seatmap for United's Boeing 787-10 shows 44 of the staggered di...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2018 8 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings Boeing 787-10 to Perth from May 7

    Singapore Airlines will begin flying its new Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth from May 7 2018, bringing with it the airline's new lie-flat business class seating. The Dreamliner will make its inaugural journey to Perth on Monday May 7 as SQ223 and return to Singapore that same day as SQ214, altho...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2018 40 Comments

  • The best seats in Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787-10 business class

    With Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 set to take a number of regional routes under its wing, travellers will soon be scoping out their pick of the best business class seats. And they're impressive seats, with an all-new regional business class design providing direct aisle access for every...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 18 Comments

  • Qantas eyes Chicago as next non-stop Boeing 787 route

    Qantas is evaluating direct flights from Australia to Chicago as the next step in its plan to add more ultra-long-haul destinations using an expanding fleet of Boeing 787 jetliners. Fresh from launching the first-ever direct passenger service to Europe – linking Perth with London’s H...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2018 76 Comments

  • Review: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 regional business class

    Singapore Airlines aims to revolutionise regional business class with direct aisle access flatbed seats being rolled out on across its Boeing 787-10 fleet and some Airbus A350 jets, but it could prove a tight fit for many passengers. Singapore Airlines’ regional business class play is magi...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2018 38 Comments

  • Review: Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner premium economy, Perth-London

    Last year, Australian Business Traveller reviewed Qantas' new Premium Economy offering on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and while there was a lot to like about the product, the lack of legroom once the seat ahead of you was reclined was a worrying issue – especially for upcoming ultra-long-h...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2018 79 Comments

  • Boeing calls 'Code One' for Singapore Airlines' big new Dreamliner

    "Code One, Code One!" It's the sort of frantic call you'd expect to hear on some dramatic TV hospital show. But at Boeing's sprawling facility in South Carolina, it's spoken in more relaxed tones and a distinct southern drawl. "Code One" is Boeing-talk for the first model of an aircraft type del...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2018 8 Comments

  • London done, now Qantas eyes non-stop flights to Paris

    With its Boeing 787 service between Perth and London now flying high, Qantas is already looking ahead to bringing Paris back onto its route map as early as the end of 2019. Speaking with media on the inaugural QF9 flight from Perth to London, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said Paris was the next city he...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2018 63 Comments

  • Delivery flight diary: Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10

    This article is being updated several times each day in the lead to delivery of the world’s first Boeing 787-109 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines and its arrival into Singapore’s Changi Airport. Australian Business Traveller will be on board the delivery flight from Boeing’s So...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2018 29 Comments

  • Qantas' new globe-spanning flight squeezes 12 days Into 17 hours

    Flying from Australia to London in 1935 took 12½ days. Passing a major aviation milestone on Saturday, Qantas. will do it in 17 hours. The 14,498km flight from Perth, one of the world’s most isolated cities, marks the first direct passenger service between the continents. It puts Eu...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2018 29 Comments

  • Etihad downgrades Perth flights from Boeing 787 to Airbus A330

    Virgin Australia partner Etihad Airways is swapping out its Boeing 787s on Perth-Abu Dhabi flights in favour of Airbus A330s from April 16, which isn't good news for business travellers. That’s because the airline’s famed Business Studio seats as offered on the Dreamliner… ...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2018 28 Comments

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