Qantas will begin flying between Melbourne and San Francisco in late 2018 with the airline's Boeing 787-9 taking the new route under its wing. Qantas and United Airlines already fly from Sydney to San Francisco, but the Red Roo's new Dreamliner service will be the only direct flight from Melbour...
POSTED 15 Dec, 2017 39 Comments
With Qantas' Boeing 787 now flying on international routes – first to Los Angeles, and then from March 2018 to London – there'll be plenty of business travellers snoozing away in their lie-flat beds. Little known to them, directly overhead there's another set of beds – inside...
POSTED 15 Dec, 2017 13 Comments
UPDATE | Air New Zealand will fly its Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Adelaide year-round following a seasonal stint this summer. With the Adelaide-Auckland Dreamliner flights originally slated to end on March 25 2018 – reverting to an all-economy Airbus A320 – that means Adelaide flyers ca...
POSTED 29 Nov, 2017 27 Comments
The press release was printed, the media invited, the first dignitaries began filing into the room. Such was the scene on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, when Airbus had planned to unveil a keenly awaited lifeline for its A380 superjumbos from the aircraft’s biggest fan: Emirates. Ins...
POSTED 13 Nov, 2017 11 Comments
Qantas is unlikely to pull the trigger on its full set of 45 orders and options for the Boeing 787, but the airline is open to adding the new Boeing 787-10 into the mix. Qantas Group Alan Joyce has previously said he’d like to take all 45, enthusing "I'd like to order all of them if I...
POSTED 28 Oct, 2017 35 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will fly its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on selected routes between Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Friday November 3 to Thursday December 14, giving domestic travellers a chance to try out the new jet before it swings onto the Melbourne-Los Angeles QF95/QF96 service from Dece...
POSTED 26 Oct, 2017 26 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Singapore Airlines will adopt an all-new regional business class seat for its Boeing 787-10 fleet, with a curved pod-like design based on the Opal platform from Airbus-owned cabin interior specialists Stelia Aerospace. Sources within Singapore Airlines with knowledge of the Boeing 78...
POSTED 26 Oct, 2017 34 Comments
Qantas touts its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner premium economy seat as 'revolutionary' and a world champion in the better-than-economy stakes. There's much to like about Qantas' new premium economy seat, which sits in its own cabin of four rows with a 2-3-2 seating layout. Sadly, a few issues &nd...
POSTED 24 Oct, 2017 110 Comments
Australian Business Traveller joined the very first flight of the Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, fresh from the Boeing factory at Seattle all the way to Sydney, to bring you this first review of Qantas' flagship business class seat on the newest member of the Flying Kangaroo's fleet. For many...
POSTED 23 Oct, 2017 87 Comments
It’s been 4,329 days since Qantas first inked its deal for the Boeing 787, but on this grey morning a Dreamliner dressed in the airline’s iconic ‘flying kangaroo’ livery soared into Sydney as the first member of what Qantas intends to be a steadily-growing fleet. That ini...
POSTED 20 Oct, 2017 74 Comments
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