• Is this Turkish Airlines' new Boeing 787, Airbus A350 business class?

    UPDATE | Is this Turkish Airlines' new business class seat for its Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 jets? It certainly looks that way, with photos of the product featured in Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News over the weekend. And as Turkish Airlines' Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştu...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2018 12 Comments

  • How to choose the best Qantas business class seats for your flight

    Qantas flies a total of six different types of jets on international routes, with widely varying business class seats – so your experience at the pointy end can depend heavily on which particular plane you're on. In the case of the larger Qantas hubs such as Sydney and Melbourne, traveller...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 18 Comments

  • Qantas is now selling premium economy on Melbourne-Perth flights

    Qantas travellers jetting between Melbourne and Perth can now book themselves into the premium economy cabin of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on QF9 and QF10. Until now, it’s been possible only to book business or economy on the domestic leg of those flights, with premium economy held back for...

    POSTED 18 Oct, 2018 22 Comments

  • United Boeing 787-10 brings Polaris business class to domestic flights

    United Airlines is bringing its newest jets and its best business class seats to the competitive US transcontinental market, in a move which will benefit savvy United business class travellers flying from Australia through to New York. From January 2019, United's Boeing 787-10s will be seen spri...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2018 10 Comments

  • EVA Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner is coming to Brisbane

    Taiwan's EVA Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Taipei route to one of the airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliners next year – and when we say upgrade, we mean upgrade. Here is EVA's Royal Laurel business class on the Airbus A330 which currently flies five times a week between Brisbane and the Tai...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Korean Air brings Boeing 787s onto Brisbane-Seoul flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Korean Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Seoul flights to the Boeing 787-9 from late October. On the seating front, there's little change for first class and business class passengers from the current Airbus A330s: both aircraft provide six first class seats across row one... ... foll...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • 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 60 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

  • 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

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