Qantas will begin daily non-stop flights between Perth and London on its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner from March 24, 2018, with tickets going on sale at 11.30am today – although travellers can expect to pay a premium over one-stop flights such as London via Dubai. The Dreamliner will depart P...
POSTED 27 Apr, 2017 9 Comments
Etihad Airways is axing Airbus A380 flights from Melbourne, and with them the superjumbo's superbly spacious first class 'Apartment' suites. The Gulf carrier and Virgin Australia partner will pull the plug on the A380 from October 29, 2017 – just 16 months after commencing the daily supe...
POSTED 25 Apr, 2017 16 Comments
Qantas will begin selling tickets on its non-stop Perth-London Boeing 787 service today, with the inaugural flight on March 24, 2018. We've shared the schedule below, more details in our story here: Many of the questions we've raised in the article below remain to be answered, but we expect to...
POSTED 24 Apr, 2017 95 Comments
While Virgin Atlantic no longer flies to Australia, Aussies can still hop aboard the airline's flights to London Heathrow from Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York and more – in many cases, served by the modern Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with the latest generation of 'Upper Class' business class suit...
POSTED 24 Apr, 2017 20 Comments
British Airways now expects to see its first Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 787-10 jetliners from 2019, but says that not all of those will include a first class cabin. “We are definitely committed to our first class product, and definitely some of those aircraft will have first class” ...
POSTED 6 Apr, 2017 1 Comment
Malaysia Airlines is looking to order as many as 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets as the troubled flag-carrier sees a welcome upturn in its bookings and revenue. "Things have gone a bit better a bit quicker than I expected," says CEO Peter Bellew. "We're ahead of where we hoped we would ...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2017 0 Comments
Air New Zealand will begin flying its Boeing 787-9 between Adelaide and Auckland from 26 October 2017. The Dreamliner will fly three days a week – on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – as NZ191/192. NZ192 departs Adelaide at 11.55am to reach Auckland at 6.25pm, with NZ191 wheels-up fr...
POSTED 15 Mar, 2017 22 Comments
It's a truism that today's business class is become as good as first class used to be – sufficiently so that we're seeing many airlines wind back or abandon first class altogether. So here's a twist from Korean Air: its new Boeing 787-9 sports exactly the same seat in business class and fi...
POSTED 10 Mar, 2017 8 Comments
Here’s your first look at Qantas’ all-new premium economy seat for the Boeing 787, which will begin flying in Australian skies in October 2017 before heading to Los Angeles and London – with many more Dreamliner routes to follow. So does it live up to the promise made by Qant...
POSTED 23 Feb, 2017 78 Comments
The first Boeing 787-10 rolled out of the hangar this weekend, and is expected to make its inaugural test flight by early March. Here's what you need to know about this latest member of the Dreamliner family. What's so different about the 787-10? Although sharing the same design and technolog...
POSTED 20 Feb, 2017 0 Comments
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