• Qantas to fly Boeing 787-9 non-stop to Paris (but not until 2020)

    Qantas intends to launch non-stop daily Boeing 787 flights between Perth and Paris as the second part of its direct-to-Europe network But don't rush out to buy your tickets – the Paris-bound Dreamliner (or should be be Seineliner?) won't take off until around 2020 and hinges on the ai...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2017 23 Comments

  • Qantas plots daily year-round Perth-Auckland flights

    Qantas could move to year-round daily Auckland-Perth flights as both a feeder for its new non-stop Perth-London Boeing 787 service and a challenge to competitor Air New Zealand. The airline currently flies a seasonal Airbus A330 service on the route, while Air New Zealand runs its own Dreamliner...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2017 9 Comments

  • Qantas to fly Boeing 787 from Brisbane to Los Angeles, New York

    Qantas will fly its Boeing 787-9 between Brisbane and Los Angeles by the end of 2018, with the jet continuing on to New York, and follow this with a new US route from Brisbane. Speaking in Seattle ahead of the delivery of the airline's first Boeing 787-9, which will arrive into Sydney on Friday ...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2017 47 Comments

  • Air New Zealand boosts Boeing 787 business class

    Air New Zealand has more doubled the number of business class and premium economy seats on its newest Boeing 787-9 jets, with the economy cabin shrinking from 263 seats to just 215. Business class on the newest Dreamliners – the first of which joined the Kiwi carrier's fleet over the weeke...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2017 3 Comments

  • Contest: attend the exclusive Qantas Boeing 787 arrival event

    This contest has now closed and the winners have been drawn, contacted and confirmed for this exclusive event: so, congratulations to Jeffrey Doo, Ben Kirk, Kim Shephard, Chris Tudehope and Andrew Wilkinson. PREVIOUS | The first Qantas Boeing 787 will fly into Sydney on the morning of Frida...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • With Boeing 787 order, Turkish Airlines once more eyes Australia

    Turkish Airlines has signed on the dotted line for as many as 40 Boeing 787-9 jets, with some of the Dreamliners reportedly bound for Australia. Regarded as one of Europe's best airlines, the Star Alliance member has both Sydney and Melbourne in its sights, with flights to Istanbul tipped to run...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2017 23 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines orders Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Malaysia Airlines has agreed to buy eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and eight Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets as the Oneworld airline looks to boost services on its busiest routes. Malaysia Airlines may double an order of 25 of the single-aisle 737 Max 10 over the next five years, Malaysian Prime Mini...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2017 45 Comments

  • British Airways "on track" for new A350 Club World business class

    British Airways says it's on track for the launch of its new Club World business class seat in early 2019, but has denied reports of abandoning an evolution of the current seat for an all-new design. Earlier this year the airline's CEO Alex Cruz confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that th...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 22 Comments

  • The feel-good factor: how Qantas wants to change long-haul flying

    Arriving into London at 5am after a 17½ hour flight doesn’t sound like the beginning of a good business trip. It’s more like the start of a zombie marathon as you push through the day, while your hotel bed beckons from the wrong side of the clock. Qantas hopes to change t...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2017 78 Comments

  • Japan Airlines upgrades Boeing 787 fleet with Sky Suite III

    Japan Airlines will introduce its latest Sky Suite III business class seat onto the international Boeing 787-9 fleet from July. The third-gen Sky Suite is based on the same business class design and 1-2-1 layout as popularised by Cathay Pacific. The seats convert into a 78 inch (1.98 m...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 13 Comments

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