• 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

  • Here are the 'Aussie icon' names of Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    After a public competition to name the first eight members of the Qantas Boeing 787 fleet after 'Aussie icons', the airline has revealed which monikers made the cut. And they are: Dreamtime Great Southern Land Uluru The Great Barrier Reef Skippy Quokka Boomerang Waltzing Matilda Tho...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 23 Comments

  • How to book Qantas' Boeing 787 for Melbourne-Perth flights

    Keen to travel on the Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a domestic flight rather than an international route? Starting March 24 2018, the advanced red-tailed jet will fly daily between Melbourne and Perth as part of a unique arc swinging all the way from London to Los Angeles. Th...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2017 13 Comments

  • Japan Airlines to start Melbourne-Tokyo flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Japan Airlines will begin direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo from September 2017. JAL's Boeing 787 Dreamliner will ferry travellers on the 10½ hour journey to Toyko's popular but distant Narita International Airport. The flights will run as follows: JL773&nb...

    POSTED 26 May, 2017 49 Comments

  • Air New Zealand boosts Boeing 787 business class

    IN BRIEF | Air New Zealand will more double the number of business class and premium economy seats on its newest Boeing 787-9 jets, while the economy cabin will shrink from 263 seats to just 215. Business class on the new Boeing 787s goes up from 18 of the lie-flat pods to 27, with premium econo...

    POSTED 12 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • $1,700 'business class' to London: the cut-price Kangaroo Route

    While some passengers are reeling at the $10,000 business class airfare for Qantas’ new Boeing 787 flights from Melbourne (or Sydney, or Brisbane) to London via Perth, low-cost airlines have put a cut-price Kangaroo Route on the horizon. Sure, it’s got some long layovers – and ...

    POSTED 10 May, 2017 26 Comments

  • Qantas brings forward Boeing 787 deliveries

    Qantas has brought forward the delivery of its second tranche of Boeing 787s, with all four of the Dreamliners now taking wing in the second half of 2018 to allow the launch of a second non-stop route into Europe – with Paris tipped as the front-runner. The original timetable saw the first...

    POSTED 8 May, 2017 111 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787s

    Now appearing on flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City and also Sydney-Hanoi, the Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787 offers business class travellers the usual staples of a fully-flat bed and direct aisle access: but as is often the case, some seats are certainly better than others. Aus...

    POSTED 5 May, 2017 5 Comments

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