Have you ever wondered how the monstrous Airbus A380 gets its wings before arriving at your boarding gate just like any other jet? The process actually starts in thirty different countries, with no less than 1,500 companies manufacturing roughly four million individual parts that will later come...
POSTED 17 Feb, 2015 2 Comments
Step inside the world's largest building by volume where the Dreamliner gets its wings: Boeing's Everett factory in Washington state, USA. Roughly 50km north of Seattle, that single building churns out 10 Boeing 787s every month – over 230 to date – and also houses the assembly lines...
POSTED 12 Feb, 2015 9 Comments
Thai Airways is now a member of the superjumbo club, with its first Airbus A380 set to take to the skies – and Australian Business Traveller was on hand to bring you these first photos from inside Thai's big bird. These are the obligatory glossy PR pictures, of course – we've snapped...
POSTED 6 Oct, 2012 9 Comments
Wondering what you'll find inside China Southern's Airbus A380 superjumbo? As one of China's Big Four airlines, CZ's chief executive confirmed last month that "China Southern does have a plan to use the A380 on the Canton Route" on the long hop from Guangzhou to London. It's ...
POSTED 25 Sep, 2012 9 Comments
Qatar Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner's new business and economy seats are generating a lot of comment. Qatar is the first airline to use this fully flat business class seat with direct aisle access, so join us for a photo tour of the new beds -- plus the new economy seats down the back of the Dr...
POSTED 26 Jul, 2012 7 Comments
Like most business travellers we appreciate good airport design. We see plenty of the same sprawling low-slung slabs, so when someone conjures up a truly stunning airport – even if it's in an airport from the 1960s, as is the case with New York's TWA Terminal – well, we can't wait to...
POSTED 1 Dec, 2011 2 Comments
With Qantas cutting connections to London via Hong Kong and Bangkok, Australian business class passengers are going experience more of British Airways' Club World seats, even though BA is reducing its London-Sydney flights from two to one from March next year. That's because, if you want to conn...
POSTED 23 Sep, 2011 3 Comments
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