Here's your first look at the new Qantas Boeing 787 business class seats, aka the Dreamliner Business Suite. As expected, it's an evolution of Qantas' highly-regarded Airbus A330 Business Suite with a few subtle tweaks and one substantial improvement. That big change? There's now a ...
POSTED 27 Oct, 2016 9 Comments
Qantas says it has no plans to upgrade its flagship Airbus A380 business class cabin with the airline's latest Business Suites in the face of growing competition on its flagship routes to the USA and London. While there was speculation – or more accurately, fervent hope – t...
POSTED 24 Feb, 2016 50 Comments
Qantas and Virgin Australia are both set to raise the stakes in their business class battle this month, although it's the travellers who seem to be winning. The last of Virgin Australia's six Airbus A330 jets is being wheeled into the hangar next week for the installation of the airline's latest...
POSTED 5 Nov, 2015 9 Comments
Qantas' new business class seat – the Airbus A330 Business Suite – has been singled out as a finalist in Australia's Good Design Awards 2015. That comes as no surprise to AusBT, nor we suggest the many travellers who've flown on the Business Suite on its domestic and internation...
POSTED 24 Apr, 2015 5 Comments
Qantas says it will roster its latest upgraded Airbus A330 jet onto the Brisbane-Perth route from today, although the airline has yet to advise which flights will carry the airline's all-new Business Suite business class seat. Exclusive AusBT review: The Qantas Airbus A330 Business S...
POSTED 17 Apr, 2015 8 Comments
Qantas will move selected Hong Kong routes onto its upgraded Airbus A330s with all-new Business Suite business class seats from this week. The Melbourne-Hong Kong QF29/30 service is first up, with today's flight marking the Business Suite's debut at the hub of Oneworld partner but also local com...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2015 37 Comments
Qantas will light the marketing touchpaper for its Airbus A330 Business Suite this weekend with the debut of a 30 second TV commercial running on SBS TV and selected pay TV channels. While the spot is set in the spacious lie-flat Business Suite (shown below) it also spruiks the inflight e...
POSTED 20 Feb, 2015 26 Comments
As Qantas' refit program for its Airbus A330 jets gains momentum the airline has now rostered the first two domestic A330s with Business Suite business class seats onto the Perth-Sydney and Perth-Melbourne redeye flights. Those overnight flights are where travellers will most full...
POSTED 17 Feb, 2015 16 Comments
A handful of technical hiccups marred the recent launch of Qantas’ upgraded Airbus A330s during its first international flights. While the airline’s next-gen Business Suites have been met with great enthusiasm by travellers, the new inflight entertainment system has suffered crashes ...
POSTED 20 Jan, 2015 26 Comments
With Qantas' revamped domestic and international Airbus A330 jets now taking wing, travellers on the made-over birds will find several inflight entertainment options scattered across the fleet. First up: all of the A330s are having Qantas' Q Streaming system installed, so that video and music ca...
POSTED 15 Jan, 2015 29 Comments
Qantas’ upgraded Airbus A330-300 jets featuring the airline's flagship Business Suite business class seats are now seen on most international routes from Australia to Asia, so here's how to choose the best seat for your next flight. (Domestic flights on Sydney-Perth, Melbourne-Perth a...
POSTED 11 Jan, 2015 7 Comments
Qantas plans a fast roll-out for its new Business Suite business class seat on domestic and international Airbus A330 jets, and will focus on Singapore as the first city to see Business Suites on flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. "We want to focus on getting good penetration into...
POSTED 5 Jan, 2015 32 Comments
Qantas is now busy upgrading its domestic Airbus A330-200 fleet with all-new Business Suite business class seats, and with the help of the airline's official seatmap we’ve put together this ‘cheat sheet’ to help you choose the best seats. AusBT review: Qantas Airbus A330 Busine...
POSTED 26 Dec, 2014 47 Comments
Qantas has started to draw back the curtain on early routes for its upgraded Airbus A330s, today revealing inaugural domestic and international routes for the big birds with their all-new Business Suites. As expected, the first domestic service for the A330 will run between Sydney and Per...
POSTED 9 Dec, 2014 16 Comments
The Qantas Business Suite is all the buzz with Australia's business travellers, and with good reason – it's a revolutionary leap forward for domestic and international flights on the Flying Kangaroo's Airbus A330 fleet. We've already presented a 'deep dive' on the details of the seat, but ...
POSTED 23 Oct, 2014 39 Comments
Read our exclusive review of the Qantas Airbus A330 Business Suite business class – a seat that's so good we reckon it's the world’s best domestic business class. Yes, it's that good. AusBT review: Qantas Business Suite business class (Airbus A330-200) PREVIOUS | The next ...
POSTED 22 Oct, 2014 76 Comments
Qantas has unveilled its all-new Business Suite business class, ahead of the seat's debut on a domestic east-west route to Perth in late December and international flights to Asia and Hawaii from January 2015. All of Qantas' Airbus A330 jets will be upgraded to the Business Suite, which will pro...
POSTED 21 Oct, 2014 40 Comments
Qantas says it’s 'all systems go' for the December debut of its new business class seat on domestic flights, with international flights to follow in January. Dubbed the Business Suite, it will be fitted across the Flying Kangaroo’s entire fleet of Airbus A330 jets with the aim of hel...
POSTED 30 Jul, 2014 24 Comments
Qantas won't be rolling out its next-generation Business Suite business class seat which is bound for its Airbus A330s and potentially the Boeing 787-9 until the end of this year. But thanks to Irish design firm Thompson Aero Seating and Scandinavian airline SAS we're able to give...
POSTED 24 Jul, 2014 11 Comments
Read: Qantas to buy Boeing 787, first flights from 2017 Qantas will look to order Boeing’s 787-9, the larger long-range version of the Dreamliner, once purchase options become available in 2016, while Jetstar will stick with the original 787-8 model. But the Flying Kangaroo’s 787s w...
POSTED 7 Oct, 2013 23 Comments
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