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  • Somewhat ironically, it appears that production of the a380 will now cease before that of the 747. Boeing currently has 24 747-8's on its production backlog - which will likely mean that they will keep that production line going through to 2022. (Thanks to demand for 747's as freighters)

    Feb 15, 2019, 01.03 AM / RIP superjumbo: Airbus axes the A380

  • They look like they'd take up half of the space in my carry-on bag...

    Oct 03, 2018, 10.14 PM / First look: Microsoft's new Surface noise-cancelling headphones

  • For those 747 fans, Qantas will be operating the jet on the following domestic sectors over the next 2 weeks: Thursday 4 Oct SYD > BNE 1.45pm departure Monday 8 Oct BNE > SYD QF56 7.30am departure Both flights are currently open for booking on the Qantas web site, but please note tha...

    Sep 30, 2018, 11.20 PM / The iconic Boeing 747 jumbo jet turns 50: a history in pictures

  • Indeed their primary market is currently Hawaii. But if they are a business that wants to grow their customer base they also have opportunity to take an increasing share of travellers between Australia and mainland USA. For many mainland destinations Qantas/Virgin do not offer an end-to-end int...

    Mar 10, 2018, 10.46 AM / Hawaiian Airlines sees non-stop London flights with Boeing 787-9

  • Unless your destination is LAX, Dallas or SanFran you'd be looking at 1 stop anyway with Qantas/Virgin.

    Mar 10, 2018, 10.35 AM / Hawaiian Airlines sees non-stop London flights with Boeing 787-9

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  • It may also be worthwhile calling Qantas Frequent Flyer and ensure they have your dietary preferences on record. Also worth checking the below urls for additional information on ordering dietary meals on Qantas:Requesting a dietary required meal

    Feb 13, 2019, 11.25 PM / Qantas Boeing 787-9 Brisbane to Perth business class meals

  • The NY Times ran a story this week that summed it up: "Airbus made the wrong prediction about travel preferences. People would rather take direct flights on smaller airplanes than get on big airplanes — no matter their feats of engineering — that make connections through huge hubs"...

    Feb 09, 2019, 09.22 AM / Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

  • Originally Posted by Brandon Loo Generally VA Business class doesn't include guest access, and their lounge access page confirms the same. It's not as generous as Qantas' own policy Velocity Gold and Platinum show up as being able to bring one guest each, including to My Lounge. Hey Brandon. I ...

    Dec 16, 2018, 07.35 PM / Can Virgin Australia business class passengers bring guests into the lounge?

  • According to the Qantas schedule Wednesday marks the last time that a 747 departs Brisbane for Los Angeles, with future QF55/56 round-trips being converted to the 787 Dreamliner. This will likely mark the end of roughly 40 years of regularly scheduled 747 passenger services from the QLD capital...

    Nov 27, 2018, 10.35 PM / End of an era - last Qantas Boeing 747 services for Brisbane this week

  • Presumably you mean when trips are taken for business purposes ... (not leisure purposes)

    Oct 19, 2018, 08.53 PM / Business or Pleasure?

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