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Qantas 787-9s said to offer dreamy comfy 235 seat count

Qantas 787-9s said to offer dreamy comfy 235 seat count

Ben SandilandsJan 26, 201622 Comments

There are credible rumours that the seat count in the Qantas Boeing 787-9s due from the end of 2017 will be a low, and comfortable 235, and Melbourne-Dallas will be one of the route

Will true darkness fall on Qantas 787 Dreamliner passengers?

Will true darkness fall on Qantas 787 Dreamliner passengers?

Ben SandilandsJan 16, 201616 Comments

ATSB rates Jetstar Darwin diversion as 'serious'

ATSB rates Jetstar Darwin diversion as 'serious'

Ben SandilandsDec 23, 20158 Comments

That puzzling diversion of a Jetstar 787-8 on its way from Melbourne to Singapore to Darwin on Monday 21 December has been rated as a 'serious' incident by the ATSB, which the safet

Air Canada 787 doubles key Australian route even before it launches

Air Canada 787 doubles key Australian route even before it launches

Ben SandilandsDec 21, 201514 Comments

Interest in Australia-Canada travel has surged to the extent that Air Canada has turned its new route from Vancouver to Brisbane to a daily 787 Dreamliner from 17 June next year. Wh

Skies going dark with more A380s,  787 Dreamliners

Skies going dark with more A380s, 787 Dreamliners

Ben SandilandsDec 18, 201545 Comments

Emirates keeps sending Airbus A380s to cities where 'experts' said they'd never work, and Boeing keeps pumping out 787 Dreamliners. Such announcements are almost daily

Air NZ's 787 Dreamliners may be better suited to hobbits than people

Air NZ's 787 Dreamliners may be better suited to hobbits than people

Ben SandilandsDec 6, 201512 Comments

Airlines that fly Boeing 787s have a real problem to deal with. It’s inferior in seating space in some important respects to Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s and A350s.

American aid program for NZ tourism starts next June with daily 787s

American aid program for NZ tourism starts next June with daily 787s

Ben SandilandsNov 11, 201510 Comments

There is hope for normal sized adults seeking an economy fare in a tight fit Dreamliner 787-8  if flying between Auckland and Los Angeles daily from next 16 June. Tha

Who cares if lithium ion batteries still burn in Boeing 787s?

Who cares if lithium ion batteries still burn in Boeing 787s?

Ben SandilandsOct 28, 201541 Comments

Halloween surprise? Lithium ion batteries continue to burn under the floors of 787s (if only rarely) but fear not, all is well even if no one in the maker or regulator knows why nor

United to move to all 787-9s on Australia routes in 2016

United to move to all 787-9s on Australia routes in 2016

Ben SandilandsAug 27, 201516 Comments

Routes Online has tweeted but not yet posted that United Airlines will operate the 787-9 Dreamliner on all of its Austral

British Airways admits its 787s are too tight

British Airways admits its 787s are too tight

Ben SandilandsAug 25, 201522 Comments

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That tail fire in an Ethiopian 787 was more serious than thought

That tail fire in an Ethiopian 787 was more serious than thought

Ben SandilandsAug 22, 201521 Comments

The aviation world quickly lost interest in a tail fire in a parked Ethiopian Airlines 787 at London Heathrow in 2013 when it was found to have been caused by a pinched wire in an e

How the Qantas 787s could transform Perth, Adelaide services

How the Qantas 787s could transform Perth, Adelaide services

Ben SandilandsAug 21, 201531 Comments

The passing reference by Qantas group CEO Alan Joyce to the possibility of making Perth the Australian anchor for non-stop flights to London may not have touched on its real potenti

Qantas makes $975m profit, orders 8 Dreamliners

Qantas makes $975m profit, orders 8 Dreamliners

Ben SandilandsAug 20, 201523 Comments

Qantas has beaten the many of the optimistic forecasts for its full year to 30 June profitability with an underlying profit before tax of $975 million and a statutory PBT of $789 mi

Boeing's galvanic response to 787 costs is an eyebrow raiser

Boeing's galvanic response to 787 costs is an eyebrow raiser

Ben SandilandsJul 25, 201526 Comments

For an airliner that touted the advantages of carbon composites over aluminium alloys, Boeing's latest cost cutting move to put that metal into its Dreamliner 787s may seem contradi

Air Canada joins rush to fly 787s here before Qantas gets any

Air Canada joins rush to fly 787s here before Qantas gets any

Ben SandilandsJul 9, 20158 Comments

While on its record Air Canada will not be as generous with economy seat spacing as Qantas it isn't waiting around for the Australian carrier to bring the 787s it hasn't yet officia

Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner lands forever at Nagoya

Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner lands forever at Nagoya

Ben SandilandsJul 8, 201516 Comments

As the first Dreamliner to appear, and eventually fly, 787 ZA001 is now a beautiful part of the history of flight, at Nagoya's Centrair International Airport. Some air

Has the Dreamliner been ruined by some airlines that fly it?

Has the Dreamliner been ruined by some airlines that fly it?

Ben SandilandsJul 2, 201533 Comments

There is, at the very least, a note of caution for Qantas in one of those listicles in which a web site has provided 10 illustrated reasons for avoiding flying in economy on Boeing

FAA, Boeing, take steps to stop Dreamliners turning into gliders

FAA, Boeing, take steps to stop Dreamliners turning into gliders

Ben SandilandsMay 5, 20158 Comments

In a you-just-can't-be-too-careful story America's FAA has formalised Boeing's advice to 787 users to power them down at regular intervals to prevent them, well, falling out of the