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United enters the long haul endurance stakes for Australia-US flights

United enters the long haul endurance stakes for Australia-US flights

Ben Sandilands September 8, 2017 32 Comments

United's non-stops between Sydney and Houston may actually be about Air NZ's ambitions to do Auckland-New York City

Qantas faces extra hurdle in doing London, Paris, Frankfurt non-stop flights

Qantas faces extra hurdle in doing London, Paris, Frankfurt non-stop flights

Ben Sandilands August 27, 2017 30 Comments

Even if Airbus and Boeing come up with what Qantas wants, it could be undone by ATC reform inertia

Air NZ might preempt Qantas push for New York non-stops

Air NZ might preempt Qantas push for New York non-stops

Ben Sandilands August 25, 2017 8 Comments

Qantas is again throwing down the non-stop gauntlet to Airbus and Boeing, but there are 'catches'

Are the Qantas non-stop flights Perth-Europe being overhyped?

Are the Qantas non-stop flights Perth-Europe being overhyped?

Ben Sandilands May 2, 2017 79 Comments

There are factors at play in the Australia-EU and UK market that are much more important than Perth-London non-stops in a 787

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

Ben Sandilands April 9, 2017 23 Comments

Unless Qantas changes its ways, that flying kangaroo logo may need to be adjusted to one with tightly crossed legs

Qantas tightens the screws on Airbus and Boeing for ultra long range jets

Qantas tightens the screws on Airbus and Boeing for ultra long range jets

Ben Sandilands January 27, 2017 30 Comments

Qantas wants a big jet to do do what no jets can do so far, but will Airbus or Boeing take the bait?

An airline critique of mid air refuelling as a SYD-LHR solution

An airline critique of mid air refuelling as a SYD-LHR solution

Ben Sandilands April 8, 2015 41 Comments

  A UK story about how a university research program could solve the problem of ultra long range (ULR) flights like Sydney-London non-stop is behind a terse email from an airline contact of note this morning.