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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 SandilandsJan 27, 201730 Comments

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

Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years

Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years

Ben SandilandsJan 26, 20175 Comments

Details of the rogue pilot police operation reflect very poorly on air safety regulator CASA

CASA's belated approval of 'rogue' bush pilot called into question

Ben SandilandsJan 25, 20173 Comments

A lower court case in Queensland has heard gravely serious allegations made against a bush pilot following a major police operation

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Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it's OK) in relaunching Beijing flights

Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it's OK) in relaunching Beijing flights

Ben SandilandsJan 25, 20174 Comments

Good story, great photo, but pity about the detail

James Hogan, Etihad, from 22 to 120 jets in 10 years

James Hogan, Etihad, from 22 to 120 jets in 10 years

Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20171 Comment

Whatever happens next for James Hogan and Etihad, it will keep both deeply involved in the development of Abu Dhabi as a finance and aviation hub

American panic? Beware Emirates bearing Greeks?

American panic? Beware Emirates bearing Greeks?

Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20176 Comments

Year round dailies between Athens (Greece) and the New World coming to y'all by Emirates

SingaporeAir has a Lalique crystal ball that says luxury travel has a future

SingaporeAir has a Lalique crystal ball that says luxury travel has a future

Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20174 Comments

There is a huge amount at stake for airlines like SingaporeAir when they invest in new luxury cabins for the rich

Let's think again about the airport of the near future

Let's think again about the airport of the near future

Ben SandilandsJan 22, 201715 Comments

The push to IT revolutionize airports is on in earnest, but without action to curb its terrifying dystopian ramifications

Tigerair returns to Bali, but with jet Virgin wants to dump

Ben SandilandsJan 19, 20176 Comments

As it foreshadowed Tiger has satisfied Indonesian regulatory requirements for Bali flights by reverting to A320s used in its domestic Australian services

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

Ben SandilandsJan 19, 2017

It took its time, but Qantas is back in the Vietnam fare wars with Jetstar (Australia) flights from May

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

Ben SandilandsJan 18, 201712 Comments

It's time for the public to look critically at credit ratings agencies taking up positions that support businesses like airports during negotiations with government

Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370

Ben SandilandsJan 17, 201719 Comments

If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken

The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died

The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died

Ben SandilandsJan 17, 20173 Comments

The band of lunar heroes is thinned by the death of another moonwalker Eugene Cernan

Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin's threatened Tiger

Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin's threatened Tiger

Ben SandilandsJan 16, 20174 Comments

As the agony over Bali flights drags on maybe naming an airline after an animal routinely hunted into extinction was a bad idea

Emirates A380s in massive capacity boost to Hong Kong

Emirates A380s in massive capacity boost to Hong Kong

Ben SandilandsJan 14, 20177 Comments

What Emirates is doing with its two class 615 seat A380 is a likely preview of 2020s flying at large

Tigerair granted brief period of grace to repatriate the Bali stranded

Ben SandilandsJan 12, 20175 Comments

The disagreement between Tigerair and Indonesian bureaucracy remains unresolved, but it can bring passengers caught in the middle back to Australia until Monday

Tigerair asks Indonesia for period of grace for Bali solution

Ben SandilandsJan 12, 20176 Comments

There is no doubt that Indonesia is right in key terms in the Tigerair Bali dispute, but its timing is terrible for holidaymakers

Bali, beautiful one day, administratively opaque the next

Bali, beautiful one day, administratively opaque the next

Ben SandilandsJan 11, 20174 Comments

Why would the travel plans of so many to such a beautiful place, be screwed up by regulatory changes no one seems willing to talk about?

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