Ben Sandilands August 25, 2017 8 Comments
Qantas is again throwing down the non-stop gauntlet to Airbus and Boeing, but there are 'catches'
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
Ben Sandilands February 23, 2017 4 Comments
Qantas has flagged a premium economy emphasis in future marketing with a seat that offers relief from the terrible things being done in ordinary Y class cabins everywhere
Ben Sandilands January 19, 2017
It took its time, but Qantas is back in the Vietnam fare wars with Jetstar (Australia) flights from May
Ben Sandilands August 16, 2016 10 Comments
Scoot's Athen's flights open a new chapter in Singapore Airlines' plans to develop a multi-brand low cost and full service business model
Ben Sandilands August 8, 2016 13 Comments
The introduction of 787 Dreamliners by Qantas is on track with a Sydney simulator being made official
Ben Sandilands June 17, 2016 2 Comments
The first real test of the discomfort levels of the new Airbus A350 versus the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been set up on the painfully long Singapore-San Francisco route
Ben Sandilands January 26, 2016 22 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 routes.
Ben Sandilands January 16, 2016 16 Comments
One of the best features of the 787 is going dark, or darker. Runway Girl Network has reported that a version of the Dreamliner’s dimmable windows that is 100 times darker is in the works.
Ben Sandilands December 23, 2015 8 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 safety investigator defines as one that could have led to a crash.
Ben Sandilands December 21, 2015 14 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. When the service starts on 1 June it was initially set at only three flights a week.
Ben Sandilands December 18, 2015 45 Comments
Emirates keeps sending Airbus A380s to cities where ‘experts’ said they’d never work, and Boeing keeps pumping out 787 Dreamliners.
Ben Sandilands December 6, 2015 12 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.
Ben Sandilands November 11, 2015 10 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.
Ben Sandilands October 28, 2015 41 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 how to stop it happening.
Ben Sandilands August 27, 2015 16 Comments
Routes Online has tweeted but not yet posted that United Airlines will operate the 787-9 Dreamliner on all of its Australian services during the northern hemisphere spring and summer seasons.
Ben Sandilands August 25, 2015 22 Comments
Runway Girl Network has become the go-to site for cabin developments free of marketing spin, and has drawn attention to an admission by British Airways that the economy seats in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are too tight.
Ben Sandilands August 22, 2015 21 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 emergency locator transmitter and not its then controversial underfloor lithium ion batteries . However this last week’s release of the […]