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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

Qantas reveals a wide new premium economy seat for 787s

Qantas reveals a wide new premium economy seat for 787s

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

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

Ben Sandilands January 19, 2017

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

Scoot to fly Singapore-Athens from June next year

Scoot to fly Singapore-Athens from June next year

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

Qantas takes vital step to 787 era with new flight sim

Qantas takes vital step to 787 era with new flight sim

Ben Sandilands August 8, 2016 13 Comments

The introduction of 787 Dreamliners by Qantas is on track with a Sydney simulator being made official

Why SingaporeAir’s new US flight is about your backside

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

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

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

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.

Will true darkness fall on Qantas 787 Dreamliner passengers?

Will true darkness fall on Qantas 787 Dreamliner passengers?

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.

ATSB rates Jetstar Darwin diversion as ‘serious’

ATSB rates Jetstar Darwin diversion as ‘serious’

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.

Air Canada 787 doubles key Australian route even before it launches

Air Canada 787 doubles key Australian route even before it launches

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.

Skies going dark with more A380s,  787 Dreamliners

Skies going dark with more A380s, 787 Dreamliners

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

British Airways admits its 787s are too tight

British Airways admits its 787s are too tight

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.

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 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 […]