Qantas is again throwing down the non-stop gauntlet to Airbus and Boeing, but there are 'catches'
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 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
It took its time, but Qantas is back in the Vietnam fare wars with Jetstar (Australia) flights from May
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
The introduction of 787 Dreamliners by Qantas is on track with a Sydney simulator being made official
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
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.
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.
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.