Ben Sandilands September 21, 2017 28 Comments
With 18 fewer seats this Qantas 787 could feel as good inside as it looks from the outside
Ben Sandilands September 1, 2017 12 Comments
Canada mounts tourism mountain in Oz, and wants a bit of the US on the side
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 18, 2017 24 Comments
Australian cities are expected to get some of the first 787-10 services to Singapore from next year, but will we fit into the seats?
Ben Sandilands December 13, 2016 13 Comments
Very first international Qantas 787-9 route will be Melbourne-Los Angeles
Ben Sandilands December 11, 2016 44 Comments
Perth will be a big plus compared to Dubai for some London flyers, but the 787 isn't adult sized in economy
Ben Sandilands October 27, 2016 29 Comments
Nothing can disguise the fact that if you fly economy in a Qantas 787-9 you will be crammed into a small space
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 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 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 September 6, 2015 23 Comments
Boeing’s forthcoming reusable manned space craft were retitled Starliners this last week, a name that immediately identifies the airliner maker’s illustrious legacy with the impending second space age of large scale orbital industrial and research oriented activity.
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 […]
Ben Sandilands August 21, 2015 31 Comments
The passing reference by Qantas group CEO Alan Joyce to the possibility of making Perth the Australian anchor for non-stop flights to London may not have touched on its real potential for transforming Western Australian links to the rest of the world.
Ben Sandilands August 20, 2015 23 Comments
Qantas has beaten the many of the optimistic forecasts for its full year to 30 June profitability with an underlying profit before tax of $975 million and a statutory PBT of $789 million and will make a capital return to shareholders equivalent to 23 cents per share.