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Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Ben Sandilands October 17, 2017 24 Comments

Airbus makes it clear that the Middle East is a huge growth zone not just a place to refuel, or interrupt a flight to Europe

Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks

Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks

Ben Sandilands October 14, 2017 11 Comments

Our airlines need to use some very plain words about cytotoxic drug spills in passenger cabins

Qantas signs up for large scale LAX biofuels revolution

Qantas signs up for large scale LAX biofuels revolution

Ben Sandilands October 13, 2017 9 Comments

More heavy hitting evidence that investment funds, as well as true environmental commitments, are getting behind the eradication of fossil carbon releasing fuels

Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger

Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger

Ben Sandilands October 12, 2017 11 Comments

It's about 14 years since reporters have sought answers about a possible merger between Emirates and Etihad and we have almost enough words about this yesterday as heard in all of them in total

Emirates cuts all but one A380 a day across Tasman

Emirates cuts all but one A380 a day across Tasman

Ben Sandilands October 11, 2017 11 Comments

The Emirates Y class A380 cabin is about to become a rarer pleasure between Australia and New Zealand

What will Etihad do to Virgin Australia with new managers?

What will Etihad do to Virgin Australia with new managers?

Ben Sandilands October 2, 2017 9 Comments

Etihad has chosen who will lead it, but where that will be is the question

Will Elon Musk’s BFR give Qantas its non-stop flights Sydney-London?

Will Elon Musk’s BFR give Qantas its non-stop flights Sydney-London?

Ben Sandilands September 29, 2017 27 Comments

Mars by spaceliner by 2022, Sydney or Melbourne non-stop to London in less than an hour. SpaceX reveals its new aspirations

How flying trans Tasman could be made faster, better, smarter

How flying trans Tasman could be made faster, better, smarter

Ben Sandilands September 29, 2017 2 Comments

There is an urgent need for a better airport experience for Australia-New Zealand flyers. Has the TTF nailed it?

First Qantas Dreamliner 787-9 shows off its colours

First Qantas Dreamliner 787-9 shows off its colours

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

United enters the long haul endurance stakes for Australia-US flights

United enters the long haul endurance stakes for Australia-US flights

Ben Sandilands September 8, 2017 32 Comments

United's non-stops between Sydney and Houston may actually be about Air NZ's ambitions to do Auckland-New York City

Qantas to resume A380 dailies to London via Singapore

Qantas to resume A380 dailies to London via Singapore

Ben Sandilands August 31, 2017 50 Comments

Make no mistake, Qantas is making it clear it is in a new battle with the rise of Singapore Airlines and its Changi hub

Qantas, Emirates to apply to extend commercial alliance

Qantas, Emirates to apply to extend commercial alliance

Ben Sandilands August 31, 2017 2 Comments

Qantas and Emirates are serving more than drinks at an A380 bar this morning

Qantas hints at new routes for Brisbane Dreamliner 787-9 base

Qantas hints at new routes for Brisbane Dreamliner 787-9 base

Ben Sandilands August 29, 2017 17 Comments

Brisbane gets a boost from second Qantas 787 base as competing airlines left guessing which routes they will fly

Qantas faces extra hurdle in doing London, Paris, Frankfurt non-stop flights

Qantas faces extra hurdle in doing London, Paris, Frankfurt non-stop flights

Ben Sandilands August 27, 2017 30 Comments

Even if Airbus and Boeing come up with what Qantas wants, it could be undone by ATC reform inertia

Qantas scores 2nd highest profit, announces A380 upgrades and more

Qantas scores 2nd highest profit, announces A380 upgrades and more

Ben Sandilands August 25, 2017 13 Comments

Despite a profit dip Qantas has a lot of good news to deliver this morning

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'

This might be goodbye to many day return intercity trips

This might be goodbye to many day return intercity trips

Ben Sandilands July 31, 2017 17 Comments

Some unwelcome but probably essential changes to transport security are imminent in Australia

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

Ben Sandilands July 11, 2017 43 Comments

Somehow the ATSB has done a research report on the Mildura fog crisis of 2013 that doesn't mention the 737s didn't have to carry enough fuel to prevent it happening