What flight? Boeing 787/9 Flight QF 9 Dreamliner Perth to London, duration 17 hours. Departure time 18.45 Monday. Arrival 05.00 Tuesday UK time. Cost $1965.80, which included the return Sydney/Perth flights (five hours). Going out, I left home on Sunday afternoon, stayed overnight near Perth with a friend where I […]
For nearly 40 years the Boeing 747 has been a mainstay of the Qantas fleet, but as the Australian airline enters an era of record profitability and looks to modernise its fleet, CEO Alan Joyce has called time on the “jumbo” jet. Forecasting full year record underlying profit before tax […]
As the first Qantas Dreamliner service to London took off on Saturday evening, the airline unveiled its spectacular new Perth international transit lounge. Just as the airline has put plenty of thought into the science of what happens in the plane during the 17-hour non-stop flight, it’s also focused on […]
Chicken is Australia’s national dish, so it’s fitting that the best thing on the new Qantas menu for its 17-hour Dreamliner 787 flights from Perth to London is fowl. The non-stop flight to London debuts on March 24, and Qantas has put an enormous amount of thought into the world’s […]
A sparkling organic kombucha drink containing probiotics to aid digestion is just one of the ways Qantas hopes passengers will survive the 17-hour nonstop flight between Perth and London when it kicks off later this month. Bespoke herbal tea of lemon verbena, chamomile and lemongrass, developed by Dilmah for Qantas, […]
Most travellers have experienced the frustration of waiting around for a delayed flight. But shaving those extra minutes off a flight’s duration isn’t as simple as just flying faster. Instead, pilots can actually cut corners on the route. Weather and wind paths called jet streams also have an effect on […]
Qantas has opened booking for seats on the Perth to London flight, the first non-stop service from Australia to Europe. The 17-hour daily flights start March 24 next year on the new Boeing 787-Dreamliner, seven decades after the national carrier first flew Australians all the way to London, known as […]
Boeing has to inspect the wings of about 40 of...
Boeing is one of the last great American manufacturing companies. And while the planes are assembled in the U.S., most of their parts come from overseas. Here’s an cool graphic from Reuters showing where all of the 787 Dreamliner’s parts come from.
On Tuesday, Boeing’s newest Dreamliner took to the air for the first time. The completion of the flawless five-hour flight is excellent news for the Dreamliner program, which has suffered delays, fires, and a mandatory grounding order from the FAA. Boeing has booked 388 orders for the new plane, the […]
This afternoon, Boeing will put the new model of its Dreamliner jet in the air for the first time. The 787-9 is 20 feet longer than the current version (the 787-8), holds 40 more passengers, and can fly 300 nautical miles farther on a full tank of gas. A successful […]
The extended version.
The investigation continues.
After a different 787 catches on fire in London.
Following FAA approval.
After three months on the ground.
On United Airlines.