Of course you're eager to fly on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It's an great experience and a peek into the future of air travel.
The next-gen jet boasts a bevy of passenger-friendly features including a larger and more spacious cabin with more room for carry-on luggage, a quieter smoother ride plus lower cabin pressure and increased humidity to reduce the effects of jetlag.
And with Australia's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner now in the hands and hangar of Jetstar, here's what you need to know about scoring your ticket.
Jetstar's domestic Boeing 787 flights
From November 13th to December 16th, Jetstar will run its Boeing 787 on two domestic services: Melbourne – Gold Coast and Melbourne – Cairns.
Tickets for both are now on sale at www.jetstar.com/dreamliner/routes, but look for the special Dreamliner icon next to the flight to be sure you don't end up on one of the conventional Airbus A330 services.
And if you want to sit in business class (although it's more like premium economy) instead of economy, purchase a Plus or Max bundle fare and select a seat in the first three rows.
Don't be taken in by Jetstar's current Club Jetstar promotion "to celebrate the arrival of our first 787 Dreamliner", which comes with a big photo of the Boeing 787 and offers a bunch of special sale fares of just $7.87: these fares are not for travel on the Boeing 787. They're just regular domestic Jetstar routes on conventional Airbus aircraft.
Jetstar's international Boeing 787 flights
From December 18th, Jetstar will begin flying the Boeing 787 on the popular Melbourne-Bali route – perfect for a summer getaway, especially if you skip the often-messy Kuta Beach area and head to some of the better resorts dotted around Nusa Dua.
Tickets are now on sale for the Melbourne-Bali service, although as Jetstar has specifically said this will run "over the summer period" we're expecting the 787 could shift onto another route in the new year.
Two more Boeing 787s will be delivered to Jetstar by year's end and will start flying in early 2014. Jetstar hasn't revealed where those are headed, but Jetstar CEO Jayne Hrdlicka says "we expect to add more destinations, including Phuket, Japan, Hawaii and Singapore, to the 787's flying schedule as we receive more aircraft."
By 2015 Jetstar will have an all-787 fleet which will cover all destinations currently served by its Airbus A330s.
So when can I fly a Qantas Boeing 787?
Not until 2016 at the earliest, which is when Qantas will consider adding the Boeing 787 to its international fleet.
And that aircraft will be the larger long-range 787-9 version of the Dreamliner, compared to Jetstar's original and smaller 787-8 model.
“The 787-9 is a long-range aircraft which can fly to the US, which can fly to Dallas (and) just about anywhere in Asia, and it's ideal to open up a range of new routes for the Qantas network than we’ve seen before” Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce told Australian Business Traveller.
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