The Boeing 777X is now a globe-striding ultra-long range private jet

By David Flynn, December 10 2018

The Boeing 777x has yet to make its first flight but already this next-generation jet is being spec'd out for a limited edition VIP ride.

Billed as the ultimate private jet, the Boeing Business Jet BBJ 777X will be capable of flying half-way around the world, between virtually any two cities – and, it should go without saying, doing it in style.

“Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination," said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, at this week's Middle East Business Aviation Association Show. "The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel."

These Boeing 777X interior concepts from private jet design firms tantalise possibilities such as oversized lounges with a richly classic look...

... or a chic modern vibe...

... a dining room which looks more like the chi-chi private room at your favourite restaurant...

... and even a luxury lav with a spacious shower and his and hers vanity basins.

“Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination," said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, at this week's Middle East Business Aviation Association Show. "The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel."

Boeing will tempt the VIP jetset with two versions of the BBJ 777X. First out of the hanger will be the BBJ 777-9, capable of soaring for some 20,730km, while the BBJ 777-8 will extend this to 21, 570km.

The Boeing 777X is of course also being considered by Qantas for its ultra-long range Project Sunrise flights, which will map out a non-stop marathon from Sydney and Melbourne to the likes of London and New York from 2022.

Read more: Boeing pitches 777X to Qantas for non-stop London, New York flights

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Aidan

Aidan

05 Dec 2018

Total posts 129

How many QF points to get on that ! :)

moa999

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2011

Total posts 1377

If you have to ask, you don't have enough.

Aidan

Aidan

05 Dec 2018

Total posts 129

And people with money don’t ask prices ? That’s rich !

Joe

Joe

03 May 2013

Total posts 385

The 777 will always be a loud, poor atmospherics and over crowded in any class aircraft....'pack em in tight Boeing'. Unless the engineers have adopted a little bit of Airbus passenger friendly philosophy I hope to God Qantas goes for the A350 which is far superior for the passenger. The 777 should stick to cargo.

Zac

Zac

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

23 May 2014

Total posts 129

I assume they will be able to sort out the noise and atmospherics in the new model. What worries me is the cross-section is unchanged - barely-but-not-quite wide enough to squeeze in 10 abreast in Economy so everyone who orders it will do that. So in that regard yes the A350 should offer much better comfort in Y (in Y+, biz and first there may not be a noticeable difference).

Mjkcan

Mjkcan

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

14 Jun 2017

Total posts 32

How incredibly wasteful and terrible for the environment.

Stephen D

Stephen D

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

12 Nov 2017

Total posts 15

The advantage of being mega-rich - you create your own environment!

Carrots

Carrots

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Oct 2017

Total posts 31

David, I'll be happy to take you for a quick jaunt in mine once it arrives.... ;-)

Speedbird

Speedbird

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

14 Jan 2014

Total posts 281

Carrots, count me in!! LAU

ZT

ZT

07 Jan 2017

Total posts 31

Joe, Airlines specify how many seats they want and what interior they want. Additional cabin wall sound proofing is available if they want to pay for it and carry the extra weight around on every flight.

OttoV

OttoV

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

24 Aug 2018

Total posts 46

I have been advised by a credible source that chartering a plane from a major airline like Qantas, will not generate any flight points or status scores. So if one were to indulge in a charter of the proposed B 777x, having won this week’s Powerball, you will not have to worry about claiming the respective points. Shame?!

Mdm Milton

Mdm Milton

Malaysia Airlines - Enrich

01 Jun 2015

Total posts 22

Crazy Rich Asians the movie should promote this so called BBJ VVIP.

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