• These routes are easy money with the small 787. United is killing it with the 787 IAH-Syd. They're easy planes to fill up and flying direct (especially to the US, more so than from) is so much better. And don't forget the Toronto traffic which will take this flight. expect fares here to be quite ...

  • Rather fly eastward to Auckland from Syd or Mel and then continue on to Chicago on AirNZ metal rather than pointlessly head north to Brissy to then fly American metal to Chicago. SYD-SEA should have been top priority given corporate connections. Nothing going on up in Brisbane that has anything t...

  • Colour me surprised. Alan is Trumpian in his manipulation of the media.

  • Wow this is stunning news - my old hometown and my new one connect and I had no idea this was coming. And a very quick launch time with January 2018. I think one thing that's been undersold is the Wi-Fi aspect. Have used United wifi on LAX-MEL on 787 and it works very well over the Pacific. ...

  • Not economically viable even if they get the planes. SYD->LAX flies half empty in Economy for half the year already. Now imagine a separate flight taking some of that traffic direct to JFK. More practical would be to let us clear US customs and immigration at Sydney airport (see: Dublin)....

  • Air NZ Auckland to Houston

    Apr 17, 2019, 05:36 PM

    My understanding was Air NZ were flying a 787 direct from Auckland to Houston. Recent searches show this is now a 777 again. I cannot find anything online announcing the change. Does anyone know the reason and whether this was temporary? Was the 787 moved to the Chicago direct service?

  • Qantas deteriorating Service

    Apr 17, 2019, 05:34 PM

    Well said OP. Wife just experienced the exact same situation especially with the SMS rubbish. Spent extended periods trying to get someone on the phone then was sent to SMS who said her seat had been changed to close to the front in aisle. She was 7 months pregnant and cannot sit in the middle se...