Boeing's 737 MAX 7 airliner made its maiden flight on Friday from Renton Field, Washington State, with Boeing Test and Evaluation Captains Jim Webb and Keith Otsuka at the controls. The initial flight lasted three hours and five minutes for flight control, systems, and handling tests before landing at Boeing Field in Seattle at 1:22 pm.
Air New Zealand is charging premium New Zealand passengers up to double the price to fly to North and South America as their Australian counterparts. Research by MoneyHub, an independent site that reviews consumer products, found that travellers flying from Australia via Auckland on the airline will pay far less for the same flight if it was taken from New Zealand.
Airpoints™ members are showing their generosity towards this year’s Air New Zealand Airpoints for Schools programme, with four schools already meeting their donation targets to take off on some unforgettable journeys.
Feb 22, 2018 - Entrepreneur Elon Musk has been given written permission to begin digging a transportation tunnel in Washington DC, which could eventually facilitate a 29-minute journey between the capital and New York City. Musk's infrastructure firm The Boring Company now has the paperwork to start work on a Hyperloop transport link in the US Northeast, after receiving verbal government approval last summer.
Jet Lag. A complete waste of time but for those of us downUnder its a reality on those long flights north, east or west! however according to the Financial Review, TravelWeekly say that Qantas is working with scientists to work through the issue, looking specifically at Qantas’ 17-hour long-haul flight.
Rolls-Royce today launched its pioneering IntelligentEngine vision at the Singapore Airshow. With more people flying than ever before and an increasing demand for more efficient travel, Rolls-Royce has defined a vision for the future of aircraft power that will help deliver passengers more reliably and more efficiently than ever before.
Feb 05, 2018 - Avalon Airport is going international. AirAsia will move its Melbourne operations there from Melbourne Airport later this year and Avalon Airport expects to move about 500,000 international passengers in its first year of operation. AirAsia X Malaysia will operate twice daily flights as the first international carrier at the airport. The carrier and the airport say this will make long-haul flying affordable for Melbourne and the Victorian region, and improve access to more than 130 destinations in Asia and beyond.
Feb 04, 2018 - A Google search quickly turned up any number of references to the term. Enjoyed by thousands world wide and not least heare in New Zealand. So much so that R&R Publishing who are based in Martinborough recently released the 68th edition of their RV Travel Lifestyle Magazine!