British Airways 787 Dreamliner to Fly Austin to London with Incredible Business Class Award Space Next Summer

Last week, British Airways announced a new, and surprising, route to be served by its Dreamliner 787: Austin, Texas <-> London-Heathrow, starting March 3, 2014.

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The Austin route is the third Dreamliner route announced. The plane is already flying to Toronto and starts service to Newark on October 1, 2013.

I had a chance to speak to Simon Brooks, BA's Head of Sales for North America about the new route, for which tickets are already on sale.

Beware Phantom “Non-Space” on or How to Get the Secret Dreamliner Space

A few months ago, Bill wrote a great piece titled Beware Phantom Award Availability at It's true that occasionally lists Saver award space that just doesn't exist and that you can't book online or by phone.

I've just come across the opposite: phantom non-award space.

United Airlines 787 Trip Report

November 4th, 2012. It's a day just like any other but today was a little bit different. Today was the inaugural flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The plane, known for its fuel efficiency, technology, and beauty was starting to fly after months of delays. United Airlines was to be the first North American carrier to fly the 787.