· Cheap, cheap, CHEAP 787 deals on Norwegian Air Shuttle. If Scandinavia in May sounds lovely (it is), hop on some of the lowest roundtrip prices to Europe we've seen in some time. @Airfarewatchdog is finding fares from New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale to Oslo and Stockholm for between $350 - $600, with all flights on the airline's brand new Dreamliners, for late spring travel next year.
· There are now TWO versions in the Dreamliner family. Welcome the 787-9 to the Boeing dance floor, as the "stretch" 787 made its debut last week. Versus the 787-8 already in the skies, the 787-9 is 20 feet longer with the capacity for 40 more passengers, plus improved range. The launch customers is Air New Zealand, who expect to take delivery of the first 787-9 in mid-2014.
· The 787 goes to Miami. Kinda. Boeing has moved two of its full-flight 787 simulators from Seattle to their Miami campus, making it all that much easier to train pilots from airlines like Aeromexico and LAN.