• Cost of airfares in Australia up and climbing

    There's no sign of the rising cost of domestic airfares leveling out despite the increased competition between Qantas and Virgin Australia. American Express says its Business Travel Monitor study shows prices for domestic business class flights are up 12 percent for the second quarter of 2011, a...

    POSTED 18 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • New Qantas baggage allowance: only one bag checked free, you pay for the rest

    Tough new baggage allowances come into play today for Qantas, with most passengers on domestic flights limited to one checked bag – even if they're a member of the Qantas Club or hold Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver or Gold status. Qantas is also introducing new baggage limits and excess...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2011 8 Comments

  • Is it true: Qantas cheaper than Virgin Australia for flights to Perth?

    Qantas chief Alan Joyce, a former Ryanair executive, took a swipe at Virgin Australia's roster of add-on prices in his announcement of Qantas' 747s launching on the East Coast to Perth route a couple of days ago. "Qantas is a cut above the competition when it comes to offering value for money fo...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2011 9 Comments

  • Qantas to put 747s on domestic Perth route

    Qantas has struck a pre-emptive blow against Virgin Blue's aspirations of evolving into a business travel airline by flooding the East-West route with thousands of seats on international-grade planes. From April, 90 per cent of all flights to and from Perth will be done on larger and more comfor...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2011 4 Comments

  • The 'new Qantas domestic experience' revealed

    Update Qantas has just completed today's launch of its 'new domestic experience'. We all know about Next Generation Check-in, that Neil Perry is behind the food and wine (alongside Qantas' wine panel) and we've already seen some of the new furniture and fitout in the Qantas Business Lounges in&...

    POSTED 18 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Credit card booking fees: Qantas, Tiger, Virgin Blue and Jetstar compared

    Which Australian airline charges the highest credit card booking fees? The answer may surprise you!. It's not Qantas, which came in for criticism from Choice magazine last year for the highest 'plastic penalty'. In fact low-cost carrier Tiger Airways not only has the highest fees, it charges ove...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2010 0 Comments


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