• Qantas clarifies access rules for LAX first class lounge

    Staff at Qantas’ Los Angeles First Lounge are in for a refresher course on the rules covering lounge access, following reports that top-tier frequent flyers from American Airlines have been denied entry for spurious reasons. Those travellers turned away have been Executive Platinum members...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2016 2 Comments

  • The Christmas credit cards you'll want to have in your stocking

    Christmas is just around the corner, and for many people, that means spending big on presents or booking travel to visit loved ones – so why not use that spending to help unlock a serve of frequent flyer points on a new credit card? We've rounded up the hottest deals promising big bonuses ...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2016 1 Comment

  • Buying Qantas flight vouchers now earns five points per dollar

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn five frequent flyer points per dollar spent on Qantas flight vouchers this December, whether given as a Christmas gift to others or purchased by savvy travellers for their own flight plans. Similar to any other types of gift cards, Qantas flight vouchers ar...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2016 5 Comments

  • Qantas trials earning status credits on credit cards

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will offer frequent flyers the ability to earn status credits in addition to points when shopping with their credit cards. Under a trial being launched this week and running through to May 2018, selected members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme will collect one 'credit card...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2016 17 Comments

  • Changing to an earlier Qantas flight: how it's done

    Whether your meetings wound up sooner than expected or you’ve arrived at the airport far earlier than planned, you may be able to swap your ticket for an earlier Qantas flight to get home faster. Unlike Virgin Australia, Qantas doesn’t have an official Fly Ahead benefit for all Gold-...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2016 7 Comments

  • Qantas, AA shelve partnership expansion: what happens now?

    Qantas and American Airlines will no longer seek to expand their joint venture partnership following a tentative denial of antitrust immunity by the US Department of Transportation. The airlines had hoped to allay the DoT’s concerns over competition on trans-Pacific routes but were also de...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2016 23 Comments

  • Bankwest unveils Qantas World MasterCard credit card

    EXCLUSIVE | Bankwest has long had a ‘secret’ credit card – the Bankwest Qantas World MasterCard – but unless you were an existing customer chosen for an upgrade, there was never a way to apply for Bankwest’s top plastic. That was, until now. In a rejig of the bank&r...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2016 6 Comments

  • The best business class seats aboard QantasLink's Boeing 717-200s

    QantasLink's Boeing 717-200 aircraft typically appear on shorter flights such as to Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide, but when you're paying top-dollar for business class, choosing the best seat always has its advantages regardless of the flight length. Whether travelling for work or pleasure, here...

    POSTED 25 Nov, 2016 5 Comments

  • Up close: Qantas' Boeing 787 economy seat

    Following the official launch of Qantas' Boeing 787, Australian Business Traveller had the opportunity to nestle into the new economy seat as a taster of the what many travellers will experience once the red-tailed Dreamliner takes to the skies from late 2017. The economy cabin's 166 seats wil...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2016 65 Comments

  • The best business class seats on trans-Tasman flights

    Flying between Australia and New Zealand presents no shortage of business class options with nine airlines offering better-than-economy seats and service to high flying travellers. Among them: local choices in Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, alongside Asian carriers Singapore Airli...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2016 1 Comment

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