• Qantas' Airbus A380, and first class, returns to Sydney-Hong Kong

    Qantas is once again scheduling its flagship Airbus A380 between Sydney and Hong Kong over the 2019-2020 summer season, with first class suites also up for sale – making Qantas the only airline offering first class on this busy route. The 'summer superjumbo' has become something of a tradi...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 13 Comments

  • Introducing Executive Traveller

    What’s the big news at Australian Business Traveller? We’re going global, to bring you the best stories from around the world. This will see Australian Business Traveller rebranded and relaunched as Executive Traveller, with a new home online at ExecutiveTraveller.com. When will thi...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Jaguar I-Pace luxury SUV crowned as World Car of the Year

    Jaguar is the car star of 2019 after a stunning victory in the World Car of the Year award with its I-Pace SUV. It’s a landmark event on the path to the electrification of motoring, as the I-Pace is the first battery electric car to claim the crown. The I-Pace scored a surprising sweep ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • UK opens e-gates, ditches landing cards for Australian passports

    The UK is adding Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the USA and Canada to the list of passports which can use its automated e-gates on arrival Those are the same fast-track channels currently enjoyed by holders of UK and EU passports (and the broader European Economic Area), ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 19 Comments

  • What can you do with 119,000 Velocity points from St.George?

    With up to 100,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently on offer with a new St.George Amplify Signature Visa with Amplify Points credit card, plus a further 19,800 Velocity points earned by meeting the offer spend criteria, new St.George customers are poised to travel in comfort when ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Emirates offers gratis hotel in Sydney, longer chauffeur rides

    Emirates is broadening the driving distance of its complimentary chauffeur service for business class and first class passengers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, with journeys of up to 80 driven kilometres now covered for eligible passengers. High flyers departing on Emirates’ ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2019 4 Comments

  • Qantas' Brisbane international lounge just got larger

    Qantas' Brisbane International Lounge has just gotten bigger, with the opening of a ground floor annexe to boost capacity by some 25% and ease the squeeze during the busiest travel periods. The new space – previously occupied by Air New Zealand – has seating for 100 passengers and ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2019 11 Comments

  • First look: Hublot's Classic Fusion Ferrari GT watch embraces curves

    Created in collaboration with Ferrari's Centro Stile – the in-house design group of the Prancing Horse – the curvy new Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is a marked departure from the sharply angular and structural design common to most Hublot watches. To my eye, it's a rare example o...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia opens new 'boutique' airport lounge at Wellington

    Virgin Australia's new lounge at Wellington Airport is now open to the airline's business class passengers and Velocity Platinum and Gold frequent flyers, along with Virgin Australia Lounge members. It's a decidedly cosy space, with room for just 32 passengers – hence why Virgin is describ...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 33 Comments

  • Melbourne will welcome six more luxury hotels by 2020

    There's no shortage of high-end accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down with many more five-star properties set to open overt the next 18 months. Here's what to look out for. Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street Location: Corner of Bourke Street...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 10 Comments

  • Infiniti Qs Inspiration to spark a luxury sports sedan revolution

    Infiniti is delivering on its promise to re-shape luxury motoring with its sleek Qs Inspiration concept vehicle. But unlike many 'out there' cars of the future, the all-electric  Qs Inspiration – making its worldwide debut at Auto Shanghai 2019 – is already confirmed for ...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Have a long layover at Singapore? Check out Changi's shiny new Jewel

    Typically, a handful of empty hours between flights gives you a chance to stretch your legs and get the blood flowing. But at Singapore’s Changi Airport, a new mega-attraction might just mean you actually look forward to breaking your journey in two. Welcome to the five-story glass dome th...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 13 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

    With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While t...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • How to change to an earlier British Airways flight at no cost

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. With many airlines, changing to an earlier flight for free is a privilege reserved for top-tier frequent flyers or those travelling on the most expensive flexible airfares: but with Brit...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Five great ways to spend 250,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and has been updated for 2019. With a healthy balance of 250,000 KrisFlyer miles or more at your disposal, most of the world is within your reach, even when travelling in first ...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • RewardPay reduces business payment processing fees

    In light of American Express’ April 15th devaluation of reward points, business payment service RewardPay has announced overall lower rates for the service, as well as tiered rates depending on the size of the payments you make with the service. RewardPay’s fees are now just 2.15%+ G...

    POSTED 15 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 787 business class seat will be a new design

    Virgin Atlantic is planning a a new business class seat for its Boeing 787s, but it won't be the same as the Upper Class suites which the airline will launch mid-year on its Airbus A350 jets. Instead, travellers on the Dreamliner – and the older Airbus A330s – will see a different se...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • What to see at this week's New York International Auto Show

    The New York Auto Show opens to the public from April 19 through April 28, and this fixture on the motoring calendar boasts supercars and every size and shape of SUV. Bugatti’s “110 ans Bugatti” Bugatti Chiron Sport will appear in celebration of the brand’s foun...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Booking a round-the-world trip with KrisFlyer miles

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’ve done the hard yards – probably a busy year flying with Singapore Airlines for work, and maybe with a credit card sign-up bonus to boot. Now, armed with ...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • How to maximise your AMEX points before the April 15 changes hit

    Big changes are looming for the American Express Membership Rewards program. On Monday April 15, a sweeping revamp of the AMEX loyalty scheme will see the value of points that cardholders have already earned being slashed in value by as much as 50%. Want to come out ahead? Convert your...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 26 Comments

  • Should Qantas' Project Sunrise business class seats have doors?

    TALKING POINT | All of a sudden, doors are the thing for business class. Four airlines already have them – most recently, British Airways with its new Club Suites – and little doubt that other airlines will tap this trend in the years to come. Which brings us to Qantas’ ne...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2019 50 Comments

  • The best golf courses to play if you're not playing at the Masters

    For golf fans, few weeks of the year are as anticipated as Masters Week. The energy on the course transmits itself through the television, and Augusta National Golf Course – home to this 85-year old tournament – has become a magnent for lovers of the game. But don't let that mak...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Top five benefits of Qantas Platinum One for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas first class ticket already covers your access to the best airport lounges on the ground – or failing that, the same can be had via a Qantas Platinum membership – but...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • JetBlue to launch London flights from New York, Boston in 2021

    JetBlue will launch flights from New York and Boston to London in 2021 using long-range Airbus A321 jets, expected to sport private business class suites. Although the airline hasn't yet confirmed which London airport it will serve, its UK playbook will rely not only on the fuel-efficient Airbus...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2019 20 Comments

  • Thai Airways revamps Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program

    Thai Airways is making significant changes to its Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program from October 1 2019, affecting how miles are both earned and redeemed on Thai Airways and Star Alliance flights across the globe. On the one hand, business class and first class passengers travelling with ...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2019 4 Comments

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