• The price of pigging out in Prague is set to skyrocket

    The gut-busting Bohemian delight of pork, dumplings and stewed cabbage, which takes the blame for the quaffing of many a Pilsner - and the sneaking of many an afternoon nap - has never been more expensive. Known as ‘Vepro-knedlo-zelo’ for its three basic ingredients, the go-to Sunday...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • How the Qantas Frequent Flyer 'overhaul' will affect you

    Qantas is embarking on a year-long overhaul of its loyalty scheme, but it all boils down to those points-based 'reward' seats – and the long-awaited launch of Lifetime Platinum status for the very very frequent flyer. The bottom line? There'll be more seats up for grabs, with 'ca...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 84 Comments

  • Qantas unlocks reward flights on Air New Zealand, Air France, KLM

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now use their Qantas Points to book selected flights with Air New Zealand, and will soon be able to book flights with Air France, KLM, and Thailand's Bangkok Airways. It's part of a broader sweep by Qantas to unlock one million additional frequent flyer seats ev...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 8 Comments

  • Qantas launches Lifetime Platinum frequent flyer status

    Qantas' highest-flying travellers will be able to secure their top-tier frequent flyer status for life with the introduction of Qantas Lifetime Platinum in a raft of changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme. But that lifetime of Platinum perks such as access to first class lounges won't ...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 91 Comments

  • Qantas Points Club is aimed at "high buyers", not high flyers

    Qantas will turn its attention from frequent flyers to frequent shoppers with the launch of the new Qantas Points Club later this year. The move comes in recognition of the fact that of the near-13 million members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, the vast majority actually earn their points...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 5 Comments

  • Qantas flags more seats, lower fees for frequent flyers

    Qantas has unveilled a raft of changes to its frequent flyer program and we've got all the details. * more 'reward seats' set aside for frequent flyers to buy with points * reduced carrier charges, in many cases around 30-50% lower * an increase of up to 15% for points-based premium economy, b...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 158 Comments

  • Your guide to Emirates' business, first class lounges in Dubai

    At its massive home hub of Dubai Airport, Emirates has not two, not four, but seven lounges peppered around Terminal 3 for business class and first class passengers and eligible frequent flyers: but with so much choice, which lounge should you visit before your next flight from Dubai? First clas...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Why you should join the Qatar Airways Beyond Business rewards program

    Qatar Airways' Beyond Business rewards program for small- and medium-sized companies is now available in Australia, allowing businesses to earn points when their employees fly and later use those points to reduce business travel costs. Registration is open to ABN and ACN holders and the program ...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas adds Airbus A321XLR to its fleet

    Qantas has joined the roster of airlines signing up as launch customers for the extended-range Airbus A321XLR. The airline has inked a deal for up to 36 of the A321XLR jets, due for delivery from mid-2024, by trading up from 26 of its previous orders for the less long-legged A321neo and adding t...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 40 Comments

  • Qantas Boeing 787 to fly Sydney-Auckland

    Trans-Tasman travellers will be treated to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on selected Sydney-Auckland flights across the peak summer season when Qantas sends its red-tailed Dreamliner across the pond. The Dreamliner dates are 4 December 2019 to 28 March 2020. The flight to look for from Sydney to Au...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 15 Comments

  • The best dining rooms in business class airport lounges

    Plenty of business class lounges offer promptly-made signatures or ‘dishes of the day’, such as you’d find at Qantas’ Melbourne Spice Bar or at one of Cathay Pacific’s many walk-up noodle bars, but some business class lounges go above and beyond in the dining stakes,...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Project 8 is the fastest Jaguar road car ever made

    Usually when I review a car, fleet managers just toss me the keys and wave goodbye. But with the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 — the reigning sedan champ for fastest lap time around Germany’s feared Nürburgring track — I had some “best practices” emailed over as w...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas tips further Brisbane growth beyond Chicago, San Francisco

    Qantas will kick-start non-stop flights from Brisbane to both Chicago and San Francisco by the end of April 2020, subject to its Joint Venture with American Airlines gaining final approval from the US authorities: but that’s not the limit of Qantas’ Stateside plans for Brisbane flyers...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 18 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330neos to get new business class seats, bar

    Virgin Atlantic will add 14 factory-fresh Airbus A330-900 to its international fleet from 2021, and they'll sport a newer Upper Class business class seat than even the A350-1000s which take wing from August later this year. That swish suite, which includes a door which slides halfway across...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 2 Comments

  • KLM rethinks Airbus A350 plans, eyes broader Qantas partnership

    With eight Boeing 787-10 jets set to join the KLM fleet between 2019 and 2023, SkyTeam’s Dutch airline is now rethinking its separate order for seven Airbus A350s – currently planned for delivery from 2021 – which may end up being transferred to KLM’s sister airline Air Fr...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Lufthansa outlines 'business class plus' plans for Boeing 777X

    As the launch customer for the Boeing 777X, Lufthansa is planning to do business a little differently when its fleet of those Boeing 777-9s begin arriving in 2020, moving from a one-size-fits-all business class cabin to a more bespoke offering tailored to individual needs and price points. But r...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 5 Comments

  • How the new Airbus A321XLR will shake up business travel

    Airbus will add an ultra-long range A321XLR to its best-selling family of single-aisle jets, allowing airlines to open new routes and sharpen competition on existing popular routes such as London-New York. Long rumoured and recently hinted at by Airbus executives, the A321XLR was formally l...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 18 Comments

  • Qantas to launch Brisbane-San Francisco flights

    Qantas will begin flying non-stop from Brisbane to San Francisco in early 2020, joining the newly-announced Brisbane-Chicago service as the airline boosts its schedule from the Queensland capital. Qantas says both routes "are expected to launch by the end of April 2020." This marks the Qant...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 8 Comments

  • Qantas will fly non-stop from Brisbane to Chicago in April 2020

    Qantas is set to launch direct flights from Brisbane to Chicago by the end of April 2020, which will become the fourth longest passenger flight in the world and the second-longest on the Qantas network following Perth-London. Running four times per week, the 14,326km journey will take approximat...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 51 Comments

  • Lufthansa remains bullish on the future of first class

    Despite many airlines around the world moving to axe first class in favour of a bigger focus on business class, Lufthansa is poised to keep first class flying for years, and potentially even decades to come. With its primary hub being in Frankfurt, home to the European Central Bank as well as se...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Delta upgrades business class on Los Angeles-New York flights

    Virgin Australia’s Stateside partner Delta Air Lines is boosting its business class experience to become the only US carrier offering both a fully-flat bed and direct aisle access on every Los Angeles-New York flight. As of November 4 2019, Delta’s flights between the Home of Hollywo...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 8 Comments

  • Hong Kong is now among the 10 most expensive locations for expats

    Higher inflation and a strengthening currency have seen Hong Kong rocket into the fourth most expensive location in the world for expats, up from 11th last year. That makes the former British colony, which has been making global headlines this week for protests over controversial legislation tha...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 2 Comments

  • London Heathrow's new scanners keep liquids, laptops in your luggage

    London's Heathrow Airport is splashing out on new computed tomography (CT) baggage scanners over the next three years, which could eventually eliminate the need to remove liquids and laptops from carry-on bags during security checks. The CT scanners, similar to those used in radiology, enab...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2019 6 Comments

  • Road test: Audi RS 5 Sportback

    What we’re driving: Audi RS 5 Sportback  What it costs: $157,700 (plus on-road costs); as tested, $167,050 (plus costs) Why we’re driving it: The RS designation has a special symbolism with fans of German luxury marque Audi. The initials stand for RennSport, which translat...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Emirates’ new cut-price business class axes chauffeur, lounge access

    Would you be willing to forego comforts such as free chauffeur drive, lounge access and a full serve of frequent flyer points for a cheaper business class airfare? Emirates is betting that’s an appealing trade-off for many corporate travellers as it rolls out a new ‘business class sp...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2019 27 Comments

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