• Building your two-card Westpac, American Express credit card combo

    While Westpac no longer issues its own American Express cards, a new partnership with AMEX – whereby American Express issues and services cards bearing a Westpac logo – gives spenders a new way to keep earning frequent flyer points at higher rates than through a Visa or Mastercard alo...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 6 Comments

  • Your WiFi options for domestic Qantas, Virgin Australia flights

    For domestic business travellers, 2018 is shaping up to be The Year of WiFi. It's the year that has seen inflight Internet take off – quite literally so – as Qantas and Virgin Australia outfit their domestic jets with satellite tech which lets you stay online while you're en route. ...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Feel the need for speed? Try McLaren's US$250,000 road-to-track racer

    Formula 1 race team and supercar maker McLaren is aiming to win over wealthy drivers keen to prove themselves on the track with its latest model – the $250,000 circuit-ready 600LT. Street-legal but capable of sprinting to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, the 600LT is a match for the com...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to launch Newcastle-Auckland flights

    Virgin Australia will begin flying from Newcastle to Auckland from November this year, with the new seasonal route tapping into demand over the summer period. A Boeing 737 with eight business class seats, 30 Economy X seats and 138 standard economy seats will make the three hour trip every Tuesd...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 28 Comments

  • 48 hour sale: Etihad business class return to Europe from $5,797

    Jet off in comfort and style without breaking the bank on this luxury service from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Europe. You’ll fly Etihad’s award-winning business class service to any European port that Etihad flies to, at a date of your choosing – you just need to travel ...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Here are the best flights to New York which skip that LAX stopover

    When a business trip to New York beckons, most high flyers instinctively look for – and simultaneously dread – a connecting flight through LAX. Both reactions are understandable. The former, because Los Angeles is Australia's gateway to the US. Qantas, Virgin Australia, United, Amer...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 52 Comments

  • Three simple ways to sharpen your game

    How do you become a better golfer? As a golf coach, I hear many reasons why students feel now is the right time to get a lesson. There’s the lifelong golfer who has survived without a single coaching session, but just can’t kick a bad habit. Or the spontaneous student who recalls the...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' new business class menu for flights to China

    Singapore Airlines is serving up a new business class menu on selected flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It's based on the Chinese dining concept known as Shi Quan Wei Mei, which relies on traditional cooking methods and fresh seasonal produce to present what the airline pro...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Airline passengers are split over using mobile phones during a flight

    Whether you regard your next flight as a chance to kick back and relax or a valuable window to catch up on lost work may depend on where you live, according to a survey of 8,000 passengers in 10 key travel markets. While airlines seem determined to keep passengers connected 24-7, most people fro...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 15 Comments

  • July's best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    Getting the new financial year off to a rewarding start, this month's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals place over 1.1 million Qantas Points on the table, with a single card application pocketing six figures worth of bonus points. Of course, that's only the beginning – co...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 1 Comment

  • Review: Living with the Sonos One smart speaker

    "Alexa, what's the weather in London this week?" A few months ago I was packing for a flight to London, wondering whether to toss an overcoat into my carry-on bag or if the space could be better used by my trainers and activewear. But instead of reaching for my smartphone, I asked the compact S...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • How 'aviator watches' took flight

    Pilot's watches are among the most popular category of modern timepieces, even if most buyers are more likely to be sitting in a business class seat rather than behind the stick. But this is no mere branding exercise: flight and wristwatches are linked by a common history and purpose going back ...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • Apple's mid-year MacBook Pro 2018 update makes now the time to buy

    It's sometimes tricky working out when to buy your new laptop, unless of course your current one is obviously ready to be retired or has just this morning bit the bullet. But in the case of Apple's flagship MacBook Pro notebook, that time could be now. Upgrades to the 13-inch and 15-inch ma...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2018 11 Comments

  • Five things we love about Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350

    Cathay Pacific already has one of the youngest long-range fleets in the sky, with an average age of five years, and the raft of new Airbus A350 jets bearing the iconic ‘brushwing’ tail means the fleet is only getting younger. The Airbus A350-900 and the larger A350-1000 will form the...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Boeing eyes launch of mid-sized Boeing 797 for 2019, flying by 2025

    The Boeing 797 – a mid-range jet that's expected to change both domestic and international business travel in Australia – is now likely to launch in 2019, although it won't actually take wing until 2025. In Boeing's parlance a "launch" means offering the jet to airlines, although it'...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2018 13 Comments

  • Inside the latest Swiss Business and Senator lounges at Zurich Airport

    Swiss is known for its uniquely stylish lounges, and the newest additions to its home at Zurich Airport only serve to cement that reputation. There are two lounges in what the Star Alliance member calls Lounge Centre A, both intended to serve travellers on short-range flights within Europe. ...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • The Flybuys, Etihad Guest partnership will end on July 31

    Flybuys and Etihad Guest will part ways from August following months of uncertainty for cardholders, who have been unable to convert their Flybuys points into Etihad Guest miles since December 2017 due to “technical issues”. A spokesperson for Etihad Airways confirmed the end of the ...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2018 4 Comments

  • What to do when an airline cancels your flight

    Nobody likes it when their flight is cancelled, but whether you’re a real road warrior or you fly less often, it’s something you’re bound to encounter sooner or later: and when it happens to you, there are steps you can take to minimise your delays and costs. Depending on your ...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2018 19 Comments

  • These are the five best (non-Apple) laptops for business travellers

    Is the world’s best travel laptop dead? Ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air to the world, the laptop is on Apple’s back burner – and some fear that it’s being phased out entirely. Rather than redesigning and upgrading the hardware like all of the tech gi...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2018 9 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Nov 2

    Singapore Airlines will begin non-stop flights to Los Angeles on November 2, 2018, following the October 11 debut of direct flights to New York. The move follows the decision by fellow Star Alliance member United Airlines to axe its own Singapore-Los Angeles flights as of October 27, 2018. Sing...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Air France's new Paris CDG business class lounge is travel très chic

    Air France’s all-new business class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E is now open, and with everything from a cocktail bar to a Clarins spa we expect travellers won’t mind too much if their flight is delayed. Indeed, even assuming that everything will ru...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 7 Comments

  • Five world-timer watches for the business traveller

    The world-timer watch is a century-old solution to an increasingly modern problem: how to juggle the many different timezones of colleagues, suppliers and clients. While a simple GMT watch lets you keep track of a single secondary timezone, a world-timer displays the time in 24 zones simult...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • Emirates temporarily winds back flights to Australia, New Zealand

    Emirates will reduce flights to Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland over April and May 2019 due to runway updates at its sprawling Dubai hub, with travellers needing to plan around the temporary cut-backs. For Sydneysiders, the daily Airbus A380 EK417 flight to Dubai will be paused be...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 32 Comments

  • Microsoft Surface Go is a compact 2-in-1 version of the Surface Pro

    With its new Surface Go 2-in-1, Microsoft wants business travellers to think big but work small. 'Thinking big' means packing a Windows 10 experience with nine hours of battery life plus an optional alcantara keyboard, digital stylus and 4G – pretty much the baseline of the Surface Pro con...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • How to beat those winter golfing blues

    Australia's winter months can be a very tough time for both golfers and golf coaches. For golfer, their bodies become inflexible and cold hands struggle to hold on to the club for dear life! It's tough as well as frustrating for coaches as they watch their students struggling to get their "golfi...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

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