• Air China axes Melbourne-Shenzhen flights (again)

    UPDATE | Having finally launched non-stop Melbourne-Shenzhen flights on June 20 following a string of earlier delays and cancellations, Air China is one again axing its Melbourne-Shenzhen flights, with the service to wrap next month – less than six weeks after it began. Air China's final f...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2017 22 Comments

  • The feel-good factor: how Qantas wants to change long-haul flying

    Arriving into London at 5am after a 17½ hour flight doesn’t sound like the beginning of a good business trip. It’s more like the start of a zombie marathon as you push through the day, while your hotel bed beckons from the wrong side of the clock. Qantas is setting about ...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2017 60 Comments

  • Japan Airlines upgrades Boeing 787 fleet with Sky Suite III

    Japan Airlines will upgrade its international Boeing 787 fleet to the carrier's latest Sky Suite III business class seat from July. The third-gen Sky Suite is based on the same business class design and 1-2-1 layout as popularised by Cathay Pacific. The seats convert into a 78 inch (1.98 me...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 12 Comments

  • Reader contest: win a trip to Hong Kong with Virgin Australia

    Get ready to head to Hong Kong with Virgin Australia in this exclusive Australian Business Traveller reader contest. Virgin Australia will be flying two readers of Australian Business Traveller from Melbourne to Hong Kong and back – and not just on any flight, but ...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Etihad scraps free chauffeur drive for business, first class

    Etihad Airways is cutting back its free chauffeur drive service as of July 3. Business class and first class travellers in all cities other than Etihad's home port of Abu Dhabi will now be charged for the service, at what the airline describes as 'specially negotiated rates' through designated l...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 9 Comments

  • Emirates stalls on A380 order until superjumbo's fate is clear

    Emirates, the world’s biggest operator of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, said it’s reluctant to place a further order for the double-decker jet until the future of the slow-selling model becomes clear. With Airbus mulling production cuts if no new deals are secured this year, Dubai-base...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Hainan Airlines plans Brisbane-Shenzhen flights

    UPDATE | After previously listing new Brisbane-Beijing flights in its booking schedule, Hainan Airlines is swapping out Beijing in favour of Shenzhen, with non-stop flights planned to commence from September 20 2017. Curiously, timings of the new Brisbane-Shenzhen flights mirror the original Bri...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 8 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines eyes new European route for Airbus A350s

    Malaysia Airlines will use its new Airbus A350 jets to open a second destination in Europe following next year's launch of A350 flights between Kuala Lumpur and London. However, the Oneworld member has axed plans to send the A350 to Auckland and has ruled out other destinations such as Australia...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 5 Comments

  • Here are the 'Aussie icon' names of Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    After a public competition to name the first eight members of the Qantas Boeing 787 fleet after 'Aussie icons', the airline has revealed which monikers made the cut. And they are: Dreamtime Great Southern Land Uluru The Great Barrier Reef Skippy Quokka Boomerang Waltzing Matilda Tho...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 23 Comments

  • Boeing's vision of the future has no place for the 747 or A380

    Boeing sees the future and it doesn’t include jumbo passenger jets. Not its own iconic 747 – but not the Airbus A380 'superjumbo', for that matter. The US planemaker has dropped the category reserved for four-engine behemoths from its annual forecast for the commercial-aircraft marke...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 15 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines cancels Darwin-Kuala Lumpur flights

    Malaysia Airlines is pulling the plug on flights between Darwin and Kuala Lumpur, with the last flight from the NT capital to Kuala Lumpur on July 28. "As part of our ongoing network optimisation program, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has recently conducted a detailed commercial review of our A...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 9 Comments

  • Qantas Club, Gold & Platinum access to Alaska Airlines lounges

    Qantas frequent flyers and Qantas Club members will enjoy access to a wider range of Alaska Airlines lounges following an upgrade of the partnership between the Flying Kangaroo and the Seattle-based carrier. From today, Qantas Frequent Flyer members with Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status, al...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 10 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Sydney-Honolulu flights

    Whether you’re jetting to Hawaii for work or play, several airlines can take you there in business class, including Qantas, Hawaiian Airlines and low-cost option Jetstar. On some flights: fully-flat beds with direct aisle access as travellers are now coming to expect, while on others, seat...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 7 Comments

  • Qatar confirms Paris, New York are next for Qsuite business class

    Qatar Airways has confirmed Paris and New York as the next destinations to see the airline's new Qsuite business class berths, following the debut of the 'super business class' on Doha-London flights from June 24, 2017. The Oneworld member airline runs three flights daily between Doha and Paris,...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • Boeing bets on a bigger 737 Max 10

    Boeing's new 737 Max 10 received the green light at the Paris Air Show today, with the company touting orders and commitments for 240 jets from at least 10 airlines, worth roughly US$30 billion at list prices. The aircraft marker's first new jet in almost four years is a stretched upgrade of the...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • Get personalised news, offers and shopping on the Qantas App feed

    The updated Qantas App makes booking and check-in easier for Frequent Flyers, but there’s also a wealth of information, articles and guides to help make your journey more interesting. This article is sponsored by Qantas Airways The release of the updated Qantas App adds a personalised fee...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Airbus debuts A380plus with winglet extensions, more seats

    Airbus has confirmed plans for what it calls the A380plus – an upgraded superjumbo with fuel-saving winglets as well as seating for an additional 80 passengers spread across business, premium economy and economy class. The 4.7-meter wingtip extensions designed to improve aerodynamics and...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2017 24 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines pegs Airbus A330Neo for fleet revamp

    Malaysia Airlines is nearing a deal to purchase as many as 30 Airbus A330neo jets, but the price remains a sticking point and no announcement is expected at this week's Paris Air Show. The Oneworld member is also seeking clarity regarding other aspects of the transaction, including delivery sche...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2017 5 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines eyes partnerships with Qantas, British Airways

    Malaysia Airlines plans to expand its relationship with Oneworld partner airlines such as Qantas and British Airways by offering codeshare flights carrying QF and BA numbers. The move would be made possible by the airline switching over to a new reservations platform, reports industry watchers C...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2017 18 Comments

  • China Airlines goes daily on Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights

    China Airlines will boost its Taipei-Brisbane and Brisbane-Auckland flights to a daily schedule from December 2017. The SkyTeam member currently has four flights a week on its Airbus A330, which is a popular option for Brisbane's trans-Tasman travellers. Ray Chang, China Airlines' General ...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 6 Comments

  • How airlines can help you celebrate special occasions

    People travel for a number of different reasons, but perhaps the most exciting trips are those where you’re celebrating a special event, such as a birthday, wedding anniversary, honeymoon or even retirement. Declaring as much at the check-in desk probably won’t get you upgraded &ndas...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 25 Comments

  • How to book Qantas' Boeing 787 for Melbourne-Perth flights

    Keen to travel on the Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a domestic flight rather than an international route? Starting March 24 2018, the advanced red-tailed jet will fly daily between Melbourne and Perth as part of a unique arc swinging all the way from London to Los Angeles. Th...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2017 13 Comments

  • Citibank the first cab off the rank with RBA credit card changes

    With the Reserve Bank’s new caps on credit card ‘interchange fees’ set to take place from July 1, Citibank is the first Aussie credit card issuer to adjust its frequent flyer earning and conversion rates, with most cardholders accruing points at new rates from today. As Austral...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa to launch Singapore-Munich Airbus A350 flights

    Lufthansa will restart direct flights between Singapore and Munich from March 27 2018, providing German-bound travellers with an alternative to the established Singapore-Frankfurt route. The flights will run five days a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – on...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 3 Comments

  • Emirates now offers free inflight WiFi in business, first class

    Emirates is shaking up its inflight Internet plans to include "unlimited free WiFi" for business class and first class passengers, although the service will cost more if you're sitting in economy. The Gulf carrier previously gave all passengers 10MB of free access to its satellite Internet syste...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 14 Comments

×
×

Forgot Password

If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.

×