• Here are the best Singapore Airlines business class seats

    Singapore Airlines now has five different business class seats in the air, and all of them featuring on flights to various Australian cities. With the newer-generation seats being leagues ahead of their older siblings in terms of comfort and features, choosing the right aircraft and seat could m...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2018 6 Comments

  • Air China boosts Sydney-Beijing to a Boeing 777

    Air China will upgrade its Sydney-Beijing flights to a Boeing 777-300ER in early 2019 as the Star Alliance member plans for high demand across the southern summer holidays and Chinese New Year. The flagship jet levels up the travel experience from the Airbus A330 which usually plies this route, ...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • China Southern to leave SkyTeam in January 2019

    China Southern is quitting the SkyTeam, in a move which robs the alliance of its largest Chinese partner and is sure to encourage rumours that the Guangzhou-based airline could join Oneworld. A media statement issued by SkyTeam said "China Southern’s decision reflects its strategic de...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2018 21 Comments

  • How to choose the best Qantas business class seats for your flight

    Qantas flies a total of six different types of jets on international routes, with widely varying business class seats – so your experience at the pointy end can depend heavily on which particular plane you're on. In the case of the larger Qantas hubs such as Sydney and Melbourne, traveller...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 18 Comments

  • Qantas CEO dials back Project Sunrise expectations

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline will choose between the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777X within the next 12 months as partners in its non-stop Project Sunrise flights to London and New York. However, regardless of the jet chosen to make those marathon 18-20 hour treks, there’s no lo...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 28 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific brings Airbus A350 onto Sydney-Hong Kong route

    Cathay Pacific will fly its flagship Airbus A350 to Sydney from October 2019 as the airline slowly shifts the older Airbus A330s out of Australia. From Oct 27 2019, the overnight CX111 flight from Hong Kong to Sydney and the CX110 Sydney-Hong Kong return leg will step up to an A350-900. The A...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 13 Comments

  • How to book Qatar Airways Qsuites with Qantas Points

    With Qatar Airways now flying the updated Qsuites daily between Canberra, Sydney and Doha, the Gulf airline and Oneworld member provides a second way for Sydney-based Qantas Frequent Flyer members to use their points for travel to Doha and beyond, alongside Qatar's existing A380 service. It cost...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • British Airways confirms first class suites axed from Airbus A350s

    British Airways has confirmed that its forthcoming Airbus A350-1000 jets won't feature a first class cabin. The first of BA's 18 Airbus A350-1000s will arrive in July 2019 and mark the debut of an all-new business class seat – an long-awaited successor to the current 13 year old Club World...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 15 Comments

  • What to expect from Qantas’ newly-upgraded Airbus A380s

    A decade after the Qantas Airbus A380 took to the skies, the airline’s 12-strong superjumbo fleet will soon head into the hanger for a mid-life makeover. The first red-tailed A380 will get its revamp in March 2019, with the tip-to-tail upgrade being overseen by Airbus. It’s expected...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 49 Comments

  • Finnair to launch premium economy in 2020

    Finnair will join the growing list of airlines adding premium economy to their mix, with a new premium economy seat joining the Oneworld member's Airbus A350 and A330 fleet from 2020. That's still a ways off, and so are details of the seat. For now, all Finnair will admit to is that the seat wil...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2018 7 Comments

  • Etihad to launch Premium Economy Space seats on A380s in December 2018

    Etihad premium 'economy space seats' on all Airbus A380s by December 2018 Pitch up to 36 inches, compared to 31 inches in regular economy Boeing 777s and Boeing 787s retrofitted with new Economy Space cabin in 2019 Etihad Airways will add 60 'Economy Space' seats to its flagship Airbus A38...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • Should Australian airlines acknowledge members of our armed forces?

    TALKING POINT | "Thank you for your service”. Anybody who has flown on US domestic airlines will be familiar with this refrain, made in acknowledgement of veterans before a flight and usually accompanied by priority boarding. Moves to introduce a similar salute on Australian airlines ...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2018 63 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic plans all-new business class for Airbus A350s

    Virgin Atlantic will launch an all-new Upper Class business class seat in mid-2019, going head to head with the next-gen Club World seat of British Airways. Both airlines will debut their latest business class seats on Airbus A350-1000 jets, although Virgin Atlantic is more actively talking up i...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2018 18 Comments

  • Five things you need to know about Air New Zealand's Airbus A321neo

    Air New Zealand's first Airbus A321neo jets will take wing from late November, darting between Auckland and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as the Star Alliance member seeks to sharpen its edge on the competitive trans-Tasman market. An upgraded version of AirNZ's workhorse Airbus A320 family, th...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2018 49 Comments

  • BA confirms new Club World business class seat launching July 2019

    British Airways' new Club World business class seat will take wing in July 2019 on the first of the airline's new Airbus A350 jets. BA confirmed the schedule at its annual Capital Markets Day presentation to the financial community, held overnight in London, but offered no new details of the sea...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2018 6 Comments

  • Best seats guide: Qatar Airways Qsuites (Boeing 777 and Airbus A350)

    Qatar Airways’ ‘super business class’ Qsuites have been flying high since June 2017, and currently grace the skies between Canberra, Sydney and Doha on the Boeing 777-300ER. You’ll also find Qsuites on all Airbus A350-1000s, plus some Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 777-200LR ...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • Non-stop to New York: the business traveller's guide to SQ22

    Getting from Singapore to New York in one hop is better than a layover in Frankfurt – even if it involves taking the world’s longest flight. That’s my jetlagged verdict after disembarking from Singapore Airlines' flight SQ22, the return of the carrier’s Changi-to-New York...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop to Seattle from September 2019

    Singapore Airlines will begin direct flights to Seattle in September 2019, marking the fourth non-stop US destination for the airline's fuel-efficient Airbus A350 jets. The Star Alliance member, which recently resumed direct flights between Singapore and New York, will add Seattle to its network...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • Delta's new Airbus A220 first class revealed

    Delta Air Lines will begin flying its new Airbus A220 jets from January 2019, and has now revealed the first class – or in most familiar terms, business class – seats which it promises will deliver "a modern, elevated experience for domestic travelers." The nimble jet, formerl...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 14 Comments

  • First class travel is back, and it's more luxurious than ever...

    First-class airline service has long been the playground of the fabulously famous and fantastically wealthy, with luxuries ranging from free-flowing Champagne and mountains of caviar in the early years to private cabins with a bed and shower on some carriers today. But after British Airways in 2...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2018 21 Comments

  • KLM's new business class meals for European Cityhopper flights

    Dutch airline KLM is launching a new range of business class meals for flyers darting around Europe on its regional Cityhopper services. Starting 28 October 2018, travellers in the 'Euro-business class' cabin can look forward to more choice on the menu, including sustainable produce from local s...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • Review: why Qatar Airways' Qsuite is the world's best business class

    I’m often asked what I consider to be the world’s best business class, and my response comes without pause or qualification: Qatar Airways’ Qsuite. This spacious bespoke suite – created for Qatar Airways by feted UK-based design firm PriestmanGoode – hits a tri...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 60 Comments

  • Delta One business class suites for Sydney-Los Angeles in April 2019

    Delta Air Lines will launch its business class Delta One suites onto the Sydney-Los Angeles route next year, raising the bar for premium travel on the popular and competitive trans-Pacific route. The enclosed business class suites with sliding privacy doors will appear on Delta's daily&nb...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 44 Comments

  • How to move to an earlier Qantas, Virgin Australia flight

    When your business day winds up sooner than planned or your last meeting of the day is cancelled, moving onto an earlier Qantas or Virgin Australia domestic flight is a much-appreciated perk of regular flyers, who’d rather spend more time with family than sit around waiting in airport loung...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 21 Comments

  • Private jet sales surge, even as new models loom

    Buying a used business jet is getting harder – and that’s a sign of a long-awaited shift in the market for luxury planes. Only a dozen or so pre-owned Falcon 7X planes are on the market now, down from about 35 a year and a half ago, says Steve Varsano, an aircraft broker in London. ...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

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