• 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 6 Comments

  • Qantas Chicago flights start 2020, is non-stop to Seattle next?

    Qantas plans to begin non-stop flights from Brisbane to both Chicago and San Francisco by the end of April 2020, but that doesn't mean Seattle has been crossed off the list. Speaking with Australian Business Traveller at the announcement of the direct Chicago flights, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 41 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 2 Comments

  • 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 9 Comments

  • 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

  • Japan Airlines domestic Airbus A350, Boeing 787 flights for Sept-Oct

    Japan Airlines is raising the domestic business class bar with two of the world’s most advanced aircraft – the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 – to begin flights on key local routes before the year is out. September marks the debut of JAL’s first Airbus A350-900, with seventee...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Uber Air's $100 'flying taxi' rides between Melbourne CBD and airport

    Uber plans to launch an advanced 'flying taxi' service between Melbourne CDB and Melbourne Airport in 2020, whisking business travellers and other time-pressed souls between city rooftop and airport landing pad in 10 minutes for less than $100. The trial of the Uber Air service will involve a ra...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 11 Comments

  • Uber to launch New York City helicopter rides in July

    Uber is testing a helicopter service in New York City, according to documents outlining the program obtained by Bloomberg. Passengers will be able to use the Uber app to book a flight through the service, called Uber Copter, the documents show. Tests flights took off from a Manhattan heliport ne...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 2 Comments

  • Air New Zealand targets premium passengers with Boeing 787-10s

    Air New Zealand’s upcoming Boeing 787-10 jets – which begin to join the airline’s fleet from late 2022 – present an opportunity for AirNZ to give its business class and premium economy cabins a significant boost: both in size, and in function. As the aircraft that will al...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 15 Comments

  • Airlines aim to lose fewer bags with new RFID baggage tags

    Whether taking a non-stop flight or transiting from one aircraft to the next, having a barcoded tag attached to your baggage is a staple of travel the world over: but that could soon change, with new contactless RFID baggage tags set to replace the humble barcode. According to the International ...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 6 Comments

  • Air China 'bulk buy' deal offers fast track to Star Alliance Gold

    If you’re frequently heading to China, it pays to bulk buy your fares with Air China – not only do you save on each trip, you’ll also receive the additional benefits of earning Air China’s Gold Phoenix Miles card (equivalent to Star Alliance Gold). To sweeten things, you&...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas paves the way for Boeing 787 flights to Johannesburg, Santiago

    With plans to retire its last Boeing 747 aircraft by the end of 2020, Qantas is scoping out the potential replacement for its jumbos on transoceanic flights from Sydney to Santiago and Johannesburg. Traditionally requiring a larger four-engined aircraft like the Boeing 747, Qantas is now in a po...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2019 41 Comments

  • La Compagnie begins all-business class A321neo New York-Paris flights

    French boutique airline La Compagnie ('The Company') is sharpening its appeal to executives and other high-flyers jetting between New York and Paris with this week's debut of a new Airbus A321neo all-business class jet. This first of two advanced single-aisle sprinters, these jets also upgrade...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 21 Comments

  • Qantas Airbus A380 upgrades: first refurb'd bird to fly in September

    Just over a decade since the Qantas Airbus A380 took to the skies, the airline's 12-strong superjumbo fleet is getting a mid-life makeover. The extensive refurbishment quite literally spans from tip to tail, from a modernisation of the first class suites to a minor refresh of the economy seats. ...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas to launch non-stop Chicago flights

    UPDATE [June 17 2019] | Qantas will launch non-stop Brisbane-Chicago flights in April 2020, along with Brisbane-San Francisco flights from the same month. See our report for more details. PREVIOUS | Qantas says it expects to begin non-stop flights to Chicago following US approval for its joint v...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2019 55 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines adds another Airbus A350 to Perth

    Singapore Airlines is continuing its rolling upgrade of flights to Australia, with Perth set to see a second Airbus A350 from July 1, 2019. The advanced jet, which boasts Singapore Airlines' latest flat-bed regional business class seats in what the airline calls a 'medium-range' configurati...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Qantas eyes Airbus A380 upgrade for Sydney-Tokyo

    Qantas hopes to upgrade its flights between Sydney and Tokyo to its flagship Airbus A380 next year as the airline winds back its ageing Boeing 747 fleet. The jumbo-to-superjumbo swap could see a full first class service reintroduced on the premium route, as well as offer the superior comfort of ...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 32 Comments

  • Qantas rules out below-deck sleeping bunks on Project Sunrise jets

    Visions of turning an aircraft’s cargo bay into railway-like sleeping bunks on Qantas’ non-stop Project Sunrise flights from Australia’s east coast to London and New York won’t come to pass, with the airline now ruling out the below-deck sleeping space on these globe-...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 42 Comments

  • Korean Air tips new business class seats, fleetwide inflight WiFi

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air plans to roll out a new business class seat over the coming years, joined by the addition of inflight Internet access on board every Korean Air plane. Eyeing a more modern experience for business travellers, Korean Air is one of the few major global airlines th...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

×
×

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.

×

Resend activation email

If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.

×