• This simple trick helps ensure your suitcase arrives on the belt

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. It’s no secret that airlines accidentally send bags to the wrong places – or very occasionally, lose them entirely – but there’s one very easy thing you...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2019 13 Comments

  • Here's how Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer changes will affect you

    Singapore Airlines is increasing the number of KrisFlyer miles required to book a points-based trip in business class, first class and even premium economy as of Thursday 24 January 2019. However, the rates for economy-class bookings remain unaffected, and the airline is also introducing a ...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2019 26 Comments

  • LATAM's stylish new business class seats are set to take wing

    LATAM Airways' new business class is set to take flight on the airline's latest Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, alongside the older Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 fleet. The seat presents a familiar face to many business travellers, with LATAM opting for the Vantage XL platfor...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2019 8 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific first class upgrade guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’re trekking to London with Cathay Pacific in business class, why not use your Asia Miles for a first class upgrade? While Cathay Pacific’s Australian flight...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2019 10 Comments

  • Supersonic Qantas jet would have flown to Singapore in three hours

    It’s the Concorde-beater which could have let you fly between Sydney and Singapore in under three hours on a supersonic Qantas jet – less time than it’d take to travel from Sydney to Perth. And given the time difference, you’d leave Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane after bre...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • How to book a Star Alliance round-the-world trip

    To many travellers, jetting round-the-world could just be The Trip of a Lifetime – but for savvy high flyers, these itineraries can be both a time- and cost-efficient way to conduct business or attend to meetings around the globe. Well-planned trips can slash thousands of dollars off the p...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2019 7 Comments

  • How to plan a Star Alliance round-the-world trip

    Flying around the world may seem like an extravagant sojourn, but smart business travellers can use these tickets to get more from their journeys – visiting clients in multiple cities one after the next, rather than taking a separate trip for every meeting, saving precious time. Round-the-...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2019 2 Comments

  • The Qantas-Singapore Airlines merger that almost happened...

    As Qantas gears up to celebrate its 100th anniversary at the end of 2019, we look back to a time when the Australian flag-carrier almost merged with Singapore Airlines to create an Asia-Pacific colossus of aviation. After British Airways offloaded its 18.25% cornerstone stake in Qantas in late 2...

    POSTED 1 Jan, 2019 30 Comments

  • A supersonic blast from the past: revisiting British Airways' Concorde

    Step back in time to a supersonic blast from the past as Australian Business Traveller steps inside the Concorde for this 'access all areas' photo tour. For almost three decades from the mid-70s to 2003, the Concorde was the only way to fly – especially if you were shuttling...

    POSTED 31 Dec, 2018 28 Comments

  • What it’s like to travel on an all-business-class flight

    Business class is a great way to travel – but on a handful of flights every day, it’s the only way to fly: quite literally, because there are no first class suites onboard, or any seats further back in premium economy or economy. Welcome to the all-business-class flight, a rarity in ...

    POSTED 31 Dec, 2018 40 Comments

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

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. 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 he...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2018 27 Comments

  • ANA launches direct flights between Perth and Tokyo from Sept 2019

    ANA will launch direct daily flights between Perth and Tokyo from 1 September 2019, unlocking another premium Asian destination for Western Australian travellers. The daily Boeing 787 service will also open up ANA's extensive domestic network throughout Japan as well as destinations further afie...

    POSTED 26 Dec, 2018 36 Comments

  • Now you'll never miss out on your first choice of an inflight meal

    Singapore Airlines' Book The Cook service is a long-time favourite of the airline's frequent flyers – with hundreds of quality dishes spanning cuisines from Western to Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Thai, Indian and of course home-grown Singaporean treats, how could it be anything but a reliable...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2018 13 Comments

  • Emirates new Airbus A380s to have premium economy ‘sleeperette’ seats

    Emirates says its forthcoming premium economy seat will adopt an all-new design exclusive to the airline as what CEO Tim Clark describes as a ‘sleeperette’ which will debut on Emirates' new Airbus A380 fleet from 2020. Speaking to Australian Business Traveller on the sidelines of the...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2018 32 Comments

  • Bombardier's Global 7500 business jet ready for take-off

    Bombardier’s Global 7500 will soars into the arms of its first customer this week as the Canadian company launches its largest and longest-range business jet. Only a handful of jets is expected to be delivered in early 2019, although that number will steadily increase to 35-40 a year ...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

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

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. 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-ap...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 28 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 18 Dec, 2018 8 Comments

  • How to visit China for up to six days without a visa

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Australian citizens normally need a pre-arranged visa to enter China, but the country’s Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program allows foreigners to enter the country for up ...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 40 Comments

  • Aer Lingus: lie-flat business class on Airbus A321 European flights

    Aer Lingus will buck the Euro-business trend by installing fully-flat business class seats on its forthcoming Airbus A321 jets, which will bring many popular European destinations under their wing. The Irish flag-carrier expects to take delivery of the first of 14 long-range Airbus A321LR aircra...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2018 9 Comments

  • Sydney-Singapore business class: here's how the airlines compare

    Flyers on the busy Sydney-Singapore corridor are spoilt for choice, with four carriers – Singapore Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Scoot – offering a wide range of departure times, business class seating, service, lounges and more. Here's how they stack up for the business trave...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • SilkAir goes daily on Cairns-Singapore flights

    Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary SilkAir will bump its Cairns-Singapore flights to a daily service from 2019, up from five weekly flights at present. From June 2 2019, that means the addition of return flights on Tuesdays and Sundays, and as with the airline’s current Far Nort...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 4 Comments

  • Qantas boosts Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, PNG flights

    Qantas is ramping up its flights to Queensland with more domestic services to Cairns, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Mount Isa, along with new business class options for travellers jetting from Sydney and Melbourne to Far North Queensland. Joining that, QantasLink will also resume its Cairns...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2018 23 Comments

  • United Airlines to launch Melbourne-San Francisco flights

    United Airlines will begin direct flights between Melbourne and San Francisco in October 2019, mirroring the Star Alliance's popular Sydney-San Francisco service. The move will pit United's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner against that of Qantas on the same route, with the United Dreamliners expected to ...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2018 25 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines rebrands first class as Business Suites

    EXCLUSIVE | Malaysia Airlines is exiting the first class market and will rebrand its Airbus A380 and A350 first class cabins as an upgraded version of business class dubbed Business Suites. This change is in name only, however – Business Suites passengers will enjoy the same meals and drin...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • The Boeing 777X is now a globe-striding ultra-long range private jet

    The Boeing 777x has yet to make its first flight but already this next-generation jet is being spec'd out for a limited edition VIP ride. Billed as the ultimate private jet, the Boeing Business Jet BBJ 777X will be capable of flying half-way around the world, between virtually any two cities &nd...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 12 Comments

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