• The best business class seats on the Qantas Airbus A380

    Qantas' flagship Airbus A380 flies to Singapore, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and seasonally to Hong Kong, with fully-flat beds for business class passengers along the upper deck. But not every business seat is created equal – some are better for working, others for uninterrupted ...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2019 34 Comments

  • Qantas: cafes, gyms and 'chill zones' for non-stop 20 hour flights

    Passengers on Qantas' non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York could while away the 18-20 hour journey at a sky-high cafe, exercising in a mini-gym or tuning out in "virtual reality relaxation zones". Those are some of the ideas on a shortlist drawn up for the airline's ...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2019 102 Comments

  • Boeing 777X business class concept brings back the middle seat

    Boeing's first concept images of its 777X business class cabin suggests the next-generation jet could adopt what’s generally considered as a last-generation design. Taking advantage of the 777x's slightly wider floorplan compared to the rest of the 777 family, Boeing has squeezed an extr...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2019 25 Comments

  • Qantas boosts Sydney-Bali to an Airbus A330 with lie-flat seats

    Qantas is set to make flights on the popular Sydney-Bali corridor a little more cosy by moving from a Boeing 737 to the better-appointed Airbus A330 from 31 March 2019. For passengers in the pointy end, that means upgrading from this... ... to this. The Qantas Business Suite seats bring fa...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2019 25 Comments

  • Virgin Australia increases business class cabin baggage allowance

    EXCLUSIVE | Business class passengers travelling on Virgin Australia domestic and short-distance international flights can now take advantage of a more generous cabin baggage allowance, as can Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers booked in premium economy or economy. From January 24 2019, ...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 15 Comments

  • Boeing's flying car takes to the skies

    Boeing flying car – designed to whisk passengers over congested city streets and dodge skyscrapers - has completed its first test flight on Tuesday, offering a peek into the future of urban transportation the aerospace giant and others are seeking to reshape. A prototype of the autonomous ...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 3 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350 business class vs. Business Suites

    Malaysia Airlines offers both 'business class' and 'Business Suites' on board its Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft, and for most travellers that's a confusing choice. What's the different between business class and Business Suites, and how do they compare? Malaysia Airlines business class...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 11 Comments

  • Confirmed: here is Turkish Airlines' new business class seat

    Turkish Airlines has pulled back the covers on its new business class seat, and here it is. The airline has confirmed its choice of the Aurora seat from Stelia Aerospace – based on Singapore Airlines' new regional business class – for its forthcoming Boeing 787 and  ...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2019 7 Comments

  • Qantas to begin Sydney-Fiji flights

    If you're contemplating an island getaway – especially when it comes tor turning hard-earned frequent flyer points into a well-earned holiday – Qantas' decision to begin direct flights from Sydney to Fiji will be welcome news. Starting 31 March 2019, Qantas' nimble Boeing 737 will da...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2019 19 Comments

  • Royal Brunei will fly to Brisbane from June

    Royal Brunei Airlines will begin flying to Brisbane from 11 June, opening up another one-stop connection to London as well as alternative routes across Asia via Royal Brunei's home hub at Bandar Seri Begawan. Passengers can plan their trip around four flights pr week, departing on 5.30pm on...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2019 51 Comments

  • China Eastern Airbus A350 to fly Sydney-Shanghai from March 31

    China Eastern's busy Sydney-Shanghai route is set for a stunning upgrade as the airline swings its Airbus A350 into Aussie skies. As of March 31, the SkyTeam member's daily flight MU561/MU562 service will shift from an older Airbus A330 to a factory-fresh A350. Business travellers will be the b...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2019 46 Comments

  • United's Boeing 787s to get a Polaris business class upgrade this year

    United Airlines will begin fitting Polaris business class seats to its Boeing 787 fleet later this year, with the aim of having all of the Dreamliners boasting the slick new seats by the end of 2020. The Boeing 787 upgrade program is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019, which means t...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2019 16 Comments

  • Qantas says it won't scrap chauffeur service for points-based bookings

    Qantas says it will continue to offer its chauffeur drive service for business class or first class travellers who book their trip with frequent flyer points, despite a decision by partner Emirates to restrict chauffeur rides to paying customers. A spokeswoman for Qantas tells Australian Bu...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2019 26 Comments

  • Emirates cuts flights from Sydney, Perth

    Emirates is reducing flights from Sydney and Perth in a series of "adjustments through the year in response to dynamic market conditions." The Gulf airline and Qantas partner will cut its Perth flights back to a single daily service from March 31 with the axing of flight EK424/EK425. This will l...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2019 61 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia stream ahead with domestic WiFi in 2019

    Qantas and Virgin Australia have both passed the halfway mark in their rollout of domestic WiFi, giving passengers a 50/50 chance that their next flight will allow them to stay connected above the clouds. Here’s where the two airlines stand in the sky-high WiFi stakes. A spokesman for Qan...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2019 31 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines plans next-generation Boeing 737 MAX business class

    The clock is ticking on Malaysia Airlines’ plans for its next-generation Boeing 737 MAX seats, ahead of the arrival of its first MAX jet in early 2020. However, the Oneworld member is “rethinking” previous plans to install lie-fat seats onto the single-aisle jet, and could opt ...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2019 19 Comments

  • China Eastern Boeing 787 brings business class suites to Melbourne

    China Eastern is upgrading one of its two daily Melbourne-Shanghai flights to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with business travellers set to enjoy private suites with sliding doors on the 10 hour trek. The Boeing 787-9 slides into the MU737/MU738 service beginning February 1, 2019 – although t...

    POSTED 8 Jan, 2019 11 Comments

  • Boom expects first supersonic test flight this year

    Supersonic startup Boom plans to begin test flights this year ahead of a commercial debut for its needle-like Overture jet in 2023. With an array of Silicon Valley investors tipping a fresh US$100m into Boom’s bank account, the company aims to send its XB-1 demonstrator into the skies be...

    POSTED 8 Jan, 2019 13 Comments

  • 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

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