• Swiss to charge extra for solo business class seats

    Swiss will begin charging a seat selection fee of between 99 and 199 Swiss Francs – that's around $130-$260, US$100-$200 and €90-€190 – on its desirable 'throne' business class seats from late March 2017. The seats are prized by solo travellers on Swiss' international ...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 9 Comments

  • Triple treat: Sony unveils Xperia XA1, XA1 Ultra and XZ Premium

    Sony's 2017 Xperia line-up is an Android triple treat spanning the mid-range XA1 to a large-screen XA1 Ultra version and the top-shelf XZ Premium. Unveilled overnight at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress expo, we're yet to hear when these will land in Australia and what sort of sticker they'll c...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia axes Perth-Abu Dhabi flights

    Virgin Australia has axed plans to fly between Perth and Abu Dhabi, pulling out of the route even before the first flight took off. The airline had proposed three flights per week beginning June 9 2017, but said in a statement today that "subsequent changes in market conditions have made th...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 28 Comments

  • Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1

    Samsung has served up a pair of business travel-friendly tablets at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, ahead of a March 29 launch for its all-new Galaxy S8 series smartphones. We don't have Australian release dates or pricing as yet, but will share them as soon as they land. Samsung Gala...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Emirates teases Boeing 777 'enhancements' on the way

    Emirates is expected to unveil something new for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet in the coming weeks, and the mystery product could be showcased alongside the redesigned Airbus A380 bar at Berlin's annual ITB travel expo from March 8, 2017. The Gulf powerhouse has teased media with the promise it wil...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2017 10 Comments

  • Qatar Airways ditches Oneworld's restrictive baggage rules

    EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways is taking a welcome step back from the Oneworld alliance's traveller-unfriendly baggage rules for connecting flights. From March 1, the Gulf airline will once again allow passengers to have checked baggage sent ahead from any Qatar Airways flight to any connecting ...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2017 15 Comments

  • First look: BlackBerry KEYone 'Mercury' Android smartphone

    BlackBerry KEYone 'Mercury' aims to reboot the iconic brand Positioned as a secure Android smartphone Australian release May/June with $799 pricetag BlackBerry is back – or at least so it hopes, with the overnight launch of the KEYone ahead of a mid-year Australian release. After ...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2017 4 Comments

  • Virgin Australia plans late March kick-off for Hong Kong

    Virgin Australia is powering towards the launch of flights to Hong Kong, with tickets expected to go on sale by the end of next month. This will of course be preceded by the announcement of which Australian city will anchor the flights – will they be Sydney-Hong Kong, Melbourne-Hong Kong o...

    POSTED 24 Feb, 2017 23 Comments

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