• Get ready for the world's largest airplane window

    Everybody loves the view from an airplane window, and soon there'll be a window to make the most of that vista. It's the SkyView Panoramic Window, designed for Boeing's Business Jet family – so now you've got another option to consider when ordering your next private jet. At 138cm (54.5")...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Bose banned! US, UK inflight electronics ban includes headphones

    Noise-cancelling headphones such as the popular Bose QC series have been banned from flights to the USA and the UK under strict new rules regarding inflight electronics. A spokesperson for the US Transportation Security Administration has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that any pair ...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2017 33 Comments

  • Qantas, Emirates: no plans for points upgrades between airlines

    We may be four years into the ten-year partnership between Qantas and Emirates, but the airlines have no plans to smooth out one noticeable wrinkle in the relationship – the inability to use frequent flyer points earned on one airline to upgrade on the other. Qantas loyalists still can't u...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 6 Comments

  • Virgin polls travellers on inflight Internet pricing, usage

    Virgin Australia appears to be moving closer to its promised launch of inflight Internet, with the airline now surveying travellers on pricing models – and how much influence these would have when choosing to fly with Virgin or Qantas. Virgin has flagged a two-tier service with Basic and H...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 20 Comments

  • The Qantas-Emirates alliance: four years on...

    TALKING POINT | This coming weekend sees the fourth anniversary of the alliance between Qantas and Emirates alliance, which formally launched on April 1, 2013. The days of the familiar Singapore stopover en route to London are long gone, replaced by Dubai – but with that came access t...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2017 44 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines moves new Airbus A380 suites to upper deck

    As previously tipped by Australian Business Traveller, Singapore Airlines is relocating its new Airbus A380 first class suites to the superjumbo's upper deck. This is something which Airbus has been championing among superjumbo customers, and will see Singapore Airlines' fresh flagship A380s - t...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 14 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa frequent flyers get shared earn & burn

    Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa will allow members of their respective frequent flyer schemes to earn and redeem points across both airlines as part of an overnight 'co-operation agreement' signed between the unlikely allies. The 'earn and burn' proposition for Asia Miles and Miles & More will ...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 7 Comments

  • Qantas will keep Perth T1 international lounge open after 2018

    IN BRIEF | Qantas will continue to operate its international lounge at Perth Airport's T1 terminal for partner airlines including Oneworld members Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways, even after an all-new Qantas International Lounge at Perth's T3 terminal opens its doors in early 2018. Qantas...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

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