• InterContinental Sydney gets $200 million makeover

    Sydney's iconic InterContinental Sydney is about to get a whole lot more swish with plans for a $200 million upgrade to all 509 guest rooms and public areas. But the most stunning part of the package will be a 900m² ballroom extending out from the 10th floor to provide a panoramic vista t...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2017 2 Comments

  • Qantas' inflight WiFi trials peg the needle at 12Mbps per device

    Qantas has completed its first real-world 'tech trial' of the airline's inflight Internet system, with a planeload of passengers hammering away at the satellite connection during a three hour flight along the east coast between Sydney and Brisbane. The special charter flight came ahead of the Bo...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2017 14 Comments

  • Now you can use your Virgin Australia points to book a hotel

    Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program adds another string to its bow this week with the launch of a hotel booking service which lets travellers turn their points for a stay at one of some 465,000 hotels and resorts worldwide. Now live at hotels.velocityfrequentflyer.com – or...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2017 1 Comment

  • BA flags April launch of Club Europe business class on UK flights

    British Airways is likely to launch its Club Europe business class on domesic UK flights in April, upgrading the current single-class flying experience to something that's a little sharper at the pointy end. Not a lot sharper, mind you: Club Europe seats are almost exactly the same as you'd fi...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 for Melbourne in May, June

    Singapore Airlines is bringing its Airbus A350 back to Melbourne across May and June – so if you haven't yet experienced the Star Alliance's newest jet, here's your chance. The flight you'll want to book is the SQ218 redeye from Melbourne to Singapore... ... and on the way back, the mor...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2017 3 Comments

  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: what you need to know

    The first Boeing 787-10 rolled out of the hangar this weekend, and is expected to make its inaugural test flight by early March. Here's what you need to know about this latest member of the Dreamliner family. What's so different about the 787-10? Although sharing the same design and technolog...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific reconsidering Sydney, Melbourne airport lounges

    Cathay Pacific is rethinking how its own lounges fit into Australia's two major airports of Sydney and Melbourne, which between them host seven daily flights to Hong Kong – with four of those on the airline's passenger-packing Boeing 777-300ER flagship. The Oneworld member already operates...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2017 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia hints at new Boeing 737 domestic business class

    Is Virgin Australia planning a new business class for its domestic Boeing 737 jets? That’s one take-away from today’s news that the airline would launch flights to Hong Kong using one of its six Airbus A330s – an aircraft which has previously been dedicated to Australia’s...

    POSTED 17 Feb, 2017 25 Comments


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