• Outgoing passenger departure cards will be axed from July 1st

    EXCLUSIVE | Those bothersome and largely redundant Outgoing Passenger Cards are finally being binned for good, with international travellers no longer required to fill out the green forms from July 1, 2017. This means there’ll be one less bit of paperwork standing between you and your flig...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 35 Comments

  • Qantas business class upgrade guide

    Nobody likes to fly in economy, so how do you go about getting an upgrade to business class? There are plenty of myths and also misinformation on how to get a free upgrade, including the classic clunker that you should dress up so you look like somebody who belongs at the pointy end of the plane...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 62 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific: narrow new Boeing 777 economy seat due 2018

    Cathay Pacific will fit an all-new economy seat across its Boeing 777-300 fleet as the airline moves to a tighter but more profitable 10-across layout instead of the current 3-3-3 seating. All 17 of the Oneworld airline's regional Boeing 777-300 jets along with 48 of its 53 long-range Boeing 777...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2017 13 Comments

  • Low-cost Qantas business, first class buying US frequent flyer miles

    UPDATE | A new AAdvantage 'buy miles' promotion is underway, this time offering a bonus of up to 100,000 miles on American Airlines mileage purchases plus cash discounts of 10% on the purchase price through August 1 2017 for use on Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other Oneworld airlines. Given the cu...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 46 Comments

  • Qantas ditches Dubai, returns A380 to Sydney-Singapore-London

    Qantas will axe Dubai from its route map and return to Singapore as the stopover for flights from Sydney to London. From March 25 2018, the flagship QF1/QF2 Sydney-London Airbus A380 service will run via Singapore instead of Dubai, replacing one of the two daily Sydney-Singapore A330 flights. Q...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2017 213 Comments

  • Qantas to retire its five oldest Boeing 747 jumbo jets

    As Qantas counts down to the delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in October 2017, the clock is also ticking away on the airline's dwindling fleet of Boeing 747 jumbo jets – once the iconic mainstay of the Qantas international network. By the middle of 2018, when Qantas expects to...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 40 Comments

  • Qantas to start free inflight Internet trials on Friday April 7

    Qantas will flick the switch on its free inflight Internet service on Friday April 7 as challenger Virgin Australia readies a similar launch of its own sky-high WiFi technology later this month. The Qantas WiFi trials will take place on a Boeing 737-800 jet (aircraft registration VH-XZB, if you ...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2017 53 Comments

  • American Express to open lounge at Melbourne Airport

    EXCLUSIVE | American Express will open a lounge at Melbourne Airport’s international terminal later this year, building on the popularity of the company’s existing Sydney Airport lounge. As in Sydney, the Melbourne American Express Lounge will offer barista-crafted coffee, buffet din...

    POSTED 7 Aug, 2017 12 Comments

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