• Three superb new business class seats taking wing in 2017

    We may be halfway through a busy year in the business travel world, but three leading airlines have yet to roll out their latest and greatest seats for high flyers. Here's a look at what's ahead. Qatar Airways Qsuite What: Qatar Airways' extraordinary Qsuite business class suites include s...

    POSTED 25 May, 2017 10 Comments

  • British Airways wants a shorter, cheaper third runway at Heathrow

    British Airways parent IAG has called on Heathrow Airport to scrap plans for its new runway to span London’s orbital highway, saying the proposal could add £3 billion pounds (A$5.2 billion) of costs. Extending Heathrow’s third landing strip across the M25 motorway would also co...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • In the ultra-long haul, 'hub' airports may be left behind

    Singapore Airlines' decision to restart direct flights to New York is a boon to the city-state's standing as a global aviation hub. It’s also an ominous sign for the future of such centers. Singapore, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Dubai became hubs from the 1970s to the 2000s for a simple rea...

    POSTED 25 May, 2017 4 Comments

  • The Porter House Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel coming to Sydney

    Sydney’s skyline will soon be adorned with a new luxury hotel as AccorHotels plans to open The Porter House Hotel under its MGallery by Sofitel brand by the end of 2020. Located on the corner of Bathurst and Castlereagh Streets in the city’s CBD, a $380 million mixed-use building wil...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • Your guide to Westpac's Altitude Rewards credit card program

    With airline partners ranging from Virgin Australia right through to Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and Air New Zealand, Westpac’s credit card-linked Altitude Rewards program gives travellers the freedom to choose how and where they earn and spend frequent flyer point...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • Air New Zealand opens new lounge at Palmerston North Airport

    Top-tier frequent flyers jetting from Palmerston North Airport in New Zealand can now relax in an all-new Air New Zealand lounge, being almost twice as large as the space that preceded it. It’s a welcome development for travellers visiting the city on business – particularly those wo...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 2 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' old Airbus A380s to become private VIP jets?

    Singapore Airlines' oldest Airbus A380s could be turned into the world's newest and arguably the ultimate private aircraft: a double-decker jet for the VIP set. The Singaporean flag-carrier will retire its first five A380s from October this year, to be replaced by five factory-fresh superjumbos ...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 1 Comment

  • Want to make the perfect martini? Stir it for exactly 40 seconds

    Francois Thibault, the cellar master of Grey Goose vodka, is a renaissance man in alcohol circles. He graduated from the University of Bordeaux II with a degree in winemaking in 1982, and was known for his work at cognac maker H. Mounier when he was hired by Sidney Frank, the billionaire entrepre...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 0 Comments


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