• Which airline has the best Brisbane-Singapore business class?

    The traffic between Brisbane to Singapore isn’t as frenetic compared to Sydney or Melbourne, but competition is still surprisingly fierce with three full-service airlines putting on some of their best products on this route. Qantas and Singapore Airlines are the obvious contenders, but the...

    POSTED 16 May, 2019 13 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's new Brisbane international lounge to open July 2019

    [UPDATED] Virgin Australia expects to open its its new international lounge at Brisbane Airport in May July 2019. The new ribbon-cutting will come some six eight months after the lounge was first and obviously optimistically promised to open in November 2018, a date which was then pushed ba...

    POSTED 3 May, 2019 29 Comments

  • New Hyatt Place hotel headed for Brisbane

    Hyatt will open its first hotel in Brisbane, the Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square, with a planned ribbon-cutting in 2023. Located in the suburb of Woolloongabba, just south of the Brisbane River and CBD, the Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square will be a cornerstone of the...

    POSTED 3 May, 2019 3 Comments

  • Korean Air withdraws first class from Brisbane, dials back Sydney

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air will axe first class on its Brisbane-Seoul flights from June 2019 in favour of more seating for business class, with the airline’s Sydney-Seoul flights also set to lose first class throughout much of the year. For Brisbane flyers, first class disappears p...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Brisbane's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. From the fastest paths through security to the quickest place to get your morning coffee, there are many tricks regular travellers learn along the way to save time: and when tr...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • Thai AirAsia X to launch Brisbane-Bangkok flights

    Brisbane travellers will have a new way to reach Thailand from June 25 2019 when Thai AirAsia X kicks off non-stop flights between Bangkok and the Queensland capital. Using an Airbus 330 aircraft, the airline's business class experience is sold as 'Premium Flatbed', offering angled-flat seats in...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • Royal Brunei will fly to Brisbane from June

    Royal Brunei Airlines will begin flying to Brisbane from 11 June, opening up another one-stop connection to London as well as alternative routes across Asia via Royal Brunei's home hub at Bandar Seri Begawan. Passengers can plan their trip around four flights pr week, departing on 5.30pm on...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2019 51 Comments

  • What it's like to fly on Air New Zealand's new Airbus A321neo

    Air New Zealand’s first and factory-fresh Airbus A321neo is now flying, making its debut as NZ739 from Auckland to Brisbane on Friday November 23, and soon to appear on flights to Sydney and Melbourne as well. It’s the first of 13 new Airbus ‘neo’ (New Engine Option) airc...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 20 Comments

  • Your guide to Brisbane Airport's international business class lounges

    Brisbane Airport's international terminal is home to no less than five lounges, and with some business class passengers, frequent flyers or lounge members potentially having two or even three lounges to choose from, it pays to know all the options. For example, Star Alliance business class passe...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2018 13 Comments

  • First photos: Virgin Australia's all-new Brisbane international lounge

    Virgin Australia will open its own lounge at Brisbane Airport's international terminal for business class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers. Dubbed My Lounge and operated by UK-based No1 Lounges – which will also take over Etihad's Sydney and Melbourne lounges, and open the...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 13 Comments

  • EVA Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner is coming to Brisbane

    Taiwan's EVA Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Taipei route to one of the airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliners next year – and when we say upgrade, we mean upgrade. Here is EVA's Royal Laurel business class on the Airbus A330 which currently flies five times a week between Brisbane and the Tai...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • Korean Air brings Boeing 787s onto Brisbane-Seoul flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Korean Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Seoul flights to the Boeing 787-9 from late October. On the seating front, there's little change for first class and business class passengers from the current Airbus A330s: both aircraft provide six first class seats across row one... ... foll...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines plans regional Airbus A350s for Brisbane

    Singapore Airlines will bring a new batch of Airbus A350s to Brisbane from next year, introducing its latest regional business class seat to the Queensland capital. But with four daily flights between Brisbane and Singapore – three already served by A350s with the airline’s longer-ra...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • Samoa Airways launches Brisbane-Apia flights

    IN BRIEF | Samoa Airways, the country’s national airline, will commence non-stop flights between Brisbane and Apia in November, linking the Queensland capital with Samoa’s largest city. From November 13 2018, return flights will run twice weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays using a Boeing...

    POSTED 3 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Qantas to revamp Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Hobart airport lounges

    Qantas will plough some of its record $1.6b pre-tax profit from the 2018 financial year into a revamp of it international lounges at Sydney, Auckland and Tokyo, along with expanding its recently-opened Brisbane lounge, while domestic lounges at Hobart and Tamworth will also see a refresh. Here's...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 29 Comments

  • Review: Qantas Boeing 787 business class, Brisbane-Melbourne

    Qantas is now flying its latest Boeing 787-9 between Melbourne and Brisbane, giving business travellers a domestic Dreamliner treat along this popular east coast route. The Boeing 787 is seen on around four flights each day – the best flight numbers to watch are QF609, QF611, QF614, QF625,...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 33 Comments

  • Philippine Airlines brings new business class, A321neo to Brisbane

    Passengers jetting between Brisbane and Manila with Philippine Airlines will now find fully-flat beds in business class, with the route now served by the airline's new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The single-aisle cabin sports a 2-2 layout at the pointy end, housing just 12 business class passengers...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 20 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches WiFi on Los Angeles flights

    Virgin Australia has flicked the WiFi switch on flights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Los Angeles, with passengers now able to stay connected above the clouds – for a price. That price is $9 for one hour of inflight Internet access, although the $20 'flight pass' which covers the...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • Qantas drops Boeing 747s from LAX, trims Dallas A380 flights

    All Qantas Los Angeles services shift to Airbus A380 or Boeing 787-9 Sydney-Dallas superjumbo drops to six days a week Sydney-San Francisco goes daily A redraw of Qantas' international network sees the ageing Boeing 747  move closer to retirement with all jumbo jets pulled from flight...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 45 Comments

  • Tips to fast-track your journey through Brisbane Airport

    Whether you fly once a year or every other day, one thing’s for sure: nobody likes standing in line at the airport, but you don’t always need a business class ticket or a shiny frequent flyer card to fast-track your way through the terminal and onto your flight or your ride home. Her...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 16 Comments

  • Emirates CEO plans Airbus A380s for Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

    Emirates hopes to upgrade all its flights to Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to Airbus A380 jets on the back of the airline's recent US$16 billion order for an additional 36 superjumbos on top of its current 101-strong fleet. Boeing 777s currently darting between each of those three cities and...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2018 37 Comments

  • Qantas Boeing 787 Brisbane-Los Angeles, New York flights start Sept

    Qantas will begin daily Boeing 787-9 flights between Brisbane and Los Angeles, and then from LAX to New York, from September 1, with tickets on sale today. After a two hour layover at Los Angeles the Dreamliner will continue to New York as the cross-country QF11/QF12 shuttle, having also picked ...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 47 Comments

  • Philippine Airlines' non-stop Brisbane-Manila flights start March 27

    Philippine Airlines will begin non-stop flights between Manila and Brisbane from March 27, axing the current Darwin stopover – and by default, the Darwin-Manila route – in the process. The direct route will trim flying time from a little overt nine hours due to the Darwin detour (whi...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2018 13 Comments

  • Emirates suspends Brisbane Airbus A380 flights

    Qantas partner Emirates will suspend its Airbus A380 flights between Brisbane and Dubai this year. In place of the superjumbos, the airline’s daily EK434/435 flights will be served by smaller Boeing 777-300ER jets between June 1 and August 31 2018 (June 2 to September1 departing Brisbane),...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2018 46 Comments

  • China Eastern chauffeur drive service for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

    China Eastern Airlines is now offering a free chauffeur drive service for business class and first class flyers on its routes between Australia, Shanghai and Beijing. The complimentary service is limited to a radius of 35km from Sydney Airport, 45km in Melbourne, 40km in Brisbane, and ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2018 10 Comments

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