• Three airlines get a reality check on inflight Internet

    Recent changes to the inflight Internet plans of Emirates, Etihad Airways and Finnair are reducing the amount of data that many travellers can download and the amount of time they can spend online, unless they’re willing to pay more for the same amount of connectivity. However, a subset of...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2017 5 Comments

  • Emirates gives free inflight WiFi to Skywards Platinums, Golds

    Emirates will now offer free unlimited inflight Internet to its Platinum and Gold members of its Skywards frequent flyer program, along with discounts for Skywards Silver and Blue passengers. The new scheme, which kicks off from today, comes less than a month after the airline began ch...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2017 1 Comment

  • USA lifts 'electronics ban' on Emirates, Etihad, Qatar flights

    The United States has stepped down its ‘electronics ban’ on all Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways flights from Dubai, Abi Dhabi and Doha to the USA, with passengers again able to carry larger electronic devices like laptops, tablets and noise-cancelling headphones into the ai...

    POSTED 5 Jul, 2017 7 Comments

  • Emirates embraces 'selfies' for airport security checks

    Emirates is introducing facial recognition technology to shorten passengers’ waits at immigration and check-in counters, a move that comes as the U.S. revives a ban that could complicate air travel from the Middle East. Passengers will be able to upload biometric details such as ‘sel...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • How to claim missing Emirates Skywards miles after your flight

    When you fly with Emirates, any frequent flyer points you’re owed will usually appear in your Emirates Skywards account automatically – but from time to time, those points simply never arrive, and that’s when you’ll need to claim your share by submitting a request. The pr...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Emirates stalls on A380 order until superjumbo's fate is clear

    Emirates, the world’s biggest operator of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, said it’s reluctant to place a further order for the double-decker jet until the future of the slow-selling model becomes clear. With Airbus mulling production cuts if no new deals are secured this year, Dubai-base...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • How airlines can help you celebrate special occasions

    People travel for a number of different reasons, but perhaps the most exciting trips are those where you’re celebrating a special event, such as a birthday, wedding anniversary, honeymoon or even retirement. Declaring as much at the check-in desk probably won’t get you upgraded &ndas...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 25 Comments

  • Emirates now offers free inflight WiFi in business, first class

    Emirates is shaking up its inflight Internet plans to include "unlimited free WiFi" for business class and first class passengers, although the service will cost more if you're sitting in economy. The Gulf carrier previously gave all passengers 10MB of free access to its satellite Internet syste...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 13 Comments

  • Emirates: no plans to axe more trans-Tasman Airbus A380 flights

    Emirates says it has no plans to drop trans-Tasman Airbus A380 flights from Melbourne and Brisbane in the wake of a decision to shutter the daily superjumbo service between Sydney and Auckland. From July 13 2017, Emirates will no longer send its A380 – complete with first class suites, lie...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 9 Comments

  • These five airlines give you free inflight Internet

    Inflight Internet is virtually ubiquitous these days with most major airlines offering some form of sky-high WiFi – and while this has traditionally attracted sky-high prices to match, the cost of connecting mid-flight is on the decline, with some airlines now even offering the service for ...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 18 Comments

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