Melbourne travellers will find the same standards of seating aboard all Emirates flights from March 25 2018 as the Qantas partner upgrades its final Boeing 777 service to the Victorian capital to its flagship Airbus A380. The most noticeable improvement comes for business class passengers with t...
POSTED 27 Apr, 2017 5 Comments
Qantas will axe its daily Melbourne-Dubai-London Airbus A380 flights from late March 2018, with the long-running superjumbo route cancelled in favour of the new non-stop Boeing 787 service between Perth and London. The last flight of the current QF9 service to London via Dubai will be ...
POSTED 27 Apr, 2017 91 Comments
Melbourne-based travellers are quite literally spoiled for choice when jetting to Singapore with no less than five airlines offering non-stop flights including Qantas and Singapore Airlines, but also Emirates, Jetstar and Scoot. Depending on which option you choose, you could either find yoursel...
POSTED 10 Apr, 2017 32 Comments
Emirates Skywards is a powerful frequent flyer program for securing business class and first class flights with your points – or ‘miles’, in Emirates parlance – whether your travels take you through the Middle East, onwards to Europe and the USA or closer to home to Asia a...
POSTED 6 Apr, 2017 0 Comments
Faced with a ban on any carry-on technology larger than a smartphone on direct flights to the USA, the big 'Middle East Three' airlines are finding innovative ways to work around this incredible disincentive for business travellers. The sweeping ban – which covers everything from nois...
POSTED 31 Mar, 2017 7 Comments
We may be four years into the ten-year partnership between Qantas and Emirates, but the airlines have no plans to smooth out one noticeable wrinkle in the relationship – the inability to use frequent flyer points earned on one airline to upgrade on the other. Qantas loyalists still can't u...
POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 24 Comments
TALKING POINT | This coming weekend sees the fourth anniversary of the alliance between Qantas and Emirates alliance, which formally launched on April 1, 2013. The days of the familiar Singapore stopover en route to London are long gone, replaced by Dubai – but with that came access t...
POSTED 29 Mar, 2017 56 Comments
Emirates’ first class flyers arriving in Nice, France can now swap their free limousine airport transfer for a helicopter ride to Monaco City at no extra charge, in what must be the best way to arrive in style for the Monaco Grand Prix! With a journey time of just seven minutes from lift-o...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2017 17 Comments
Emirates Skywards is a powerful yet often-overlooked frequent flyer program for Australian travellers, unlocking business class and first class flights and upgrades with Emirates, and other travel opportunities with its web of partners including Qantas, Japan Airlines and Korean Air. Australian ...
POSTED 22 Mar, 2017 2 Comments
Emirates already lets economy class passengers pay their way into the airline's flagship business class and first class lounges at Dubai. Now the Gulf powerhouse and Qantas partner is extending the scheme across its global lounge network, although at this stage not everybody can walk up and wave...
POSTED 20 Mar, 2017 15 Comments
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