Melbourne high flyers have no shortage of options when jetting to the UK and Europe aboard an Airbus A380 with five airlines offering their flagship superjumbo first class service on what’s normally a 24-hour voyage across the globe. Included on that list is Qantas, Emirates, Etihad Airway...
POSTED 23 Jan, 2017 12 Comments
Emirates will now let weary travellers pay their way into its Dubai airport lounges, regardless of their frequent flyer status or class of travel. The Gulf airline and Qantas partner is charging US$100 (A$133) for four hours' access to its business class lounges, and US$200 (A$266) for the...
POSTED 13 Jan, 2017 17 Comments
Melbourne travellers are spoiled for choice when it comes to flying on the Airbus A380 superjumbo with Qantas, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and from June 30 2017 Qatar Airways all offering one-stop Airbus A380 flights through to London and Europe. Australian Business Traveller ra...
POSTED 10 Jan, 2017 44 Comments
Malaysia Airlines first class and business class passengers can now enjoy access to Emirates airport lounges worldwide. It's one of the lesser-known benefits of the codeshare partnership between the Gulf colossus and the Malaysian flag-carrier, but there it sits, right on the MAS website... A...
POSTED 5 Jan, 2017 4 Comments
Hundreds of travellers jet to London each day on Qantas' flagship QF1 and QF9 flights from Sydney and Melbourne, with a stopover at the sprawling Dubai airport – and hundreds more shuttle back to Australia on the QF2 and QF10 return trips. The stopover at Dubai is relatively short, at leas...
POSTED 29 Dec, 2016 19 Comments
For a little luxe on your next journey with Emirates, why not use your hard-earned Skywards miles for an upgrade to first class? Whether you’ve earned your Skywards bounty from flights or through credit cards such as the Emirates Citi World MasterCard, you’re clear to use them for an...
POSTED 23 Dec, 2016 3 Comments
First class and business class passengers of Emirates and Qatar Airways will now find new luxury amenity kits waiting at their seats. In Emirates first class, high flyers receive one of four rotating Bulgari kits appropriate to their gender, with pale grey for the ladies and charcoal grey for th...
POSTED 22 Dec, 2016 2 Comments
Slip into your first class pyjamas on Emirates' Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 jets and you'll be stepping into some decidedly high-tech sleepwear. The Gulf airline is trumpeting its latest premium PJs as a world first: they're made from a unique 'self-moisturising' material containing billions of t...
POSTED 21 Dec, 2016 11 Comments
There's more than one way to fly between Sydney and Bangkok in business class, with Qantas, Thai Airways and even Emirates jetting between the two cities. Depending on which airline and flight you book, you could end up in a fully-flat bed with an inflight cocktail bar at your disposal, or in an...
POSTED 20 Dec, 2016 7 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Qantas could axe its daily Melbourne-London flights from early 2018, with the long-running route cancelled in favour of a new non-stop Boeing 787 service between Perth and London. Emirates would move to fill in the new gap in Qantas’ network, rostering one of its own aircraft o...
POSTED 11 Dec, 2016 60 Comments
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