• Cathay Pacific first class upgrade guide

    If you’re trekking to London with Cathay Pacific in business class, why not use your Asia Miles for a first class upgrade? While Cathay Pacific’s Australian flights don’t come with first class – except for a few select flights to Sydney where business class passenger...

    POSTED 22 Oct, 2018 6 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines now sells first class on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia Airlines will sell first class on its daily Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, with the airline stepping away from previous plans to make the suites available as a no-cost upgrade to business class passengers holding Platinum-grade frequent flyer status. The A350 currently fea...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • Behind the Emirates business class, first class wine lists

    For most travellers, choosing a wine to enjoy with their meal in business class or first class can be as simple as opening the wine list and selecting a drop, perhaps even in 15 seconds – but the process before that, where that day’s wine list is put together, can be 15 years in the m...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Photos: British Airways' new first class lounge at New York JFK

    British Airways' first class lounge at New York's JFK Airport is the poor cousin no longer, after an extensive make-over to the same 'new lounge look' as its siblings in Rome and Aberdeen. At some 60 per cent larger than its former self, the 510m² (5,480ft²) footprint is designed aro...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines offers Qantas frequent flyers a first class upgrade

    Malaysia Airlines will continue flying its Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur through to March 30 2019, with top-tier Qantas Platinum frequent flyers and their Oneworld Emerald equivalents booked in business class being offered a free upgrade to a first class suite on the nine-hour fligh...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 20 Comments

  • Here's how the Airbus A380 changed the premium travel experience

    It's now been a decade since Qantas picked up the keys to its first Airbus A380, and eleven years since Singapore Airlines made its inaugural superjumbo flight from Singapore to Sydney. The sheer size of this airborne behemoth offered plenty of room for airlines to get creative, especially when ...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2018 25 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas first class lounge’s Spring 2018 menu

    Spring is finally here, and that means another seasonal refresh for the Rockpool dining room menu at the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. Australian Business Traveller had the opportunity to sample several of the new dishes ahead of our flight from Melbourne to San Francisco, and he...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific brings first class suites to Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    Cathay Pacific is now flying its first class suites between Sydney and Hong Kong, with selected business class passengers enjoying a free upgrade to the elegant cribs. However, the Hong Kong-based airline isn’t selling first class fares on the popular route and has no plans to do so, with ...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Which airlines offer a first class, business class chauffeur service?

    When you’re jetting off on an overseas business trip the last thing you need is the headache of organising airport transfers – especially once you arrive at the end of your flight. Thankfully, a handful of airlines offer a chauffeured car before and after your business class or first...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 16 Comments

  • Emirates upgrades first class audio experience with Bowers & Wilkins

    Already boasting a superb first class experience from lounges at the airport to suites in the sky, Emirates is buffing up the rest of its inflight offering through partnerships with premium brands Bowers & Wilkins, Bulgari and BYREDO skincare. Passengers settling into their first class suite...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2018 18 Comments

  • BA pops cork on new Champagne list for first & business class, lounges

    British Airways is extending its selection of Champagnes – and local English 'sparkling wines' – in first class and Club World business class, as well as on the ground at BA's first class lounges. In BA First Lounges – which are open not only to first class travellers but passe...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 3 Comments

  • Qantas brings back Airbus A380 first class to Hong Kong

    Qantas will offer first class between Sydney and Hong Kong this summer, making the 14 suites on its seasonal Airbus A380 available to well-heeled high flyers who want to luxe it up on the 9½ hour journey. The superjumbo will replace a Boeing 747 on the daily QF117/QF118 service from ...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Why isn’t there first class on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-1000?

    The Airbus A350-1000 is the largest single-deck jet from the European aircraft manufacturer and joins the Cathay Pacific fleet this week as a stretched sibling of the A350-900. However, despite the advanced jet’s size, Cathay Pacific opted to skip first class and lead with business class &...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas First Lounge’s Winter menu for 2018

    The latest seasonal menu for the Qantas first class lounge at Sydney and Melbourne boasts plenty of ‘winter warmers’ alongside perennial favourite dishes, although some of those have also been tweaked to take advantage of cool weather produce. Join Australian Business Traveller for t...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 10 Comments

  • What's next for Cathay Pacific first class, business class?

    With 79 new aircraft headed for Cathay Pacific’s hangars by the end of 2024, the fresh fleet will see an overhaul of first class and business class for the Hong Kong flag carrier. Australian Business Traveller sat down with Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg for an update on what’s to co...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2018 12 Comments

  • British Airways trials new fast-track services for first class flyers

    British Airways wants to put its first class flyers in the fast lane – in fact, an even faster fast lane than what they should already enjoy as the airline's highest-paying passengers. Flying at the pointy end of the plane sees first class travellers as the first to leave the aircraft, but...

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 18 Comments

  • Etihad axes first class on Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flights

    Etihad Airways is pulling the plug on first class flights from Melbourne as the Virgin Australia partner moves both of its daily flights to a two-class Boeing 787-9. The Gulf airline's latest schedule reveals that the Boeing 777-300ER which currently flies as EY460/EY461 and includes eight ...

    POSTED 22 May, 2018 37 Comments

  • This Airbus Day & Night first class suite concept offers a 'real' bed

    As ever-improving business class seats narrow the gap against first class, Airbus is joining the push to elevate first class to a whole new level with its Day & Night suite. This two-room concept divides each first class suite into seperate day-time and night-time areas, each designed around...

    POSTED 15 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • BA tests new business class seats, all-new first class will follow

    British Airways is conducting closed-door tests of its next generation Club World business class seat ahead of its early 2019 debut on the airline's new Airbus A350-1000 fleet. Speaking at a UK business leaders event in London recently, BA chief executive office Alex Cruz said the mock-up cabin ...

    POSTED 6 May, 2018 12 Comments

  • This first class suite concept is more like 'a personal apartment'

    First class suites are becoming increasingly private spaces. Etihad has its Airbus A380 'Apartments', Emirates took its new Boeing 777 first class cues from old-world railway cabins and modern yachts, while Singapore Airlines re-imagined its superjumbo first class as a 'Skyroom' – almost a...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • United details Polaris lounges for Newark, Houston, LAX, Washington DC

    United Airlines will follow this week’s opening of its new Polaris lounge at San Francisco with three more upscale lounges at Newark, Houston and Los Angeles across 2018. However, the next wave of premium Polaris lounges – including Washington, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo – are...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches fifth daily Sydney-Singapore flight

    Singapore Airlines will add a fifth daily flight from Sydney this week with the launch of its Sydney-Canberra-Singapore Boeing 777-300ER service. Flight SQ288's 9.20pm departure from Sydney and 5.15am arrival into Singapore will also be the airline's first overnight service from Sydney – a...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 9 Comments

  • Deal: British Airways Sydney-London in business and first for $7,238

    Exclusive offer: Save over $500 on your British Airways business class fare when booking a return flight from Sydney to London Heathrow via Singapore, plus get a free upgrade to First Class for either your inbound or outbound journey.   If you’re planning a trip on the Kangaroo route ...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Oman Air's new Boeing 787 first class suites are cosy Dreamliner dens

    Oman Air will fit 'First Class Mini Suites' to a new tranche of Boeing 787-9 jets, joining the handful of airlines with the confidence to bring a first class travel experience to the Dreamliner. Many airlines – including Qantas – have chosen to cap their Boeing 787-9s with business...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2018 11 Comments

  • Emirates upgrades spirits menu for first class, business class

    Emirates is adding a selection of new spirits and liqueurs to its inflight drinks menu for first class and business class travellers, along with shaking up the cocktail menu by adding the Negroni, Old Fashioned and Aperol Spritz. Headlining the tipples will be Hennessy Paradis Imp&eacu...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2018 6 Comments

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