• The price of pigging out in Prague is set to skyrocket

    The gut-busting Bohemian delight of pork, dumplings and stewed cabbage, which takes the blame for the quaffing of many a Pilsner - and the sneaking of many an afternoon nap - has never been more expensive. Known as ‘Vepro-knedlo-zelo’ for its three basic ingredients, the go-to Sunday...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas starts 'pop-up dining' at Qantas Clubs

    Gourmet meat pies will be on the menu at the Qantas Club this month, with the airline kicking off a series of ‘pop-up dining experiences’ at its domestic airport lounges. Sydney travellers will be the first to take part in the trial, which will see Qantas partnering with Merivale for...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2013 11 Comments

  • MAS offers "book the cook" style service on Australia, EU flights

    Business class passengers on Malaysia Airlines flights from Australia can now lock in their meal choice before departure with the expanded "Chef on Call" service, previously available only to its MAS' platinum frequent flyers or first class travellers. The concept is similar to Singapore Airline...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2013 0 Comments

  • Sampling the Spring menu at the Qantas First Lounge

    Spring is here, and for many Qantas frequent flyers that means the chance to sample some delightful new dishes at the award-winning Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne international airports as the lounge's seasonal menu ticks over from winter to spring. If...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific serves up new 'Signature Chinese Dishes'

    Cathay Pacific is upgrading its inflight meals on flights between Australia and Hong Kong, introducing what the airline calls 'Signature Chinese Dishes' for business, premium economy and economy class passengers. The dishes "feature Hong Kong specialities, authentic Chinese recipes and trad...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2012 10 Comments

  • Qantas partner Air France upgrades premium economy food

    Qantas partner Air France is offering new "buy-up" meals in premium economy on long flights like Paris-Singapore. It's the latest airline to pick up on the trend of charging extra to get decent food in the "middle class" between back-of-the-bus economy and business class. On Air France, you can...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2012 0 Comments

  • Six ways your airline food choices can make or break your journey

    There's a lot of advice out there on what to eat when you fly. Business travellers tend to have a better time of it, with business class meals well past the "plastic airline food" category into "usually edible and sometimes enjoyable". Singapore Airlines is the latest to suggest some tips -- fro...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2012 2 Comments

  • The Qantas First Lounge: how seasonal menus are crafted

    One of the delights of dining at the Qantas First Lounge is that there’s almost always something new to try. That’s not just because the extensive menus (see what's being served for breakfast and all-day) boast so much variety, on top on daily specials. The menus...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • Behind the scenes: fine dining at the Qantas First Lounge

    We’re unabashed fans of the world-class Qantas First Lounge. One of its stand-out features is the superb dining – surely the best way to begin any overseas flight (or even some domestic ones, as savvy frequent flyers have discovered). Built around menus designed by Aussie superchef N...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2012 6 Comments

  • Five expert tips to get the best of airline buy-on-board food

    More and more airlines are offering buy-on-board food instead of -- or in addition to -- their regular meal services, meaning rushed travellers often end up going hungry or having to settle for something deeply unpalatable. While Australians travelling domestically on business are relatively wel...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2012 1 Comment

  • New "Club Sandwich Index" compares hotel food prices worldwide

    We've all heard of the Big Mac Index or the latte index – using global products to compare the cost of living in various cities and countries against the US dollar. But what happens to your purchasing power parity when you've arrived at a hotel late at night, absolutely starving and lookin...

    POSTED 14 May, 2012 1 Comment

  • In profile: Qantas masterchef Neil Perry

    The seemingly unstoppable Neil Perry takes time out from running six restaurants in his Rockpool empire, writing recipe books, presenting TV cooking shows and working as consulting chef for Qantas to talk about his favourite travels and, yes, food! What city do you most often visit for business?...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2012 0 Comments

  • The best food near Los Angeles' LAX airport for your layover

    Los Angeles' LAX airport isn't renowned for good food. But fortunately it's surrounded by interesting neighbourhoods -- and great places to eat. With Inglewood, El Segundo, Westchester and Manhattan Beach nearby, there are plenty of options for a decent meal on your next LAX layover, whethe...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2011 4 Comments

  • Qantas launches 'members only' epiQure wine and food club

    In an attempt to woo well-heeled travellers, and certainly keep them away from the newly-competitive Virgin Australia, Qantas is launching a $99-per year wine and food club as an add-on to its existing Frequent Flyer program. Upon joining, members will receive a "welcome gift" from Qantas worth ...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2011 2 Comments

  • French pastry house Ladur

    Flying through British Airways' Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport? Pick up some mouthwatering French pastry goodies at the new Ladurée patisserie and be the envy of everyone within sniffing distance on your flight. Famous Parisian bakers Ladurée have brought a carrosse -- tha...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Gallery: Virgin Blue's new inflight meals by Luke Mangan

    Last week the flying foodies of Australian Business Traveller broke the news that Virgin Blue had hired Australian chef Luke Mangan to overhaul its inflight menu. Now we're pleased to bring you the first look at Mangan's Virgin Blue economy class menu and some of the dishes themselves,...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Blue signs Luke Mangan for inflight meals "that travellers actually want to buy

    Update As tipped by Australian Business Traveller last week, Virgin Blue has hired Australian chef Luke Mangan to overhaul its inflight menu. Mangan’s meals will initially be offered in economy class – and yes, you’ll still have to pay for them – but the menu will now in...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2011 2 Comments

  • Would you buy an inflight meal as a take-home heat-and-eat dinner?

    Despite the best efforts of airlines in employing masterchefs to oversee their inflight menus – Qantas’ Neil Perry and Virgin Blue’s Luke Mangan both spring to mind – inflight food has never been considered much more than a food of necessity and a creation of compromise. ...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • Which class for business travel on Air New Zealand's new 777-300ER?

    Last week, we brought you detailed first reviews from Air New Zealand's brand new Business Premier and Premium Economy Spaceseat cabins, plus the top five little-known improvements for passengers on the new 777-300ER planes. The real question for business travellers and corpo...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Top five little-known improvements on Air New Zealand's Boeing 777-300ER

    Our team made it on board Air New Zealand's newest 777-300ER when it stopped at Wellington last week, and we've brought you in-depth reviews of the brand new Premium Economy Spaceseats, Economy Skycouches and updated Business Premier flat bed pods.  You'll find full reviews of these in our ...

    POSTED 17 Feb, 2011 1 Comment

  • Frequent Flyer: Clair Deevy, Microsoft

    As the Community Affairs Lead in Asia for Microsoft, Aussie ex-pat Clair Deevy travels throughout the region as well as back to HQ in Seattle. This week she shares her top travel tips, as well as her pick of restaurants in Singapore and Seattle, with Australian Business Traveller.Which city do yo...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2010 2 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines adds A380 to Singapore-Japan-US

    Singapore Airlines will introduce its highly-regarded Airbus A380 onto the Singapore-Japan-US route next year, flying via Narita to Los Angeles (LAX). As of March 27, the SQ11 and SQ12 flights – said to be among SQ’s most profitable services – will be upgraded from the current ...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Frequent Flyer: Lorraine Elliott, 'Not Quite Nigella'

    This week: Lorraine Elliott, sometimes better known as Not Quite Nigella from the "cooking, eating and travel blog" of the same name (there's also a book from Penguin coming in mid-2011). Which city do you live in?Sydney. How many days would you spend travelling each year?About 80 days. What c...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Inside Sydney Airport's revamped Qantas Business Lounge

    The Qantas Business Lounge at Sydney’s domestic airport is first on the list as Qantas refreshes all its domestic lounges to more closely align them to their international counterparts – especially at the top tier levels for Frequent Flyers. The lounge is also the scene for this Thu...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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