• UK extends 'Registered Traveller' fast-track airport service

    Australian travellers can now skip the passport control queues at the UK's largest airports – including Heathrow, Gatwick and London City, with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Stansted to follow – thanks to an expansion of the ‘Registered Traveller’ scheme. T...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2015 16 Comments

  • London Gatwick: Qantas' new business traveller alternative to Heathrow

    According to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, Australians are booking flights into London's second airport at a rate of knots under the new Qantas-Emirates alliance, which offers direct flights from Dubai to Gatwick and several other UK airports as alternatives to Heathrow. Calling Gatwick one of Qan...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2013 9 Comments

  • How to get British Airways' Euro business when you book economy

    If you're flying British Airways around Europe, how does sitting in a business class seat when you're booked in economy sound? After a few test runs, we're confident that this travel hack works the majority of the time, leaving you towards the front of the plane, in a wider seat with extra legro...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2012 5 Comments

  • Hong Kong Airlines partners with Virgin Atlantic & Qantas

    Hong Kong Airlines is now listing Virgin Atlantic alongside Qantas as partners for shuttling business travellers from Australia to Hong Kong and connect to HKA's daily all-business class flight from Hong Kong to London. The airline is offering to travel agents a $2,600 nett (wholesale) intr...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2012 2 Comments

  • All-business class flights from Hong Kong to London start in March 2012

    Hong Kong Airlines's daily all-business class flights between Hong Kong and London's secondary airport Gatwick will start next March. Australian Business Traveller reported on the airline's mooted plans for the premium-only flights earlier this year, but confirmation of the 8 March 2012 start da...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2011 4 Comments

  • Vietnam Airlines aims for Kangaroo Route traffic with London Gatwick flights

    Vietnam Airlines has plans to link Australia to London via Vietnam as of December, providing another option for cost-conscious business travellers on the Kangaroo Route. Business class passengers on a budget already use the carrier for flights to Paris and Frankfurt, connecting on Vietnam's...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • How to avoid the Royal Wedding on a London business trip

    With Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding coming up next week in London -- plus a whopping four public holidays in the next two weeks -- doing business in the UK is likely to be tricky. Australian Business Traveller has the lowdown on all the details to help you navigate London duri...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Even more taxes to fly to Heathrow?

    The UK government is considering proposals to hike up the taxes for flying to Heathrow and other airports in the southeast of England -- again. UK Transport Minister Theresa Villiers said, "It is not inconceivable that our tax reform might look at a higher tax to fly from congested southeast a...

    POSTED 7 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Qantas returning to full schedule for Heathrow flights

    Qantas is gearing up for a return to its full flight schedule from Heathrow following the re-opening of the snow-bound airport's second runway, which has been closed since last weekend. The airline has listed three out of its four daily flights from Heathrow for today (Wednesday December 22nd, L...

    POSTED 23 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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