• Double dip on points with Air France/KLM and Accor

    In the long run of loyalty, every point counts – so the opportunity to 'double dip' makes plenty of sense if it helps you snare that airline seat, hotel room or an upgrade on either. With that in mind, many of our European readers will be pleased to take advantage of a unique partnership b...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas unlocks reward flights on Air New Zealand, Air France, KLM

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now use their Qantas Points to book selected flights with Air New Zealand, and will soon be able to book flights with Air France, KLM, and Thailand's Bangkok Airways. It's part of a broader sweep by Qantas to unlock one million additional frequent flyer seats ev...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 9 Comments

  • KLM rethinks Airbus A350 plans, eyes broader Qantas partnership

    With eight Boeing 787-10 jets set to join the KLM fleet between 2019 and 2023, SkyTeam’s Dutch airline is now rethinking its separate order for seven Airbus A350s – currently planned for delivery from 2021 – which may end up being transferred to KLM’s sister airline Air Fr...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • KLM Crown Lounge in Amsterdam gains à la carte restaurant

    KLM’s flagship Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport now features an à la carte restaurant for passengers jetting beyond the bounds of the European Schengen Area – simply named Blue by KLM – joining the lounge’s established buffet dining as part of an ongoing o...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • KLM opens new flagship Crown Lounge at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

    The first stage of KLM's all-new Crown Lounge at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport is now open, and it offers a hint of what's to come when the second part of the business class lounge is revealed by mid-2019. KLM is describing this as a 'temporary setup' ahead of the lounge's eventual 6,...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 7 Comments

  • KLM's new business class meals for European Cityhopper flights

    Dutch airline KLM is launching a new range of business class meals for flyers darting around Europe on its regional Cityhopper services. Starting 28 October 2018, travellers in the 'Euro-business class' cabin can look forward to more choice on the menu, including sustainable produce from local s...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • Qantas and KLM partner for flights to Amsterdam

    Qantas and KLM are partnering on flights to Amsterdam, with Singapore acting as the common hub for a codeshare alliance beginning November 2018. Similar in scope to the Qantas/Air France liaison, the newly-minted agreement will see Qantas carry travellers through to Singapore where they'll trans...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 34 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines axes flights to Amsterdam, Paris

    Oneworld member and Qantas partner Malaysia Airlines will stop flying to Amsterdam and Paris next year and instead leverage its existing partnerships with KLM and British Airways, as well as signing a new codeshare deal with Emirates. Malaysia Airlines' MH16/19 Amsterdam service will be scrapped...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2015 12 Comments

  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' new Boeing 787-9 business class revealed

    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin flying its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in October 2015, featuring the airline's new World Business Class seats. The seats lie fully-flat, with a 1-2-1 layout so that every passenger is one small step away from the aisle plus a large side storage area ...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2015 23 Comments

  • Etihad adds Amsterdam flights, connects to 13 new European cities

    Virgin Australia partner Etihad will introduce connections from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam starting 15 May, and will expand its onward codeshare connections to over a dozen regional European economic hubs from the Dutch airport at Schipol. While Amsterdam itself has been relatively well served by in...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2013 0 Comments

  • Air France will speed you through Paris-CDG airport

    If you're shepherding the CEO or a key business contact through Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport when flying Air France-KLM -- or if the idea of navigating through the labyrinthine corridors trying to speak French after a long flight fills you with dread -- you might consider the French national ...

    POSTED 10 Feb, 2012 0 Comments

  • Amsterdam Schipol airport's new garden park inside the terminal

    Amsterdam's Schipol airport is gunning to be the European hub of choice for the discerning traveller, this time with a park -- yes, an actual park with grass and trees and other green things -- inside the airport terminal. Australian Business Traveller takes a look inside and out. The somewhat...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • Delta to introduce "Economy Comfort" seating area, decides against premium economy

    Delta is following the lead of United and its SkyTeam partner KLM by introducing an "economy with more legroom" premium area of its economy cabin, called Economy Comfort. It's not a premium economy seat or level of service like transpacific competitors Qantas or V Australia. Economy Comfort pass...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2011 3 Comments

  • Qantas, Cathay Pacific enlist masterchefs to improve inflight meals

    Airline food has long been the butt of jokes and the bane of frequent flyers. But that’s starting to change as expert chefs seek to transform in-flight meals from merely edible to enjoyable. Leading the local push is of course Neil Perry. As consultant chef for Qantas, the ponytailed Perry...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Garuda to bring SkyTeam alliance closer to Australia

    Australian travellers will have more reason to take notice of the SkyTeam alliance when Garuda Indonesia joins the group in 2012. Garuda’s membership will help raise SkyTeam's local profile. Among local frequent flyers it's easily the least known of the three main inter-airline groups, alt...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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