• British Airways moving flights between Heathrow Terminals 1 & 5

    In just a few months, British Airways will change the London Heathrow terminal for many of its flights -- so if you're connecting from Qantas, British Airways or Cathay Pacific in London Heathrow to a UK or European flight, check now whether your flight is changing terminal. With more flights to...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines closes Heathrow lounge "for aesthetic facelift"

    Singapore Airlines has closed its first and business class SilverKris lounges in London Heathrow's Terminal 3 for a minor make-over. "The London Heathrow First and Business Class SilverKris Lounges in Terminal 3 are scheduled to undergo refurbishment from 18 June, which are expected to be c...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2012 1 Comment

  • Expert guide: best oneworld first class lounges at Heathrow T3

    Flying from London Heathrow's Terminal 3 and got a Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum card, or the Emerald equivalent with other oneworld airlines such as BA and Cathay Pacific? There's no shortage of oneworld lounges at T3, including three first class lounges accessible to Qantas Platinums and...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2012 19 Comments

  • Fourth Singapore Airlines London Heathrow flight from September

    Business travellers will have an extra Singapore Airlines connection to London's Heathrow Airport from September, as SQ adds a fourth daily flight from its Changi hub. The airline's newest fully flat business class seats with direct aisle access for all passengers will be found on the Boeing 777...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2012 3 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

  • China Southern begins Sydney-London flights on 'Canton Route'

    China Southern's new 'Canton Route' from Australia to London via Guangzhou takes flight this morning, increasing the pressure on Qantas and its long-established Kangaroo Route via Singapore (and, to a lesser extent, Hong Kong). The world's fourth-largest airline is hoping that cheaper fares and ...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2012 22 Comments

  • Heathrow Express gets new business-class look, even in 'economy'

    London's Heathrow Express has unveilled new-look trains designed to look more like a relaxed business lounge. The first of the fully refurbished carriages, fitted with new interiors as part of a £16m (A$25m) overhaul, began the 20 minute sprint between Heathrow airport and Paddington ...

    POSTED 31 May, 2012 1 Comment

  • British Airways takes over, rebrands BMI lounge at Heathrow T1

    British Airways has gained another lounge at Heathrow, and Star Alliance lost one, following BA take-over of BMI's superb Great British Lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 1. A highly-regarded haven in T1, the Great British Lounge was previously open to business class passengers and h...

    POSTED 31 May, 2012 2 Comments

  • Three hour queues at Heathrow

    London's Heathrow Airport's immigration queues caused yet more travel nightmares this week, with non-European passengers waiting for over three hours. So bring a book or make sure your electronic devices have enough charge to get you through the long wait. UK Immigration boss Brian Moore told t...

    POSTED 1 May, 2012 6 Comments

  • Heathrow By Invitation: the $2750 VIP lounge and car service

    Do you have some serious cash to drop in order to escape the hoi polloi and smooth your way through London's Heathrow Airport? For £1500 plus taxes -- working out to just under A$2750 -- Heathrow By Invitation's Windsor Suite VIP rooms are available for groups of up to six, promising a pri...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2012 1 Comment

  • Five airports of the future, in pictures

    Mention some airports to frequent flyers and you'll receive a sigh or a groan. Most business travellers have a list of airports they actively avoid, whether it's Los Angeles' LAX, Paris' Charles de Gaulle or London's Heathrow. We're always interested when new airports and new terminals are plann...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2012 0 Comments

  • Airport Guide: London Heathrow Airport

    The latest stop in our series of 'need to know' airport guide for the business traveller is London Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports -- and a candidate for one of its worst. The basics London Heathrow (LHR) is the UK's primary international airport and a major European transit ...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2012 4 Comments

  • Velocity status credits now earning full rate on Virgin Atlantic

    IN BRIEF | Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyers will now earn status credits at the full rate on Virgin Atlantic flights. Previously, flights on Virgin Atlantic had earned status credits at a lower rate. The changes bring Virgin Atlantic into line with other London-bound partners Air New Ze...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2012 1 Comment

  • London: best smartphone apps for the business traveller

    If you're travelling to London on business, we've got some top recommendations for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps to make your trip easier and more enjoyable. You'll find practical apps in the "getting in and around" categories, plus several in the "restaurants, bars and things to do" field...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2012 2 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' third London flight goes A380 in June

    Singapore Airlines will upgrade a third Singapore-London return flight to the Airbus A380 from June 1, when the daily SQ308/319 service swaps from a Boeing 777-300ER to the A380 -- bringing all the airline's Heathrow flights up to the superjumbo standard. SQ308 leaves Singapore at...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2012 0 Comments

  • UK hikes flight tax: A$282 for longhaul business class from April

    If you're travelling from the UK, don't be surprised if your airline hits you up for some extra cash to cover a rise in the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax from 1 April. APD is a cunning way to raise general taxation revenue for the UK government from international air passengers departing fro...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2012 3 Comments

  • The best Qantas/British Airways flights to London via Hong Kong

    Planning to travel to London via Hong Kong with Qantas? With the Red Roo axing its flights from Hong Kong to London, you'll need to transfer to a British Airways flight for the second and longer leg of your journey. But pick your BA connection carefully, because your Club World business cla...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2012 2 Comments

  • Qantas to axe flights to London via Hong Kong, Bangkok this week

    Qantas will axe all flights from Hong Kong and Bangkok to London this Sunday, March 25, as part of the airline's efforts to scale back operations and claw back revenue on its loss-making international service. The move will leave Qantas with only two daily services on the Kangaroo Route bet...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2012 2 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

  • Free wifi coming to London Underground stations

    Free wifi Internet is coming to the London Underground as the city gears up for the 2012 Olympics. The high-speed wireless network, set up by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Media, will go live before the Olympics start on 27 July. Access will be free through to the end of the Olympics, when a pai...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • London's Radisson Edwardian hotels become Radisson Blu this year

    Frequent travellers to the UK (and especially London) will have come across the upper-mid-range Radisson Edwardian hotels, but they won't be seen for much longer. All thirteen hotels will turn into Radisson Blu properties by the end of the year, so don't be surprised if you spy a different namep...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • Non-stop flights from Australia to London and New York by 2020?

    Direct, non-stop flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to New York, London or the rest of Europe by 2020? That's what Boeing is studying for the next evolution of its popular 777 aircraft -- used by Virgin Australia, Emirates, Delta, Air New Zealand and many others -- and it's le...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2012 12 Comments

  • British Airways A380 & 787 routes: tops for London-bound flyers

    British Airways is planning to send its Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Asian routes, which will potentially open up new connection options for Australians heading for the UK or connecting through London Heathrow. BA's A380s are heading for Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore, as ...

    POSTED 2 Mar, 2012 5 Comments

  • Wine tasting in the airport departures lounge at London City

    Quick sip of Chateau Petrus 1993 while you wait for your flight? That's what London City Airport -- the tiny runway right next to the Canary Wharf financial district -- is offering. Weekly wine tastings run from half past four until half past six every Wednesday up to 28 March, with sommelier Be...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2012 0 Comments

  • London 2012 Olympics: dates to avoid chaos at Heathrow airport

    Business travellers heading for London Heathrow this summer would do well to reconsider their plans, with warnings from the airport of delays and disruption due to the 2012 Olympic Games amid the "busiest day in the airport's history". The worst days are expected to be 26 July and 13 August, at ...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2012 2 Comments

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