• Delta upgrades business class on Los Angeles-New York flights

    Virgin Australia’s Stateside partner Delta Air Lines is boosting its business class experience to become the only US carrier offering both a fully-flat bed and direct aisle access on every Los Angeles-New York flight. As of November 4 2019, Delta’s flights between the Home of Hollywo...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 9 Comments

  • You can once again visit Frank Sinatra's favourite LA restaurant

    An iconic Los Angeles restaurant made famous as Frank Sinatra’s hangout is getting a dream revival. The catch? You have only two years to check it out. Restaurateurs Hans Rockenwagner and Josiah Citrin have rebooted Culver City eatery Dear John’s with updated American fare. But when ...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Delta One business class suites for Sydney-Los Angeles in April 2019

    Delta Air Lines will launch its business class Delta One suites onto the Sydney-Los Angeles route next year, raising the bar for premium travel on the popular and competitive trans-Pacific route. The enclosed business class suites with sliding privacy doors will appear on Delta's daily&nb...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 45 Comments

  • Road trip: the best places to eat along California’s Highway 1

    Planning a road trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco? California’s Highway 1 isn’t just about uninterrupted drive and stunning views along a gorgeous coastal highway. There’s also the food to contend with: Dotted along the winding route, you’ll find peppery smoked-f...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • The 12 best burgers in Los Angeles, as rated by top chefs

    Los Angeles has a stronger burger culture than any other city in the U.S. It’s here that the quintessential fast-food burger really took hold in the ’50s as car culture took off. The first In-N-Out Burger opened in Baldwin Park, an L.A. suburb, in 1948 and came to epitomize the kind ...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 2 Comments

  • Here are the best flights to New York which skip that LAX stopover

    When a business trip to New York beckons, most high flyers instinctively look for – and simultaneously dread – a connecting flight through LAX. Both reactions are understandable. The former, because Los Angeles is Australia's gateway to the US. Qantas, Virgin Australia, United, Amer...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 64 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Nov 2

    Singapore Airlines will begin non-stop flights to Los Angeles on November 2, 2018, following the October 11 debut of direct flights to New York. The move follows the decision by fellow Star Alliance member United Airlines to axe its own Singapore-Los Angeles flights as of October 27, 2018. Sing...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Reviewed: Los Angeles' two best new hotels

    Great hotels abound in Los Angeles, and there is no single best way to experience L.A – the time and effort required to brave the city's famously sluggish traffic means that, for many visitors, the place they choose to stay determines the flavor of their experience. Right now, one of the m...

    POSTED 17 May, 2018 2 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches WiFi on Los Angeles flights

    Virgin Australia has flicked the WiFi switch on flights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Los Angeles, with passengers now able to stay connected above the clouds – for a price. That price is $9 for one hour of inflight Internet access, although the $20 'flight pass' which covers the...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 9 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

  • Qantas drops Boeing 747s from LAX, trims Dallas A380 flights

    All Qantas Los Angeles services shift to Airbus A380 or Boeing 787-9 Sydney-Dallas superjumbo drops to six days a week Sydney-San Francisco goes daily A redraw of Qantas' international network sees the ageing Boeing 747  move closer to retirement with all jumbo jets pulled from flight...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 45 Comments

  • The long-awaited LAX 'people-mover' shuttle train will arrive 2023

    Start counting down, but don't hold your breath: LAX is getting an 'automated people-mover' which will not only whisk travellers between terminals but to parking stations and even connect to the Los Angeles metro, if that's your thing. Costed at US$4.9 billion, the long-awaited transit project i...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2018 20 Comments

  • Qantas Boeing 787 Brisbane-Los Angeles, New York flights start Sept

    Qantas will begin daily Boeing 787-9 flights between Brisbane and Los Angeles, and then from LAX to New York, from September 1, with tickets on sale today. After a two hour layover at Los Angeles the Dreamliner will continue to New York as the cross-country QF11/QF12 shuttle, having also picked ...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 47 Comments

  • Qantas cuts Airbus A380, first class between Melbourne and Los Angeles

    Qantas will slash the number of Airbus A380 flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles next month, leaving many high flyers without the option of making the trans-Pacific journey in the superjumbo's cosy first class suites. For six weeks from 10 February to 24 March, the now-daily A380 flight o...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2018 46 Comments

  • Should you tip the staff in US airport lounges?

    TALKING POINT | Tipping is a way of life in the United States, and while most people understand the need to tip in bars and restaurants, should you also be tipping the staff in airport lounges who do practically the same thing – even if what you’re eating or drinking is provided for &...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 62 Comments

  • Qantas to fly Boeing 787 from Brisbane to Los Angeles, New York

    Qantas will fly its Boeing 787-9 between Brisbane and Los Angeles by the end of 2018, with the jet continuing on to New York, and follow this with a new US route from Brisbane. Speaking in Seattle ahead of the delivery of the airline's first Boeing 787-9, which will arrive into Sydney on Friday ...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2017 49 Comments

  • Qantas trims first class on Melbourne-Los Angeles flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will reduce the number of Airbus A380 Melbourne-Los Angeles flights in early 2018 to just three superjumbo services each week in a move which will also trim availability of first class suites on the trans-Pacific route. From February 12 to March 24 2018, Qantas will fly the A3...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2017 27 Comments

  • The Pan-Am Experience lets you relive the glory days of flying

    The glory days of air travel are alive and well, in an unlikely location - an industrial estate in Los Angeles. The Pan Am Experience aims to capture the glamour and style of the mid-century flying experience, and is part of a company called Air Hollywood, which rents out replica airc...

    POSTED 9 Jun, 2017 4 Comments

  • Virgin Australia relaunches Melbourne - Los Angeles flights

    Virgin Australia is once again flying between Melbourne and Los Angeles, adding competition to a route currently exclusive to Qantas and United Airlines.The flights will run five days a week from today on Virgin's Boeing 777-300ER jets, which now sport all-new business class seats (above) and a s...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2017 47 Comments

  • Delta moves to LAX T2, T3 but Virgin Australia will stay at TBIT

    Delta Air Lines will make its move into LAX Terminals 2 and 3 in the middle of May, across what's sure to be a frantic five-day period from May 12 to May 17 – but Virgin Australia has decided to stay put at the adjacent Tom Bradley International Terminal. Delta's relocation from Termi...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2017 12 Comments

  • Virgin Australia brings back Velocity Gold lounge access at LAX

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Gold frequent flyers will once again enjoy airport lounge access in Los Angeles prior to their flights back to Sydney, Brisbane and soon Melbourne. Since one of Virgin's many recent 'lounge shuffles', Velocity Gold members have been stuck out in the airport...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2017 29 Comments

  • Virgin Australia Velocity Gold flyers lose LAX lounge access

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia’s Velocity Gold frequent flyers will no longer enjoy airport lounge access at Los Angeles prior to Virgin's flights to Australia when travelling in premium economy or economy class. It's a tough blow for travellers who are about to make the long overnight trek ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2017 56 Comments

  • Qantas launches Boeing 787 flights for Melbourne-Los Angeles

    Qantas' first Boeing 787-9 will make its international debut flying between Melbourne and Los Angeles from 15 December 2017, ahead of the start of non-stop Perth-London flights in March 2018. The Dreamliner flights will operate six days a week as QF95/QF96, taking over from a Boeing 747 and runn...

    POSTED 22 Dec, 2016 68 Comments

  • Virgin Australia changes airport lounge access in Los Angeles

    EXCLUSIVE | High-flying Virgin Australia passengers jetting home from Los Angeles will soon use a new airport lounge at LAX, under revised plans which take effect from next week. From Monday December 19, the airline’s Velocity Platinum members will shift from the Star Alliance First Class ...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2016 33 Comments

  • Qantas clarifies access rules for LAX first class lounge

    Staff at Qantas’ Los Angeles First Lounge are in for a refresher course on the rules covering lounge access, following reports that top-tier frequent flyers from American Airlines have been denied entry for spurious reasons. Those travellers turned away have been Executive Platinum members...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2016 21 Comments

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