• Spirits back on Virgin Australia drink carts

    Spirits will once again be served on Virgin Australia flights, after the airline reversed an unpopular decision to remove them from drink trolleys. The change had not been popular with Australian Business Traveller frequent flyers, with comments including "No spirits after August 11th. All in li...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2011 2 Comments

  • Is it true: Qantas cheaper than Virgin Australia for flights to Perth?

    Qantas chief Alan Joyce, a former Ryanair executive, took a swipe at Virgin Australia's roster of add-on prices in his announcement of Qantas' 747s launching on the East Coast to Perth route a couple of days ago. "Qantas is a cut above the competition when it comes to offering value for money fo...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2011 9 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines unveils premium 'check-in lounge' at KL airport

    Malaysia Airlines has replaced one of its four check-in aisles at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with a 'check-in lounge' for first, business and platinum Enrich frequent flyer passengers. The new check-in area will have a meet-and-greet service where staff will be briefed and waiting for el...

    POSTED 16 May, 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

  • 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

  • Emirates wins best airline food award

    The best food in the sky is to be found on Emirates, with Australian airlines nowhere to be seen in the top ten.  However, the list does contain airlines familiar in our skies: Emirates, Singapore, Qatar, Malaysia, Thai and Etihad are all in the top ten. The absence of Qantas and Virgin Bl...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

  • Lufthansa reveals new European seating with more capacity and legroom

    Lufthansa has finally revealed the cabin revamp for its short and medium-haul fleet. The European cabin upgrade involves some 32,000 new seats installed on over 180 aircraft, and provides passengers with more legroom while increasing the capacity of Lufthansa’s fleet and reducing weight.&nb...

    POSTED 24 Dec, 2010 0 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

  • 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

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