• 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

  • Uber to launch New York City helicopter rides in July

    Uber is testing a helicopter service in New York City, according to documents outlining the program obtained by Bloomberg. Passengers will be able to use the Uber app to book a flight through the service, called Uber Copter, the documents show. Tests flights took off from a Manhattan heliport ne...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 2 Comments

  • New York's TWA airport hotel a cool homage to the Golden Age of travel

    The world's coolest airport hotel is now open for business, but this is no ordinary slab of real estate.  Taking the term 'airport hotel' quite literally, New York's TWA Hotel sits the 1960s-era TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. Eero Saarinen's eye-catchingly futuristic terminal ...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 18 Comments

  • At $195, Blade's NY to JFK helicopter service takes on Uber Black

    Helicopters have been whisking the wealthy from Manhattan to New York’s airports for decades. Now the ride can be booked via a smartphone for as little as US$195. And when traffic is heavy on those roads far below, that price – and the fact you're spending around five minutes darting...

    POSTED 9 May, 2019 12 Comments

  • Where to find the best sandwiches in New York

    New York is a town of strong opinions, particularly when it comes to food, be it best pizza or best steak or best burgers or the topic at hand: the best sandwiches. After all, like any modern metropolis, New York is filled with fine dining experiences. But tucking into a sandwich – a reall...

    POSTED 3 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • British Airways opens new Club business class lounge at New York/JFK

    British Airways is on a bit of a roll of late – we've seen the new Club Suites business class (due to take wing in August)... ... plus a first class refresh on the way for the Boeing 777s, Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A380s. Read: British Airways plans first class upgrade: new suites, ...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Adding hip to the square: Marriott's new Times Square Edition hotel

    New York remains the metropolis of the modern world: epicentre of entrepreneurs, media and advertising, finance and the unbridled commercial power of capital. Yet the geographic heart of the city, midtown Manhattan, is a neighbourhood most Manhattanites love to hate, and even visi...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Air France shines a spotlight on beauty treatments

    In airport lounges and above the clouds, Air France is putting the spotlight on beauty treatments for business and first class flyers. An exclusive partnership with luxury beauty and skincare specialist La Prairie has seen the opening of a chic new spa at Air France’s New York-JFK Terminal...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • What it’s like to travel on an all-business-class flight

    Business class is a great way to travel – but on a handful of flights every day, it’s the only way to fly: quite literally, because there are no first class suites onboard, or any seats further back in premium economy or economy. Welcome to the all-business-class flight, a rarity in ...

    POSTED 31 Dec, 2018 40 Comments

  • Non-stop to New York: the business traveller's guide to SQ22

    Getting from Singapore to New York in one hop is better than a layover in Frankfurt – even if it involves taking the world’s longest flight. That’s my jetlagged verdict after disembarking from Singapore Airlines' flight SQ22, the return of the carrier’s Changi-to-New York...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • Your guide to connecting to the USA via Vancouver with Air Canada

    While many Australian travellers bound for US east coast cities like New York will default to flying via Los Angeles, Vancouver presents an interesting alternative, and can take some of the hassle out of the typical Stateside transit experience. For instance, when flying from Australia to the US...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2018 6 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines: no 'Book The Cook' for New York-Singapore flights

    Singapore Airlines says it has no current plans to introduce its Book The Cook service for the New York-Singapore leg of The World's Longest Flight©. The popular advance meal order service boasts a dazzling choice between 50 dishes on business class flights out of Singapore, with over a doz...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Photos: British Airways' new first class lounge at New York JFK

    British Airways' first class lounge at New York's JFK Airport is the poor cousin no longer, after an extensive make-over to the same 'new lounge look' as its siblings in Rome and Aberdeen. At some 60 per cent larger than its former self, the 510m² (5,480ft²) footprint is designed aro...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Emirates upgrades first class audio experience with Bowers & Wilkins

    Already boasting a superb first class experience from lounges at the airport to suites in the sky, Emirates is buffing up the rest of its inflight offering through partnerships with premium brands Bowers & Wilkins, Bulgari and BYREDO skincare. Passengers settling into their first class suite...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2018 18 Comments

  • Six reasons why you should be flying to New York via Hong Kong

    New York is a must-visit metropolis for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Its vibrancy exerts a particularly magnetic pull on Australians, despite the fact that there are no direct flights to New York So what’s the best way to head to the Big Apple? This may surprise you but it...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 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

  • Lufthansa axes Berlin-New York route

    Lufthansa is ending services between Berlin and New York after failing to bag optimal landing times needed to fill planes and turn a profit, Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr said Thursday. Lufthansa introduced the JFK service following the collapse of local rival AirBerlin last year, servin...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2018 5 Comments

  • Qantas moves to Terminal 8 at New York JFK: new lounges and more

    Passengers aboard Qantas’ New York flights will soon arrive into and depart from Terminal 8 at JFK Airport: home to American Airlines, Qantas’ key Oneworld alliance partner in North America. Qantas currently uses JFK’s Terminal 7, but will move across to T8 from April 3 2018, g...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2018 27 Comments

  • New York hotels now slugging travellers "urban destination fees"

    Many business and leisure travellers trekking to New York City are now finding extra fees tacked onto their hotel bill, described by some chains as an “urban destination charge”, and by others as either a “mandatory destination fee” or a “daily destination fee”...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2018 22 Comments

  • The best restaurants, bars in Manhattan's cool "Middle Village"

    I recently moved. The apartment where I’d lived for three years was in a part of Manhattan I like to call the “Middle Village.” It’s south of Union Square near Broadway – so it’s not the West Village, whose unofficial boundary is 5th Avenue, nor is it the East ...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2018 0 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

  • 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: non-stop Sydney, Melbourne to London, New York by 2022

    Qantas wants to begin non-stop flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to London, New York, Paris and Rio by 2022 – provided it can convince Airbus or Boeing to develop an ultra-long range jet capable of conquering the 18 to 20-hour direct routes. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce formally launche...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2017 66 Comments

  • Photos: American Airlines unveils new Flagship Lounge in New York

    American Airlines passengers flying from New York’s JFK Airport can now unwind in what is the first of many newly-refurbished Flagship Lounges for the airline. Along with a brand new look and feel, the space also broadens its door list – now welcoming AA’s international and tra...

    POSTED 26 May, 2017 9 Comments

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