• Virgin Australia to mount European push with Singapore Airlines

    Virgin Australia has its eyes on the European prize, with plans to codeshare Singapore Airlines flights to Paris and Amsterdam alongside its existing European routes with partner Etihad. The move will give business travellers more flights, more flexibility -- and the chance to earn more Velocity...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2012 5 Comments

  • Air France, SkyTeam reshuffle Paris hub: new terminal & lounge

    Business travellers connecting through Air France's Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) hub can look forward to the new Satellite S4 wing, providing the airline's largest lounge, an improved terminal and shorter connections, when the lounge opens on 28 June. But be aware that Air France's and SkyTeam'...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2012 6 Comments

  • New "Club Sandwich Index" compares hotel food prices worldwide

    We've all heard of the Big Mac Index or the latte index – using global products to compare the cost of living in various cities and countries against the US dollar. But what happens to your purchasing power parity when you've arrived at a hotel late at night, absolutely starving and lookin...

    POSTED 14 May, 2012 1 Comment

  • Air France (and Qantas codeshare) starts A380 Singapore-Paris

    Paris-bound Australian passengers with Qantas and Air France will connect onto the French airline's Airbus A380 three times a week from April, when Air France starts flying the superjumbo between Paris and Singapore. Qantas and Air France have a codeshare partnership on the route, and transfer p...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2012 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

  • PHOTO TOUR: stylish Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel suites, Paris

    Paris' Mandarin Oriental has unveiled its sumptuously decorated suites, following the hotel's opening earlier this year. If your budget swings to it, especially if you have the time to enjoy them, they look absolutely stunning. The Mandarin Oriental Paris is located at 250 Rue Saint-Honor&eacu...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2011 1 Comment

  • Bangkok Flooding: Thai Airways cancels Europe flights in Nov, Dec

    Thai Airways has cancelled some flights to Europe and the Middle East during the rest of November and into December, with flights from Bangkok to Copenhagen, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Zurich all affected. The cancellations come as Thailand's capital continues to suffer fr...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Etihad CEO: inflight wi-fi Internet on Europe flights "this year"

    IN BRIEF | Etihad passengers will see inflight wi-fi Internet aboard the airline's flights later this year, which is a boon for business travellers on Etihad's own flights and on Virgin Australia's codeshare services to Europe. However, you won't yet be able to work during the nearly fifteen hou...

    POSTED 15 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Eurostar: the train that's faster and more flexible than flying

    Eurostar -- the high speed railway between London and Paris -- has launched a new guarantee for business travellers that they can depart earlier or later than their booked time and still be assured a seat on the train.  Passengers travelling in Eurostar's "Business Premier" class can snare ...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Hidden gems: little-known museums in Singapore, London & NY

    We're big fans of spending a couple of hours in a museum while on a business trip abroad. It's a great opportunity to recharge your batteries, and can often lead to breakthroughs in business problems at the back of your mind while your brain is in a different gear.  But too many city guide...

    POSTED 5 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Where can you fly on the Airbus A380?

    With more and more Airbus A380 superjumbos being delivered to the world's airlines, the A380 has become a firm passenger favourite. The seating is often upgraded from what's offered on Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft and you'll enjoy a significantly quieter ride. Not only do Qantas, Singapore Airlin...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Blue partner Etihad adds connection options for seven cities

    Virgin Blue partner Etihad has added flights to its schedule over the southern hemisphere winter, increasing connection opportunities for travellers to and from Australia. The new flights don't open up new destinations for the airline, but they do increase frequencies to five European destinatio...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • BA gets a business travel boost

    What do business travellers, Beyonce and Spain's Real Madrid soccer  football soccer team have in common? According to British Airways, they're all behind a resurgence at the very top end of the market including premium passenger flights and VIP jets. BA's OpenSkies division, based in Pari...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Jamaica to open 'Ian Fleming International Airport'

    New York's international airport (and the USA's busiest) is named after John F. Kennedy. Paris chose to honour French republican and president Charles de Gaulle. And Jamaica? It's set to open an international airport named for author Ian Fleming, who wrote all of the James Bond books on the tiny...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Shangri-La Parisian palace to open December 17

    The Shangri-La Paris, due to open on December 17, is the latest in a wave of palatial super-luxury hotels established in the city. Housed in the former private home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s grand-nephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte – in the City of Light's prestigous 16th arrondis...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • The five best (and worst) airports to sleep in!

    You'd rather be stretched out in an airport hotel or napping in the quiet comfort of a business-class lounge. But if worse comes to worst, and you have to catch some zeds in the public space of the airport itself, it's good to know if your airport is snooze-friendly. The aptly-named SleepingInAi...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2010 1 Comment

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