To say there’s been confusion around Qantas’ access rules for international travellers at its Perth lounges would be an understatement. The airlines’ decision to shift all its overseas flights to the new ‘international wing’ of the otherwise-domestic Perth Terminal ...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2018 2 Comments
Qantas' much-touted Perth-London nonstop Boeing 787 flights will begin this weekend, taking passengers on a 17+ hour trek with no hops required on this new spin on the Kangaroo Route. That journey will begin at Qantas' dedicated Perth transit lounge, located in the newly-built international wing...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2018 79 Comments
Flying from Australia to London in 1935 took 12½ days. Passing a major aviation milestone on Saturday, Qantas. will do it in 17 hours. The 14,498km flight from Perth, one of the world’s most isolated cities, marks the first direct passenger service between the continents. It puts Eu...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2018 17 Comments
TALKING POINT | It’s "goodbye" to Dubai and "hello again, old friend" to Singapore as Qantas next weekend ditches the Emirates hub and returns to Singapore as the stopover point for its Kangaroo Route to London. The Gulf city will see its last Qantas flight on Saturday March 24 – alm...
POSTED 15 Mar, 2018 106 Comments
Qantas will begin moving to self-service check-in and baggage drop facilities at Sydney Airport's T1 international terminal this week. The kiosks are similar to those already used by Qantas at Sydney's T3 terminal. Passengers can check-in for their flights, collect their boarding pass and head s...
POSTED 14 Mar, 2018 33 Comments
Qantas has pulled back the covers on its upgraded T3 international terminal at Perth Airport ahead of this month's launch of non-stop flights between Perth and London. Those flights, along with other Qantas services to Singapore and Auckland as of March 24, will run from a new international wing...
POSTED 13 Mar, 2018 21 Comments
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has insisted that the ultra-long range jets capable of flying non-stop to London and New York must be able to carry "a full load of passengers" – but just how many passengers is that? One of the contenders is the Airbus A350-900ULR, which Singapore Airlines ...
POSTED 12 Mar, 2018 67 Comments
Qantas will give six of its domestic Airbus A330-200 jets an "international upgrade" to a similar spec as their A330-300 cousins, and says the final two jets featuring the the original Skybed business class will also be fitted with the new Business Suites. A spokesman for Qantas confirmed to Aus...
POSTED 8 Mar, 2018 55 Comments
A good breakfast makes a good start to the day, and it’s a meal many business travellers enjoy at their airport lounge of choice before jetting off to meetings or the office. So how do Australia’s domestic airport lounges compare on the breakfast front? In our 2018 ‘Battle of ...
POSTED 8 Mar, 2018 34 Comments
Qantas is once again flying first class between Sydney and Singapore in the lead-up to Singapore replacing Dubai as the stopover point for its flagship QF1 Airbus 380 flight to London (and of course QF2 on the rebound). The Ditching of Dubai happens on March 25 – one day after the launch o...
POSTED 5 Mar, 2018 44 Comments
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