• Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Malaysia Airlines flights

    With a solid network across Asia linking in with routes to and from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, booking Malaysia Airlines flights using your hard-earned Qantas frequent flyer points is one of your many options for travel within the region and onward to London. Provided you can...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2018 6 Comments

  • Save up to $497 on Qantas Club with ANZ's Frequent Flyer Black Visa

    Want to save up to $497 on the cost of your Qantas Club membership, with the added opportunity of earning uncapped frequent flyer points on your everyday spends plus a bonus 75,000 Qantas Points? It’s easy – get your hands on the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa credit card, and you&rsq...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas Double Status Credits promotion is back, but for five days only

    Got your eye on Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One frequent flyer status? Working to close the gap to Lifetime Silver or Lifetime Gold? Qantas is about to help you jumpstart that journey with another of its double status credits offers. The flash promotion went live overnight and will run for j...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2018 49 Comments

  • Making the most of a Qantas 'double status credits' promotion

    At least twice a year, Qantas offers its frequent flyers the chance to earn double status credits on domestic and international flights. There is usually one Qantas double status credits offer made in the first quarter of each year: over the past few years this has been held between February and...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 46 Comments

  • From chic to boutique: how four airport lounges found their look

    The business class experience isn't restricted to above the clouds. Airport lounges are also raising the bar, not just in what they offer but the environment they create for high flyers while on the ground. Here are four lounges with their own unique look and feel. Qantas: contemporary class Qa...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Melbourne-Hong Kong business class: Cathay Pacific vs Qantas vs Virgin

    With five daily flights between Melbourne and Hong Kong, this Asian corridor is one of Australia's busiest regional routes – and among the most competitive, with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Virgin Australia in a three-cornered race. Here's how the Melbourne-Hong Kong offerings of each airli...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 38 Comments

  • The Qantas status match for Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyers

    Looking to move across from Virgin Australia and its Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme to Qantas, or keen to hold status with both airlines? Then you'll want to know about the opportunity afforded by the Qantas' Tier Accelerator status match. The Qantas Tier Accelerator program is a fast-track to Q...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2018 26 Comments

  • Review: Qantas Boeing 787 business class, Brisbane-Melbourne

    Qantas is now flying its latest Boeing 787-9 between Melbourne and Brisbane, giving business travellers a domestic Dreamliner treat along this popular east coast route. The Boeing 787 is seen on around four flights each day – the best flight numbers to watch are QF609, QF611, QF614, QF625,...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 33 Comments

  • How to use Qantas Points to book Emirates flights

    Want to make your Qantas frequent flyer points fly even further? Here's how you can use them to book a flight with Emirates and travel to scores of destinations via its Dubai hub. If you're looking to travel with a dash of luxury you'll certainly appreciate the popular business class bar and the...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 21 Comments

  • Qantas Platinum, Gold frequent flyers get AirNZ lounge access

    Qantas’ top-tier frequent flyers will have access to Air New Zealand’s network of domestic lounges when flying with Air New Zealand from 28 October 2018 as the partnership between the Aussie and Kiwi carriers kicks into gear. Card-carrying Qantas Gold, Platinum Platinum One and of co...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas brings back Airbus A380 first class to Hong Kong

    Qantas will offer first class between Sydney and Hong Kong this summer, making the 14 suites on its seasonal Airbus A380 available to well-heeled high flyers who want to luxe it up on the 9½ hour journey. The superjumbo will replace a Boeing 747 on the daily QF117/QF118 service from ...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Qantas begins Boeing 787 flights to Hong Kong

    Qantas will fly its Boeing 787 Hong Kong from December 2018, marking the Dreamliner’s first Asian destination – although it’s unlikely to be the last. Travellers from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will all have the choice of flying on the Boeing 787 – which boasts Qantas...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 45 Comments

  • Earning Qantas points, status credits on Air New Zealand flights

    Qantas travellers members will be able to earn Qantas frequent flyer points and status credits on selected Air New Zealand flights starting 28 October 2018 through a new partnership between the Aussie and Kiwi carriers. That tie-ups replaces the alliance between Virgin Australia and Air New Zeal...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 7 Comments

  • Earning Air New Zealand Airpoints, status credits on Qantas flights

    Air New Zealand's Airpoints members will be able to earn frequent flyer points on domestic Qantas flights as of October 28, 2018 – however, status points will not included in the codeshare deal. The Qantas tie-up, which sees the Flying Kangaroo replace challenger Virgin Australia as A...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • Which Qantas lounges can Air New Zealand Airpoints Golds, Elites use?

    Air New Zealand's Airpoints frequent flyers will enjoy have access to Qantas Clubs around Australia under the newly-forged alliance between the two airlines. As of October 28, 2018, Airpoints Elite and Gold members booked on a codeshare flight with Qantas will find the doors swing open for them ...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 10 Comments

  • Your WiFi options for domestic Qantas, Virgin Australia flights

    For domestic business travellers, 2018 is shaping up to be The Year of WiFi. It's the year that has seen inflight Internet take off – quite literally so – as Qantas and Virgin Australia outfit their domestic jets with satellite tech which lets you stay online while you're en route. ...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 11 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia swing WiFi focus onto A330s

    While Qantas and Virgin Australia continue to expand their WiFi-equipped Boeing 737 fleet, both airlines are also stepping up the rollout of inflight Internet onto their larger twin-aisle Airbus A330 jets. By the middle of 2019, all domestic Qantas A330s plus domestic and international A330 flig...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 10 Comments

  • For Qantas, Sydney-Melbourne is a billion dollar route

    The corridor between Sydney and Melbourne is not only one of the world’s busiest airline routes, it’s a billion dollar goldmine for Qantas. According to flight schedule analysis from OAG, Sydney-Melbourne is the world’s second highest revenue-earning route in the world with an ...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 25 Comments

  • Qantas Club members lose access to Singapore lounge until September

    Continued over-crowding at the Qantas Singapore Lounge will see all Qantas Club members redirected to the nearby SATS Premier Lounge until September, although they'll pocket a bonus 5,000 Qantas Points for the inconvenience. As previously detailed by Australian Business Traveller, Qantas ha...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 108 Comments

  • Qantas brings the Airbus A380 back onto Sydney-Hong Kong

    Qantas has swung its flagship Airbus A380 back onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route, with the superjumbo replacing the Boeing 747 on most days through to August 16 on the QF127/QF128 service. There's a hidden upside for savvy business travellers in this, and that's the availability of the A380...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 25 Comments

  • Why Qantas Lifetime Silver status is worth having

    Lifetime Silver status in the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme is often seen as a mere stepping stone on the path to Lifetime Gold, but don't underestimate this shiny card. Qantas Lifetime Silver status has a lot going for it, and not just when you're flying with Qantas but on partner airlines such ...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 30 Comments

  • Qantas to fly Boeing 747 Sydney-Perth, Airbus A330 Perth-Singapore

    Qantas will fly its iconic Boeing 747 between Sydney and Perth from late July, while its double-daily Perth-Singapore Boeing 737 service will be replaced by an Airbus A330. A Qantas spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the Perth-Singapore A330 schedule will start from Jul...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2018 51 Comments

  • Qantas on the hunt for 'next-generation' premium economy seat

    Qantas' latest premium economy seat has been flying for barely eight months but the airline is already scoping out its replacement. And while Qantas CEO Alan Joyce hyped the current David Caon-designed premium economy seat (below) as "revolutionary" for the comfort it would offer on 17 hour...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2018 38 Comments

  • Is Qantas planning a Premier Black credit card?

    Qantas looks set to to release a black edition of its Premier credit card following up the successful 2017 launch of the Premier platinum card. The airline has conducted a series of invitation-only workshops to sound out current Qantas Premier platinum cardholders on the appeal of a more ex...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 43 Comments

  • Qantas restricts access to Perth Transit Lounge on London flights

    Qantas’ Perth Transit Lounge is already pretty exclusive – serving only those passengers jetting to London on flight QF9, or connecting from London through to Melbourne on QF10 – but the access list is now even tighter than before, with digital lounge passes currently ...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

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