• Sydney-Singapore business class: here's how the airlines compare

    Flyers on the busy Sydney-Singapore corridor are spoilt for choice, with four carriers – Singapore Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Scoot – offering a wide range of departure times, business class seating, service service, lounges and more. Here's how they stack up for the busine...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 10 Comments

  • Qantas boosts Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, PNG flights

    Qantas is ramping up its flights to Queensland with more domestic services to Cairns, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Mount Isa, along with new business class options for travellers jetting from Sydney and Melbourne to Far North Queensland. Joining that, QantasLink will also resume its Cairns...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2018 23 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book British Airways flights

    With daily flights to Australia and a broader network spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, The Americas and right across the UK and Europe, British Airways offers an extensive range of flights: and all of them can potentially be booked using Qantas Points. Whether it's the airline's Sydney-Si...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • Qantas launches direct Sydney-Bendigo flights

    IN BRIEF | Qantas will begin direct flights between Sydney and Bendigo through its regional arm QantasLink, resulting in hours of time saved for business travellers. Starting March 31 2019, QantasLink will run six flights per week on the Sydney-Bendigo route, switching up to a daily service over...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 15 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas first class lounge’s Summer 2018 menu

    A standout feature of the Qantas international first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne is the dining experience: a full à la carte service with seasonal menus changing every three months. Overseen by the Rockpool Group and star chef Neil Perry, who now holds the title of Qantas Creati...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • What Royal Air Maroc joining Oneworld means for Qantas frequent flyers

    With North Africa-based Royal Air Maroc joining Oneworld, Qantas gains a new partner – and frequent flyers gain new ways to use their Qantas Points plus new reciprocal perks with the airline's  Safar Flyer loyalty scheme. The Moroccan flag-carrier won't be fully integrated into O...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • New benefits for Qantas flyers as Fiji Airways joins Oneworld Connect

    Fiji Airways is now affiliated with Oneworld, joining the global alliance as a ‘Oneworld Connect’ partner this week: unlocking valuable perks for eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer cardholders taking Fiji Airways flights. Chiefly, there's access to priority check-in and boarding, althoug...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2018 13 Comments

  • December's most rewarding Qantas Points credit card sign-up deals

    Whether you still need to do your Christmas shopping or are already planning your next holiday, if you're in the market for a new credit card, charging everyday purchases to the right card can unlock a hefty bonus of up to 120,000 Qantas Points – enough for a return business class flight to...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to get Qantas Lifetime Gold status

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Lifetime Gold status with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program is the goal of many business travellers and high flyers, and with good reason. It means you get all of those prized perks of ...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 95 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia domestic Airbus A330 business class compared

    When it comes to transcontinental flights, Australian travellers enjoy one of the world's best domestic business class experiences. Competition between Qantas and Virgin Australia in the lucrative coast-to-coast corridor sees both airlines offering international-grade business class seats an...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 47 Comments

  • Here is where you'll find the new Qantas Singapore first class lounge

    This time next year, Qantas' first class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers will be enjoying an all-new lounge in Singapore. But just where in Changi's Terminal 1 will the new Qantas Singapore First lounge be located? As Australian Business Traveller has previously revealed, the lounge...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 10 Comments

  • Qantas shakes up Sydney-Hong Kong with overnight flights

    Qantas will begin offering overnight flights from Sydney to Hong Kong in 2019, going up against Cathay Pacific's popular CX138 red-eye service on the increasingly competitive route. The move will allow travellers to put in a full day's work at the office and even have dinner with the family befo...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2018 23 Comments

  • Qantas cracks down on domestic carry-on baggage

    Passengers travelling on Qantas domestic flights can expect to have their carry-on baggage weighed before departure as the airline moves to enforce its existing cabin baggage rules. Items exceeding the published allowance of 7kg per bag are now routinely being checked-in at the boarding gate for...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2018 121 Comments

  • Fast-track to Emirates Skywards Gold in a single return trip

    Fancy access to Emirates’ business class lounges the world over, along with Qantas’ international business class lounges and Australian domestic Qantas Clubs for an entire year, just by taking one return flight to Dubai, London or anywhere else in Europe? That’s exactly what Em...

    POSTED 26 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Qantas Restaurants scheme to close January 2019

    Qantas is shutting down its Qantas Restaurants scheme which allowed diners to earn frequent flyer points with every meal. The program encouraged Qantas frequent flyers to book a table at over 4,000 restaurants, with the person making the booking earning 100 Qantas Points for each member of the g...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 10 Comments

  • How to choose the right frequent flyer program

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Every business traveller should belong to at least one frequent flyer program – but making that choice isn't as straightforward as you may think. While the Qantas Frequent Fl...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • How to choose the best Qantas business class seats for your flight

    Qantas flies a total of six different types of jets on international routes, with widely varying business class seats – so your experience at the pointy end can depend heavily on which particular plane you're on. In the case of the larger Qantas hubs such as Sydney and Melbourne, traveller...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 18 Comments

  • Qantas CEO dials back Project Sunrise expectations

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline will choose between the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777X within the next 12 months as partners in its non-stop Project Sunrise flights to London and New York. However, regardless of the jet chosen to make those marathon 18-20 hour treks, there’s no lo...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 28 Comments

  • What could you do with 120,000 Qantas frequent flyer points?

    With some of Australia's highest credit card sign-up deals pumping out offers of up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points right now, there's plenty you could do with that bounty. Whether your travels take you within Australia, to New Zealand, up to Asia or even to London or New York, we show some of th...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2018 13 Comments

  • The top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals for November

    With the year slowly winding down, Christmas isn't too far away – but before the big day comes, you could decide to reward yourself with an early Christmas present of up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points, just by applying for a new credit card and meeting its spending criteria. This could als...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Qantas trials 'digital passport' stored in your smartphone

    Qantas has begun Australian trials of new technology to store your passport in a smartphone app and rely on facial recognition at key points within the airport. The program is being introduced at Brisbane Airport and will allow passengers on three selected Qantas flights to keep their passport a...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • What to expect from Qantas’ newly-upgraded Airbus A380s

    A decade after the Qantas Airbus A380 took to the skies, the airline’s 12-strong superjumbo fleet will soon head into the hanger for a mid-life makeover. The first red-tailed A380 will get its revamp in March 2019, with the tip-to-tail upgrade being overseen by Airbus. It’s expected...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 49 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book American Airlines flights

    With the world's largest fleet of aircraft and flights to more destinations worldwide than any other carrier, American Airlines isn't just Qantas' Stateside alliance partner, it's also an option to consider when it comes time to exchange your hard-earned Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book your ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 3 Comments

  • Should Australian airlines acknowledge members of our armed forces?

    TALKING POINT | "Thank you for your service”. Anybody who has flown on US domestic airlines will be familiar with this refrain, made in acknowledgement of veterans before a flight and usually accompanied by priority boarding. Moves to introduce a similar salute on Australian airlines ...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2018 63 Comments

  • What's next for Qantas' business class, first class in-lounge dining?

    Qantas has some big plans for its domestic and international lounge network, including an all-new first class lounge in Singapore, a refurbished business class lounge in Sydney and plenty of other revamps in a pipeline which will end with 85% of the airline’s existing lounges either newly-b...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2018 30 Comments

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