• Qantas is now selling premium economy on Melbourne-Perth flights

    Qantas travellers jetting between Melbourne and Perth can now book themselves into the premium economy cabin of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on QF9 and QF10. Until now, it’s been possible only to book business or economy on the domestic leg of those flights, with premium economy held back for...

    POSTED 18 Oct, 2018 21 Comments

  • Earn Qantas Status Credits via the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa

    ANZ’s offer of 75 bonus Qantas Status Credits for eligible new customers is back, with the bank also boosting its bounty of bonus points on the top-tier ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa, with 120,000 bonus Qantas Points up for grabs plus $150 back on your card. Here’s what you need to k...

    POSTED 18 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Score status sooner with this hot Qantas double status credits deal

    Qantas has launched another double status credits promotion, which means that savvy travellers who move fast can gain a valuable status shortcut to Platinum or Gold, or lock in their frequent flyer status for another year. The promotion runs from  October 11 through to October 16 2018, and ...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 22 Comments

  • Qantas unlocks Platinum One's 'partner Platinum' status perk

    IN BRIEF | Qantas has just made one of the best perks of Platinum One membership far more appealing and far more useful to high flyers. Platinum One frequent flyers – those who clock up a whopping 3,600 status credits in a single membership year – have previously been offered a free ...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • Qantas and KLM partner for flights to Amsterdam

    Qantas and KLM are partnering on flights to Amsterdam, with Singapore acting as the common hub for a codeshare alliance beginning November 2018. Similar in scope to the Qantas/Air France liaison, the newly-minted agreement will see Qantas carry travellers through to Singapore where they'll trans...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 30 Comments

  • Here are the best economy seats on domestic Qantas Airbus A330 flights

    While the Boeing 737 forms the backbone of Qantas' domestic fleet, many of the east-west transcontinental routes – along with some shorter hops on the busy  'triangle' between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – are flown by the twin-aisle Airbus A330. Qantas has A330 jets i...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Qantas upgrades Sydney-Bali flights to Airbus A330

    IN BRIEF | Qantas is giving its popular Sydney-Bali route a big boost in business class, with the daily Boeing 737 being bumped up to an Airbus A330 over summer. The upgrade will run from 17 December 2018 to 29 January 2019, which is good news if you're travelling during those busy six weeks &nd...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 20 Comments

  • October's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    With close to one million bonus Qantas Points on the table this month and up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single credit card application, October is shaping up to be a particularly rewarding month for those in the market for a new personal credit card. Here are the deals to kn...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • American Express opens new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Forth Worth

    There's now an appealing lounge option for Qantas passengers flying out of Dallas/Fort Worth on QF8, with the opening of DFW's newest American Express Centurion Lounge. Located at Terminal D – the same as used by the Qantas flights – near gate D12, the new AMEX Centurion Lounge is ...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • The best perks of Qantas Platinum for domestic economy flyers

    While Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold status provides many prized perks such as airport lounge access, priority check-in and priority boarding on domestic flights, travellers aiming for Qantas Platinum have even more to enjoy. Here’s what you can expect when reaching Platinum-grade status and p...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 17 Comments

  • Paris match? Qantas plots next non-stop Boeing 787 flights for 2019

    Qantas could decide on the next European destination for non-stop Boeing 787 flights from Perth as early as March 2019, with Paris a front-runner for the direct Dreamliner flights from Perth. Those flights may not begin until late 2019 or early 2020, after Qantas picks up the keys to six additio...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 60 Comments

  • Qantas, Cathay Pacific launch new codeshare partnership

    Qantas will begin codesharing on selected Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights from October, allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer members to earn a full serve of Qantas Points and status credits on those journeys. While Cathay Pacific is already a Oneworld alliance partner to Qantas, Qantas Freque...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 31 Comments

  • Here's how Qantas can make priority boarding actually work

    TALKING POINT | Any traveller on a domestic Qantas flight can attest that the airline's approach to priority boarding simply does not work. And it's hard to understand why, especially when so many other airlines including its competitor Virgin Australia get priority boarding right. I've flown as...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 78 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: flexibility of points and cash upgrades

    Business class upgrades are perhaps the Holy Grail of frequent flyer programs, especially for business travellers stuck flying economy: there’s nothing quite as satisfying as using your points to switch your seat for one at the front of the plane. But if your plans change, what happens to ...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • The best economy seats on the Qantas Boeing 737, and how to get them

    Business travellers darting around Australia will often find themselves on the workhorse of Qantas' domestic fleet, the Boeing 737 – and while these jets feature 12 business class seats up the front, everybody else on board flies economy, as many company travel policies mandate. Of course,...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 17 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how points-based reward seat fares compare

    You’ve earned a bucketload of Qantas or Velocity frequent flyer points thanks to smart credit card spending and lots of travel – now it’s time to treat yourself with a points-based reward seat. Here's a breakdown of how flight rewards under Qantas and Virgin Australia compare. ...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • The best perks of Qantas Gold for domestic economy flyers

    While long-time road warriors could well recite the benefits of Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold status from memory, for first-time qualifiers, there’s a lot to learn: but a lot to gain, particularly when flying economy on Australian domestic flights, where the benefits of status are most pronoun...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 11 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens its San Francisco lounge to Qantas business class

    Many Qantas travellers flying out of San Francisco are now enjoying an upgraded lounge experience courtesy of Oneworld sibling Cathay Pacific. While a formal lounge access arrangement has yet to be signed, Qantas check-in staff at San Francisco Airport are directing business class passengers, al...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 10 Comments

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

    Spring is finally here, and that means another seasonal refresh for the Rockpool dining room menu at the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. Australian Business Traveller had the opportunity to sample several of the new dishes ahead of our flight from Melbourne to San Francisco, and he...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • September's best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    Spring is quickly coming into bloom with a treasure trove of credit card offers making their way into the market, with over 900,000 bonus Qantas Points on the table from this month's top personal card offers alone, and up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points up for grabs from a single card application....

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • The 20-hour flight is coming (and it may have a gym and bunk beds)

    The goal of a nonstop flight from Sydney to London – half the way around the planet – took a leap forward as the world’s top planemakers convinced Qantas they can make the 20-hour route a reality. A year after Qantas CEO Alan Joyce publicly challenged Airbus and Boeing to desig...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2018 55 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how their flexible economy fares compare

    In the world of business travel, as in life, the best-laid plans can and often do go awry. Having a flexible airfare will save both you and your business some significant headaches when there's the sudden unexpected need for some leeway in your travel schedule. While we’d all rather be fly...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2018 20 Comments

  • What it's really like inside the Qantas Chairman's Lounge

    There’s a lot of secrecy surrounding the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge, and rightly so. Membership to this invitation-only club can’t be earned by any amount of flying, and unless you’re a titan of industry, government, or showbusiness, you probably won’t find an invitati...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2018 21 Comments

  • Six reasons I'll use the new Qantas A380 inflight business lounges

    TALKING POINT | Qantas has revealed that the upgrade of its Airbus A380s will include two 'business class lounges' compared to the single space of the original superjumbo configuration. While it's easy to moan that Qantas should have installed a serviced bar like that of the Emirates A380 this i...

    POSTED 27 Aug, 2018 28 Comments

  • Qantas opens all-new Melbourne domestic business class lounge

    Qantas has opened its all-new Melbourne Domestic Business Lounge, with business class passengers and Platinum-grade frequent flyers set to enjoy a smart and spacious upgrade to the previously tired and cramped quarters. The lounge is styled as a 'supper club' with Qantas citing dark tones and so...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 19 Comments

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