• Qantas says it has no plans to charge for meals, drinks and baggage

    Qantas says it won't introduce a no-frills 'Economy Basic' fare which would see passengers pay extra for meals and drinks, checked luggage and even inflight movies. The airline floated the scheme in a survey sent earlier this week to members of its invitation-only Qantas Advisory Panel, calling ...

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 44 Comments

  • The winners and losers in Cathay Pacific's radical Asia Miles revamp

    Regional flights to earn more Asia Miles, even in economy Some business class fares to earn less points More award seats available, but mostly at higher prices Cathay Pacific is shaking up its Asia Miles loyalty program with a sweeping overhaul of how points are both earned and redeemed. V...

    POSTED 24 May, 2018 25 Comments

  • Qantas is looking at 'buy on board' for meals, inflight movies

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas could begin charging passengers for meals, movies and even a single piece of checked luggage under a new pricing model being considered by the airline. The scheme would be partnered to a 'basic economy' fare similar to those recently introduced by British Airways, Virgin Atlan...

    POSTED 24 May, 2018 66 Comments

  • Qantas, Air France back in codeshare liaison for flights to Paris

    Qantas and Air France are back in rapprochement for daily flights to Paris, in what many hope will be a prelude to Qantas launching non-stop Boeing 787 flights from Perth to the French capital. That direct Dreamliner service is considered a likely starter for the second tranche of Boeing 787-9 j...

    POSTED 23 May, 2018 25 Comments

  • Save 40% on Qantas Club airport lounge membership

    Planning to join the Qantas Club? Then now's the time to act with savings of up to $900 on the total up-front costs for new members. This deal brings a straight discount of 40% across the board, knocking a one-year pass down from $939 to $563.40, including both the membership cost and Qantas Clu...

    POSTED 23 May, 2018 15 Comments

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

    If you’re among the many business travellers who regularly jet between Sydney and Hong Kong, Virgin Australia is about to bring competition and choice to the Oriental route which has long been a two-horse race between Oneworld frenemies Qantas and Cathay Pacific. Virgin wants to carve out ...

    POSTED 22 May, 2018 37 Comments

  • How to plan and book a round-the-world trip using Qantas Points

    Looking for one of the very best ways to use your pile of Qantas frequent flyer points? Here it is: booking a lavish, round-the-world business class trip for only 2,000 Qantas Points more than a return journey to London. For example, a return business class flight from Sydney to London with ...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 18 Comments

  • Qantas lounge access at Jakarta Airport's Terminal 3

    IN BRIEF | Qantas and Jetstar will move into Terminal 3 of Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta Airport this week, swapping their spot at the airport's rather dated Terminal 2 for the newer Terminal 3, which was opened in 2016 and mainly serves flag carrier Garuda. A spokesman for Qantas confirmed to Austra...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 11 Comments

  • These credit cards get you into Qantas Club airport lounges

    With the right credit card in your wallet, you won't need a business class ticket or a Gold frequent flyer card to get inside Qantas' domestic and international airport lounges – you can instead use one of the lounge passes your card provides, which are super easy to get your hands on. In ...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 4 Comments

  • Qantas orders six more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

    Qantas will today announce an order for six more Boeing 787-9 jets, bringing the total red-tailed Dreamliner fleet to 14 in number. The first of these additional 787-9s is due to arrive in late 2019, with a rapid delivery of all six by mid-to-late 2020 – just in time for the airline's...

    POSTED 2 May, 2018 134 Comments

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