• How the Qantas Frequent Flyer 'overhaul' will affect you

    Qantas is embarking on a year-long overhaul of its loyalty scheme, but it all boils down to those points-based 'reward' seats – and the long-awaited launch of Lifetime Platinum status for the very very frequent flyer. The bottom line? There'll be more seats up for grabs, with 'ca...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 78 Comments

  • Qantas unlocks reward flights on Air New Zealand, Air France, KLM

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now use their Qantas Points to book selected flights with Air New Zealand, and will soon be able to book flights with Air France, KLM, and Thailand's Bangkok Airways. It's part of a broader sweep by Qantas to unlock one million additional frequent flyer seats ev...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 7 Comments

  • Qantas launches Lifetime Platinum frequent flyer status

    Qantas' highest-flying travellers will be able to secure their top-tier frequent flyer status for life with the introduction of Qantas Lifetime Platinum in a raft of changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme. But that lifetime of Platinum perks such as access to first class lounges won't ...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 68 Comments

  • Qantas Points Club is aimed at "high buyers", not high flyers

    Qantas will turn its attention from frequent flyers to frequent shoppers with the launch of the new Qantas Points Club later this year. The move comes in recognition of the fact that of the near-13 million members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, the vast majority actually earn their points...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 5 Comments

  • Qantas flags more seats, lower fees for frequent flyers

    Qantas has unveilled a raft of changes to its frequent flyer program and we've got all the details. * more 'reward seats' set aside for frequent flyers to buy with points * reduced carrier charges, in many cases around 30-50% lower * an increase of up to 15% for points-based premium economy, b...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 158 Comments

  • Qantas adds Airbus A321XLR to its fleet

    Qantas has joined the roster of airlines signing up as launch customers for the extended-range Airbus A321XLR. The airline has inked a deal for up to 36 of the A321XLR jets, due for delivery from mid-2024, by trading up from 26 of its previous orders for the less long-legged A321neo and adding t...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 39 Comments

  • Qantas Boeing 787 to fly Sydney-Auckland

    Trans-Tasman travellers will be treated to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on selected Sydney-Auckland flights across the peak summer season when Qantas sends its red-tailed Dreamliner across the pond. The Dreamliner dates are 4 December 2019 to 28 March 2020. The flight to look for from Sydney to Au...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 15 Comments

  • Qantas tips further Brisbane growth beyond Chicago, San Francisco

    Qantas will kick-start non-stop flights from Brisbane to both Chicago and San Francisco by the end of April 2020, subject to its Joint Venture with American Airlines gaining final approval from the US authorities: but that’s not the limit of Qantas’ Stateside plans for Brisbane flyers...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 18 Comments

  • KLM rethinks Airbus A350 plans, eyes broader Qantas partnership

    With eight Boeing 787-10 jets set to join the KLM fleet between 2019 and 2023, SkyTeam’s Dutch airline is now rethinking its separate order for seven Airbus A350s – currently planned for delivery from 2021 – which may end up being transferred to KLM’s sister airline Air Fr...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Qantas to launch Brisbane-San Francisco flights

    Qantas will begin flying non-stop from Brisbane to San Francisco in early 2020, joining the newly-announced Brisbane-Chicago service as the airline boosts its schedule from the Queensland capital. Qantas says both routes "are expected to launch by the end of April 2020." This marks the Qant...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 8 Comments

  • Qantas will fly non-stop from Brisbane to Chicago in April 2020

    Qantas is set to launch direct flights from Brisbane to Chicago by the end of April 2020, which will become the fourth longest passenger flight in the world and the second-longest on the Qantas network following Perth-London. Running four times per week, the 14,326km journey will take approximat...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 51 Comments

  • Qantas paves the way for Boeing 787 flights to Johannesburg, Santiago

    With plans to retire its last Boeing 747 aircraft by the end of 2020, Qantas is scoping out the potential replacement for its jumbos on transoceanic flights from Sydney to Santiago and Johannesburg. Traditionally requiring a larger four-engined aircraft like the Boeing 747, Qantas is now in a po...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2019 41 Comments

  • Qantas Airbus A380 upgrades: first refurb'd bird to fly in September

    Just over a decade since the Qantas Airbus A380 took to the skies, the airline's 12-strong superjumbo fleet is getting a mid-life makeover. The extensive refurbishment quite literally spans from tip to tail, from a modernisation of the first class suites to a minor refresh of the economy seats. ...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas to launch non-stop Chicago flights

    UPDATE [June 17 2019] | Qantas will launch non-stop Brisbane-Chicago flights in April 2020, along with Brisbane-San Francisco flights from the same month. See our report for more details. PREVIOUS | Qantas says it expects to begin non-stop flights to Chicago following US approval for its joint v...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2019 55 Comments

  • Qantas eyes Airbus A380 upgrade for Sydney-Tokyo

    Qantas hopes to upgrade its flights between Sydney and Tokyo to its flagship Airbus A380 next year as the airline winds back its ageing Boeing 747 fleet. The jumbo-to-superjumbo swap could see a full first class service reintroduced on the premium route, as well as offer the superior comfort of ...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 31 Comments

  • Qantas rules out below-deck sleeping bunks on Project Sunrise jets

    Visions of turning an aircraft’s cargo bay into railway-like sleeping bunks on Qantas’ non-stop Project Sunrise flights from Australia’s east coast to London and New York won’t come to pass, with the airline now ruling out the below-deck sleeping space on these globe-...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 42 Comments

  • Qantas hits pause on planned non-stop flights to Paris

    Qantas’ plans to expand non-stop flights from Perth to Europe are on hold, with the airline’s ongoing disputes with Perth Airport causing the carrier to shelve plans to go beyond the current Perth-London service out of Australia’s west coast. The two companies are currently in ...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 64 Comments

  • The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals for June

    Travellers seeking a more rewarding credit card will find a range of warming winter offers on the table this June, with up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single credit card application. That's enough for a return business class trip from Sydney to the likes of Tokyo, Shanghai or...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • What can you do with 104,000 bonus Qantas Points from ANZ?

    Tempting travellers with 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points – not to mention an extra 4,000 Qantas Points gained by completing that bonus deal – the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa could be your ticket to flying high in comfort without breaking the bank. With so many places to ...

    POSTED 28 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Melbourne-Singapore business class: how the airlines compare

    Melbourne to Singapore is a busy international corridor for business travellers, with no less than five airlines currently doing the eight-hour dash between the two cities. Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar and Scoot all have business class cabins on this route ranging from luxurious...

    POSTED 27 May, 2019 23 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Brisbane international lounge access

    Heading overseas from Brisbane Airport with Qantas or one of its many partner airlines? Depending on your travel itinerary, frequent flyer status, credit cards and lounge memberships, you may be able to visit up to three lounges before a single flight: but making that choice isn't always straight...

    POSTED 23 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • What can you do with 126,000 Qantas Points from Westpac?

    With up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points on the table – along with a further 6,750 Qantas Points earned in the process of achieving that bonus – the Westpac Altitude Black credit card bundle could get you flying in no time. Among your many choices: business class upgrades on Australian...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Save up to 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 cardholders. With plans available for either one, two or four years, this deal cuts around 23% off the price of one-year passes, discounted from $939 to $725.40: including ...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 9 Comments

  • Qantas upgrades business class breakfast on flights from Asia

    Qantas is upgrading its business class breakfast on overnight flights from Asia, although the changes are less about adding a raft of new dishes and more about how breakfast is served, in order to maximise rest for red-eye travellers. Here's a rundown of the Qantas' revised and revamped business...

    POSTED 20 May, 2019 46 Comments

  • American Airlines' new Dallas/Fort Worth Flagship first class lounge

    American Airlines’ new Flagship Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is now open, bringing a significant upgrade not only for AA passengers travelling domestically and abroad, but also for eligible Qantas travellers taking the 17-hour journey aboard QF8 from Dallas to Sydney, who can also st...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 21 Comments

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