• The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Silver status

    While many travellers may regard Silver status as just a 'stepping stone' towards higher and more-glitzy tiers, Emirates' Skywards Silver status is one of the few that is a bit more rewarding in its own right with a limited lounge access benefit. Here's everything you need to know about Skywards ...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

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

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and was last updated in July 2019. 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 bus...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2019 45 Comments

  • Qantas resumes lounge pass access to its London lounge

    UPDATE | Qantas has reinstated the use of free Qantas lounge invitations to access its London Heathrow lounge, reversing a decision reported earlier today on Australian Business Traveller. As detailed in our original story below, the airline had declared that over the northern summer p...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2019 17 Comments

  • Best perks of elite Marco Polo Club status for business class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Holding a Gold or Diamond Marco Polo Club (MPC) card affords you many perks when travelling with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, such as priority check-in and lounge access. ...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas trials preferred seating for passengers wanting a speedy exit

    Qantas will roll out preferred seating on domestic and international flights, setting aside a row of economy class seats near the front of the cabin for passengers who want to be among the first to step off their flight and be on their way. This will, of course, come at a cost: charges will begi...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2019 51 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Platinum status

    Hold the elusive Emirates Skywards Platinum card in your wallet for unlimited first class lounge access across Emirates and its partner airline networks, including those of Qantas. You get a 'golden gift' for your partner, a boosted lounge guest and baggage allowance, and greater flexibility whe...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2019 1 Comment

  • Best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up offers

    With up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single credit card application, this month's batch of top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card deals come packed with points and perks. Whether you're hunting for a new Visa, Mastercard or American Express card to boost your frequent flyer bal...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas set to launch new points-earning restaurant program

    Following last month's overhaul of the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme, the airline is gearing up to launch a new points-earning restaurant strategy. The 'earn points as you wine and dine' proposition has been a bit of a bumpy road for Qantas Loyalty. A Qantas Restaurants scheme, launched with gre...

    POSTED 5 Jul, 2019 13 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Emirates Skywards Gold status

    An Emirates Skywards Gold card is your key to unlimited lounge access across Emirates and its partner airline networks, including whenever you travel domestically or internationally with Qantas. Other perks include boosted luggage allowances and even unlimited free WiFi onboard. Australia Busine...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2019 2 Comments

  • Qantas frequent flyer points expired? Here's how to get them back

    Qantas has a strict use-by date on the frequent flyer points sitting in your account. If your account is inactive for 18 months – that is, if no points are earned or spent in that period – then all of your points disappear in a puff of smoke. Expired. Vanished. Gone. It's a gotcha wh...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2019 14 Comments

  • How important is priority boarding on domestic, international flights?

    TALKING POINT | Priority boarding is one of the many perks offered to business class passengers and top-tier frequent flyers. But it's not always well-executed by the airlines, and tends to be of varying use depending on if you're making a domestic or international flight. Indeed, we often hear ...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2019 58 Comments

  • Exclusive Qantas Boeing 747 farewell flights for frequent flyers?

    The clock is ticking down towards retirement of Qantas' Boeing 747 fleet in 2020, but the airline is planning to treat frequent flyers with a series of exclusive 'Points Plane' flights on the iconic jumbo. Inspired by the success of the Airbus A380 Points Plane initiative, Australian Business Tr...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2019 20 Comments

  • Qantas rejigs reward bookings for Emirates, Cathay Pacific and more

    Forthcoming changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme will not only require more points to book premium seats with Qantas – there's a similar uplift ahead for partner airlines including Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, American Airlines, JAL and many more. The revised rates kick ...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 42 Comments

  • 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 92 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 14 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 102 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 9 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 159 Comments

  • Your guide to Emirates' business, first class lounges in Dubai

    At its massive home hub of Dubai Airport, Emirates has not two, not four, but seven lounges peppered around Terminal 3 for business class and first class passengers and eligible frequent flyers: but with so much choice, which lounge should you visit before your next flight from Dubai? First clas...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 16 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 49 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 25 Comments

  • Qantas Chicago flights start 2020, is non-stop to Seattle next?

    Qantas plans to begin non-stop flights from Brisbane to both Chicago and San Francisco by the end of April 2020, but that doesn't mean Seattle has been crossed off the list. Speaking with Australian Business Traveller at the announcement of the direct Chicago flights, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 41 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 52 Comments

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