• Australians no longer need a visa to enter Qatar

    Australians travelling to Qatar – including the country's capital of Doha, home to Qatar Airways – no longer need a visa to enter the country, effective immediately. A visa-on-arrival fee of 100QAR (A$35) was previously payable by Australian citizens at passport control when entering...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2017 4 Comments

  • Your guide to transiting Doha's Hamad International Airport

    Doha's relatively new Hamad International Airport connects Qatar Airways passengers across the globe, particularly from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to a host of European destinations including London, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt. After touching down, your transit begins by following the ...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2016 6 Comments

  • How to book Qatar's Sydney-Doha A380 flights with Qantas points

    With Qatar Airways now flying between Sydney and Doha, the Gulf airline and Oneworld member provides a new way for Sydney-based Qantas Frequent Flyer members to use their points for travel to the Middle East and beyond to destinations across Europe including London, Paris and Rome. (From May 201...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2016 9 Comments

  • Emirates brings Airbus A380 to Perth

    Qantas partner Emirates will begin flying its flagship Airbus A380 between Perth and Dubai from May 1 2015, less than 12 months after Qantas axed regular international flights from Perth. Emirates will upgrade its daily EK420/421 flights to the superjumbo, which boasts private first class suits ...

    POSTED 16 Dec, 2014 25 Comments

  • Photos: inside Qatar's all-business class Airbus A319 for Doha-London

    Qatar Airways will launch a new all-business class service between Doha and London in May this year, and we've got the first photos from inside Qatar's special 'all premium' Airbus A319 jet. The daily shuttle will seat 40 passengers in a 2-2- layout, with Qatar boasting the seats "have one ...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2014 14 Comments

  • The other Kangaroo Routes: eight one-hop ways to get to London

    Qantas' decades-old Kangaroo Route to London via Singapore is now history, with the Qantas-Emirates alliance anointing Dubai as the new stopover. It's a win for travellers heading to UK and European destinations other than London. With some 30 European cities just a single Emirate...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2013 30 Comments

  • Qantas confident of Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Australian flights

    Qantas remains confident of bringing the Boeing 787 to Australian skies this year, despite a spate of problems which today culminated in leading Japanese airlines ANA and JAL grounding their entire fleet of 787s. "We are confident that the current issues will be resolved before Jetstar receives ...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2013 5 Comments

  • Australia's first Boeing 787: Qatar Airways puts Dreamliner onto Perth-Doha

    Qatar Airways is bringing the Boeing 787 to Australia, with the next-gen jetliner entering service on daily Perth-Doha flights from 1 February 2013.  This marks Australia's first scheduled passenger service for the advanced aircraft, with Qatar Airways beating the likes of China Southe...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2012 14 Comments

  • Qatar seeks Qantas alliance

    UPDATE | Qatar Airways will join the Oneworld airline alliance in 2014, a move which will deliver several benefits to Qantas frequent flyers. Full details here.   PREVIOUS | Qatar Airways is courting Qantas with the aim of forming a partnership between the Australian a...

    POSTED 5 Jul, 2012 3 Comments

  • In-seat pictures: Qatar Airways' new Boeing 787 business class

    Qatar Airways' new Boeing 787 Dreamliner business class seat is set to impress with fully flat beds, direct aisle access and a new Android-based touchscreen entertainment system. The seats will be laid out in the angled "reverse herringbone" 1-2-1 arrangement which Australian travellers will be ...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2012 1 Comment

  • Qatar nixes planned Sydney flights

    In brief: Qatar Airways is looking to add a second Australian city to its current Melbourne-only schedule, but says that Sydney Airport's high cost and nightly curfew weigh against it. Speaking with AAP's Jordan Chong, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker talked up the strong yields and fe...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2011 4 Comments

  • Qatar Airways to start Perth-Doha flights (& connections) in July

    Qatar Airways will begin direct thrice-weekly flights between Doha and Perth from 3 July — meaning extra connection options for business travellers heading between WA, Europe, the Middle East and Africa via Qatar's hub in Doha. From Doha, Qatar has over a hundred destinations worldwide, wi...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2011 3 Comments

  • Sydney Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines

    Hainan Airlines this week becomes the fifth Chinese airline to provide Sydney’s business travellers with direct flights into China, with the first of its thrice-weekly flights from Sydney to Shenzhen and onto Hangzhou.This is the first time these two Chinese cities have been served by direc...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

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