• Qantas upgrades Sydney-San Francisco to Boeing 787

    Qantas will move its daily Sydney-San Francisco route to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from 4 December 2019 as the airline steadily puts its Boeing 747 jumbo jets out to pasture. The Sydney-San Francisco Dreamliner service will complement Qantas’ existing Boeing 787 between Melbourne and San F...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 62 Comments

  • Korean Air withdraws first class from Brisbane, dials back Sydney

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air will axe first class on its Brisbane-Seoul flights from June 2019 in favour of more seating for business class, with the airline’s Sydney-Seoul flights also set to lose first class throughout much of the year. For Brisbane flyers, first class disappears p...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • LATAM's Sydney-Santiago flights are going non-stop

    LATAM is moving to non-stop flights between Sydney and Santiago by the end of of 2019. The Oneworld member and Qantas partner's daily Sydney-Santiago flights currently see a two hour stop-over in Auckland, which will remain in place four days a week, but three days will see the Boeing 787 dart d...

    POSTED 1 May, 2019 19 Comments

  • Qantas' Airbus A380, and first class, returns to Sydney-Hong Kong

    Qantas is once again scheduling its flagship Airbus A380 between Sydney and Hong Kong over the 2019-2020 summer season, with first class suites also up for sale – making Qantas the only airline offering first class on this busy route. The 'summer superjumbo' has become something of a tradi...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 33 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

    With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While t...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Aircalin brings new Airbus A330neo business class to Sydney

    Aircalin will begin flying its new Airbus A330neo jets between Sydney and Noumea from September 2019, and there's a new business class seat to sweeten the admittedly short (three hour) journey. The New Caledonian airline's A330neo Hibiscus business class adopts a modern 1-2-1 layout with 26 coco...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • The House airport lounges at Sydney, Melbourne now offer paid entry

    The House lounges at Sydney and Melbourne are opening their doors to paying passengers on any airline, providing a welcome option for international travellers without business class lounge access due to travel class or lack of frequent flyer status. Entry starts at $80 per person when booked onl...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • BA's new Club Suites business class coming to Sydney, Singapore, HK

    The good news: British Airways' impressive new business class Club Suites are coming to Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. The reason to be patient: we don't know exactly when this will be happening, apart from sometime between the start of 2020 and the end of 2022. That's the expected r...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qatar swings Airbus A350-1000 onto Sydney-Doha, Qsuites for Adelaide

    Qatar Airways’ stretched Airbus A350-1000 will make its Sydney debut from 28 October 2019, while an upgrade for Adelaide will also bring the airline's highly-regarded Qsuites business class to the City of Churches on its Airbus A350-900 starting August 16. Both can be chalked up as wi...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 27 Comments

  • Sky-high style: new Andaz Sydney hotel to open in 2022

    Hyatt's luxury Andaz brand is bound for Sydney, and will crown a 55-story tower in the heart of the harbour city's financial district when it opens in 2022. The Andaz Sydney will be the first Australian member of the stylish 'luxury boutique' portfolio, with 400 rooms and suites spread across ...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • Malindo Air spreads its wings with Sydney, Adelaide flights

    Malindo Air will grow its Australian route network this year with the launch of flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney and Adelaide, which will run via Denpasar (Bali) in each direction: catering to travellers jetting to both Indonesia and Malaysia. Using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Sydney and a m...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2019 15 Comments

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Sydney Airport's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether it's lounge access after your flight, getting through to the Qantas Club or Business Lounge even faster, or even pre-ordering your coffee before you arrive, there are p...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • British Airways changes Sydney lounge from Qantas to The House

    British Airways is now directing its Sydney business class and first class passengers to The House lounge – formerly the den of Etihad Airways – rather than the Qantas lounges which have been BA's longstanding choice. Lounge-worthy travellers checking in at Sydney airport for the dai...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 25 Comments

  • Etihad's Sydney swap: Boeing 777 replaces Airbus A380 from July 2019

    Etihad Airways will extend the downgrading of one of its two daily Sydney-Abu Dhabi flights to a Boeing 777-300ER on an ongoing basis from July 2019. The Gulf airline and Virgin Australia partner had previously announced that flight EY451 – which departs Sydney at 3pm for a midnight arriva...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2019 20 Comments

  • Qantas boosts Sydney-Bali to an Airbus A330 with lie-flat seats

    Qantas is set to make flights on the popular Sydney-Bali corridor a little more cosy by moving from a Boeing 737 to the better-appointed Airbus A330 from 31 March 2019. For passengers in the pointy end, that means upgrading from this... ... to this. The Qantas Business Suite seats bring fa...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2019 25 Comments

  • Emirates cuts flights from Sydney, Perth

    Emirates is reducing flights from Sydney and Perth in a series of "adjustments through the year in response to dynamic market conditions." The Gulf airline and Qantas partner will cut its Perth flights back to a single daily service from March 31 with the axing of flight EK424/EK425. This will l...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2019 61 Comments

  • Sydney-Singapore business class: here's how the airlines compare

    Flyers on the busy Sydney-Singapore corridor are spoilt for choice, with four carriers – Singapore Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Scoot – offering a wide range of departure times, business class seating, service, lounges and more. Here's how they stack up for the business trave...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • Qantas launches direct Sydney-Bendigo flights

    IN BRIEF | Qantas will begin direct flights between Sydney and Bendigo through its regional arm QantasLink, resulting in hours of time saved for business travellers. Starting March 31 2019, QantasLink will run six flights per week on the Sydney-Bendigo route, switching up to a daily service over...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 16 Comments

  • Qantas shakes up Sydney-Hong Kong with overnight flights

    Qantas will begin offering overnight flights from Sydney to Hong Kong in 2019, going up against Cathay Pacific's popular CX138 red-eye service on the increasingly competitive route. The move will allow travellers to put in a full day's work at the office and even have dinner with the family befo...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2018 23 Comments

  • House renovations: Sydney's Etihad, Virgin lounge seeks room to grow

    There's a not-quite-new lounge gracing the international terminals of Sydney and Melbourne, with the combined business and first lounges of Etihad Airways now rebranded as The House and also playing host to Virgin Australia's overseas flights. Apart from a change in signage, Sydney's The House...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • Air China boosts Sydney-Beijing to a Boeing 777

    Air China will upgrade its Sydney-Beijing flights to a Boeing 777-300ER in early 2019 as the Star Alliance member plans for high demand across the southern summer holidays and Chinese New Year. The flagship jet levels up the travel experience from the Airbus A330 which usually plies this route, ...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Delta One business class suites for Sydney-Los Angeles in April 2019

    Delta Air Lines will launch its business class Delta One suites onto the Sydney-Los Angeles route next year, raising the bar for premium travel on the popular and competitive trans-Pacific route. The enclosed business class suites with sliding privacy doors will appear on Delta's daily&nb...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 45 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines now sells first class on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia Airlines will sell first class on its daily Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, with the airline stepping away from previous plans to make the suites available as a no-cost upgrade to business class passengers holding Platinum-grade frequent flyer status. The A350 currently fea...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 18 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines offers Qantas frequent flyers a first class upgrade

    Malaysia Airlines will continue flying its Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur through to March 30 2019, with top-tier Qantas Platinum frequent flyers and their Oneworld Emerald equivalents booked in business class being offered a free upgrade to a first class suite on the nine-hour fligh...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 20 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 21 Comments

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