• Qantas and Virgin Australia boost on-time flights

    Frequent flyers may have a hard time believing that more of their flights are arriving on time and fewer are being cancelled, but that's what the latest numbers say. Average on-time performance across all seven Aussie airlines – from the Big Three of Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar to...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Survey: Qantas leads Virgin Australia in customer satisfaction

    In brief: Qantas holds a slight lead over Virgin Australia in terms of customer satisfaction while Tiger Airways is easily Australia's least liked airline, according to the latest report from Roy Morgan Research. At the end of March 2011, based on previous 12 months, 83% of Qantas cust...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas leads on-time, Virgin Blue tops for cancellations

    Qantas remains in the lead for on-time arrivals and departures and Tiger Airways shows no signs of relinquishing its wooden spoon status as Australia's least punctual airline, according to the latest figures from the federal government's Department of Infrastructure and Transport. Virgin Blue re...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Tiger sets its sights on international flights to New Zealand, Singapore

    Tiger Airways wants to expand to an international airline, flying to countries around the Asia-Pacific rim – and take business travellers along for the ride. The low-cost carrier has cited New Zealand and Singapore as two potential destinations while Darwin, Perth and Cairns are considered...

    POSTED 24 Feb, 2011 1 Comment

  • Qantas hikes credit card booking fee on international flights by 20%

    Qantas is raising the credit card surcharge on international bookings from December 1st with the fee jumping from $25 to $30 per passenger. This fee also applies to bookings made with debit cards and charge cards, so it’s effectively a 'plastic penalty' that can be avoided only if you book...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • New photogalleries: check out Canberra Airport's new terminal and Qantas lounges

    Update Australian Business Traveller flew down to Canberra for Sunday's opening of Canberra Airport's new terminal. We were very impressed, and we believe anyone who uses the new terminal will be equally knocked out by the light, airy and spacious design. We'll have some articles on the new air...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Credit card booking fees: Qantas, Tiger, Virgin Blue and Jetstar compared

    Which Australian airline charges the highest credit card booking fees? The answer may surprise you!. It's not Qantas, which came in for criticism from Choice magazine last year for the highest 'plastic penalty'. In fact low-cost carrier Tiger Airways not only has the highest fees, it charges ove...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • BA boss takes not-so-subtle dig at Ryanair

    During last week's Airport Operators Association conference in London British Airways chairman Martin Broughton took not-so-subtle dig at Ryanair and its relentlessly ticket-slashing but pay-for-everything-else chief Michael O’Leary – in a joke which we expect to hear recycled at ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • How much would you pay to stand from Sydney to Melbourne?

    How much would you pay to stand from Sydney to Melbourne? Maybe the question is how little you'd you pay, as Tiger Australia considers introducing the controversial ‘vertical seats’ for short-haul domestic flights. “You are not talking about things that would be uncomfortable&r...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2010 0 Comments

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