• Experience supercar thrills on Tokyo's neon highways

    When the sun goes down and the neon lights of Tokyo begin to glow, the city takes on a vibrant atmosphere, revealing the after-dark side of this sprawling megalopolis. While it can be intoxicating enough exploring this city on foot, if you’re after something more thrilling, look no further...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2019 3 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

  • ANA’s direct Perth to Tokyo flights starting in September

    As the only airline to offer direct flights from Perth to Tokyo, ANA is the ideal choice when travelling to Japan and beyond from Australia’s west coast. This article is sponsored by ANA ANA will launch the direct daily flights from September 1, 2019, with the overnight service departing ...

    POSTED 29 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Japan Airlines unveils refreshed Tokyo Narita first class lounge

    Following a six-month transformation and a renewed focus on food to tempt the tastebuds of travellers, one half of Japan Airlines’ main first class lounge at Tokyo's Narita Airport is once again welcoming travellers. The refresh sees an introduction of JAL’s Table, building on the pr...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • ANA launches direct flights between Perth and Tokyo from Sept 2019

    ANA will launch direct daily flights between Perth and Tokyo from 1 September 2019, unlocking another premium Asian destination for Western Australian travellers. The daily Boeing 787 service will also open up ANA's extensive domestic network throughout Japan as well as destinations further afie...

    POSTED 26 Dec, 2018 36 Comments

  • Qantas to revamp Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Hobart airport lounges

    Qantas will plough some of its record $1.6b pre-tax profit from the 2018 financial year into a revamp of it international lounges at Sydney, Auckland and Tokyo, along with expanding its recently-opened Brisbane lounge, while domestic lounges at Hobart and Tamworth will also see a refresh. Here's...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 29 Comments

  • United details Polaris lounges for Newark, Houston, LAX, Washington DC

    United Airlines will follow this week’s opening of its new Polaris lounge at San Francisco with three more upscale lounges at Newark, Houston and Los Angeles across 2018. However, the next wave of premium Polaris lounges – including Washington, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo – are...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Deal: ANA Boeing 787 Sydney-Tokyo business class for $4,617 return

    Exclusive offer - Save on your ANA business class fare when booking a return flight from Sydney to Haneda (Tokyo) on ANA for just $4,617. Planning a trip to the land of the rising sun? Why not skip the stopovers or the long trek from Narita and fly ANA’s direct Sydney to Haneda servic...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to Tokyo, but not Auckland

    Malaysia Airlines will fly its new Airbus A350 jets to Tokyo from May 2018, but says that a timetable listing showing that Auckland would also get the A350s is incorrect. "We will not be operating the A350 to Auckland" a spokesman for Malaysia Airlines tells Australian Business Traveller. "...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2017 11 Comments

  • Japan Airlines to start Melbourne-Tokyo flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Japan Airlines will begin direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo from September 2017. JAL's Boeing 787 Dreamliner will ferry travellers on the 10½ hour journey to Toyko's popular but distant Narita International Airport. The flights will run as follows: JL773&nb...

    POSTED 26 May, 2017 49 Comments

  • The best business class on Sydney-Tokyo flights

    Jetting from Sydney to Tokyo’s Haneda or Narita airports? Three airlines run daily flights on this popular route including home-grown Qantas, its Oneworld alliance partner Japan Airlines and also All Nippon Airways, more commonly known as ANA. Depending on the flight and airline you choose...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2017 18 Comments

  • How to register for Japan's new Trusted Traveller scheme

    Japan’s new Trusted Traveller scheme allows frequent visitors to use the same automated passport lanes as Japanese locals, saving time on your next business trip by avoiding the often-lengthy queues for manual processing by an immigration officer. However, enrolling in the program isn&rsqu...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2016 5 Comments

  • Fraser Suites Tokyo hotel en route for Japanese capital

    Frasers Hospitality will spread its wings into Tokyo, Japan with the opening of a Fraser Suites Tokyo property in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Redeveloped from an existing four-storey commercial building, the hotel will ultimately span 23 storeys to host 223 unit-style serviced residences ...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2016 0 Comments

  • Starwood brings The Luxury Collection to Tokyo with The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho

    Starwood Hotels and Resorts will debut its premium ‘The Luxury Collection’ brand in Tokyo later this year with the opening of The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho hotel. Situated in the heart of the neighbourhood of the same name, guests will be well-connected across the city from the Ak...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2016 2 Comments

  • New Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel opens its doors

    Hilton continues to bolster its portfolio in the all-important Japan market with the opening of the 453-room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel. Nestled in Odaiba’s waterfront area, the 15-storey property is well-connected to the Shinagawa, Marunouchi and Ginza business districts while residing rou...

    POSTED 6 Oct, 2015 0 Comments

  • How to book ANA's Sydney flights using frequent flyer points

    With the launch of ANA’s Sydney-Tokyo flights from December 11, Star Alliance frequent flyers can now use their points for a non-stop hop between the two cities for the first time since 1999. What's more, the new route also provides an opportunity for Virgin Australia Velocity members to b...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2015 3 Comments

  • Tickets for ANA's Sydney-Tokyo Boeing 787-9 flights now on sale

    Japanese airline ANA will begin Boeing 787-9 flights between Sydney and Tokyo from 11 December 2015, introducing competition for Qantas on the resurgent Australia-Japan route. The daily service will be flown by a Boeing 787-9, which will depart from Tokyo's downtown Haneda Airport at 10.10pm as ...

    POSTED 7 Aug, 2015 37 Comments

  • Qantas kicks off doubles daily flights to Japan

    Qantas drew another red line on its network map this weekend with the launch of direct flights between Brisbane and Tokyo’s Narita Airport. At the same time, the long-established Sydney flights switched from Narita to Haneda Airport, located much closer to downtown Tokyo than the distant N...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2015 17 Comments

  • Qantas celebrates Tokyo flights with sashimi, sake, green tea Kit-Kats

    Qantas is serving up a selection of Japanese dishes, drinks and sweet treats as it celebrates the launch of its Sydney-Haneda and Brisbane-Narita flights. Guests at the Qantas First Lounge in Sydney can look forward to Kingfish sashimi with daikon, sesame, togarashi and organic soy... .....

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2015 3 Comments

  • Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports: a business traveller's guide

    It's a pretty simply question. Narita vs Haneda – which of Tokyo's two international airports are better suited for the business traveller? It's also a question that's only recently become relevant to Australians, with Qantas to debut Sydney-Haneda flights on July 31 an...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2015 22 Comments

  • Reader contest: Fly to Tokyo with Qantas

    Congratulations to the following AusBT readers, who will be jetting to Japan this Saturday on the inaugural Qantas flight from Brisbane to Tokyo: Michelle Aizenberg, Nat Bradford, Hannah Fraser, Daniel Kluge, Kirsty Taylor and Fiona Solomon. PREVIOUS | Be part of the launch of Qan...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2015 27 Comments

  • Japan Airlines mulls Sky Suites, first class on Sydney-Tokyo flights

    Sydneysiders could soon be flying to Tokyo in Japan Airlines’ flagship business class Sky Suites or even first class as the airline contemplates an upgrade from the Boeing 777-200s to its flagship Boeing 777-300ERs on flights to Australia. A significant step up from the angled business cla...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2015 3 Comments

  • Emirates opens new business, first class lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport

    Emirates passengers flying through Japan can now unwind in the airline’s brand new business class and first class lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport. Situated in Terminal 2, it’s also welcomes selected Qantas passengers on the Red Roo’s overnight flight to Sydney, or when heading h...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2015 3 Comments

  • New hotels on the map for Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia

    Travellers venturing to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Malaysia will find new hotels waiting for them – both now and over the coming year – with many of the usual 'freebies' including Internet access and room upgrades on offer for members of the various loyalty programs. Among them:...

    POSTED 4 May, 2015 1 Comment

  • Qantas to start daily Brisbane-Tokyo flights from August

    Qantas will run daily flights between Brisbane and Tokyo from August 1st, boosting the route from the previously-announced four flights a week. The direct service between the Queensland and Japanese capitals will run on an Airbus A330 fitted with both business class and economy seats, which...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2015 68 Comments

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