• For Australians, 2018 will be the year of sky-high WiFi

    Like it or not, 2018 is going to be the year that inflight Internet takes off, with Qantas and Virgin Australia both ramping up their rollout of WiFi on domestic and even international flights. Qantas already has almost a quarter of its 80-strong domestic Boeing 737 fleet fitted with the satelli...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2018 8 Comments

  • ACCC signals crackdown on Qantas, Virgin Australia fees

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has flagged potential action against domestic airlines over issues such as  excessive fees for changing or cancelling flights and refusing to provide refunds. The ACCC will also be paying close attention to airlines' decisions blame me...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 41 Comments

  • Revealed: perks of 'The Club', Virgin Australia's secret VIP tier

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Private airp...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2018 11 Comments

  • Virgin Australia delays launch of paid WiFi until February 2018

    Virgin Australia has pushed back on the introduction of paid WiFi on domestic flights, with 'faster-for-a-fee' connections now not expected to kick off until February 2018. The airline previously said it would begin charging passengers for a high-speed WiFi service as January 1, 2018, However, ...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2017 18 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: taking parental leave from your frequent flyer status

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Both Qantas ...

    POSTED 23 Dec, 2017 9 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic looks for codeshare on Virgin Australia's HKG flights

    Virgin Atlantic could plant a virtual foot back into the Australian market under a codeshare agreement on Virgin Australia's Hong Kong flights. The Branson-backed British airline left the local skies in May 2014 when it pulled the plug on Sydney-Hong Kong flights. However, an application m...

    POSTED 22 Dec, 2017 11 Comments

  • Virgin Australia, AirNZ boost Brisbane-Auckland flights

    Virgin Australia and its trans-Tasman alliance partner Air New Zealand will ramp up flights between Brisbane and Auckland next year, with up to five additional return flights each week. Running between April and October 2018, the new flights boost the duo’s offering to up to 34 weekly retu...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2017 5 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches free WiFi on flights to Los Angeles

    Virgin Australia is now offering free inflight Internet on selected flights to Los Angeles as the airline begins equipping its Boeing 777-300ER jets with satellite WiFi. Passengers on today's Melbourne-LAX flight VA23 will be the first to test the service, with a promo code sent to eac...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • The five best credit cards if you fly with Virgin Australia

    When travelling with Virgin Australia, having the right credit card in your wallet can be the difference between sitting out in the terminal or relaxing in an airport lounge: and in some cases, even between paying for your flight or travelling for free! Let's not forget frequent flyer points eit...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia trials 'grab and go' airport lounge breakfasts

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia will offer 'Grab & Go' meals at its Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane lounges, allowing passengers to quickly bundle up a light breakfast or brunch to bring on board their flight. The concept will be introduced today, Wednesday December 6, and run through to March 2...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 35 Comments

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