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Qantas cuts international routes

Qantas has announced further cuts to its international flights, reducing capacity by almost a quarter for the next six months. The latest cuts follow the spread of the Coronavirus into Europe and North America over the past fortnight, as well as its continued spread through Asia. This has resulted in a significant drop in forward […]

Virgin Australia cuts coronavirus losses

Virgin Australia cuts to its flight network are being blamed primarily on the coronavirus. While the world works out how to combat coronavirus (Covid-19), countries have responded by closing borders and quarantines are being enforced. Corporate travel has been impacted in some regions, but according to Virgin Australia, it’s the leisure destinations where demand is […]

Qantas Frequent Flyers email scam

Qantas frequent flyers have been targeted in a sophisticated email scam. The emails have prompts to log into a fake Qantas website so personal details can be harvested. If you have received these emails, please do not open or click on the links. These messages were sent out on 17 February, claiming to celebrate the […]

Airline Business: new routes, extra services & cancellations

New routes, extra services and sadly some cancellations. This industry update brings you the latest news of new flight arrivals and some permanent departures. Qantas from Story Bridge to Golden Gate Bridge & more flying kangaroos You can now fly direct from Brisbane to San Francisco. The new Qantas service started on 9 February and […]

Velocity members can earn more points on Ola

Now Virgin Australian flyers can earn more points on Ola. Velocity has just announced a boost to the number of points you can receive with the rideshare company. The standard level is still 1 Velocity Point per $1 spend on any Ola ride and there are now bonus points for airport trips. Your points-per-dollar will […]

Triple Velocity points with Virgin Australia

Love is in the air at Virgin Australia with triple Velocity points for new bookings until 18 February, 2020. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Virgin is also sharing the love with up to 30% off* eligible domestic flight bookings made by 14 February, 2020. This exclusive sale includes Business, Business Saver, Elevate and Freedom […]

The changing world of codeshare for frequent flyers

What does the changing world of codeshare mean for frequent flyers? Like most new business partnerships, there will be positives and negatives for customers. In the case of aviation industry, codeshare agreements mean that airlines can publish and sell the same flight under their own flight number and schedule. The frequent flyer benefits kick in […]

Virgin Australia & ANA new codeshare agreement

Virgin Australia and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are set to implement codeshare flights and launch reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for their members. From 30 January, the codeshare deal will initially cover six routes. ANA ticket holders will be able to fly between Sydney and Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast and Adelaide. Their bags will […]

Cheapest times to fly within Australia

The cheapest times to fly within Australia feels like they are constantly fluctuating. However, we are seeing a pattern over recent years. Australian Bureau of Statistics results are showing some consistencies, and possibly some surprises, about the most cost-effective travel months. May and August are historically when you’ll find the cheapest airfares. February and March […]

New flight routes taking off in 2020

The start of a new year sees airlines introducing new flight routes. It’s good news for business travellers, with more direct services being added to make your next work trip easier. Brisbane to San Francisco Qantas will commence this new service on 9 February, 2020. The airline will operate three direct flights per week (Tuesday, […]