Airline news

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, […]

Airline Business: what’s faster, more frequent & more fancy

This business travel update brings you the latest industry news and let’s you know what’s happening mid-flight in coming months. Qatar is less salty & more speedy At the carrier’s recent event in Melbourne, Qatar Airways culinary development manager Decha Mingkwan admitted to previously being heavy-handed with the salt. But he says now it’s about […]

Qantas has listened to frequent flyers & climate change experts

Qantas frequent flyers have spoken and the airline appears to have listened. Premium boarding, new super suites and slashed carbon emissions are all on the horizon for the flying kangaroo! Introducing Premium Boarding Priority boarding on Qantas, or the lack thereof, has been a point of contention for years. Now the airline is addressing the […]

Airline Business: the AA to VS of airline updates

Where you can get a good sleep at 38,000 feet, new non-stop routes and strategic agreements – this airline update brings you the latest industry news for business travellers. Stretch out with Singapore Airlines Great news for Singapore Airlines flyers who like a restful flight, with the introduction of the A350-900 on services to Australia. […]

Virgin Australia’s network changes

The Virgin Australia Group has announced a number of changes to its network in response to a review. Virgin Australia Group CEO and Managing Director Paul Scurrah said the changes highlight the Group’s focus on disciplined capacity management and putting the right product on the right route. “We maintain a strong network of destinations and […]

Broome to Darwin flights start now

The inaugural Broome to Darwin service commences today, operated by QantasLink’s 100-seat Fokker 100 aircraft. Flights will operate three days per week, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays. The new service provides a direct link between the two cities for the first time and caters to holidaymakers exploring WA’s North West Coast or the Northern Territory’s Top End. […]

Air New Zealand flyer news

There’s been a lot happening at Air New Zealand recently (don’t mention the rugby!), so here’s a quick run down on what will be happening on the runway. More long-haul leg room From late 2020, Air New Zealand will introduce Economy Stretch on its Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 aircraft long haul routes. The Economy […]