Airline news

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, […]

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. […]