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QANTAS: Frequent Flyer program changes from 1 July leaked
The AFR is reporting on leaked documents it has received that purport to show changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, which will be introduced on 1 July 2024. Changes include eliminating Jetstar from the new Classic Plus category and valuing points at 1¢ for economy flights and 1.5¢ for...
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QANTAS: Direct Sydney to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea flights
From 1 April 2024, Qantas is operating direct flights between Sydney and Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. “These flights will meet the growing demand from the business community for travel between Australia and Papua New Guinea. Our new Sydney service will save customers at least three hours...
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DESIGN: Qantas designer launches ‘Modolo’ seat design Woolmark collab
David Caon, the chief designer at Qantas has been working on a side project, and not for Qantas. He and his office have been working on an aircraft seat design which abandons many solid surfaces for a changeable 3D woven wool cover over a frame. The wool fabric is tactile...
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BONZA AVIATION: Now book via their website as well as the App.
Bonza Aviation has added booking via its website to the ways customers can book flights. The new Australian ultra-low-cost leisure/regional airline player Bonza launched with only an App capable of booking flights over a year ago, on 31 January 2023, when it commenced operations. On 30 March, subscribers to the...
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Swaps Boeing 737 for Airbus A350 to Cairns
Upgrade your seat to Business Class if you are booked on this Cairns to Singapore route from 31 March. Singapore Airlines currently uses a 737 MAX-8 aircraft on the route five times a week, but it is swapping it out for an Airbus A350, but reducing frequency to only four...
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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA: Ditching Boeing 737 MAX-10 for smaller MAX-8 models?
The AFR is reporting that Virgin Australia is looking to exercise some of its options to swap orders for the larger Boeing 737 MAX-10 planes for the smaller MAX-8 models. Virgin Australia has ordered 25 of the new 737 MAX 10 aircraft. Virgin has confirmed that the delivery of the...
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AIR NEW ZEALAND: Suspends Chicago route and shuffles new Business Class cabin from new to retrofitted Dreamliners
Air New Zealand is having problems getting hold of sufficient maintenance slots/replacement Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines for its 787 aircraft. Consequently, AirNZ is ‘pausing’ its Auckland to Chicago service for 7 months between 31 March to 25 October 2024. “Unfortunately, Air New Zealand continues to be impacted by challenges with availability...
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Journey to a Kinder World through better Chocolate choices
Are you like me and LOVE Indulging in chocolate? I think it is a universal pleasure. Every human on the planet consumes an average of roughly one kilogram of food annually. I know I sample chocolate wherever I travel to! Good chocolate please. With a projected 5.6% increase in chocolate...
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MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: to upgrade Business Class suites with doors on A330neo and A350 jets
A contemporary version of the Collins Aerospace Super Diamond, not monickered ‘Elevation,’ is to upgrade Business Class suites on Malaysian A330neo and A350 aircraft. Expect the A330neos to start arriving in the third quarter of 2024 and the refurbished cabins on the A350 fleet in early 2026. The Collins Super...
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AIRLINES: Australian Airlines are getting less reliable according to February statistics.
Airlines in Australia are getting less relaible with an average of close to 27% of all domestic flights in February 2024 either arrived or departed late, according to the Australian Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE). This compares to an all-time average of 18.5%. For February 2024, late...
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TRIP REPORT: Flight Review – Sydney to Christchurch on Qantas in Business – same, same but different
This was a fairly standard Qantas Business Class flight over the ‘duch‘ to Christchurch. At the end of the flight, there was a little excitement with a medical incident onboard. Flight Details Flight: QF139Route: Sydney, Australia (SYD) – Christchurch, New Zealand (CHC)Date: Monday, 4 September 2023Depart: 6:55 PMArrive: 11:59 PMDuration:...
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VIETJET: Direct flights Sydney or Melbourne to Hanoi from June
The low-cost airline Vietjet is adding a brand new twice-weekly service on the Sydney to Hanoi route from 8 June 2024. This compliments its already daily service between Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). VietJet is also launching from 3 June twice-weekly flights from Melbourne to Hanoi. April 2023...
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Tarmac to Takeoff: A Blistering Hot Charity Run on Bangkok Airport’s New Runway 3
As the dawn broke last Sunday morning, 17th March 2024, I joined around 5000 runners for a charity run on Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport’s new Runway 3. In July, 2024 the airport will open this 4 kilometre (2.4 mile) new runway for active use on the western part of the airport,...
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Adds more Brisbane flights from August
From 6 August, Singapore Airlines will add four more flights to its 21 flights per week between Brisbane and Singapore. The additional flights on the Star Alliance carrier will run on Tuesday, Thrusday, Saturday and Sunday. That makes four flights on those days between Brisbane and Singapore. The additional flights...
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One of the World’s most Unusual Flights in the world’s most Controversial Business Seat.
Boarding Qantas Flight 291 is like stepping into a paradox where the expected norms are all flipped on their heads. The flight belongs to Qantas but Finnair provides the plane, pilots crew and service. Meals, amenity kit, and entertainment are all provided by Qantas and all carry Qantas branding. But...
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QANTAS: Qantas Club membership price rise
Price rises for membership of the Qantas Club are to rise between 41% and 80% depending on the length of membership you purchase. Fee increases are applicable from 18 April 2024. The increases will be implemented before the rumoured introduction of a more pay-as-you-go monthly subscription model. The price rise...