Records have been broken for Hawaiian Airlines, revealing that it has welcomed a record of 10,672,667 customers in 2015, seeing a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year.
Thanksgiving may be an American tradition, but why can't we celebrate too? United Airlines have today "thanked" their Aussie travellers by announcing special discount airfares as part of a one-off Thanksgiving sale.
Tigerair have long been known in Australia for being the cheaper alternative to other major domestic carriers. While some choose to see that is evidence of their being cut-rate in all aspects of their business, Tigerair is more determined than ever to turn the naysayers around. With a fresh new look, a shiny new terminal in Melbourne and a new, stronger approach to customer service, they’re out to show everyone they’re a force to be reckoned with.
Budget airline Tigerair have made some pretty big changes this week, with an overhaul which brings in new uniforms, new aircraft, new customer innovations, and a new system, all given significant makeovers.
When boarding a long haul flight, there are few greater moments of jealously one experiences than seeing someone in business class enjoying a glass of champagne on a seat that you know lies flat and ensures no one is going to be climbing over you for the entire duration of the flight. Well, last month I was lucky enough to get an upgrade on one of the world's longest routes, from Vancouver (Canada) to Sydney, and experience the luxury for myself. So, has that jealously been warranted? Let's find out:
In what is pretty major news for Australian travellers, US carrier United Airlines have announced that their fleet of 777-200s - currently utilised for the long haul flight over the Pacific, connecting the East Coast of Australia to the West Coast of the USA - will next year be replaced exclusively with their 787-9 aircraft.
Earlier in the year, as we flew from New York City's JFK to London's Gatwick to make it to The Great Escape, AU Abroad's Larry Heath tried out the service of Norwegian Airlines for the first time. It also marked his first flight on the new Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner. A budget airline along the lines of Jetstar, this route is often the cheapest way to get from the US to the UK. The only catch is that it's a red eye... let's see how Larry fared in this week's flight review:
Coolangatta airport is the main stop if you want to get up to Gold Coast or surrounds, with Byron Bay and Brisbane only a relatively short shuttle ride away. As such, this route is one of the most important and frequented in Australia with so much happening in Queensland year-round. From music festivals to special events, most Australians have made the wise move towards budget airlines, an increasingly crucial service seeing as these aforementioned events really do require your time, attention, and most of all, money. Saving our cash for a series of events in on the Gold Coast, we recently hopped on Tigerair and bring you a profile of the flight up there on their snug A320.
On the off chance you missed Virgin Australia's happy hour deal last night, which saw discounted USA flights for February 2016, United Airlines are giving you the weekend to get your hands on a discounted fare that will take you to the USA through three departure periods, for $1099 round trip* (economy booking class only).
Getting in and out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport can be a bit of a pain. Though a new express train service installed for the Pan Am Games in June has made the process of getting in and out a slightly less tiresome affair, it remains an expensive one. Luckily, for some routes, another airport lays within literal walking distance of the centre of the city. The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport only serves two airlines - for now - Porter Airlines and Air Canada. One of its most popular routes, flying direct to New York's Newark Airport with Porter Airlines, is what Larry Heath recently tried out:
Being the world's most awarded airline must come with a great deal of pressure when entering a new market. Singapore Airlines have obviously taken great care in crafting their new Premium Economy class offering to balance price with various benefits and quality, centered around an enhanced seating experience that is substantially superior (and roomier) than economy.
American Airlines customers can begin booking travel from today for the airline’s new flight between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new, nonstop route, which launches Dec. 19 and was announced in June as part of the proposed enhanced joint business relationship with Qantas, expands American’s global network by adding a fifth continent and reinforces the strength of its world-class LAX hub.
In celebrating Independence Day, United Airlines have announced a special fare sale that will last for the next 10 days, offering up return flights between Sydney and U.S hotspots L.A, Las Vegas, San Francsisco, and New York City, as well as other destinations.
We continue our Flight Review series, this time flying from Los Angeles to Toronto via Air Canada. Click through to check out Editor Larry Heath's service review, covering everything from in-flight entertainment and meals to comfort and hot tips for traveling...
Much like Melbourne, for a city with one of the best public transport systems in the world, the airport seems to have been neglected over the years in Toronto, Canada. In the past, to get downtown from the airport it took a bus, a couple of trains and roughly over an hour to get to your final destination. The cost was only CA$3 and it was a relatively painless experience, but when the only other option is a $60+ taxi, it feels like more options should have been on offer. Hell, even Melbourne has an express bus service.