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How to get home: These airlines continue to fly between the USA and Australia amidst the Coronavirus

October 23, 2020

**UPDATE 23 OCTOBER 2020** New flight options between USA and Australia have been confirmed, with a recommendation to book at least 8 weeks out to secure a seat. Demand is expected to be high and the situation is changing by the day. The best approach is always to get in touch with an airline directly […]

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Qantas announces major changes to frequent flyer program

July 15, 2020

As demand for domestic flights continue to rise, Qantas has announced several important changes to its frequent flyer program to make it easier for customers to use points on domestic and, potentially, Trans-Tasman flights. For the remainder of this year, Qantas Frequent Flyer will be boosting the availability of Classic Flight Reward seats by up […]

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Qantas announces special farewell flights for its final Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

July 6, 2020

This month, the legendary “Queen of the Skies” will be officially retired from Qantas’ fleet, with the airline bidding a final farewell to its last remaining Boeing 747. Though the iconic aircraft won’t be leaving without considerable fanfare, as Qantas responds to demand with announcement of several “farewell jumbo joy flights” for Australians. Qantas will […]

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Qantas debuts flights from Sydney to Byron Bay and Orange

July 2, 2020

For the first time in 15 years, Qantas will introduce daily services between Sydney and Byron Bay (Ballina) airport, opening up what should be an enormously popular route as interstate travel ramps up. The popular coastal town isn’t the only destination to see a new route open up though, with Qantas also adding its first […]

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Qantas will reopen domestic and regional lounges in Australia from this week

July 1, 2020

As of 1st July, Qantas will begin reopening a number of its domestic and regional lounges across Australia, following restrictions on travel and venues being loosened and demand for domestic flights increasing. Importantly, this will be a phased opening that will only include a limited number of lounges in first wave, specifically eleven including Qantas […]

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Qantas Group announce $19 flights and triple frequent flyer points

June 20, 2020

It looks like those long-rumoured $19 domestic fares are now a reality, as Jetstar and Qantas announce a number of sales and ground-breaking initiatives to “launch tourism”. This includes Jetstar putting 10,000 fares on sale for that sweet aforementioned price, encompassing 35 routes across 15 destinations. Although the budget carrier has seen unprecedented demand since […]

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Qantas and Jetstar to recommence hundreds of domestic return flights per week

June 4, 2020

As domestic travel begins to pick up, Qantas and Jetstar have announced 300 more inter-state and intra-state flights each week for June and July. Given demand for domestic services has shot up in recent weeks, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said capacity will go from 5% of pre-crisis levels to 15% by late June. “We […]

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Qantas and Jetstar prepare for return of domestic travel with new COVID-19 measures

May 19, 2020

Qantas Group has today announced a range of strict health measures to prepare for when domestic travel resumes. Both Qantas and Jetstar will be implementing a new “Fly Well” program to ensure a safe travel environment and give travellers peace of mind as state border restrictions after lifted across the country. This includes masks on […]

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Qantas and Virgin Australia have started cutting more domestic flights

March 23, 2020

As some Australian states shut their borders, the nation’s largest carriers, Qantas and Virgin Australia, have begun to cut more domestic services. Although they’ve already cut domestic capacity by up to 60%, the airlines have continued to axe some of their most frequented routes in response to the ongoing threat of Covid-19. A combination of […]

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Qantas and Jetstar introduce new measures in response to Coronavirus

March 15, 2020

As more airlines adapt to the current crisis surrounding coronavirus (covid-19), prospective passengers are being granted more flexibility. Today, Qantas Group – which is Qantas, QantasLink and their LCC Jetstar – have announced further measures to bring anyone with bookings peace of mind. The new measures follow increased travel restrictions being introduced by various government […]

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Qantas has a new frequent flyer partnership with KLM and Air France

December 9, 2019

There’s some big news for Qantas Frequent Flyers as the Australian airline has been announced as the latest partner of Flying Blue, the loyalty program of KLM and Air France. This of course means that passengers can and spend QFF points and receive tier benefits on both major airlines. The announcement builds upon a previous […]

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Qantas and Virgin will compete for new services to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

September 19, 2019

Those who have been to Tokyo before would know that the immense Japanese capital has two airports; one more convenient than the other. Narita, probably the best known and most frequented, is furthest from the city, while Haneda is highly sought by visitors as the most convenient of the two. This is largely due to […]

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All Australian airlines to commence strict weighing of carry-on baggage

December 10, 2018

Starting tomorrow, all Australian airlines will begin cracking down on oversized carry-ons as they introduce mandatory weighing for all cabin baggage. While this has been standard for some airlines for quite some time now, it was announced today that Virgin Australia will be jumping on board with the policy, following a recent announcement along similar […]

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Stan Originals are coming to Qantas’ inflight entertainment

May 24, 2018

Australian streaming video on demand service Stan are about to roll out an extension of their already solid partnership with Qantas, giving passengers exclusive access to content and the ability to enjoy a range of Stan Originals from 1st June 2018. As they continue to strengthen their bank of original content which has so far […]

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Qantas and Rockpool to help you earn Frequent Flyer points while you dine

December 4, 2017

It seems Neil Perry has merged two of his closest relationships into one epic, industry-first partnership. The renowned chef has long had a close working relationship with Qantas, which he has now fused into the ever-growing Rockpool Dining Group – of which he is Culinary Director – with a special treat for point-lovers all across […]

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You can now earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points at Rockpool Dining Group venues

November 30, 2017

It seems Neil Perry has merged two of his closest relationships into one epic, industry-first partnership. The renowned chef has long had a close working relationship with Qantas, which he has now fused into the ever-growing Rockpool Dining Group – of which he is Culinary Director – with a special treat for point-lovers all across […]

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Treat yourself to a perfect weekend getaway in Perth

November 27, 2017

As the seasons change and we transition into summer, a weekend getaway to the West Coast should definitely be on your radar. Coming in at a tied fifth place with Adelaide in this year’s “World’s Most Liveable Cities” list is Perth, naturally making it one of Australia’s much-loved cities. Having grown up there, I do […]

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Hotel Review: Aloft Perth stands tall; creates a unique experience for local and international visitors

November 27, 2017

Perth is fast becoming one of Australia’s most beloved travel destinations as it boasts clean air, wide open spaces and a warm sizzle to the skin. As tourism begins to boost it means accommodation options must meet the expectations of visitors and provide them with a sanctuary of calm and orderliness, whether they’re in town […]

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Flight Review: Qantas remain the domestic red eye to beat out of Darwin (QF829)

October 5, 2017

Those who have flown in and out of Darwin know that many flights to and from Australia’s only 24 hour airport are red eyes – and if my recent flight with them is any indication, it seems that Qantas remains the red eye service to Sydney to beat. Here’s a look at the experience in […]

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You can now buy movie tickets and snacks using Qantas Frequent Flyer points

September 4, 2017

Qantas’ Frequent Flyer program and Hoyts have partnered on a redemption program that will allow Aussie locals and visitors to use their points at Hoyts cinemas to purchase movie tickets and snacks. In addition, members of Hoyts Rewards and the Qantas Frequent Flyer program will be able to earn points when catching a film. QFF […]

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Qantas to start streaming Stan as part of their in-flight entertainment

March 23, 2017

Starting in just a few weeks, Qantas will be rolling out a new partnership with Stan which will see the Australian SVOD service incorporated into the airline’s in-flight entertainment. When the roll out is completed all domestic Qantas flights will have full access to Stan’s comprehensive library available for passengers travelling across the country. The […]

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Two other Australian airports that could service non-stop flights to London

December 13, 2016

It was confirmed earlier this week that Qantas would be launching the first ever direct service between Australia and London in March 2018, disembarking from an upgraded Perth Airport. This serves as great news for Australian travellers, who – even if they have to transit through Perth – could save hours on their travel to […]

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Direct flights between Australia and London to arrive in 2018

December 11, 2016

In what is game changing news for the Australian travel industry, Qantas has revealed its plans to provide Australian passengers with the first ever direct service to the United Kingdom. The non-stop service will take place exclusively on Qantas’ 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which will travel 14,498 kilometres from Perth on the West Coast of Australia, […]

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Qantas unveils its “next generation” Dreamliner cabins and an update to its iconic Kangaroo logo

October 27, 2016

The Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner is finally coming to the Australian carrier Qantas in 2017, and with it will be a facelift to the brand, and the introduction of a brand new, next generation cabin that will debut on the aircraft due to enter their fleet this time next year. Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, revealed […]

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Qantas re-introduces direct daily flights between Sydney and Beijing

October 14, 2016

Seven years after they culled the service, Australian carrier Qantas will be reintroducing direct daily flights between Sydney and Beijing, in addition to its current daily services to Shanghai and 28 weekly services to Hong Kong. The services will commence on 25th January 2017. This new service which see an additional 3,300 weekly seats on […]

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Qantas announce major partnership with LA based non-profit Australians in Film

October 4, 2016

Qantas have announced a major partnership which will see the carrier become the official airline partner and sponsor of Australians in Film (AiF), the Los Angeles based non-profit organization that supports and promotes the Australian screen industry in Hollywood. To get the ball rolling, Qantas will be the title sponsor of the fifth annual AiF Awards, […]

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Qantas to trial single entry passes for both its Domestic and International lounges

June 29, 2016

Australian Business Traveller reported this week that Australian airline Qantas will introduce the ability to purchase single entry lounge passes for most of its international lounge network. Domestic Qantas Club lounges will cost $49 (or 7,000 Qantas Points), while International Business Class lounges will be $69 (or 9,990 Qantas Points). Their new single-class Premium International lounges in […]

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Australian airlines have been named amongst the most efficient and resilient in the world

June 1, 2016

Some of Australia’s major airlines have been named amongst the most efficient in the world according to a recent study conducting at the University of Sydney Business School’s internationally recognised and respected Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), which also measures rail and bus services. A total of 150 airlines were ranked using a […]

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Students, Teachers and Under 26’s can get their hands on return flights to the US for $649

May 18, 2016

Following on from the amazing fares offered earlier in the month by Zuji, STA Travel have followed suit and have fares that will take you to the USA via Vancouver with Air Canada for $649 return. The only catch? You need to be a teacher, a student or under 26 to qualify. Flights are with […]

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Flights to Los Angeles (USA) from Australia drop below $700 return in record sales

May 10, 2016

In what must be some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the popular East Coast Australia to Los Angeles route, several airlines are currently slashing prices on flights in October and November to below A$700 return – starting as low as A$649. From now until midday on 12th May, Air Canada is offering […]

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