Airline News

Air France to launch domestic business class next year

The French flag-carrier breaks out the Champagne for business class passengers on domestic and short-range international flights.

David Flynn |

Boeing 777X goes big on overhead bins, bespoke design

With the 777X, Boeing wants to refine and reshape the passenger experience.

David Flynn |

BA, Qatar pitch joint venture for flights to Australia

BA seeks to piggyback on Qatar Airways' extensive network, with over 100 routes on the JV roster.

David Flynn |

Japan Airlines brings first class back to Sydney-Tokyo

JAL's Sydney route will adopt Boeing 777s with first class: offering more seats in business class and premium economy, too.

Chris Chamberlin |

Singapore Airlines, ANA eye joint venture

The beefed-up alliance between Singapore Airlines and Japan's ANA would focus on the Asia-Pacific market.

David Flynn |

Japan Airlines trims business class cabin in Airbus A350

Some of JAL's domestic Airbus A350s will see fewer business class seats as the airline caters for seasonal demand.

David Flynn |

Qantas wants its smartphone app to help you beat jetlag

Qantas' Project Sunrise research flights could see jetlag-busting features added to the airline's app.

David Flynn |

Qatar Airways to roll out ‘saver’ awards for points bookings

The Oneworld member airline intends to reduce the number of frequent flyer points needed to book off-peak flights.

David Flynn |

ANA to increase Sydney-Tokyo flights in 2020

Sydney's Tokyo-bound travellers will soon be able to choose between four daily flights across three airlines.

David Flynn |

Qantas, BP partnership: here's what we know

The new points-for-petrol partnership between Qantas and BP is set to take off.

David Flynn |

Four new business class seats headed our way in 2020

Airlines are steadily raising the bar for short- to medium-range business class. Here are four new seats to watch for in 2020.

David Flynn |

Cathay Pacific brings more Airbus A350s to Sydney

Half of Cathay Pacific's four-daily Sydney-Hong Kong services will soon offer the latest seats, inflight WiFi and a better ride.

Brandon Loo |

Emirates taps data, biometrics in the future of travel

From inflight meals and movies to designing the airport of the future, data and biometrics will play a big role for Emirates.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas to run both Perth-London and Project Sunrise flights

The next few years could see Qantas flying several variants of the Kangaroo Route.

David Flynn |

Qantas could add Singapore stopover to Perth-London flight

Qantas will divert its QF9 and QF10 flights around Iranian airspace, but the longer route will require some compromises.

David Flynn |

Behind the design and evolution of Emirates' Airbus A380 bar

Emirates' popular inflight bar and lounge area is now a signature of its superjumbo fleet, but back in 2008, it was a real gamble.

Chris Chamberlin |

How to tell if you're flying on an upgraded Qantas A380

Are you set for a better business class seat and a more social cafe-style inflight lounge?

David Flynn |

Emirates eyes broader rollout of unbundled business class

Emirates' discounted business class fares offer full service in the air, but fewer frills on the ground.

Chris Chamberlin |