Airline News

Coronavirus: Lufthansa retires Airbus A380s, Boeing 747s

Lufthansa says it will "take years until the worldwide demand for air travel returns to pre-crisis levels."

David Flynn |

Qantas has plans for a year-long travel shutdown

Qantas plans a long sit-out for the COVID-19 storm, but will be ready to return to the skies as soon as it passes.

David Flynn |

Photos: the Captain Cook lounge of Qantas' first Boeing 747s

Perched atop the first Qantas Boeing 747s, the Captain Cook lounge is a colourful blast from the shagadelic past.

David Flynn |

Who is exempt from Australia's international travel ban?

While Australia is restricting citizens and permanent residents from overseas travel, there are some notable exceptions.

Brandon Loo |

Coronavirus cash crunch hits airlines, consumers

In a world where flight cancellations stretch ahead for months rather than a day, consumers are pushing for refunds over vouchers.

Businessweek |

Apple's 5G iPhone 12 on track for late 2020 launch

COVID-19 won't stop the next-generation iPhone from making an expected September 2020 debut.

Businessweek |

Qantas, Virgin mount international repatriation flights

Routes to four popular international destinations will temporarily re-open to help bring stranded Australians home.

David Flynn |

Virgin suspends points transfer to Singapore Airlines

Virgin puts a stopper on frequent flyers converting Velocity points to Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer Miles.

David Flynn |

Coronavirus: Qantas switches off WiFi, movies, TV shows

Qantas WiFi and entertainment axed in the latest cost-cutting measure aimed to help the airline wait out the coronavirus.

David Flynn |

American Airlines plans October restart for Sydney, Auckland

Are we starting to see a return to normality, or at least the new normal of the post-coronavirus travel world?

David Flynn |

KLM to fly Sydney-Amsterdam for stranded Dutch travellers

The Dutch airline returns to Australia for the first time in 20 years as the Netherlands Gov't works to get its citizens home.

Chris Chamberlin |

Virgin clamps down on Velocity points for buying gift cards

With a newly-imposed limit on one gift card purchase per day, you'd better buy the biggest-value card you can.

David Flynn |

Qantas, Virgin Australia cut inflight meals and drinks

If you're among the few who are still flying, you'd better make BYO your new meal strategy.

David Flynn |

BA suspends flights to Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong

British Airways halts flights to key Asia-Pacific destinations in early April, and more routes may follow.

David Flynn |

Qantas, Airnorth end frequent flyer partnership

From May 2020, you won't be able to earn or spend Qantas Points on flights with Darwin-based Airnorth.

Chris Chamberlin |

BA passengers on cancelled flights can rebook on Qatar

If your BA flight back to London has been cancelled, request a rebooking onto Qatar Airways.

David Flynn |

Qantas rescue flights planned for stranded Aussies

The Red Roo is likely to return to international skies to help bring Australians back home.

David Flynn |

Melbourne Airport now offers free parking

Park for a day, a week or to the end of June, and it won't cost you a red cent.

David Flynn |