Airline News

AFL players to sit at the pointy end?

The good news: you might not have to worry about dozens of beefy boisterous footy players cramming onto your economy class Virg...

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New Asiana business class for Sydney

Asiana Airlines' oddly-named but highly-regarded 'OZ Quadra Smartium' seat will be introduced on the daily Sydney-Seoul service...

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Emirates 777s bring ‘product consistency’

Emirates is removing the chance factor from its Australia-to-Dubai services and ensuring that almost every flight uses a near-i...

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China Airlines adds Brisbane-Auckland flight

Taiwanese flag-carrier China Airlines will add a Brisbane-Auckland flight to its schedule as of January 1, 2011. The thrice-wee...

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Can jet-lag cause memory loss?

US scientists are pondering a new issue which affects all travellers: does jet-lag lead to memory loss? Aahh – sorry, bu...

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Hainan Airlines to fly direct Sydney-Shenzhen

China’s Hainan Airlines will commence direct flights from Sydney to Shenzhen from January 19, 2011. Flights from Sydney ...

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Jetstar to fly Melbourne-Singapore direct

Jetstar is set to start flying a daily direct service between Melbourne and Singapore from December 16. The daily A330-200 ser...

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Qantas preps legal action against Rolls-Royce on A380

Qantas is moving to recover costs from its recent A380 woes from Rolls-Royce, manufacturer of the Trent 900 engine which explod...

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BA gets a boost from Beyonce

What do business travellers, Beyonce and Spain's Real Madrid soccer  football soccer team have in common? According to Br...

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Emirates adds new 777 to Perth-Dubai

Emirates’ two daily flights from Perth to Dubai will both feature a Boeing 777 as of today, with the UAE carrier replacin...

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Singapore Airlines voted world's best airline

Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Cathay Pacific have been voted the world's best international airlines in the Zagat.com 2010 a...

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Qantas offers double status credits

This one's hot off the press! Qantas is making a play for frequent flyer loyalty (perhaps to help shore up faith and a drop-off...

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Lufthansa revives inflight internet

Inflight internet continues to gain momentum everywhere – except, it sometimes feels, Australia – with Lufthansa no...

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Qantas, Cathay Pacific enlist masterchefs to improve inflight meals

Airline food has long been the butt of jokes and the bane of frequent flyers. But that’s starting to change as expert che...

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Delta offers inflight internet on all flights

While Australia’s airlines have yet to show much interest in offering in-flight internet, on the other side of the Pacif...

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Lufthansa adds seats and legroom

In the airline equivalent of having your cake and eating it too, Lufthansa has found a way to add more seats to its aircraft ye...

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Virgin Blue's Brisbane upgrade, new A330s

Virgin Blue continues to step up its efforts to steal market share from Qantas' "near-monopoly" on the Australian business tra...

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Mumbai to get second international airport

India’s financial capital is to get its much-needed and long-delayed second airport by 2015. The airport at Navi Mumbai ...

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