Airline News

Cutting the cable: airlines adding Bluetooth for IFE

Wirelessly connect your favourite noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds to the plane's inflight entertainment system.

David Flynn |

Your guide to flying Qantas with children and infants

Whether you've had a recent addition to the family or you're preparing for your next trip, here's your guide to flying with kids.

Chris Chamberlin |

Pets may soon travel in the cabin on domestic flights

Instead of putting fido or kitty into the cargo hold, why not book them a seat right next to you?

David Flynn |

United goes all-in on premium flyers

The 270 new jets and the remaining single-aisle fleet will be upgraded with a new ‘signature interior’.

Bloomberg News |

Revealed: Lufthansa’s new second-gen premium economy seat

Lufthansa will standardise on the just-launched premium economy seat of sibling Swiss for its Boeing 777-9 and Airbus A350 fleet.

David Flynn |

Rex adds two more Boeing 737 jets as it eyes new routes

The regional airline says the new jets will unlock new routes from September.

David Flynn |

Your guide to Swiss’ new Boeing 777 premium economy class

There’s more space, extra legroom and upgraded meals in the new 28-seat premium economy cabin of the flagship Swiss Boeing 777s.

David Flynn |

The all-economy class Qantas Boeing 747

The promise of supersonic travel could have resulted in a Boeing 747 packed with economy seats from tip to tail.

David Flynn |

Did Qantas really invent business class?

Qantas has long claimed to have created business class, but the real story is a little less clear-cut and much more fascinating.

Chris Chamberlin |

Lufthansa’s new Airbus A350 first class arrives mid-2023

Ten Airbus A350s fitted with a single row of first class will be based at Lufthansa's Munich hub.

David Flynn |

United to order over 200 A321neo, 737 MAX jets

The Star Alliance member is poised to order more than 200 of the latest Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

Bloomberg News |

SQ wants ‘building blocks’ for Australian travel bubble

Before we get to when the bubble will open, it’s a matter of determining how it will open – and how to keep it open.

David Flynn |

Revealed: Qatar Airways’ new business class suites

The Gulf carrier’s new Dreamliner business class suite will take wing this month to Europe, with Asia to follow.

David Flynn |

New Zealand travel bubble slams shut for NSW flyers

This is the third time the bubble has burst since it opened in late April.

David Flynn |

Qantas is set to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever

While COVID has proven terminal for many of its peers, Qantas is set to soar even higher than before.

Bloomberg News |

Virgin to offer free flights for vaccinated Australians

Airlines are putting prizes up for grabs to encourage Aussies to get their jabs.

David Flynn |

Garuda axes Perth, Melbourne flights; Sydney could be next

Weighted down by US$6.5 billion in debt, Garuda is slashing routes and downsizing its fleet.

David Flynn |

Unruly US airline passengers fined $750k in just six months

Three out of four incidents of unruly passengers were related to face masks.

Bloomberg News |