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The top 5 weirdest things Qantas sells

On top of its day-to-day operations as Australia's flag-carrier airline, Qantas also runs an online shop selling an assortment ...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue gets Virgin Australia name

Update: we now have the new Virgin Australia logo to go with the Virgin Australia brand. Previous: In the clearest sign yet of...

David Flynn |

Qantas/Jetstar to take Air Pacific 787s?

Air Pacific, the national airline of Fiji in which Qantas holds a 46% stake, has reportedly cancelled its orders for five Boein...

John Walton |

Qantas to put iPads in the cockpit?

Qantas pilots are looking forward to swapping a bag full of bulky inflight manuals for a slim lightweight iPad if the Aussie fl...

David Flynn |

Etihad and Air New Zealand to codeshare

Air New Zealand and Etihad have just received approval to codeshare on flights within New Zealand, across the Tasman, between A...

John Walton |

China Airlines aims for Sydney-NY market

China Airlines is launching flights between Taipei and New York this month, and hoping to win a slice of the NYC-bound Australi...

John Walton |

Jetstar now taking PayPal for online bookings

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the information earlier provided to Australian Business Traveller by a PayPal spokesperson with reg...

danwarne |

The future of inflight entertainment

In a few years' time, your plane seat will know who's sitting in it and adjust its inflight entertainment accordingly -- at lea...

danwarne |

Sneak peak: Virgin Blue's new economy seat

Virgin Blue is gearing up to reveal its new domestic economy class seat, to feature on the airline's new Airbus A330s when they...

David Flynn |

MAS debuts new A330 on BNE-KUL

Malaysia Airlines will introduce its all-new Airbus A330-300 onto Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur flights from April 20th. MAS has fifte...

David Flynn |

A year's airport lounge access for $300

If you regularly travel with Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines, but more often in economy than business class, here's a gre...

danwarne |

Air NZ to check entire Boeing 737 fleet

Air New Zealand is checking its entire fleet of fifteen Boeing 737-300 aircraft following the explosive decompression of a Sout...

John Walton |

Four Qantas 737s aircraft grounded for checks

Qantas has been forced to ground four of its Boeing 737-400 jets in response to the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines f...

John Walton |

British Airways raises fuel surcharges

Thinking of flying to Singapore or London on British Airways to avoid Qantas' fuel surcharges and ticket price hikes while stil...

John Walton |

Korean Air opens duty-free shop in A380

Here's a story that could have fitted perfectly into April Fool's Day except that, well, it's true. Korean Air is outfitting i...

David Flynn |

Buy your Qantas $50 bag tag cheaper on eBay

If you're not an elite-level Qantas Frequent Flyer, you may not have to cough up $50 to buy one of the new permanent, wireless ...

danwarne |

Air France 447 wreckage found

A large amount of wreckage from Air France 447 has been discovered, 4 km under water on the ocean floor between Brazil and Afri...

danwarne |

V Australia tops airline satisfaction poll

Virgin Blue Group CEO John Borghetti is smiling a little more broadly today with the news that V Australia is now Australia's h...

David Flynn |