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Qantas and Air NZ 737 safety: should you worry?

This weekend, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 was involved in an explosive decompression incident in the US, which resulted...

John Walton |

Priority Pass offers Virgin Blue lounge access

Update Virgin Australia is ending its relationship with the global Priority Pass scheme next month as of July 14: see thi...

danwarne |

Virgin Atlantic gets first new Airbus A330

It's good to see an airline which clearly has its priorities right. Virgin Atlantic has not only started flying the first of t...

David Flynn |

Is it safe to travel to Japan during April?

Travellers with trips booked to Japan during April are now asking the question: is it safe to travel to Japan yet? Currently, ...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue announces full SYD-PER details

Virgin Blue will start flying its first Airbus A330 aircraft with the airline's new business class seats on a daily return...

John Walton |

Qantas' Boeing 737 aircraft fleet up for sale

Qantas has put 21 of its older and least fuel-efficient planes up for sale, a week after announcing emergency cost-cutting meas...

John Walton |

Best airline pranks for April Fool's

We had some April Fool’s Day fun last Friday with well-received stories on Jetstar's Project Sirius seats and cabin layou...

David Flynn |

Get the points: up to 50% off Qantas award flights

OK, our article today about Qantas pledging to return to being a full-service airline was just an April Fool's joke (regrettabl...

danwarne |

How to avoid Air NZ's Richard Simmons video

Air New Zealand's new Richard Simmons safety video is ridiculously funny -- at least the first time you see it. Of course, if ...

John Walton |

Jetstar's 787 seats and cabin layout

In leaked documents seen exclusively by Australian Business Traveller, Jetstar's cabin layout for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has...

Staff Writers |

Qantas to return to full service, pledges CEO

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline's disastrous drop in market share has convinced him that it's time Qantas moved back to ...

Staff Writers |

Justin Bieber to spruik Virgin Pacific

Virgin Blue could have chosen a better day to announce its long-awaited new brand of Virgin Pacific and the multi-million dolla...

Staff Writers |

London Heathrow "worse than Calcutta"

A leaked set of confidential reports from Airports Council International -- the insider trade association for airports -- has r...

John Walton |

Qantas axes direct San Francisco flights early

Qantas has brought forward the closure of its direct service between Sydney and San Francisco, with the last flight of QF73 now...

David Flynn |

Qantas launches its new Perth-Exmouth route

Qantas launched its new routes between Perth and Exmouth yesterday, and will fly 115-seat Boeing 717 jets three times a week be...

John Walton |

Royal Brunei's Melbourne flights start

Royal Brunei's first flight from Melbourne to Bandar Seri Begawan took off today, with the Brunei national carrier aiming for a...

John Walton |

Qantas introduces $20 fee for choosing your seat

Flying international economy with Qantas and want to choose your seat in advance? That'll be an extra $20 please. The Aussie f...

David Flynn |

Qantas giving out free exit row seats

Qantas is allowing Platinum Frequent Flyers free access to exit-row seats on both international and domestic flights, it appear...

danwarne |