Airline News

Tokyo earthquake hit as plane was on runway

A commercial airline pilot tells what it felt like in his plane as the magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit in Japan at 5pm on March 11...

danwarne |

Travolta Qantas safety vid: annoying or OK?

If you're annoyed by the new John Travolta-hosted safety video on Qantas flights, the cabin crew probably feel the same way, it...

danwarne |

Jetstar launches Auckland-Singapore service

Auckland-based businesses can chalk up a new alternative for travelling to Singapore, with Jetstar launching a daily servi...

David Flynn |

Real beds for Lufthansa First Class passengers

If there's one thing better than a lie-flat seat in the air, it's an actual bed. That's exactly what Lufthansa is offering, wit...

danwarne |

Qantas price gouging? $5,158 for economy Tokyo-Syd

UPDATE: Qantas advises it has discovered that its fares out of Toyko had not been correctly released worldwide, which is why ai...

danwarne |

Air NZ reduces Christchurch-Australia service

Following last month's devastating earthquake in Christchurch, Air New Zealand has reduced the number of flights between Christ...

John Walton |

Cancelling a flight to Japan? That'll be $990.

Australian Business Traveller reader Tsz Shuen Au (Candy) was frustrated when she tried to cancel her flight to Tokyo booked th...

danwarne |

Where those fees and charges go in an airfare

Ever wondered where those hundreds of dollars of additional fees charged in an international airfare actually go?  We ask...

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Do not travel to Japan, warns Australian govt

The Australian government has upgraded its travel warning to "do not travel" to the north of Japan, and "reconsider your need t...

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Qantas crews won't stay in Tokyo

Qantas management has decided international cabin crews will be accommodated overnight in Hong Kong rather than Tokyo for fligh...

danwarne |

Airlines checking for radioactive planes ex-Japan

German international airline Lufthansa says it has started scanning planes ex-Japan for signs of radioactivity, as the nuclear ...

danwarne |

Japan's airlines first to carry passengers on 787

Boeing's long-delayed Dreamliner looks certain to take to the skies from July, with the aircraft maker pulling its delivery dat...

danwarne |

Qantas' next-gen check-in faces teething problems

Qantas passengers are finding that the airline's new check-in system (which relies on chip-embedded cards and permanent, wirele...

danwarne |

Free, instant silver status with Star Alliance

This week in Get the Points, how to get Star Alliance Silver status instantly — and free of charge! Update: As of 0800 Sydn...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue, V Australia hike airfares

Virgin Blue and its international arm V Australia will raise the cost of all airfares next week, with Virgin Blue Group CE...

David Flynn |

Jetstar planes flying into earthquake hit Tokyo

Jetstar has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that it has two planes in the air carrying passengers on scheduled servi...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue criticised over gluten-free meals

Virgin Blue’s new inflight menu created by Australian chef Luke Mangan has been criticised by travellers over a lack of g...

David Flynn |

More Qantas flights to QLD mining areas

Qantas will ratchet up its capacity into Queensland's major centres and mining business areas in the next four weeks once the a...

John Walton |