Airline News

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...

David Flynn |

Lufthansa revives inflight internet

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

David Flynn |

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...

David Flynn |

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...

Bill Bennett |

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...

David Flynn |

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...

David Flynn |

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 ...

David Flynn |

Etihad offers free Abu Dhabi stopovers

UAE-based Etihad airlines will offer flyers in first and business class a free stopover at one of two top hotels in Abu Dhabi a...

Rahul Raja |

Qantas resumes A380 flights -- with restrictions

Qantas’ A380 fleet has been grounded for almost four weeks after an explosion caused one of the engines of flight QF32 to...

danwarne |

MAS to run six weekly Adelaide-Kuala Lumpur flights

Malaysian Airlines (MAS) continues to ramp up the frequency of its Australian services with the introduction of near-daily dire...

David Flynn |

Air France's two-metre long business class bed

Air France is about to begin rollout of its new just-over-two-metre-long bed next month as the French flag carrier refreshes it...

David Flynn |

Qantas hikes credit card booking fee by 20%

Qantas is raising the credit card surcharge on international bookings from December 1st with the fee jumping from $25 to $30 pe...

David Flynn |

Virgin on Qantas: "No competitor is invincible"

Virgin Blue CEO John Borghetti is set to attack Qantas' "near-monopoly" on the Australian business travel market, declaring tha...

David Flynn |

Leaked photos: Qantas A380 damage

Leaked photos taken by Airbus engineers tell the tale of how badly damaged Qantas' Airbus A380 was after the uncontained engine...

danwarne |

Garuda to bring SkyTeam alliance closer to Australia

Australian travellers will have more reason to take notice of the SkyTeam alliance when Garuda Indonesia joins the group in 201...

David Flynn |

Did Rolls-Royce know A380 engines could explode?

Rolls Royce knew about problems in its A380 engines months before Qantas' one exploded, but didn't tell the airline -- or the a...

danwarne |

Qantas:

Update Qantas’ new wireless Q Bag Tags are swish and smart – smartchipped, in fact – but frequent flyers st...

David Flynn |

LAN increases Sydney services

In yet another sign that business travel has bounced back, LAN Airlines has resumed daily weekday flights from Sydney to Santia...

Bill Bennett |