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Star Alliance to standardise economy class seats

Airline group Star Alliance is conducting tests in Beijing this week on its new standardised economy class seats. Economy clas...

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Maxing out the value of of your Qantas points

Australian Business Traveller reader Liam Getreu analyses whether it's better to burn your Qantas Frequent Flyer points on dome...

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Qantas raises Australia and New Zealand fares

Qantas has once again raised domestic and trans-Tasman ticket prices, this time going for a fare increase rather than a fuel su...

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How to earn more Qantas FF status credits

Australian Business Traveller regularly drills into frequent flyer point earning tips and strategies, the best ways to burn the...

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Qantas waives Chch change fees for Sep/Oct

Following the decision to move this spring's Rugby World Cup games from Christchurch to other locations around New Zealand, Qan...

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United planning mobile check-in for Australia

United is hoping to add Australia to the list of countries where it offers mobile check-in and digital 'paperless boarding pass...

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Sample CX's new biz class seats at Sydney Airport

You've read our first impressions of Cathay Pacific's new business class seats, which is now offered on the daily CX100/101 ser...

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Jetstar cuts Japan flight schedule

Jetstar -- the main Australian carrier into Japan -- has halved its Tokyo flights from fourteen to seven as demand in the Japan...

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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...

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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...

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Jetstar launches Auckland-Singapore service

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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