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Skinny seats boost legroom

These new economy-class seats won’t win any awards for plush finish but their space-saving design means a substantial inc...

David Flynn |

Thai Airways' three-class overhaul

For years Thai Airways has lagged behind its full-service competitors in terms of features for premium cabins, especially consi...

Rahul Raja |

SQ's A380 returns

Singapore Airlines is putting its Airbus A380 back into the skies between Sydney and Singapore from Friday December 10, albeit ...

David Flynn |

Qantas' A380 bill to Rolls-Royce to top A$200 million?

Update Rolls-Royce could find itself facing writing Qantas a cheque for upwards of $200 million in compensation for the drama ...

David Flynn |

Malaysia Airlines revs up First Class with Porsche Panamera transfers

Passengers travelling on Malaysia Airlines’ First Class product and holders of Malaysia Airline’s Enrich Platinum...

Rahul Raja |

Cathay Pacific hasn't ruled out the A380

Cathay Pacific is still open to adding the Airbus A380 superjumbo to its fleet for long-haul and ultra long-haul routes to Aust...

David Flynn |

Virgin Blue & AirNZ set to hook up?

Virgin Blue’s quest to double its share of business travellers by building a global network of airline alliances continue...

David Flynn |

Cathay to get premium economy?

UPDATE | Cathay Pacific has now revealed the first details of its new Premium Economy class as well as a replacement for the a...

David Flynn |

Cathay Pacific's new business class seats

Update Cathay Pacific’s new international business class seats made their worldwide commercial debut on March 1st and&nb...

David Flynn |

AFL players to sit at the pointy end?

The good news: you might not have to worry about dozens of beefy boisterous footy players cramming onto your economy class Virg...

David Flynn |

New Asiana business class for Sydney

Asiana Airlines' oddly-named but highly-regarded 'OZ Quadra Smartium' seat will be introduced on the daily Sydney-Seoul service...

David Flynn |

Emirates 777s bring ‘product consistency’

Emirates is removing the chance factor from its Australia-to-Dubai services and ensuring that almost every flight uses a near-i...

David Flynn |

China Airlines adds Brisbane-Auckland flight

Taiwanese flag-carrier China Airlines will add a Brisbane-Auckland flight to its schedule as of January 1, 2011. The thrice-wee...

David Flynn |

Can jet-lag cause memory loss?

US scientists are pondering a new issue which affects all travellers: does jet-lag lead to memory loss? Aahh – sorry, bu...

Bill Bennett |

Hainan Airlines to fly direct Sydney-Shenzhen

China’s Hainan Airlines will commence direct flights from Sydney to Shenzhen from January 19, 2011. Flights from Sydney ...

David Flynn |

Jetstar to fly Melbourne-Singapore direct

Jetstar is set to start flying a daily direct service between Melbourne and Singapore from December 16. The daily A330-200 ser...

Bill Bennett |

Qantas preps legal action against Rolls-Royce on A380

Qantas is moving to recover costs from its recent A380 woes from Rolls-Royce, manufacturer of the Trent 900 engine which explod...

David Flynn |

BA gets a boost from Beyonce

What do business travellers, Beyonce and Spain's Real Madrid soccer  football soccer team have in common? According to Br...

David Flynn |